Global study: In Helsinki startups are born global and won’t be left to survive alone
Our geographical location may be a little remote and there’s room for improvement with the weather, too, but Helsinki has long had reason to be proud of its startup field. Global success stories, such as Supercell and Rovio, were created here together with Slush, the largest startup event in Europe, and FiBAN, one of the strongest business angel networks in Europe.
Now we have an official study on the matter too. The cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area participated in the international Global Startup Ecosystem study that compares startups’ opportunities for global success in 55 different urban areas. More than 10,000 startups and 300 partner organisations took part in the study.
Even though Helsinki, smaller than many of its competitors, didn’t make it to the top twenty of the most attractive startup ecosystems in the world, the study shows that Helsinki has clear leading features in international comparison. The featherweight Helsinki is still keeping up with the heavyweights.