This entrepreneur has a solution for the refugee crisis

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“Immigrants are not a homogenous group of people. Some move to Finland as refugees, some for studying or because of work. They also have different social backgrounds, educational experiences, and professional careers. Sadly for some of them, opportunities seem to never knock on their door. This creates a lot of inefficiencies which can then lead […]

This former banker wants to make investment fair and easy for everyone

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Entrepreneurship is not for everybody. Yes, but if you have not tried, how can you know it’s not for you? Familiarise yourself with the entrepreneurial journey of other experienced entrepreneurs could be a great way to justify if entrepreneurship is for you. For the first time on Entrepreneurs of Finland, our video story will reveal […]

The British mind behind Finland’s most successful viral brand

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Joel came to Finland after falling in love with a Finn, but the reason that kept him stay in the country is the weather. Joel loves the Finnish summer and how the social system works beautifully here. From his experience, he encourages Finland to open the door for immigrants more and see them as an […]

The Button Lady

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Being unable to secure a permanent job at the Helsinki Airport information desk, Raija set up her own button and lace shop to grow her two kids nearly four decades ago. She never expected one day when she would own three shops and became the first chairman of the Helsinki Entrepreneurs International network.