Will Helsinki Build The Biggest Nordic Startup Hub?

    The proposal for founding the biggest Nordic startup hub, Startup Maria, will be represented to the Helsinki City Council.

    The startup hub is planned to be opened in an old hospital in Helsinki city centre. Photo: City of Helsinki

    The Mayor of Helsinki, Jussi Pajunen, will represent the plan to found a company as the basis of Startup Maria startup hub to the Helsinki City Council.

    The company is proposed to be founded as a non-profit organization by the City of Helsinki, startup foundation Startup-säätiö and NewCo Helsinki (Uusyrityskeskus Helsinki).

    The main goal of the planned hub – to be built at a former hospital complex downtown Helsinki – is to bring together the most promising startups of the region.

    Editor’s note: The renovation of Maria Hospital has started this week, and the Helsinki City Council will decide about the next steps of the project after Easter.