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The Dock Residency Programme at Platform6 to propel your startup formation

Your docking station to the startup ecosystem. Get access to the space and community for free. Build your startup. Apply now!

It is now or never! Call your crew, come aboard, and dock your scalable business to the global startup ecosystem. Backed by the City of Tampere, the Dock offers you a curated community and a free of charge co-working space where you can focus on building your growth company while being plugged into startups activities, services and networks of the Platform6 startup house.

Get access to the space and community

Once at Platform6, we will call you and your crew “a pre-startup team”. Here is what we mean by that. “A pre-startup team” is a group of startup-minded people of any background who are committed to find a scalable solution for an identified problem and get to global markets. They aim at forming and growing a startup but are not there. Yet!

Each team gets 6 months of free access to the office space, meeting rooms, community and business events, facilitated networking and individual coaching. You get to work side-by-side with other founders and find important connections to help you deal with any challenges that you might come across.

Who can apply?

To become a pre-startup team and get access to “the space” you have to meet the following criteria: 

  • you have a clear purpose and you are sure to fight for it,
  • you have a group of 2 or more people,
  • you have a scalable business idea,
  • you can demonstrate your service or product,
  • you have no business ID yet or close to zero turnover,
  • you want to belong to a community where you are expected to share competence and participate.

How to join the Dock?

We are accepting applications NOW! Just fill out the form below, and we will get back to you in a week. If you’re not sure and would like to have a chat first, contact Kaarle Wirta, kaarle@platform6.fi, 050 549 8813.

And as the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk once put it: “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour”. So, do it. Start somewhere. Why not from the Dock? We hope to see you soon in “the space”.

Meet the alumni

“Being located in the startup house has helped us get in touch with the right people. Through these contacts we have found a community where we can turn to whenever we have difficult questions.”

Sami Ekmark, Co-founder of Commu

“The Dock is a great place to meet like-minded startup entrepreneurs. The connections you create here can make a big difference for the future of your startup!”

Toni Paju, Founder of Crowdsorsa

“The startup house and the community here have exceeded all of our expectations. As a startup with young founders we needed a space that is close to the university, affordable and has a great community. Platform6 has been just that.”

Elias Palpatzis, Co-founder of Brightlife

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