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Business Finland's services for startup companies

Is your company ready to scale up in international markets? We offer funding, advice, as well as information and contacts in the target market for the Finnish companies with the most growth potential.

How can we help?

Business Finland supports ambitious startups aiming high, solving significant challenges, and are in need of substantial funding.

Mapping of needs

Business Finland offers startups tailormade support based on their own individual needs.

Tailored services

Together, we design a customized service path for each. Particular attention will be paid to raising private and public funding, which is often vital for startups.

Our services for startup companies

How to become
our customer?

For whom?

Business Finland's expertise and funding services are meant for companies seeking rapid business growth and bold renewal in the international market.

Business Finland's potential customers are companies with

  1. a Finnish business ID
  2. enough financial resources for internationalization
  3. versatile competence and team
  4. a desire to grow in the international market
  5. competitive advantage in the international market

Does your startup company fulfil the above criteria? Contact our customer service so we can talk and find out how we can best help your company.

Become a customer

Contact us

Marko Kotonen

Manufacturing and industrial solutions / digitalization, ICT, Energy and clean tech

Antti Salminen

BtoB services, Consumer/Design, Software, Dual use tech 

Jaana Rantanen

Deep Tech, Commercialization of science 

Tuomas Planman

Health and Wellbeing, Life Science, Medical Devices, Deep Tech 

Olli Sinerma

Creative Industries and AI

Jukka Lohivuo

Industrial solutions, ICT, Digitalization

Marko Vänskä

International investor connections - South Europe region

Marika Mäkelä

International investor connections - Nordics, Central Europe and US

Shi Ting Chen

International investor connections - Asia

Aziz Rahman

International investor connections - UK, Middle-East

Company size definitions


Startups are young, small and medium-sized enterprises seeking rapid international growth. Business Finland's services for startups are generally intended for growth companies that have been operating for less than five years.

SMEs and midcap companies

SMEs are companies with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of no more than EUR 50 million or a balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million. Mid cap companies are large corporations with a turnover of no more than EUR 300 million. See our services for SMEs and midcap companies.