Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Start your own business!

Finland is currently encouraging people to be innovative and create new companies. The recent collapse of the giant Nokia, which was contributing to 4% of the GDP in 2000, showed that Finland needs to diversify its economy. Some startups became very successful in the past years such as Supercell (Clash of Clans) or Rovio (Angry Birds - 1 billion downloads!), and are good examples for people willing to follow their paths. Many companies are developing web applications or are operating in the game industry. But also the most traditional handicraft is developing. All new idea is welcome!

In 2012, 8.5 million users are registered worldwide and Supercell is earning 2.5 m$ a day!
Despite the good ranking of Finland in international researches, the reality is that many companies are laying off people, and it is very challenging to find a job. It is even more difficult for immigrants not fluent in Finnish, and youngsters without experience. What are Finns doing when they don't have a job? They are going to study something they like. It is not rare that a person has several certificates. The other alternative is to start your own business! All what you need is a good idea!

For many people, it is difficult and scary to start. Where to start? What to do? How to get a grant? How does it work with the taxes and insurances? For answering all these questions and more, the meeting place of the Think Helsinki Company welcomes everybody to an information session in English.

Where? At Vuorikatu 5 (in Kaisaniemi next to the library of the University of Helsinki)
When? 14.11.2013 16:15-19:00 or 12.12.2013 16:15-19:00

Info about the event
Info about establishing a business in Finland 
Ministry of employment and economy 

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