Verstas Venture Builder: Redstone and Miksei offer a free startup coaching program

South Savo Fund

Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd and venture capital fund manager Redstone invite potential start-ups to join a 12-week individual startup coaching program that launches in September 2023.

The purpose of the program is to help startups to develop their idea into solid business. The program is primarily aimed for startups that are based in South Savo or would consider the possibility to establish some of their key functions in the region.

Redstone organises the program and its partners Kaj Hagros and Oskari Lehtonen carry out the coaching. It contains both face-to-face sessions and online sessions. Most of the sessions are individually organised coupled with some common topic group sessions. Areas covered include eg. business model, customer validation, go-to-market strategy, fundraising, team development and board governance. Program participation does not require relocation, can also be entitely remote, and takes only a couple of hours per week during approx. 3 months. Hagros and Lehtonen are among the most experienced early stage investors, entrepreneurs and startup coaches in Finland with over 100 executed startup investments, several successful exits and four IPOs.

After the program companies can apply for venture capital funding from South Savo Growth Fund that is managed by Redstone. We estimate that including public grants and Redstone’s VC investment, companies could receive +200.000 euro funding packages initially.

Send your open application to henrietta.hirvonen@redstone.vc including a short description of your business and CV of founders Sep 10th.

About Verstas

Verstas Venture Builder project helps young growth companies get the best possible advice and support for growth. With the help of the project, companies may develop into attractive funding candidates for South Savo Growth Fund as well as other investors and public and private investors. The chosen companies receive coaching and mentoring assistance as well as various tools, the aim of which is to develop the company, test the business idea and make the company eligible for financing.

About MikseiMikkeli

We at Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd match your company with growth opportunities and partnerships in the South Savo region, Finland. Our services range from startups to growth funding and from employer services to regional development projects.

About Redstone

Redstone is a European venture capital firm following selected investment strategies. Our focused approach with specialized investment teams for each strategy has enabled us to develop strong sector expertise and networks. This combination supercharges our portfolio companies. Redstone has offices in Berlin, Zurich and Helsinki.

More information

Marjo Niittuaho-Nastolin
+358 440 361 615

The coaching program is funded by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of South Savo, Mikkeli Region Fund and companies.

Julkaistu: 24.08.2023