Programs

Opportunities from the Maria 01 Community

Welcome to discover startup and entrepreneurial programs offered by members of the Maria 01 Partner Network. The open programs are available for anyone to join, no matter whether you’re a Maria 01 Member or not. 

Google for Startups Cloud Program

Accelerate your startup journey with the Google for Startups Cloud Program.

Get access to startup experts, your Google Cloud and Firebase costs covered up to $200,000 USD (up to $350,000 USD for AI startups) over 2 years, technical training, business support, and Google-wide offers.

Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact Program

Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact supports the entrepreneurs solving our world’s most pressing challenges.

You have an ambitious business vision for creating global change. We have a network of support dedicated to helping you grow your impact

Microsoft For Startups Founders Hub

Designed to support all founders from idea to exit, Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub brings together the technology, guidance, and support you need to hit your next milestone. Access Azure credits (up to $120K for 2 years), free Visual Studio and GitHub Enterprise, and many more perks.

Aiven Cluster Startup Program

Aiven Cluster Startup program helps you grow your business by taking away all your data infrastructure worries so you can focus on developing your business offerings. The program offers early stage and fast-growing startups free credits worth up to US$100,000 to be used over 12 months. You can use it to build up a modern data infrastructure in the cloud without any management headaches.

Pitch Finland

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. You can expect support in facilitating your funding round once you gain interest from our investor members. Once you have received an investment you are eligible for the most extensive startup benefits in Finland. All FiBAN services for startups are free of charge.

The Hub

If you are looking to join a startup – The Hub is your place to go. The Hub features hundreds of Finnish and Nordic startup job opportunities. Startups can get assistance with their recruitment of talent, connect with investors, and access best practice tools, e.g., such as employment contracts and pitch deck.

HubSpot for Startups

Maria 01 is an Approved HubSpot for Startups Partner!  This means, our startup members and friends of our community are eligible, and can now apply to receive the Startup Friendly Pricing to HubSpot’s growth stack software package (All-in-one CRM, Sales, Marketing, and Services plans). This is an average savings of $17,000 in the first year! Apply For Your Scholarship Today!

Konecranes for Startups

For disruptive startups and scaleups, Konecranes offers what it takes to scale in the industrial sector. As a global market leader in industrial material handling technology and services, Konecranes serves a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports, and terminals Konecranes can become your commercial partner, trusted customer, or both. You have come to the right place if your goal is to scale up!

Nordea Investor Speed Dating

Nordea Investor Speed Dating – the matchmaking event bringing together growth companies and investors. Looking for funding? Then this is the program to check out!

Nordic ScaleUp Academy

Nordic ScaleUp Academy provides a proven methodology to efficiently scale companies to the next level and to unleash the company’s highest potential. Are you a Nordic scale-up company looking to grow and build your company to the next level? Check out our program to learn more.

The Shortcut Programmes

The Shortcut programs focus on tech, design, business, and entrepreneurship. By taking part in these activities, you will develop and increase your chances of landing a job or scaling your business idea.

Growth Club for Digital Clean Energy Ventures

Valkea is a Growth Club supporting and accelerating the growth of the next generation of mission-driven startups. Their goal is to build a cleaner future by revolutionizing energy, resource efficiency, and sustainability. They are looking for startups with ideas about how this can be done and provide them with what they need to do — expertise, development opportunities, funding, and co-working spaces.

Urban Tech Helsinki Incubator

Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. Their program will help startups turn their business idea into a growth-oriented startup that focuses on solving the challenges of modern cities.

Startup Foundation Grants for Individuals and Organisations

Do you have a new not-for-profit project that advances the mission of the foundation? or, Are you an individual wishing to start your entrepreneurial journey but don’t have the means? Learn more about the Startup Foundation Grants and apply!