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Think Company Fund - supporting promising early stage teams

Helsinki Think Company supports promising early-stage teams that aim to make a positive impact on our world and lives! Think Fund is a grant for innovative teams that want to put their ideas into action. You can apply for a grant of 2500 euros (max. 850 € / person) to get your business up and going, or for a grant of 500 euros to test and validate your business idea. Find out more about the grant and application process.

HELSEED – Encouraging students on their entrepreneurial paths

HELSEED is a workshop series co-organized by Helsinki Think Company and University of Helsinki. Delivered with a logical progression, HELSEED workshops contain all the things one needs to consider when setting up shop. One can pick and choose which workshops fit one’s needs the best, or attend the whole series. Participation in the program does not require participants to set up a business or submit a funding application. Find out more information on Helseed.

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Startup Grant (starttiraha)

Initial funding helps entrepreneurs start up their business. Initial funding is taxable income meant to support entrepreneurs’ livelihood. Read more about initial funding.

Pay subsidy

A pay subsidy is an economic benefit that a TE Office may grant an employer to cover pay costs of an unemployed jobseeker. The purpose of work supported by pay subsidy is to enhance the professional competence of prospective employees to be hired with pay subsidy, and to help them find work in the open labour market. Read more about pay subsidy.

ELY-center’s development aid for companies

The ELY-Center Development aid can be granted for SME development measures and investments when a company starts up, wants to invest significantly in innovation or seeks to grow. Find out more about the development aid.

Kela’s guide for self-employed

Kela’s guide for self-employed persons offers an overview of essential issues at different stages of the entrepreneurial path. Read more about the guide.

Holvi’s Guide to self-employed tax deductions

Holvi’s guide provides a comprehensive description of all the tax deductions that a self-employed can make. When in doubt, check out the guide.


Business Finland Venture Capital

Business Finland Venture Capital develops Finland’s venture capital market by investing in venture capital funds that invest in early-stage companies. Look into Business Finland Venture Capital.

Finnish Business Angels Network

FIBAN is a business angel network that focuses on linking high-growth companies to their investor members for free. FIBAN offers visibility, business angel contacts and support in seeking funding and pitching to their business angel network. Read more about FIBAN’s services.

Voima Ventures

Voima Ventures helps founders to accelerate the growth of deep technology ventures to global markets. Voima Ventures sheds light on the ideas and technology which require time and courage to build. Their core idea is to combine science-driven innovation together with the Nordic serial entrepreneurial experience and a global mindset. Read more about Voima Ventures.

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