Partner with us

We partner with interesting brands and key players to create a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem on a local level in North Savo Region. Partners’ options for collaboration are, for instance, an event partnership, sponsoring a startup prizes or co-organizing workshops or meetup-event.

SLP Growth Community’s Strategic Partners and Tahko Ski Lift Pitch’s Event Partners benefit from the partnership, for example, on terms of brand awareness, networking and lead generations, to mention a few.

Get to know our partners

Strategic partners

Business Kuopio is excited to be part of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event, which is a special way to experience the unique spirit of Kuopio. The spirit that can only be experienced by seeing it and being part of it. In Kuopio region, networking and collaboration are true forces of nature. BusinessKuopio guides experts, startups and growth companies on their way to success while the developing environment, such as Savilahti area, offers you future opportunities in business and life. Do business where collaboration is a force of nature!

IISALMI – True stories about great skills and happy lives. Why Iisalmi is associated with ‘the miracle of Iisalmi’, being a source of positive thinking, and boasting business partnerships that create outstanding added value? Discover our stories on the website and be inspired – there’s a place waiting for you among the happy, highly skilled people of Iisalmi!
What is our secret? We don´t expect miracles. We make them happen. – Come and join our network to create your own miracles!

Navitas Business Services reinforces regional attractivity and development of businesses and enhances employment in Varkaus region. We offer full range of services that companies and entrepreneurs require in different phases of busines life cycle. Our services are available to both businesses considering establishing in the area and to companies already operating in Varkaus region.

Business Center North Savo is a novel service network aiming to strengthen the know-how and international competitiveness of the region, its economic life and various organizations.
We invest in entrepreneurship, innovation and development of new services and products. We serve all actors interested in entrepreneurship, from individual inventors to businesses, projects, organizations and different research and development communities.

University of Eastern Finland joins TSLP event for the fifth time to network with startups and collaborators. Our high standard and interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges and build a sustainable future. Please, see the offerings of The Centre for Continuous Learning for competence development here.  

Savo Vocational School aims to be an Agent of Sustainable Future. We increase skills of youngs and adults. We meet and respond the needs of know-how of regions’s working life but also improve it. Enmployment, entrepreneurship and goof life are our mission. Tomorrow changes with efforts made today.  

Kuopio Health is a network committed to promoting competence, research and business in the health, wellbeing and nutrition sector, and to provide information about the top competence in our region. Our work is based on a model of an open innovation ecosystem. Our aim is to create stronger regional collaboration between research, development and education organizations, and business life and companies. We strongly believe that collaboration is a resource providing a modern platform on which new ideas can grow and develop. We aim to create 2,000 new jobs in our region by 2030.

KPY Novapolis & Osuuskunta KPY is partnering with Tahko SLP for the second time. We want to be involved in TSLP because it offers a tremendous set of interesting growth companies and investors. We want to enable growth around us. KPY Novapolis provides an inspiring platform for collaborations between the startups and big companies. Our coworking space is opening during this spring enabling a lot of new openings.

Ylä-Savo Vocational College shows the way for the work-life. We give our best effort to develop skills for Savo district and its’ companies. We constantly work for a more competent world. We offer vocational education for the young ones and adults, and in addition organize short courses to improve your skills. You may apply our school whenever you want, or you may ask our vocational counsellors about different lines, possibilities, and study life. Unleash your skills.

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Event partners

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at

The Invest & Expand in Pohjois-Savo project strengthens the invest in operations in the municipalities of Pohjois-Savo and promotes the international recognition of Pohjois-Savo’s strong business ecosystems. The region’s strong know-how will be brought as an attractive factor in attracting companies and investors to the region nationally and internationally.  

The Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo is a statutory joint authority, which is tasked with representing inhabitans, municipalities and business interests nationally and internationally. All the region’s municipalities are members of the Council. The Council generates the common will of the region’s municipalities and other influential organisations within its cooperation network. It cooperates closely with the region’s municipalities, governmental authorities, EU commission and other development organisations.

Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) is a non-profit association of private investors on a mission to inspire private investments. The network is one of the largest and most active business angel networks in the world with over 670 approved members. Our three main activities consist of Matchmaking of startups and investors, Sharing of best practices, and Representing the interest of private investors. Our vision is to become the world’s leading private-investors’ network and make Finland the best country in the world for growth-company investing. Our values guide our everyday operations: Integrity, Cooperation, Independence, and Responsibility.

For Business Angels – We support your journey as an early-stage investor by providing an active and supportive community where you get to expand your skills in angel investing. Our members consist of business angels who are looking to learn about startup investing and make their own startup investments.

For Startups – FiBAN actively links potential growth companies with our over 650 business angel members in Finland, the Nordics, and the Baltics. We accept applications from the Nordics and Baltics, but also elsewhere with references to Finland. (All FiBAN services for startups are free of charge.)

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