What's in it for startups?

This programme is a unique opportunity to receive high-quality services for your startup to access other markets. Participating startups will be selected together with local partners in each respective country.


Minimum of 6 startups will be selected to participate in the first batch of the 8 weeks long SAIS SLSP. The startups will be selected from SAIS countries and Finland. Service process for each participating company includes the following elements:

Expert support

  • Define strategic interests and potential for international soft-landing services
  • Global market potential, relevant phenomena, market growth drivers and target business concept shall be defined.
  • Bi-weekly discussion to fine-tune business model based on global validation and insight gathering.

Co-creation process and Facilitation

  • 8 weeks long co-creation process with global Demola insight team
  • Facilitated work between company personnel and global insight teams
  • To understand the context, underlying factors, trends, and global driving forces.

Recommendations and networking

  • Company-specific recommendations (foreign market, benchmark information, funding opportunities, channeling partners and ways to access the market)
  • Assisted meetings with relevant stakeholders and other companies
  • Identified relevant potential partners


SAIS SLSP will be implemented in online environment due to the global health crisis. The online platform designed and established for the programme is based on Demola Global’s proven toolset.