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Startup a business in Finland

Ready to turn your idea into a commercial opportunity? Get a head start in one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the world. As well as government funding and services, you’ll have a wide range of accelerators, incubators, and VC funds at your fingertips.

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Startup permit

Innovative startup founders from outside the EU/EEA can apply for a startup permit, which is initially issued for a maximum of two years. Before applying, Business Finland evaluates whether your business model, team, and resources show potential for rapid growth.

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Startup permit

Innovative startup founders from outside the EU/EEA can apply for a startup permit, which is initially issued for a maximum of two years. Before applying, Business Finland evaluates whether your business model, team, and resources show potential for rapid growth.

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Funding

We provide funding for a wide variety of startups in Finland. This ranges from innovation vouchers and R&D funding for new services to talent explorer financial support.

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Funding

We provide funding for a wide variety of startups in Finland. This ranges from innovation vouchers and R&D funding for new services to talent explorer financial support.

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Programs and networks

Our programs focus on a specific theme or sector and offer startups related contacts and company information. Fields range from digitalization to health and wellbeing.

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Programs and networks

Our programs focus on a specific theme or sector and offer startups related contacts and company information. Fields range from digitalization to health and wellbeing.

Explore programs
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