Tampere Region start-ups that need a boost can take part in the New Factory Incubator networking support service; the participants of the network support service can take advantage of the services of New Factory partners, create relationships with mentors and investors as well as with international contacts.
The Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Tampere Finland organises for its members events to support entrepreneurship and networking activities. View the event calendar here (events in Fin).
Goal-oriented and themed forums for Tampere Region executives aimed at networking and developing personal management competence are offered by the Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The practical activities of executive networks consist of sharing common challenges and building new solutions between peer networks. Check the Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Johtajaverkostot (executive networks) page for information on how to join.
Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry also offers its members networking opportunities in breakfast and after work events and the annual golf tournament. Read more on the Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Verkostoituminen (networking) page.
Office space and international networks – Regus Kora provides both, promising its members local and international networking and training events, meeting and office facilities in 100 countries, contacts with investors as well as help and advice through partners. Kora at Tampere operates in Kampusareena, at the heart of the Tampere University of Technology campus.
Tampark is a business park which offers business premises, services and networks in Tampere. Contact Pirjo Juvonen, tel. +358 40 642 9054, pirjo.juvonen(at)tamware.com.
Tampere Business Campus (TBC) offers various developmental programs, training sessions, and bench learning opportunities for its member companies in the Tampere region. Read more on TBC's website or contact TBC office tel. +358 44 771 0454 or toimisto(at)tbc.fi.
In Piiru project it is possible for companies to benefit from network manager consulting services to start or develop network operations. The project aims at reinforcing the companies capability to forecast and adapt to the changes in the market, to pilot new models to create competitive networks and to generate new business in the networks by developing companies and training their personnel. For more information, please contact the project coordinators Mia Häkkinen tel. +358 295 036 078, mia.hakkinen(at)ely-keskus.fi or Harri Katajisto tel. +358 295 036 718, harri.katajisto(at)ely-keskus.fi.
There are several networking communities for young entrepreneurs in the Tampere Region:
- Tampere Entrepreneurship Society – Tampere ES organises events and creates networks for young people who are interested in professional co-operation.
- Nuorten yrittäjien voimala (Young entrepreneurs’ powerhouse, NYV) (site in Fin) organises seminars and events for meeting other young entrepreneurs wrestling with the same joys and challenges. Contact nyv(a)pirkanmaanyrittajat.fi .
- The Junior Chamber International Tampere (TNNK) organises for its members events to support entrepreneurship and networking activities.