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At Elisa we love doing business with startups and it is core to how we do business. Demonstrating our commitment, we have 110+ existing partnerships with startups. Our partnerships take two forms:

  1. Early customer
  2. Sales channel

We form these partnerships through fast experimentation with startups.

Now, why does your company want to work with Elisa? 

  • Finland’s market leader with over 2.8 million customers and over 6.2 million subscriptions
     
  • Access to European and global markets, e.g. through our South Korean partner in startups and  innovation, LG U+
     
  • Finland is a launchpad for 5G services with Elisa having launched one of the first commercial 5G services in the world
     
  • Experience co-creating and experimenting quickly with startups during our annual Co-Creation challenge

Elisa startup partnerships is interested in companies related to all parts of Elisa’s business. 


Examples of successful cooperation between Elisa and startups
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OnePlus

OnePlus is now a global leader in the smart phone industry, challenging conventional concepts of technology. Elisa partnered with OnePlus in May 2016 to become the first retailer in Europe and a big part of OnePlus’ international growth story. It has been among Elisa’s best selling phones since it was launched.

Created around the "Never Settle" mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans.

OnePlus is focused on bringing premium products and the best user experience possible to fans around the world. We’re very happy to bring OnePlus products to Finland in partnership with Elisa.
David Sanmartin, Head of Marketing (Europe) for OnePlus.

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Hatch

Hatch is the cloud gaming service built for the always on, always connected 5G world, streaming rich, full-featured games and new social experiences to the screens already in your life. Elisa, OnePlus and Hatch are bringing global mobile eSports to Finland. Elisa 5G Global Games Finals will be played on Hatch at the Arctic Invitational on Sept. 14.

The 32 finalists will be selected through qualification tournaments which will be organized in Asia, America and Finland. Winner of the final will be crowned the undisputed champion of 5G mobile gaming.

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Smartmile

Cloud-based software platform connects parcel machines of any type to any online buyer, courier and retailer. Through this, Smartmile creates an open and shared urban delivery network that makes parcel deliveries more convenient for consumers and more efficient for couriers and retailers, while reducing traffic and pollution in cities.

Elisa customers in Finland can instantly pick up phones they have ordered from Elisa’s online store in cities of Turku, Tampere, Porvoo, Kirkkonummi and Tuusula. Products are available for pick-up from Robotic parcel machines instantly after being ordered online. Some locations are open 24/7.

Changing the status quo is in our DNA at Smartmile, and it seems that people at Elisa really share the same passion. This makes the cooperation very interesting and fruitful. Working together is flexible but productive, there’s always a good vibe .
Aku Happo, Co-Founder and CEO at Smartmile.

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Lifemote

Winner of 50,000 euro in the 2018 Elisa Co-creation challenge.

Lifemote predicts problems in home WiFi service before the customer even knows there is one. The solution not only predicts potential issues but can also identify customers that will be affected by the problem. This way the service provider has a chance to ensure the correct resources and response to a customers problem or even to solve a problem before it becomes visible to the customer.

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Is your startup next?

We have been able to do achieve great results by establishing the right partnerships. Now, we want to find the right startup partners so we can bring future innovations to market. Elisa knows how to renew itself and can provide your startup with a growth platform where your business can expand into global markets.

Contact us:

Will Hammersley
Startup Lead
+358 50 506 7563
​william.hammersley@elisa.fi

Get Connected!

For all startups registered in the last 6 months, we offer a 10% discount for first 12 months on mobile subscriptions, mobile broadband and fixed broadband. Remember you need to first register your company at the Finnish patent and registration office to get a business ID. 

Contact our sales on 0800 04411 and mention the code BUSINESSFINLAND for a discount.