Starting the company - kicking off and accelerating the business. Offering pre-seed phase support and investment.


Developing companies for the next step. Stepping into the background once the company is truly ready for rapid international growth.


Consulting and coaching for international growth through EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence).
Co-creation and co-innovation of new business opportunities.


CapicoNest offers your startup everything you need for your business idea to take off!

CapicoNest offices are located at the main campus of University of Oulu, Paavo Havaksen Tie 5.

Location for the CapicoNest is at the heart of the campus with its services readily available. The area is one of its kind to create an innovative atmosphere.

The services close by include the Oulu Business Kitchen, Tellus Innovation Arena, various restaurants and cafeterias which invite you to expand your networks and eases your everyday tasks.

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Team of professionals

Harri Martinmäki

Harri Martinmäki

Partner, COB

+358 400 684 499

Wide experience of various mergers and acquisitions.
Harri founded Videra Ltd in early 90’s and under his management, Videra grew to a global actor supplying video and media display solutions as a service to global customers in more than 100 countries.

Harri Koskimäki

Harri Koskimäki


+358 40 515 5646

Developer of processes and support functions for international operations.
Harri has extensive experience in the international B-to-B market and service-rendering business from Nokia and Elisa.

Olli Silvén

Olli Silvén


+358 40 555 2451

Deep dive knowledge on technology. Olli is a professor at University of Oulu’s Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He has influenced the birth of many technology driven start-up companies.

Petri Huovinen


+358 40 777 4775

Strong track record in business concept creation for successful international success stories. Petri is a development director at marketing agency Pohjolan Mylly with almost ten years of experience. He is a business development and marketing expert.

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Capicon Ltd

Paavo Havaksen tie 5 F

90570 Oulu, Finland

Business ID: 2667089-7