We team up with startups

Elisa UP makes it easy for startups to build partnerships with Elisa. Together we can reshape the industry!

Innovation

First contact
Business model
Mutual interests
Potential roles
Value to the customer
MVP ready?
Idea valuation
Competitive analysis
Market size analysis
Idea validation
Does anybody care?
Can we make money?
Can we do it?
Development piloting
Testing MVP
First paying customer
Feedback and improvement loop
Scalability
Customer satisfaction and processes metrics
MVP to an independent product
Large scale marketing
Mass market product

And we are currently looking for:

Sustainability startups with at least market-ready MVP specialized in helping companies get greener or assess their CO2 footprint. By uniting corporate knowledge, skills, and best practices with startup agility and out-of-the-box ideas, we can tackle the pressing challenges together!

Elisa is more than just a telco

In the telecom industry, innovation is what keeps us competitive. The industrial model and the way we work is changing, so we have to and we want to be more dynamic and creative. Let’s think globally, act more personally and use technology more efficiently!

Elisa Up (previously Elisa Startup Partnerships Team) was founded in 2017. However, Elisa had been cooperating with startups for many years before that. Right now Elisa has over 100 ongoing partnerships with startups.

The types of business we are looking for

Our mission in Elisa is to create a sustainable future through digitalization. One way to do it is through developing new products and services in together with startups and scaleups.

We are interested in tracking, digital entertainment, sustainability, wellness, IT services, 5G services... and more. If you feel you have a good collaboration idea in mind which does not fit into any named categories, do not worry - we are open to all business discussions. When you have at least a minimum viable product ready, contact us, and let’s see how we can join our forces!

Have we done it before? yes

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About us

1882

founded in

2.8 million

consumer customers

1st & 2nd

market leading positions in Finland and Estonia respectively

150 000

cooperate customers

6.8 million

subscriptions

About us

1882

founded in

About us

2.8 million

consumer customers

About us

1st & 2nd

market leading positions inFinland and Estonia respectively

About us

150 000

cooperate customers

About us

6.8 million

subscriptions

Contact us

in Estonia

Astrid Maldre

Startup Team Lead

startup@elisa.ee

+372 56 574623

in Finland

William Hammersley