About the Program

SILTA is a program that takes early-stage founders from Finland to the San Francisco Bay Area for three months to build their companies and enables them to immerse themselves into the vibrant and lively culture of the SF Bay area startup ecosystem.

The program provides the participants with customized activities that might help the participants with reaching their objective for the program - depending on the objectives of the participant this could mean anything from making necessary introductions or organizing events for networking with experts from a particular domain.

MIMIR FellowsSILTA has developed a Deep Tech track in collaboration with Mimir Fellows to support early stage science backgrounded startups from Finland. The track will be run the first time during S24 batch, and it will include specialised sessions and events with relevant deep tech ecosystem players in the Bay Area.

The SILTA Program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build

    Focus on building your company during the three-month program.

  • Connect

    Connect with ambitious, like-minded founders, investors and experts.

  • Level up

    Develop yourself to become a world-class founder while building your company and connecting with relevant people.

Program built around your objectives

The program revolves around the objectives you want to achieve during the three months in the SF Bay Area. The objectives are set with the help of the SILTA Goal-Setting Framework.

All of the practicalities taken care of

We take care of the accommodation and other practicalities for the three months in SF so that you can focus on what matters the most — building your company.

Opportunity to create a network that matters

Through the program and events in SF, you have the chance to create connections with exceptional founders, investors, and experts both from Silicon Valley and Finland.

Program Structure

Month 0


Getting to know the SF Bay Area ecosystem

Month 1

My Story

Getting on with the program

Month 2

My Future

The midway for the program

Month 3

My Program

The final month of the program and demo day