A new entrepreneur can apply for a start-up grant from the TE Office if they need financial help starting their own business. This discretionary grant is intended for the entrepreneur for personal use and there are no restrictions on the form of enterprise or branch of industry.
A start-up grant is given to a person who operates a full-time, continuous business enterprise that has been deemed profitable.
How to apply for a start-up grant?
The start-up grant is applied from the TE Office, but EnterpriseEspoo is glad to help you with preparing the application and its attachments. Before you apply for the grant, book a meeting with our business consultant, who will look through your business plan. You need to send a copy of the business plan with your start-up grant application.
The grant application must be submitted before the enterprise is established. The financing of the enterprise and a place of business must also be arranged before the grant application is submitted. The grant is for a period of 6 months and is awarded for one or two periods.
If you have questions concerning the conditions of awarding the grant, please contact the TE Office: starttiraha.uusimaa @ te-toimisto.fi.
Read more about the grant on TE Office’s website. See their brochure here
If you receive the grant
If you have received a start-up grant, you have access to the Start-up Plus service, a sales and marketing advisory service provided by the TE Office and available to new companies in Finland.
A time will be booked for you with a business advisor to look at the status and marketing measures of your company. On the basis of your meeting, the business advisor will write a development plan for you, to provide you with new ideas for improving the sales and marketing of your company. It is definitely a good idea to make use of this free service!
Read more about the Start-up Plus service.