A new community for startups has been born today in Finland. The Finnish Startup Community (Suomen startup-yhteisö) is a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that believe in the power of working together over the plain lobbying for the interests of individual industries.
The newly founded Finnish startup community already comprises 100 companies from very different industry backgrounds, that strive to promote a growth business ecosystem in Finland internationally recognized for its innovativeness. With the conviction that maintaining the Finnish welfare state requires stable economic growth, the members of the community maintain that the Finnish economy can precisely grow thanks to its startup culture. The community is therefore closely involved in the startup co-operation group established by Finnish Parliament.
Sooma is one of the members of this newly established Finnish start-up community. “Finland has unique operating conditions for early-stage companies. We want to be involved in ensuring that Finland is an even better place for future generations to start new businesses. It is easy to commit to the principles of the Finnish startup community”, says Tuomas Neuvonen, CEO and co-founder of Sooma.
The principles of the Finnish Startup community are:
- Finland is the best place in the world for the best experts and startups to start and grow than Silicon Valley
- Startups will become a significant, new pillar of the economy and society in Finland
- In the future, Finnish businesses will become a large part of the world’s leading technology companies
- With the success of our goals, we will continue to fund our welfare state, which guarantees every Finnish child equal opportunities to strive forward in life and succeed.
The chairman of the board of the Finnish startup association is Timo Ahopelto, the founder of the private equity company Lifeline Ventures, and the CEO is Riikka Pakarinen.
Official page of the Finnish startup community: Suomen startup-yhteisö (startupyhteiso.com)
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