COVID guidelines of Tribe Tampere and Platform6


Guidelines valid from 02.12.2020 until 8.2.2021

Platform6 is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and decisions issued by the public authorities will be immediately be adhered in our community’s Health & Safety COVID-19 Guidebook for Platform6 members. 

Tougher restrictions were imposed in Pirkanmaa as the coronavirus situation in the region has worsened considerably during the past two weeks. Therefore, a list of new measures has been taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on Platform6.

No visitors: To minimize the risk of infection, Platform6 building will remain closed to external persons (= visitors, guests). Platform6 employees and resident startups and companies will be able to access the premises with their key.

Face Mask recommendation: Face masks are strongly recommended in all public common places, including corridors, toilets, meeting rooms and other common areas. 

Limit on Number of persons: The number of people using the same common room at the same time is limited. A maximum of 10 Platform6 members + Platform6 employees is allowed at the same time in each common area. 

Remote Work: we promote to work remotely as much as possible to flatten the curve until the end of the year. 

5th floor kitchen: & coffee areas:

  • Residents can continue to use the shared kitchen on the 5th floor to warm up your lunch or get coffee during 09:00-13:00. Note that the space will be closed otherwise for remaining working hours.
  • We strongly suggest to avoid kitchen area and common areas during peak lunch hours 11:00-13:00.
  • Use the alternative Coffee Corners in 3rd and 4th floors and disposable biodegradable coffee cups.
  • As a general reminder, please wash your hands before and after operating any kitchen appliances.
  • 10 persons max allowed in the area at same time at all times!

All Events & Gatherings moved online: 

All in-person events and company gatherings (even with less than 10 persons limit) have been cancelled.

We strongly recommend all gatherings including holiday season celebrations to be moved online! 

At all times, but particularly at the moment, if you are ill for any reason or displaying any symptoms such as a dry cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please stay home.

Even with mild symptoms, we kindly ask you to not enter Platform6. 

To protect the community, it is important to also observe the safety precautions during your free time.

Tribe has a new home!

Tribe has a new home at Platform6

First of all, welcome to our new and improved website! We will keep building and improving the content, and we hope you can find all the relevant information here in the future.

We have finally moved from our old and beloved home Pinninkatu 47 2nd floor to our new and shiny place at Tampere startup house Platform6 5th floor. We have been renovating, cleaning, painting, hammering and screwing for several weekends to get the community space up and running. We owe a huge thanks and hundreds of remote hugs to our awesome volunteers who have been helping us throughout this process. We could not have done it without you! 

About Platform6

Platform6 is the epicenter of the Tampere startup ecosystem: one stop for all things startup. Located in the heart of Tampere in the Tulli business area, Platform6 opened its doors in October 2020 and it will be home to more than 50 resident startups and a natural meeting place for the startup community. 

The renovation schedule of Platform6 has been constantly changing because of, well, you know, that is just how renovations work. Thus there has been, and still is some complications in getting the common spaces fully operational. Also because of the new location, our operating model will be slightly different in the future. What we know at the time is that Tribe will be running its operations mainly on the 5th and 1st floor.

1st floor

The 1st floor of Platform6 will be open for everyone interested in the house and Tampere startup ecosystem. The specific operating model of 1st floor has not yet been decided, but it will most likely be along the lines of what P47 was before. So don’t worry, there will still be an open space for free mingling and open events! The 1st floor will open in December, but because of the COVID-19 situation, there will most likely not be any opening parties; at least not this year.

5th floor

The 5th floor will be a community and event space for house residents, Platform6 members, and Tribe Fellows through Tribe Fellowship. We wanted to create the Tribe Fellowship for the most active players who are not residents of the house, but who want to work together with Tribe’s operational team on a regular basis to build, help and support the startup ecosystem of Tampere.

So how can you get in?

The 5th floor will technically be open from 26.10.2020. Although, before the opening of the 1st floor, the house will not be fully open to any incoming guest. If you are curious about the 5th floor and want to come by and say hello, you can access the 5th floor as a visitor. Just drop us a message.

We will still be organising some community events with precautions (masks, sanitisers etc.) and are looking into hybrid event options at the moment.

If you want to help the startup ecosystem in these challenging times, one way to contribute is Tribe Fellowship! We are planning on creating projects to boost the ecosystem with Tribe Fellows, and of course as a Tribe Fellow you will get your own key access to the 5th floor.

Well all this sounds pretty messy and confusing!

Things do not always go as planned, and especially anyone who has ever been involved with startups knows that. Change is inevitable, and we will steer the boat as best we can to the direction that will be for the better. Tribe is all about people, about you, me and all of us. We will know more in time, and as a community do the best we can to keep the Tribe heart and spirit alive!

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”

Paulo Coelho