Mission

To support founders build globally successful companies.

Vision

We are building a community of globally thinking founders that will create significant impact at a global scale.

Values

RespectQualityBoldnessCuriosity

Our History

Finland is a great place to build companies. Communities organized around different tech niches, the exceptionally active startup ecosystem, and the strong give-back mentality have worked as the backbone for the Finnish entrepreneurship scene, and as the driver for our once local companies to succeed at a global level.

In the majority of these cases, however, visiting the global innovation hotspots has played a crucial role. Seeing how business is concretely scaled to a global level, taking a deep dive into the latest trends and developments in the tech and innovation sector, and meeting some of the brightest minds in the world have brought up the necessary ideas and spark to generate some of the most remarkable entrepreneurial success stories from Finland.

Nonetheless, these visits have thus far occurred randomly with most entrepreneurs in Finland not even aware of the impact these visits can have. We recognize this as one of the most significant bottlenecks for the growth of our startup scene and believe that by solving it we can kickstart a new generation of Finland's globally ambitious founders. This is why we created the SILTA program.

Over the last 500 days, SILTA achieved:

  • >$5M

    raised by alumni

  • 22

    alumni in the Bay Area

  • 4

    startups founded

  • >50

    jobs created by alumni

SILTA Team

Core Team

Tomi Lahti

Tomi Lahti
tomi@siltahouse.com

Team Lead

Lauri Pelkonen

Lauri Pelkonen
lauri@siltahouse.com

Program Lead

Essi Sonninen

Essi Sonninen
essi@siltahouse.com

Operations

Doni Zharkynuly

Doni Zharkynuly
doni@siltahouse.com

Brand & Marketing

Mirella Kiuru

Mirella Kiuru
mirella@siltahouse.com

Partnerships & Finance

SILTA Advisors

Aleksi Päkkilä

Aleksi Päkkilä

Co-Founder, Advisor

Niko Laukkanen

Niko Laukkanen

Co-Founder, Advisor

Patrik Fjällberg

Patrik Fjällberg

Co-Founder, Advisor

Kristian Ranta

Kristian Ranta

Co-Founder, Advisor