Guiding you to the American market


North Start is a market entry program designed to help Finnish companies with an internationally lucrative product offering seek growth opportunities through establishing themselves in the USA.

What we offer

A base in South Florida to conduct their initial business or market/product research to support establishing themselves in South Florida.

Everything a company needs for a full local presence: an address, an office, Internet connection, meeting facilities and a receptionist to welcome clients and guests.

Access to services and support that a typical new start-up or branch office needs to get started in a new market. Including, but not limited to, legal assistance, financial and accounting services, official company establishment, tax advisory, and solving everyday practical issues.

Access to our partners' knowledge, resources, and contacts to assist in reaching the right network for possible business partners, customers, investors, or financing opportunities.

North start team

Serial Entrepreneur, communications expert and investor with extensive background helping Finnish companies to launch successful business models in USA. Founder of Mainostoimisto Ilme Oy, Ilme Advertising USA Inc among others.

+1 239 287 0813

Oskari Kariste
Chairman, Founder

An international professional with over 25 years of experience in international business on several continents.

+1 239 227 3824

Markus Aalto

Executive Director of the Naples Accelerator. The Naples Accelerator is a soft-landing program that provides companies with facilities, networking, tutoring, and training to grow their businesses.

Dr. Marshall Goodman
Executive Director of the Naples Accelerator

Together with the Naples Accelerator, Tamiami Angel Fund and our partners, we welcome you to expand your business with a growth path to success in South Florida.