What is EnterpriseHelsinki

EnterpriseHelsinki supports entrepreneurship

EnterpriseHelsinki is a service centre for entrepreneurs in business, or who hope to enter business. The centre provides support, all the way from developing a business idea to finding the right contacts. EnterpriseHelsinki is a unit of the City of Helsinki's Economic Development service, which also includes Helsingin Uusyrityskeskus ry. 

In particular, EnterpriseHelsinki supports start-up businesses. The centre arranges free-of-charge information sessions, briefing participants on the core issues involved in starting a business.

Budding entrepreneurs receive personal advice from business advisers in confidential meetings. Where necessary, these advisers refer clients to experts engaged in cooperation with EnterpriseHelsinki. Clients are also welcome to attend business advice sessions and courses later. For those who have started up a business, EnterpriseHelsinki arranges short evening courses in Finnish, English and Russian.

Business advice for immigrants in the Greater Helsinki region is concentrated in EnterpriseHelsinki. For immigrants, information sessions on starting a business are held in English, Russian, Estonian and Arabic. Preparatory entrepreneur courses are also offered to immigrants starting a business. 

EnterpriseHelsinki offers a range of services to growth companies, from free-of-charge personal advice to online networking channels. At PitchHelsinki presentation events, clients can test their business ideas and presentational skills in front of investors and other potential partners.

EnterpriseHelsinki also distributes information on entrepreneurship through guides. The most important of these is the start-up guide, which is updated each year. There is also a guide to marketing, and separate guides e.g. for those starting up a restaurant, beauty salon or kiosk. On its web pages, EnterpriseHelsinki has assembled useful information, forms and tools for entrepreneurs. Our tools make creating a business plan and presentation easy.

EnterpriseHelsinki engages in cooperation with professionals from a range of industries. They can function as experts, offering their products and services to entrepreneurs. We continually seek new partners with whom to cooperate. EnterpriseHelsinki is also participating in several development projects, involving the dissemination of know-how and good practices. Many projects are EU-based. 

Opening hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address for visitors: Ensi linja 1
Postal address: PO Box 4500, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 310 36360 (including appointments for business advice)
E-mail: yrityshelsinki@hel.fi

Nearest public transport stations: Hakaniemi metro station
Nearest tram stops: Hakaniemi lines 6, 6T and 7B, Kallion virastotalo lines 1, 1A and 9
Nearest bus stop: Castréninkatu (Toinen linja 25) busses 23, 53 ja 503

EnterpriseHelsinki brochure