A Grid team, 13.9.2023

A Grid Open inspired innovative minds and gave new insights

This year’s second A Grid Open event was held at the A Grid on September 12th. The event was organized together with BusinessEspooAalto Startup CenterFinnish Startup Community and A Grid.

The purpose of the A Grid Open is to bring together A Grid’s entrepreneurs and other operators of the building and invite all the stakeholders to get to know A Grid ecosystem doers. A Grid’s entrepreneurs presented their businesses at the stands and in addition to good conversations and meetups, A Grid Open offered participants inspiring keynotes by Youssef Zad from Finnish Startup Community and Mari Luukkainen from Icebreaker.vc. At the end of the keynotes, A Grid’s entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch and share their stories and collaborating wishes.

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A Grid is home for nearly 150 ambitious startups and partners, and acts as a gateway to the university’s ecosystem of resources, talented students and cutting-edge research and infrastructure. In A Grid the university campus lifestyle is blended with entrepreneurial spirit and a mindset to co-create, innovate and change the world –  you might just find your inner unicorn here at A Grid.  Check A Grid’s office and event facilities here >>


Business Espoo supports the vitality of businesses by offering the best, continuously developing services in one place. Business Espoo operates in A Grid and offers companies business advice and training, funding and networking. See here more about Business Espoo’s operations >>


Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator offering its own incubator and accelerator services, as well as several partnership programs. Its focus is on sustainable research-based and innovative deep-tech startups. Aalto Startup Center also participates in and leading international partnership incubator and accelerator programs such as Urban Tech HelsinkiEIT Urban Mobility, and ESA BIC FinlandCheck more about Aalto Startup Center here >>


The Finnish Startup Community acts as the central voice for the Finnish startup ecosystem. The community consists of Finnish growth companies from all different stages, all the way from early-stage startups to the ten biggest Finnish growth companies. The Finnish Startup Community aims to reinforce the cooperation between startups. Our members have helped each other out, found new ideas, and improved their companies’ course of action. We believe in positive collaboration, which is visible in our internal and external activities.   Read more about The Finnish Startup Community here >>