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A new chapter for Platform6 and early-stage startup services

As Tampere’s startup ecosystem evolves, so do the projects and services operated by the Tampere Startup Hub. We’re pleased to announce a new phase for Platform6 and the early-stage startup services, focusing on an enhanced operational framework starting this year. 

“This strategic adjustment is crafted to address the changing needs of our projects and stakeholders, ensuring that our efforts are in complete harmony with the forthcoming development stages of both Platform6 and the early-stage startup services we operate”, says Joni Lappalainen, Chairperson of the Board at Tampere Startup Hub. “It has become clear that an updated approach is essential to further enhance our core offerings and unique propositions, as well as to expand the scope and impact of our activities on local startups.”

What does this mean in practice? With this new direction, we’re looking to expand our team with individuals eager to shape the future of Tampere’s startup ecosystem. Further details on the evolving roles within our operational team will be shared in future announcements. Open positions include Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and Facilities and Events Coordinator.

As we reach this new milestone, having laid the foundations for initiatives such as Platform6 and early-stage startup services, and as key startup events such as Stream Connect, Startup Tampere Showcase and New Nordics Pitch Competition continue to stimulate and invigorate the ecosystem, we find ourselves at a juncture marked by our current CEO’s decision to embark on her next venture. With mixed emotions, we share the news of the departure of Alexandra Santos from Platform6. 

“Throughout the past six years, Alexandra has been a foundational figure in nurturing the Tampere startup ecosystem”, says Joni Lappalainen. “Her contributions span from launching the Stream startup festival in May 2018 to playing a crucial role in the establishment of the Platform6 startup house, enhancing the investor network and relationships within Tampere and leading the creation of impactful ecosystem initiatives. She was instrumental in mobilizing local stakeholders and companies with a focus on startups as well as forging connections between Tampere and globally important regions including the Silicon Valley.”

Alexandra’s unwavering dedication and efforts have significantly shaped our community’s development and expansion. As she transitions away from her full-time role, her commitment to Platform6’s success remains unwavering. She will continue to provide guidance and support for the region’s startup activities. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Alexandra for her extraordinary contributions and wish her the very best in her forthcoming endeavors.

Looking forward, we remain optimistic about what the future holds and the positive impact these changes will have on Platform6 and the wider Tampere startup ecosystem.

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