NewCo Helsinki partners with ZPark to expand Startup Exchange Program

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City of Helsinki and City of Beijing strengthens collaboration to further exchange insights and knowhow in creating a stronger link between the startup ecosystems.

The collaboration is purposed to generate a global network by linking two ecosystems and provide a wider support for domestic startups when targeting into new markets.

This opportunity will provide Helsinki based startups a “gate-opener” to Asian markets through China, as well as supporting ZPark based startups in entering the European market.

Beijing is one of the top startup ecosystems in Asia and holds a significant domestic market.
Zhongguancun district located in Northeastern Beijing is accommodated by technologists as well as mentors, entrepreneurs, and increasingly promising unicorn-potential startups.


Selected startups (Helsinki based and ZPark based) of the Exchange Program will be provided 2 months exchange period free of charge including:

  1. co-working spaces
  2. 1-on-1 business coaching from local advisory
  3. Introductions to the local ecosystem and network
“We are honored to be able to provide Chinese markets´ insights to Helsinki based startups as well as introducing Helsinki’s ecosystem to ZPark startups. This collaboration will significantly decrease barriers for the startups - both ways - when entering a new market.”

Tommo Koivusalo
Head of Unit
City of Helsinki, Enterprise Services (NewCo Helsinki)


Contact us for further information of the Exchange Program: yrityshelsinki@hel.fi


More about ZPark
With a goal to take the lead in becoming the high-tech innovation center in the information service fields with international impact and attracting a number of high-end talents having both domestic and international renown.


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