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Startup ecosystems, communities & coworking spaces

Are you looking for a community of like-minded people? Would you like to share ideas, find support or gain insight on entrepreneurship? Below you can find options to fit your needs.

Ecosystem Map

In Startup Foundation’s ecosystem map you can explore the Finnish startup ecosystem with a convenient map. Whether you are looking for entrepreneurship societies or coworking spaces, you can find the best location for you here!

Helsinki Think Company spaces - Central Helsinki, Meilahti, Kumpula, Viikki

Helsinki Think Company spaces are open to all entrepreneurs and aspiring change makers in the academics who want to make positive change in the world. The spaces have all the basic stuff one would need in an office: wifi, coffee, whiteboards or flip charts, markers, post-its and so on. It’s all free of charge and one can come in solo or with a team. All of the spaces are accessible, and during our opening hours a host is always around to help. You don't have to be a business owner or a student at the University of Helsinki to use our spaces – Helsinki Think Company is open to all people wherever they are along their entrepreneurial path. Read more about the spaces.

Maria 01 - Startup campus, central Helsinki

Maria 01 is the leading startup campus in the Nordic countries. Maria 01 provides a versatile work environment for technology startups, venture capitalists and large companies. Maria 01 regularly organizes various online, hybrid and local events for its network and for those interested in startup topics. Find out more about Maria01's workspaces and community.

Sofia Helsinki, central Helsinki

Sofia Helsinki’s offering consists of coworking spaces in the historical center of Helsinki, events and meeting rooms and catering services for events and celebrations. Read more about Sofia Helsinki's diverse selection of services and workspace membership options.

Terkko Health Hub, Meilahti

Terkko Health Hub is a startup community, a co-working space and an event venue focusing on health and life sciences. Terkko Health Hub is located in the heart of Helsinki’s medical campus in Meilahti, and provides various services and events for the community in collaboration with local and global partners. Read more about Terkko Health Hub.

Wonderland work, Vallila & Leppävaara

Wonderland Work is a mix between a coworking space, restaurant, meeting rooms and event space located in Vallila, Helsinki and Leppävaara, Espoo. Find out more about Wonderland's offices, services and events.

Workery+ Vallila, Kalasatama, Esplanadi, Keilaniemi

Workery+ is spread around four coworking locations in Espoo and Helsinki. The offering consists of shared and private working stations, meeting rooms, extensive services (such as a gym, webcast studio and cafes), and flexible memberships. Take a closer look at Workery’s services.

Spaces Tripla, Postitalo, Bulevardi

Spaces operates around the world with 3 locations in Helsinki. Funnily enough, Spaces offers more than just office spaces, desks, virtual offices, and meeting rooms, but they also organize a wide range of events, business lunches and other community get-togethers. Look into Spaces in more detail.

Startup Sauna - a collaboration space and an oasis of entrepreneurial events

The Startup Sauna collaboration space brings together entrepreneurs and investors from Northern Europe. The space is open to everyone and does not require membership. Startup Sauna regularly hosts various events related to startups and entrepreneurship, e.g., pitching competitions, hackathons, and more relaxed get togethers. Read more about Startup Sauna's facilities and upcoming events:

MOW Helsinki & Tampere

MOW – mothership of work offers a wide range of workspaces at the heart of Helsinki and in Tampere. At MOW, one can choose from private rooms, fixed or hot desk areas and custom packages to suit the various needs of digital nomads. Read more about MOW’s offering, coworking opportunities and mid-workday napping possibilities.

Epicenter Helsinki

Epicenter is a large community of digital scale-ups, corporates and entrepreneurs that offers an environment for innovation and growth in the heart of central Helsinki. Look into Epicenter’s various membership options, events and community activities or try their services for a month for free.

Dealroom - A data platform on startups, growth companies and tech ecosystems

Dealroom is an online platform providing data on startups, growth companies and tech ecosystems to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation. Dealroom’s accessible platform offers real-time data globally to it’s engaged community. Get access to versatile data and insights and look into Dealroom’s services in more detail.

MeetFrank App

MeetFrank is a career app and a talent driven marketplace for people who want to look for job market opportunities in their own terms. The app helps you find relevant job offers (in startups if you wish), communicate with recruiters, or hire new talents to your team across the EU. Read more about MeetFrank and download the app.


The Women Entrepreneurs of Finland

The goal of the Association is to promote the economic, social, and operating conditions of women entrepreneurs. At present the Women Entrepreneurs of Finland has more than 60 member associations and over 5000 individual members from different fields of business. Find out more information.

Howtomo – a career network for women

Howtomo is a career network for women founded in 2016 in Helsinki. Howtomo organizes work-related workshops where women teach other women valuable skills related to their area of expertise. Read more about Howtomo’s events and join their Facebook-page to find up-to-date information about the community.

MiB - Mothers in business

Mothers in Business is a network of career-oriented mothers. MiB’s goal is the smooth integration of work and family. With MiB, you develop your skills, grow your networks and can get involved in promoting the role of mothers in working life. Read more about MiB.

Kiuas - The leading startup accelerator in Finland

If you have an early-stage startup and you’re looking for support, networks, or tools to enhance your concept forward, Kiuas is the place for you! Kiuas provides startups and entrepreneurs the support they need in different phases of their paths. Kiuas offers two accelerator programs, Kiuas Start and Kiuas Accelerator, tailored for the future and early-stage entrepreneurs, and an online platform for finding co-founders, joining versatile projects, and discovering resources for founding a startup. Take a look at Kiuas’ services, events and content.

The Hub - Danske Bank's community platform for growing startups

The Hub is a free community platform implemented in collaboration with Danske Bank and Rainmaking, tailored to the needs of growing startups. The Hub provides an overview of the Nordic startup community. The platform unites startups, experts interested in working in them and potential investors. Check out vacancies and startups registered on the platform here.


Startuplifers connects talented Nordic engineering, design, business students and graduates with the most promising startups in San Francisco. Check out Startuplifers' activities, job search tips and open positions here:

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