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Think Company Fund for 2022 is organized in two application rounds.
Application period for the summer is 1-18.6.2022. Apply now!

Think Company Fund for summer 2022

Helsinki Think Company wants to support 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.

The application is a two-step process. An evaluation of all applications is conducted by the Board of Helsinki Think Company Association, who will then invite the most promising teams to pitch their ideas. The pitches are presented via Zoom in English. After this, applicants will be notified on whether their application has been accepted.

Teams are required to report after 6 months what they have achieved with the grant. The report can be used as a material in Helsinki Think Company’s communication and marketing. If the team doesn’t withdraw the grant within 6 months from awarding the grant, the money will return to Think Company Fund.
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The grant of up to 2500 € will be awarded against the following criteria

Promising business idea
The team must have a promising idea that has realistic business potential, and a clear and defined business model.

Commitment and the use of time
The team has a realistic view of how much time, effort and work the project requires and they are committed to these requirements.

Early-stage phase
The team must be in an early startup phase and the company must exist legally.

Relation to Helsinki Think Company
The team must be related to Helsinki Think Company either so that it has taken part in one of our programs or challenges, or that the team is part of Helsinki Think Company community, for example by regularly using the services such as co-working spaces.

Make a pilot with a smaller
grant of 500 €

You can also apply for a 500 euro test grant with the same criteria as shown above.

However, the 500 euro grant can be awarded for teams whose business model is not completely defined and who want to pilot their idea with the grant. A concrete plan outlining how the idea will be validated and executed, and how the fund will be used is required.

FAQ's

Who can apply for the Think Fund grant?

Everyone that aims to make a positive impact on the world and society with their business idea.

Who are the members of the Think Company Board?

The members of the Board change annually. Get to know the board of 2022 here!

Where does the money come from?

Think Company Fund is a fund originally donated by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for promoting entrepreneurship in the university community.

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