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New Startup Accelerator Nestholma Launched for Imaging Startups
Aug 13, 2013 (09:08 PM EDT)


LAHTI, Finland, August 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Nestholma (http://www.nestholma.com) is a new kind of accelerator that focuses on new startups and innovations in the imaging area. The business ideas can be everything from mobile photo apps, physical photo products, games, social apps, and 3D printing related services to any other types of services or hardware where photos, images or videos are somehow important.  

Teams or startups get a unique environment for developing their businesses. Nestholma provides mentoring distinguished industry veterans, insights, funding, tools, contacts and facilities with the aim to help startups to become international success stories. Startups can now apply for the Nestholma Imaging Startup Program starting in November. The program, which is based on the Lean Startup model, is designed to help the selected startups to accelerate their development and evolve participants' business potential to the next level.

Nestholma is open for startups coming all over the world, but it focuses on startups from Finland, Russia, Nordic and Baltic countries. It operates in Lahti, Finland, which is easily reached from all over Europe.

Head of Nestholma accelerator Topi Järvinen says: "Pictures and videos are in central role in many of the most successful services and products at the moment. We at Nestholma believe that the business potential and interest in the imaging area will continue to grow in the upcoming years. This is the main reason we wanted to build a new kind of accelerator, concentrating on the imaging area. Our mission is to help startups to create products and services that customers actually care about."

Nestholma in brief

Nestholma is a startup accelerator that focuses on imaging startups. It provides mentoring by distinguished industry veterans, insights, funding, tools, contacts and facilities with the aim to help startups to become international success stories. Nestholma's startups typically work on innovations in mobile photo apps, physical photo products, games, social apps, and 3D printing related services or any other types of services or hardware where images or videos are important. Nestholma is done in partnership with Eirikuva Ltd and Lahti Regional Development Company LADEC Ltd with funding from European Regional Development Fund.

Contact

Topi Järvinen, topi@nestholma.com, +358-407543131

SOURCE Nestholma