Startuplifers enables Nordic talents to outgrow their potential
Startuplifers connects talented Nordic tech, design and business students and graduates with the best startups in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our story started in 2011 by a group of students from Aalto University’s entrepreneurial community.
They wanted to change the negative attitude towards entrepreneurship and make it more accessible to emerging talent.
With this mission in mind, we’ve sent over 250 ambitious students and graduates to fast-growing startups in the San Francisco Bay Area to learn from the world’s largest tech ecosystem. On their return back to the Nordics, many of the program’s 250+ alumni have played an essential role building fast-growing Nordic startups like Wolt, Smartly and many more.
The goal is to help them find the confidence to create world-changing innovations themselves. And that’s why we do it not-for-profit.