Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post for UK Trade & Investment

Startups in the region tend to go through a sort-of life cycle where they start from their home base, but as soon as they experience growth there is usually a pressure to expand to other countries and territories.

This pressure is often fueled by the need to enter new markets, find new talent, get connections to investors or to become a more global player. Many companies want to go to the Silicon Valley but it is usually a distant leap that requires considerable preparation and capital investments. Thankfully there is a good alternative that many companies from the region have utilized and some even incorporated there to begin with – the London based Tech City.

So if you are in a startup of any size that is curious about expanding to London or running a business in the UK, (which is likely all of you) we recommend you attend the “London Calling” event that is taking place on Thursday the 21st of March in Helsinki. The event will answer all of your questions in regards to expanding or starting a business in UK and will present three great keynote speakers.

Antti Pasila from Kiosked, who has been there and done that, will share his experiences of and reasons for expanding to the UK market. While Johan Brand from We Are Human, a company that creates everything around humans and generally tries to make people care, will discuss what opportunities lie in Tech City for Nordic and Baltic companies. Finally Risto Rautakorpi from Gorilla Ventures will discuss how investors view your expansion plans.

The event is not something to be missed, so register here and add it to your calendars. The event is free and is organised by UK Trade & Investment, London & Partners as well as the Finnish Business Angels Network (FIBAN). Knowing the organizers and having been to their prior events, it is going to be filled with value, great networking opportunities and a lot of fun.


UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. They also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy. Their extensive network provides market and sector specific information, location and office space guidance and practical help (e.g. company establishment, taxation and hiring personnel) to get your UK operation up and running. Their services for Finnish companies are confidential and free of charge.

More information on UKTI – www.ukti.gov.uk and on London’s Tech City – www.techcityuk.com or please get in touch with Mari Aaltonen