Services for Startups

The growth services team serves as a ‘door opener’ to the local startup ecosystem, combining your company’s needs with our extensive network. We will help you in finding the networks and information you need in Helsinki and elsewhere.

Services for startups

You do not need to master everything (yet); we help startup teams in different phases of their evolution.

The growth services team will:

  • help you in making connections with the most important private funding networks in Finland and abroad as well as Finnish publicly-funded units
  • offer customised training to support startups in different phases
  • act as a gateway to City of Helsinki test beds
  • organise training and networking events in Finland and abroad
  • offer a service package that makes entering the Finnish market as easy as possible for international businesses. Read more about Soft landing

We organise events with the goal of supporting startups and the ecosystem. You might find a prospective business partner or gain in-depth expertise on funding, contracts, and many other things. View our upcoming events here.

Our team consists of committed experts from various disciplines, such as games, health, blockchain & XR, artificial intelligence, smart & clean, fintech and edutech.

You can reach us also by e-mail: startup@hel.fi(Link opens default mail program)

Meet our growth services team

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Timo Helenius

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Head of Growth Services
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Lauri Määttänen

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Program Manager, Growth Services
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Jukka Hakola

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Business Helsinki Accelerator
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Harri Hoivala

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Business Helsinki Accelerator
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Eero Nikula

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Business Helsinki Accelerator
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Teemu Seppälä

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Startups Soft-Landing Lead
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Mikko Armila

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Soft-Landing Services for Startups
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Jochen Faugel

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Soft-Landing Services for Startups
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Mia-Stiina Heikkala

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Education, Project Lead, Helsinki Education Hub
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Christian Lardot

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Health and Wellbeing, Program Lead, Health Incubator Helsinki
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Touko Kontro

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Startup Business Advisory