Startup Services

Validation – Incubation – Creating Action

Do you have an idea for business? We are here to help you!
Are you looking for members to your team or do you want to be involved in organizing and participating our events? Give us a signal!

West Coast Startup (WCS) offers services for ideation and sparring, concept validation and acceleration from development to building an actual business.

  • Coaching
  • Workshops and Hackathons
  • Events and Networking
  • Accelerator

With our partner network we also offer support for setting up your company, prototyping your product and taking your first steps to international business.


West Coast Startup is a joint business incubator of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) and the University of Vaasa. Our mission is to help students and staff to start a new business.  We offer coaching in clarifying, developing, testing and implementing your ideas. In addition, we organize a variety of training courses, workshops, events and networking opportunities.

Our services are free of charge for the students and staff of VAMK and the University of Vaasa.