The 90 Day Finn Programme is aimed at international investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the technology sector who could benefit from Helsinki ecosystem in the sustainable growth. The aim is not only to let the programme participants learn about Finnish society and what Helsinki has to offer as a potential location for their companies, but also to learn about each other, thus increasing the programme’s effectiveness. There is a lot of talk about Finnish investments in happiness reports, but the strengths of Finland and Helsinki also include the feeling of security and trust, exceptional closeness to nature and fluent communication, even if you do not yet know the language.
“Helsinki has a lot to offer to professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, but the world is not yet much aware of this fact. Through the programme, we want to give participants the opportunity to personally experience Helsinki’s strengths and to make a decision based on all of this about, whether Helsinki would be the right place for them. Based on our experiences, Helsinki usually convinces its visitors,” says Clarisse Berggårdh, CEO of Helsinki Partners.
Helsinki offers selected experts and their families relocation services for 90 days
Helsinki provides every expert selected for the 90 Day Finn Programme and their families with relocation services for 90 days. The services cover things, such as a working space and the search for a suitable dwelling. In addition to this, the City will provide those participating in the 90 Day Finn Programme with a wide range of activities and networking opportunities with interesting companies and organisations. Participants must cover their own living costs.
The 90 Day Finn Programme has been a success so far, as up to one in five of those who have previously participated in the programme have decided to stay in Helsinki. They have already established new companies in Helsinki and invested in local companies. What has influenced the decisions to stay has been the fact that Helsinki is one of the best cities in the world in terms of balancing work and family life.
Helsinki wants to actively attract foreign companies, entrepreneurs and talents to the city
The City of Helsinki aims to actively attract foreign companies, entrepreneurs and workers as well as support them in settling in Helsinki. Helsinki also wants to be a city that works actively to solve significant global challenges and give its residents a good life. The 90 Day Finn Programme contributes to both of these strategic goals set by the City.
The application period for the 90 Day Finn Programme is now open until 24 February 2023. The aim of the programme is to find 15 investors or business professionals who are looking for expansion opportunities or new investment challenges and who want to invest in sustainable development and solve global challenges in Helsinki. The 90 Day Finn Programme is carried out by Helsinki Partners, a company owned by the City of Helsinki that focuses on urban marketing and attracting investors and experts.