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Join the dynamic 6-month hybrid accelerator of Nordic Startup Ventures explicitly designed to empower early-stage deep-tech startups and research-to-business projects.

Apply for the Upcoming Batch!

Applications are now open until mid-October 2023 for the next program starting in November 2023 to supercharge your journey.

We Build, Accelerate, and Invest, and we help you get on the right path to product-market fit and fundability.

We’re not just an accelerator but a mentor-heavy program invested in your success. We don’t just hand you a playbook; we challenge you with real-world confrontations. We guide you to become stronger through interactive workshops and may join you as venture builders. Moreover, when you join Deep Rising, you’re not just entering an accelerator but becoming part of an international network of mentors and partners.

The criteria

Deep Rising is your ideal partner on this part of your journey if:

  • You represent a university, research lab, or a company R&D spinoff.
  • You’ve recently launched an independent startup or are in the late stages of a research-to-business project.
  • You’ve completed an early-stage incubator program from your organisation (if it applies).
  • Your team includes members with diverse roles beyond research or engineering.
  • The primary founders or project owners can commit to full participation within the Eastern Europe Time Zone.
  • You have a budget of €10k for the program fee or can access an innovation voucher to cover it.

Get in touch if you have any questions: pouria@nordicstartupschool.com

Åkerlundinkatu 8, 33100, Tampere