Join Our OP Lab Startup Program

Our startup partnership program is all about practical work with startups. We’re not an accelerator – each project is serious work that we hope will directly benefit you, us and our current and future customers.

Are you facing some of these problems?

  • Are you fresh out of an accelerator and don’t know where to go next?
  • Do you have ideas, concepts, even MVPs, but no customers?
  • Do you feel like corporate partners are not taking you seriously? It takes forever to move forward?
  • Do you lack an established, forward-thinking partner to provide business insights?

Consider your problems solved. Come to Finland and build the future together with us!

Why come to Finland?

If our nightless nights, proper four seasons and good access to Europe and Asia aren’t enough, consider these perks:

  • Perfect laboratory. 5.5 M well-educated, multilingual inhabitants – perfect testing ground for a proof-of-concept.
  • Digital nation. Finns are leaders in online payments, smartphones and using the internet.
  • We got your back. We have solid visions and 4 M+ Finnish customers. You’ll have our support.

Why would I want to work with OP?

Collaborating with us means rolling up our sleeves together and getting actual work done. We have common goals and take actions that lead to results. Our joint objective is to launch a project.

During the collaboration project we will provide you with committed resources, our insights, materials and funds to achieve our common goal.

Bottom line is that we want to help you help our customers. It’s a win-win-.. win!

Okay, sign me up! What does this program offer and how do I apply?

What we offer:

  1. A localisation package that includes everything needed for a successful market entry in Finland
  2. Experts dedicated to support our joint project
  3. Our commitment to launch a pilot together and to present the new service to a chosen target customer group
  4. Extended collaboration depending on your preferences and the pilot results

To get onboard, contact one of our startup scouts directly (see list below).

No thanks, I’m just interested in what you’re doing. How do you find the startups?

Well, looks like you’re in the right place, so we found you!

Our secret to finding the best startup talent out there is our startup scout network. These talented individuals know what OP is looking for and have a keen eye for identifying promising startup teams and technologies.

Our scouts are present in major innovation hubs and events around the world. You can reach out to our scouts anytime, anywhere – see below for contact details.

How can I reach OP’s startup scouts?

Our scouts are present in major innovation hubs and events around the world. You can reach out to our scouts anytime, anywhere – see below for contact details.

You can apply by connecting directly with one of the local scouts:

More questions?

For more information about the program, please contact:

Kristian Luoma
@kluoma
Tel. +358 40 709 6790
Email. kristian.luoma@op.fi