About

Tribe Tampere is in the heart of Tampere startup and entrepreneurial scene, unifying the actors inside of it, valuing a global mindset, extensive social capital and a “doers do” culture.

Tribe is a community consisting of people dedicated to serve Tampere startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Tribe operates as a platform. It means creation of value to organizations and individuals by making it easier for them to connect with each other in a meaningful way. One way of saying it, is it empowers those who try to help others achieve their dreams. Shared knowledge and team building activities help projects to be launched. Motivating active doers and connecting investors enables grandeur scale of impact and changes the world.

Tribe has an operational team consisting of active people, who work together on a daily basis to maintain and develop Tribe’s activities and services. On top of that we have Tribe Tampere board, volunteers, interns, Fellows, partner organisations and collaborators.

Tribe Tampere was launched in 2017. It is the support organization for entrepreneurial and startup players in the second biggest startup scene in Finland, Tampere startup city. It is made to stimulate collaboration and action between all the key ecosystem players. The base was established with an active group of people wanting to change Tampere startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem to be more community based, and to enhance the collaboration level.

Tribe has also been the birthplace to various new concepts in the startup ecosystem: TribeCast podcast, Sustainability Startup Weekend, Tampere Game Hub, FoodTechies, Red Brick Accelerator, Stream Startup Festival, Sauna pitching, TribeX and many more.

Tribe Tampere has been operating from Pinninkatu 47 (P47) until June 2020, and now we are starting a new era at the new startup house Platform6. The development of Tribe Tampere and P47 space have been faster than anyone could have imagined. Tribe community has revolutionized the whole Tampere startup ecosystem, and will continue to do that in the future.

Operational team

Tribe has an operational team in charge of planning and day to day operations. The operational team is the link between Platform6 operator, Tribe board and Tribe community. The operational team is gathering on a weekly basis and consists of Tribe staff and active community members. If you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns etc, just send us a message and we will help you with anything, and make sure you get your message through! And of course if you want to be part of the operational team, and are ready to be active on a daily basis, we welcome you to work with us!

All emails are firstname.lastname(at)tribetampere.com

Juho Mäkinen

STARTUP COMMUNITY LEAD

Petteri Kiuru

chairperson of the board

Ilia Fedorov

tampere es

Michelle Goh

startup community lead

Teemu Pinomäki

treasurer

Santeri Tuovila

co-founder

Mirella Mellonmaa

startup marketing lead

Mirza Sagdati

red brick accelerator

Kağan Özkan

international tampere