Our Performance Program revolutionises traditional incubator coaching and boosts the entrepreneur’s well-being

A successful startup is always backed up by a healthy, high-performing team. This is why we want to provide the growth companies in our incubator with a Performance Program, which focuses on the entrepreneur’s well-being and performance as well as developing the team and its growth culture.

10/2019 - 03/2020

Content of the Performance pilot

Performance camp
After six months

Why does our incubator include the Performance Program?

Success is a by-product of well-being.

Well-being as an investment

The ROI of a well-being investment is sixfold.

High-quality work ability management increases:

  • turnover by 5–10%
  • profit by 20–60%

Well-being and success

TProfitable and successful companies invest twice as much in occupational well-being services and staff training as companies in a weaker financial position.

Developing the employees’ self-management skills gets better results in increasing productivity than making production more efficient or introducing new technology, for example.

An entrepreneur’s well-being

Studies show that work ability is the most vital aspect and tool of a manager. Good diet, sufficient sleep, and adequate physical, psychological and social activity have a positive effect on maintaining occupational abilities.


Growth entrepreneurs give themselves a more positive assessment than other entrepreneurs in many aspects, but this great work engagement comes with the risk of a burnout.

The risks of an unplanned and uncontrolled work burden: prolonged stress wears you out and ages your brain.

0 % of the Performance Program participants felt that the coaching had many positive effects on their business at least in one coached subject.

0 % of the Performance Program participants believed that coaching related to well-being and performance is an important or potentially important part of incubator training.

0 /10 would recommend the Startup Program’s Performance Program.

Feedback from participants

“A really great programme! I’m pleased that well-being has been given such a vital role in succeeding in your work and business. It is often only talked about, but this time, the Startup Factory concretely showed that this is important and people want to invest in it. Fantastic”

“A really nicely planned unit that reviewed the different sectors of well-being in a comprehensive way. I hope you will continue to invest in this! There’s certainly a demand for it, and the benefits are indisputable!”

“Thanks for a great pilot. The best parts for me were the flexibility of the programme and the possibility to pick and choose the units that would best support my development.”

The pilot study of the Performance Program showed that the effects on well-being could be seen in just six months!

0 % GOT MORE ENERGY FROM EXERCISE In total, 73% of people taking part in the pilot felt that exercise had brought more energy in their day-to-day lives. Studies show that physically active people can manage stress better than less physically active people. Regular exercise also has beneficial effects on mental well-being. Studies have proven that poor sleep quality and day-time tiredness are connected to a low level of physical activity.

0 % FELT THAT THEIR QUALITY OF SLEEP HAD IMPROVED A total of 86% of pilot participants felt that the coaching especially helped improve their quality of sleep. It has been proven through research that a poorly slept night increases fatigue, weakens concentration and attentiveness, narrows one’s focus, weakens the memory and slows down reaction times. All these factors make people vulnerable to mistakes. It has been observed that when a person recovers better, they make better and more carefully considered decisions, which are crucial to the success of a growth company.

0 % WERE ABLE TO REGULATE THEIR STRESS BETTER In total, 63% of pilot participants felt that they were able to regulate and manage their stress better after the coaching. Regulating one’s stress is a core skill in demanding leadership roles. Stress regulation refers to factors such as smarter working, clearer work roles in the company and better planned work. All these factors may even be the number one factors to the success of the entire growth company.

The Performance Program is a part of our business incubator.

– Learn more about our incubator and apply!

Would you like to hear more about Performance Program? – Contact Henna Kautto


Henna Kautto

Henna Kautto

business coach

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050 572 1121