A startup perspective: Accelerators and co-working spaces

Our startup’s story began one evening in a small student apartment in Matinkylä. Taru, my friend and future co-founder, had invited me over to discuss a business idea. A glass of wine, a short discussion and four hours later we finally got through all the required online forms to incorporate our business. Four months and two new co-founders later Lääkärihinta.fi i.e. “doctorprice” was launched to help consumers compare private healthcare prices.

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Espoon Asunnot switches to EKOenergia certified power supplier for all properties – Why have we done this?

The results of the latest survey into Espoo residents’ environment-related attitudes and behaviour show that climate change is seen as one of the most serious global environmental threats currently facing us and many express concerns about the consequences of runaway climate change. The environment also matters to me personally. It is up to all of us to make environmentally sustainable decisions now to ensure that future generations to come will also be able to thrive on our planet.

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Chinese talent in Finland – Can you afford not to engage?

For Peter Vesterbacka, well-versed in the immense opportunities offered by the Chinese export market, Chinese language proficiency represents an important building block for Finland’s future economic prosperity. As he has it, a workforce proficient in the language would attract Chinese and other international companies to base themselves in Finland, and also smooth the way for Finnish companies keen to access the huge market in China, which continues to see growth despite a recent slow down.

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Espoo – Delivering sustainable growth

The resultation levels as well as the best health in Europe. The population is growing and the city is considered safe. Our city’s appeal is underpinned by our varied leisure offering, including sports and culture as well a wide variety of other public services. Espoo residents report high levels of confidence in one another and the wider society around them. Our CO2 emissions are already low and continue to fall. Significant contributors to our shrinking carbon footprint include the launch of the Suomenoja CHP plant, the Kivenlahti biomass station and the low-emission electricity available for local households. Read more