Finland is the home of a buzzing community of startup companies, a large number of them operating in the health technology sector. The country’s most visible startup event is Slush, organized annually in Helsinki. Slush offers startups and international investors and executives a chance to network, discuss funding and collaboration opportunities, and gain media coverage.
One of the most competitive economies in the world, Finland has made its business to offer startups an easy operating environment. The Finnish government is committed to the long-term development of small and medium-sized companies. It has, for example, set up publicly funded organizations, which offer support to help companies innovate and grow.
Finland’s long history in ICT and mobile technology has made it a leader in innovation and skilled labor. Recruiting highly educated employees is easy, and Finland’s many universities and colleges are an excellent source of talent. Companies doing international business benefit from the fact that the entire country is well connected to the global market.
Finland is one of the most stable, predictable, and least corrupted countries in the world, which makes business easy and straightforward and provides a solid base for long-term decisions. Join the buzz!
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- #1 in stability (Foreign Policy Fragile States Index 2011–2015)
- #3 in least corruption (Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2014)
- #1 in innovation (The World Economy Forum, Global Competitiveness Report 2014–2015)
- #2 in skilled labor (IMD World Competiveness Yearbook 2014)