Startup program
by Entrepreneurs
for Entrepreneurs 

An intensive program that consists of workshops, mentoring, and collaboration to help reach your goals.


The Nordic Startup School runs the 0 to 1 program for pre-seed startups that focuses on value proposition refinement, customer validation, and branding. It is ideal for early-phase start-ups who are ready to take their first product to market, with early to no revenue, and launch a successful brand. 

0-To-1 Program

Application deadline

April 21, 2022


Anywhere you are



Value proposition refinement

Customer validation


Starting Time

Early May, 2022






6 weeks

Batch Size

Up to 20 startups


Minimum Viable Product

+2 founders


Investor Readiness

Over the course of the program, you will learn to formulate a growth strategy plan as well as understand and manage your business's finance, which is one of the key checkpoints for investor readiness.


You will become proficient in building a successful pitch deck, refining your narrative to clearly present the important information in an engaging way.


International Perspectives

By getting access to our large pool of  international mentors who are experts in various industries, you will learn to overcome challenges and recognize opportunities to grow internationally.

Lead Mentors will work closely with you from beginning to end. You will also have 1-on-1 meetings with up to 4 different mentors from diverse background throughout the program.


Business & Operating Plans

You will be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to start running your business efficiently. Once the program is complete, you will be ready to raise outside capital if that is your goal.

We’ve helped over 30 startups raise funds, and many more bootstrap their way to success. Ninety-seven percent of our startups would recommend the program to others.

After completing the program, you will have:


What founders said about us

"NSS is great for beginners or even seasoned entrepreneurs! They really work with your needs. Great mentors, useful workshops, and a well thought out the scope from branding to sales. They really helped us put solid ground under our venture." - Eliza Jappinen, CEO


"The journey with Nordic Startup School is extremely valuable for an early-stage startup like ours! All the tasks, pre-works, Bootcamps and mentors helped us to develop our business faster to the direction where we want to head." - Kimmo Kuokkanen, CEO


"During the NSS program, we defined our target audience, assessed measurable data, shifted our strategy and expanded our network with valuable contacts. We were also kept motivated by weekly meeting and sharing learning in Bootcamp." - Katariina Penttilä, CEO


Some of our mentors


Ilkka Kaikuvuo

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​Laurent Notin

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Mirva Nevalainen 

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Dan Palmer

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