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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.

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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.

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