The Inc. Magazine puts Helsinki in the top league for Startup cities in the world.
“The Finnish government expanded its interest in national entrepreneurship in 2008. It set up a venture capital fund called Finnvera that helps early-stage start-ups get off the ground, and co-funded a series of business accelerators that act as advisors and investors for new companies with high growth potential.
To inspire young minds, Finland also established Aalto University outside of Helsinki in 2010. In an old warehouse next to the school, students created the Start-Up Sauna, a business accelerator with partial funding from the government where students can network, receive coaching, and plan field trips to Silicon Valley.
Success stories out of Finland include Niklas Zennström, founder of Skype, and Rovio Entertainment, the company that created Angry Birds.”
Read more: The Inc.