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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. Our basic services are free of charge.

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

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.