Germany is the engine of Europe's economy and a very attractive destination for many young growth companies. At the same time Finland is a booming startup hotspot ranking high in innovation and featuring SLUSH, Europe's major startup event, every November.

Enough reasons for the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce to push for more interaction of the startup scenes in Germany and Finland as well as more collaboration between traditional enterprises and young growth companies.

Therefore the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce has launched the STARTBAHN service that offers Finnish startups a light and fast-track service to Germany. It is designed to be complementary to its' established service portfolio and tailored to the needs of young companies.

The STARTBAHN service connects startup companies to the Chamber and its' members. With the help of the first coaching as well as networking with German-Finnish players, young companies can gain a lot of valuable information and advice. Moreover the participating companies will have a physical work place in the AHK Business Center located in the centre of Helsinki, providing infrastructure and good accessibility. On top Finnish startups get access to the Chamber's partner hubs in major German cities where they have a place to work in for one week in a quarter, receive guidance and last but not least, access to the local startup community.

Willkommen and get ready for take off to Germany!

STARTBAHN service in brief

  • Co-working space in Helsinki city centre (AHK Business Center in Annankatu)
  • Access to partner hubs around Germany
  • Membership in the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce
  • Support for the first steps in Germany

Prices

More information about prices and terms & conditions link to PDF

Partner hubs

Berlin | hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom, invests in early stage startups, backs them with co-working-space, mentoring and helps them to find the right business partners within Deutsche Telekom. https://www.hubraum.com/ 

Cologne | STARTPLATZ is an incubator and hot spot for the thriving startup szene in Rhineland and offers coworking spaces, team offices, meeting- and conference rooms, in which networking events, workshops and conferences are held on a regular basis. http://www.startplatz.de/ 

Hannover | hannoverimpuls is the economic development agency for the City and the Region of Hannover. In the field of international business development support, we are the first stop for companies planning an expansion into the German market. Services of hannoverimpuls and associated partner include, among others: strategic consultancy, marketing and sales support, administrative processes, law and HR support, office- and labspace incentives... www.hannoverimpuls.de 

Hamburg | betahaus is Hamburg's biggest coworking space and the hot spot for freelancers, startups, teams and corporates. Located in the heart of Schanzenviertel it is a place for learning and sharing, for ideas and experiments, and for dialogue and collaboration. http://hamburg.betahaus.de 

Munich | Impact Hub Munich is an innovation lab. A business Incubator. A social enterprise community center. Impact Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work. http://munich.impacthub.net/ 

Munich | WERK1 is an incubator for digital entrepreneurship. The campus provides facilities and an environment that support founders and innovators to grow and succeed with their ideas. WERK1 Residents and Member benefit from valuable events, free of charge workshops at the WERK1 Academy, flexible contracts - starting with coworking up to single open-plan office - and an outstanding community of entrepreneurs. www.werk1muenchen.de 

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Glenn Gassen

Abteilungsleiter, Global Networks & Innovations

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