Kora at Espoo

Turn your idea into business. Grow your business. Grow yourself. Join a community of entrepreneurs and a tradition of entrepreneurship in one of Finland’s leading universities.

If you’re looking to for the spark to turn an idea into a business, then you should visit Kora at Espoo. Here on the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, we can help you find everything and everyone you need to shape and craft your idea – including a community of 20,000 potential partners from the academic community, steeped in design, technology, business and innovation. And if your idea is already a business, we can help you to grow it too. You can meet new collaborators and even explore entirely new markets. You’ll find expert one-to-one coaching and support if you need it. Alternatively, you can drop in and and do some work in our light-filled spaces for an hour, for a day or even for years. We’d love to see you. Come to our learning events. Share a coffee and a chat. Get inspired in our meeting rooms. Think big in our innovations rooms. And discover how to keep on getting bigger.

Call the Kora at Espoo team to find out how we can help you and your business +358 925144700

What will you find here?

Kora at Espoo is a place where people and ideas come together and grow. Close to Nokia’s HQ, the university is already a thriving hub of collaboration in high-tech and design-led enterprises. It’s home to Startup Sauna, which specializes in helping early-stage Start Up companies to shape their business and step into their market. It’s also where you can find Design Factory, a flexible working environment designed to encourage and facilitate more creative working, collaboration and knowledge sharing between people working within the same field. You’ll receive a warm welcome at our monthly Casual Thursdays and Kora Cafés – great opportunities for our members to network and meet new people. When you join Kora, you’ll be free to take part in all of these events both within Kora at Espoo and at all of our other Kora locations around the world online. We’d love to talk to you about how we can help you and your business – free of charge. Just sign up for email updates and we’ll let you know exactly what’s going on and when – and how it can help you grow.

Inspiring space

Within this space-age building, you will discover everything you need to work today – and tomorrow. You can sit and work in some of the most amazing co-working spaces in the world, with fast Wi-Fi, tea and coffee. Or work alongside colleagues in open plan or private offices. We’ve got meeting rooms to help your pitch or board meeting succeed, and innovation rooms that can help you and your team take your business to bigger and better things. Evoluon has long been home to some of the most important conferences and launch events. So why not launch yourself from Kora at Evoluon?

The most inspiring space, in the most inspiring place

Aalto University is named in honour of the architect who created its most outstanding buildings on the Otaniemi campus – Alvar Aalto. The light that floods around you in Kora at Espoo will do more than illuminate your work space. It will help you to think on a grander scale. Try it out in some of the best-designed co-working spaces you will find anywhere, with fast Wi-Fi, tea and coffee. Or get down to work with your team or on your own in open plan or private offices. You’ll find meeting rooms where you can win pitches, innovation rooms where you can reach new heights, and meeting rooms that will make communications flow better than ever. Aalto University is a community of more than 20,000 bold thinkers in technology, business, art and design. Here, cutting-edge research, art, education turn into action that builds a better world and a stronger Finland. Come and see what you can create within Kora at Espoo.

Business and individual coaching

We can help you make every move as your grow yourself and your business. Try our coaching and training and see how we can help you take the next step up. Let us help you create and build your company. And it’s not just Kora people who can help you – it’s other Kora members too. So of you need support to find and enter new markets, or to fund your efforts, we can put you in touch with the people you need to know. Our approved network of local professionals makes it easy for you to get the business services you need. And of course, our Entrepreneurs lounge makes it easy to find dedicated private space to work with and alongside a network of like-minded local people.

Become a member of kora by calling +358 925144700


  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Company creation
  • Personal development
  • Business development
  • International development
  • Networking events: Kora Cafés, Casual Thursdays, Kora Workshops
  • Access to finance
  • Conferences
  • Cultural exhibitions


  • Kora entrepreneurs lounge
  • Co-working space
  • Open office space
  • Private office space
  • Virtual offices - address, mail handling and telephone answering service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Innovation rooms
  • Conference rooms for up to 500
  • Partner facilities on site

This is what we aim to offer, but Kora is just beginning, and we’re growing just like you, so all services may not be available yet. Please call us to check. And if you need something we don’t offer, ask about it. We’ll be delighted to try and help you.

Metallimiehenkuja 10, 02150 Espoo, Finland

What can Kora give you?


Find the support you need

From €50 a month

Join Kora as a member, and you’ll have access to all the help and support you need to grow yourself, your ideas and your business.

Here are a selection of the benefits you can enjoy from €50 a month.

  • Access to local and international networking and learning events including our regular Casual Thursdays and a Kora breakfast every month

  • Access to business advice and guidance from our Kora directors and connectors including one free coaching session every month

  • Access to a community of like-minded local people and space to work in our Entrepreneurs Lounge - including fast Wi-Fi and refreshments

  • Access to the café, restaurant, events and exhibition spaces at the heart of our locations

  • Access to growth, support and trade services from our network of partners, members and professionals

  • Access to investors who can give you the funding you need to get your idea off the ground

  • Access to innovative thinking in Kora’s international newsletter – launch imminent – including the opportunity to publish a story about your business

  • Access to Virtual Office – giving your enterprise a professional profile, phone handling and mail answering service

  • Access to members-only discounts on Kora’s inspiring spaces to work, to meet and to stage events

  • Access to business lounges, meeting rooms and workspaces in 2,000 locations around the world

Download our Kora PDF to explore all the benefits you'll enjoy when you join Kora.

Find the space you need

From €10 a day

Kora gives you all kinds of inspiring spaces to work, meet and grow

Space to work from €10 a day

  • Brilliant shared co-working spaces, open plan and private offices - professionally equipped and fully supported for as long as you need

    • Entrepreneurs Lounge including fast Wi-Fi and refreshments - €50 a month

    • Co-working space including fast Wi-Fi and refreshments - €250 a month

    • Open office space including fast Wi-Fi and refreshments - €350 a month

    • Private office space including fast Wi-Fi and refreshments - €450 a month

Space to meet from €5 a day

  • Discover meeting and innovation rooms to help your teams think differently

Space for events and conferences

  • Design and stage your conference or event in our own and our partners' unique spaces - organised with our specialist teams

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