Did you know that you as the member of our community have the opportunity to apply for a grant for starting your business from Helsinki Think Company? The application period for Think Company Fund grants is open from 3 June until 14 June.

Helsinki Think Company supports teams stemming from the community by offering grants for promising, early-stage teams. You can apply for a grant up to 2500 euros (max. 850 € / person) to get your business going, or for a grant of 500 euros to test and validate your business idea. There are two application rounds per year, one in spring and one in autumn.

You can apply for the grant up to 2500 euros if you are starting your business and you already have a promising business idea, clear business model, committed team and a relation to Helsinki Think Company – whether your team has taken part in some of our programs or you use regularly our services, such as our co-working spaces. The 500 euro grant can be awarded for teams that want to pilot their idea. A concrete plan outlining how the idea will be validated and executed will be required.

To apply for the grant, fill in the application form by 14 June. The board of Helsinki Think Company will invite the chosen teams to the pitching night held 17 June in our Center venue and choose the receivers based on the application and the pitch. Make sure to read through the criteria for receiving the grant before applying. The grant can be admitted only for teams who have sent their application on time and participated in the pitching night.

Apply here.

Have any questions regarding Think Company fund? Send mail to Riia Ranta, Chair of Helsinki Think Company: riia@thinkcompany.fi.

Think Company Fund is a fund originally donated by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for promoting entrepreneurship in the university community. Helsinki Think Company awards the grants twice a year for promising teams. The receivers of the grants are decided by the board of Helsinki Think Company association based on application and pitch.


Text: Tuuli Saukkonen

Photos: Aamumehu/Tapio Auvinen