Designing a sustainable and equitable future

Built upon our humble passion for startups and helping entrepreneurs, Nordic Startup School was born with a mission to make a positive impact through education and mentorship. We are dedicated to helping businesses navigate uncertainty and reach sustainable growth from the very early stage.

At NSS, we create an environment that is:

  • Informal 

  • Adventurous

  • Visionary

  • Ambitious

  • International

  • Open-minded


Our ideals are deeply ingrained in the Nordic way of doing business, we value honesty and transparency, and we'll help find better answers to problems, together.


We are invested in your success and we want to make sure you build a long-lasting brand. 

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What We Do

We provide education to early-stage startups and small businesses in the form of a short-term intense accelerator program. 

We offer a diverse mentor pool with experts and experienced entrepreneurs from various backgrounds, including those with Internationalization, Product-market-fit, Innovation Management, and Investor Relations prowess.

Throughout the program, you will learn about business strategy & operating plan development, startup finance, and business storytelling.

Upon completion, you will participate in a Demo Day event to present your ideas to industry leading companies and potential investors.


Here's What We Look For:

2+ Founders

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself" - Henry Ford. We strongly believe in teamwork, especially when starting a new business, and expect to see that spirit from our startup candidates


Being entrepreneur can be lonely sometimes; therefore, having at least one cofounder means more than just sharing responsibilities, it's also emotional support in the toughest times. 

Minimum Viable Product

Your product should already have core functionality. We support startups from the early stage to help them put their ideas in motion. We run this program multiple times per year, and we'd love to have you join us when you're ready.

Our program is specifically designed in an intense, yet easily consumable sprint to accelerate those who are ready to launch their minimum viable product. We'll get you ready to grow.

€5,000 Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is €5,000, though in most cases can be reimbursed through government programs, such as the innovation voucher from Business Finland. We can provide assistance in filling out and submitting the paperwork.

We are confident that the benefits you receive are a good investment both now and in the long run. Our mentors, support, and collaborative environment have produced many successful alumni.