Our members of Tribe Tampere wish you welcome to our community regardless of your age, ancestry, sex/gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital or parental status, mental or physical disabilities, religion or belief, opinion, state of health, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics!

Tribe Tampere is a community consisting of people dedicated to serve Tampere startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are operated partly on a voluntary basis and act as a platform for new ideas to develop the startup ecosystem in Tampere. Our mission is to unite the actors inside the startup ecosystem in Tampere.

  • Through Tribe, startups have access to mentoring services, startup events and a network of other startups, talents, and collaborators. 
  • For active individuals Tribe operates as a gateway for newcomers into the startup scene. We will introduce you to the right networks and offer you support on your project ideas.
  • We also want to bring all the startup and entrepreneurial communities together on a regular basis, so we can better work together for a common goal of making Tampere a strong and unified startup city!

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 have started 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. 

In the Platform6 5th floor open community space operated by Tribe Tampere, you can find a physical copy of THE TRIBE BOOK! You can easily recognize it by being a big, yellow, furry binder.

In the Tribe book we have gathered all the relevant information you need to know about the community, space, services, guidelines, instructions etc. The physical book also contains a Tribe Friend Book section, where you can get to know other people in the community and share some insights about yourself too.


Who are we?

Tribe has an operational team in charge of planning and day to day operations. We are a team of Tribe staff, interns and active community members committed to make the startup community in Tampere shine! If you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns etc, just send us a message and we will help you with anything!

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

Esme Luhtala

I am one of the Community Leads, in charge of business development. Keeping the ship afloat and making sure it's journey will be long and fruitful.

Selina Kustula

As the Chairperson of Tribe, I am responsible of the strategy, administration and board functions.

Mirza Sagdati

Here on a mission to support Tribe startup activites. Think of me as a testbed for any startup idea, testing, validation or mentoring. Hey, let's grab a coffee!

Aamos Heikkilä

Making sure that Tribe and Tampere Entrepreneurship Society get the most out of their partnership. Inspiring students and getting them involved in the Tampere startup ecosystem. Come and talk with me about anything related to student entrepreneurship and startups!

Francesca Furnari

I am one of the Community Leads, in charge of the community programs, making sure every member feels welcomed and gets tools and connections to go forward in their entrepreneurial journey. I can help you by being your guidance to navigate the community, by connecting with other community builders, and by supporting you with passion and enthusiasm!

Nina Erkkilä

I am one of the Community Leads, working as a project coordinator for enabling job-seekers to find their hidden self-leadership skills to succeed in their future career path via the New Growth project! You can contact me with anything related to career coaching and networking. I am also the equality representative here at Tribe.

Petteri Kiuru

I am some type of a startup coach for Fellow startup runners. Trying to build community here! You can contact me with anything related to business, coaching, team building and coffee and beer.

Mirella Mellonmaa

I am one of the Community Leads, taking care of the team and marketing. I want to make sure everyone knows what Tribe is and what we do! If you have an idea about collaboration in marketing related topics, hit me with a message!

Ishan Regmi

I work with community development and engagement. I want to make sure that everyone has a valuable, engaging and empowering experience here. Any feedback about our activities can come to me.

Safak Babaroglu

As an event intern at Tribe, I am both learning and contributing to the joyful events you´ve already known I assume. Besides that discovering the start-up world is my other pleasure here. I am here to create good times for the whole Tribe family and all of our welcoming guests. Thank you for being there!