West Coast Startup

a common incubator of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and the University of Vaasa for potential new growth companies


West Coast startup's goal is to help students and staff to start a new business.  We offer coaching in clarifying, developing, testing and implementing your ideas. In addition, we organize a variety of training courses, workshops, events and networking opportunities. Our services are free of charge for the students and staff of VAMK and the University of Vaasa.

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Are you interested in own business? Do you have an idea? If you are looking for members to your team, want to be involved in organizing events or if you have any questions about the West Coast Startup operation, please contact:

Jari Ratilainen
Tel. +358 40 182 9027 | firstname.surname@muova.fi

project manager
West Coast Startup