Good times are here in Espoo. Tecnotree, a provider of IT solutions for Telecom operators, have launched a co-working space next to their HQ in Suomenoja, Espoo with very reasonable terms for startups. Teams of three are given rent-free space for a year, and additional space can be rented at €100/person/month.
On top of that, the space also offers a demo area, meeting rooms, a gym, and a sauna. Teams still need to pay something for internet & cleaning, but you can’t complain about putting a free roof over your startup. The coworking space is called Quja, and their Facebook feed swears there is no catch for the free space.
“Since there is vacant office space next to our own headquarters which is suitable for the needs of startups, we wish to make use of it and be part of the ecosystem of Finnish growth companies. Instead of collecting income from rents, our objective via Quja is to help companies export innovations that can also add value to our operator customers,” says Kaj Hagros, President & CEO of Tecnotree.
The initiative is partnered with the City of Espoo, Startup Sauna, AppCampus and the Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association.
”Finland needs more and more growth companies aiming at international markets already in the startup phase. The City of Espoo wants to be part of creating operational capabilities for companies in a challenging economic environment,” says Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of the City of Espoo.