About

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.

READ THE DIGITAL TRIBE BOOK HERE

The bigger dream team!

We are the Tribe staff, interns, and the active community members committed to make the startup community in Tampere shine! If you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns etc, just approach any of us and we will help you!

Julia Nieminen

I am one of the Community Leads, and in charge of the Fellowship Program. My mission is to make sure every member feels welcomed in the community, and gets tools and connections to move forward with their entrepreneurial dreams. I’m here to help you navigate inside the community, connect you with other community builders, and support you with warmth and enthusiasm!

Nina Erkkilä

I am working as a part of the operational team enabling job-seekers to find their hidden self-leadership skills to succeed in their future career. You can contact me with anything related to career coaching and networking. I am also the equality representative here at Tribe.

Fanni Niinistö

I am part of the operations team with a primary focus on customer relationship and risk management, seasoned with accounting. I am enthusiastic about problem-solving and doing my part in supporting Tribe's vision for startups!

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.

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.

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!

Mohamed Ben khaled

I'm Mohamed known as "Mo", a Marketing and Communication Intern excited to bring creativity, enthusiasm, and a fresh perspective to our team. With a passion for storytelling and a knack for engaging content creation, I'm eager to contribute to impactful marketing campaigns and communication initiatives. Ready to learn, grow, and make meaningful contributions, I'm thrilled to be part of this dynamic environment. Let's collaborate and create something extraordinary together!

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!

Katerina Crawford

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

Abdel Essafar

I am one of the Community Leads, taking care of Marketing and Events. Enthusiastic about operating in a startup community, and interested in community building. Therefore, feel free to approach me if you have some ideas!