Startuplifers ry

Creating the next generation of builders in the Nordics

Startuplifers is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by a group of students from Aalto University’s entrepreneurship society.

We connect talented Nordic tech, design, and business students and graduates with the best startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. Our mission is to send emerging talent to the world’s largest tech ecosystems so they gain the extra skills, experience, and confidence to start their own businesses in Finland and create world-changing innovations themselves!

In the past 10 years, Startuplifers has sent more than 250 ambitious talent to work in startups in Silicon Valley and other global startup hubs. Today, 42 % of Startuplifers program alumni work in the Finnish startup ecosystem while 33% have set up their own startups or small businesses.

This report focuses on the impact the organisation has had on the local and international startup ecosystem and its contributions to Nordic societies.