NewCo Helsinki

We are a unit of the City of Helsinki offering business advisory services. We provide help and information in more than ten languages for when you are about to start a business in Helsinki, or when you already have a business and you want to become international – regardless of whether you are only just considering entrepreneurship or already in the first stages of your startup journey. All of our services are free of charge and based on strong competence and expertise. 

NewCo Helsinki

We are a unit of the City of Helsinki offering business advisory services. We provide help and information in more than ten languages for when you are about to start a business in Helsinki, or when you already have a business and you want to become international – regardless of whether you are only just considering entrepreneurship or already in the first stages of your startup journey. All of our services are free of charge and based on strong competence and expertise. 

Our services

Are you about to start a business or thinking about it? Are you looking for networking opportunities or funding for your startup? We offer all this and more. Let us be part of your success story!  

Operating support for sole entrepreneurs

The operating support for sole entrepreneurs is a one-off payment of 2,000 euros to sole entrepreneurs to cover costs that arise from the business operations during the coronavirus situation. 

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Business Advisory Services

We offer confidential business advisory for setting up a company and starting companies.

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Startup and ecosystem services

We help startups, investors, companies and other Finnish and international ecosystem operators in finding the networks and information they need in Helsinki and elsewhere.

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Events for entrepreneurs

Are you interested in starting a business, but do not know where to begin? Maybe you want to network with other entrepreneurs or develop your operations? We offer a diverse selection of training and events for those dreaming of owning their own business, those starting out as entrepreneurs and startups alike.

Guides and materials

We have compiled a wide range of information packages on entrepreneurship, allowing you to start reading about the topic independently and return to it whenever you want. In addition to this, we have collected materials from the experts that have performed at our events, which might be of help to you specifically in your journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

Telephone service opening hours in summer

Call tel. +358 (09) 310 36360 each weekday between the hours of 9-11 am for assistance. If you wish to book a 45-minute appointment for remote business consulting, call the same number between 11 am and 1 pm.

Around 5,000 Helsinki-based sole entrepreneurs have received operating support due to coronavirus

City of Helsinki started on 20 April accepting applications for the operating support for sole entrepreneurs. The support is a lump-sum compensation of 2,000 euros for sole entrepreneurs to cover costs caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the business activities....

Business customer identification for Helsinki’s e-services changes

On 11 June 2020, the City of Helsinki launched the Suomi.fi e-identification for business customers in its e-services. The change concerns all e-services on the asiointi.hel.fi website, where the old Katso identification is gradually replaced by the Suomi.fi...

The first 11 startups selected for Health Incubator Helsinki

Health Incubator Helsinki, the first incubator program in Finland focusing solely on health, kicks off with 11 startups with high growth potential. Health Incubator Helsinki is a unique long-term incubator program driving transformation of health innovation,...

About us

We offer confidential business advice for starting a company, developing new business and growing and internationalising startups. You will have twenty experienced business advisors with different backgrounds and competence in different disciplines at your disposal. As part of the advice service, you will be able to focus on the key challenges for your specific business idea / company with the help of a business advisor.

Cooperation partners

We offer a vast network of cooperation partners, who can help you in developing your business operations. Don’t forget to check out the services offered by them.