Turbiini Prestartup Program – Autumn 2016

Have you ever dreamt about starting a company?

Now is your chance to build a startup in various ways and fully commit to working it!

Turbiini Prestartup Program is aimed at individuals (searching for a team), entrepreneurs and students who are looking for an opportunity to make their ideas happen, turn them into a venture or get exposed to hands-on startup activities as a team member.

Throughout the intensive program in Autumn 2016, you will learn how to apply systematic methods to build a repeatable and scalable business. In addition you will grasp Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship approaches and principles.

As a participant, you can benefit in the following ways. Firstly, build up a new startup based on your idea and gather a team around it. Secondly, if you don’t want to take the full ownership, but you want to be part of a core team bringing your expertise into it, you can join an existing team, that already has a business idea.

As a student, you can benefit in various ways. Firstly, you can earn credits from the Entrepreneurship or Elective course (10 ECT). Secondly, it is possible to write your thesis during the program when you base thesis on a Startup Project (15 ECT). Lastly, if other aforementioned options have been completed, you can get great work life experience while building a startup as a founder or team member (15 ECT / 3 months).

Prestartup Program is an accelerator platform of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences organised by Turbiini Accelerator and it is meant to serve all students regardless of their university background and any entrepreneurial individual or teams. The program takes place in Vantaa Technopolis, Teknobulevardi 3-5, 01350.


  • 11.9.2016 – Application closes
  • 19.9.2016 – Program starts



  • 3 months
  • 10 teams
  • 8 training days
  • 10 1-on-1 meetings



  • Problem-Solution Fit / Product-Market Fit
  • Customer Discovery
  • Service Design
  • NDA & IPR
  • Technology Development
  • International Strategy and Practical Implementation
  • Applying Funding
  • Pitching


Tell us some basics about yourself below and indicate whether you are a student, individual or entrepreneur looking to make your own idea happen, to join an existing team or build a new team. Finish the application in the following link: http://bit.ly/2bDBBhY

Let us know:
1) describe shortly your business idea
2) what kind of skill-set you can bring into table? What are your skills, knowledge, passion and/or past experiences.
3) what type of team members you are looking for: the current needs of the your business idea, case or project.

Please note that people will be chosen to the teams based on the team needs and the applicants’ attributes. A maximum of 10 teams will be built.

Lastly, be prepared to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with the team that you want to work with.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Hannes Jesar / Turbiini Accelerator via email: hannes(at)turbiini.net.