Business Jyväskylä can help in finding different financing options for different phases of a company’s lifecycle. In cooperation with you, we look for suitable funding partners from among public and private funding providers.
Suomen Yrittäjät has published a guide on various services and financing for internationalisation and growth. Download the guide here.
Companies in Jyväskylä can acquire expert services for the development of sales and marketing with a business service voucher provided by Business Jyväskylä. The business service voucher application process will open for companies in spring 2023.
Further information on financing options
Central Finland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment: The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment are part of the central government administration operating in the regions of Finland and support the establishment, growth and development of SMEs by providing advisory, training and development services as well as funding. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment may participate in the financing of company development projects. Funding is granted on a discretionary basis, and the conditions for obtaining funding vary between different forms of funding. The experts at the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment provide further information on the funding guidelines, the suitability of the project for funding and how to apply for support.
Finnvera: Finnvera is a state-owned special financier and the official export credit agency of Finland, providing financing for the start-up, growth and internationalisation of businesses, as well as for protection against export risks. Finnvera strengthens the operational preconditions and competitiveness of Finnish companies by offering loans, guarantees, private equity investments and export credit guarantees. The company’s operations are required to be self-sustainable. Business Jyväskylä advises companies operating in Jyväskylä and the Central Finland Enterprise Agency advises new companies on how to apply for Finnvera funding.
Business Finland: Business Finland provides funding for research, product development and a wide range of business development needs, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Large companies and research organisations can receive funding for joint projects with SMEs.
European programmes: European programmes and networks provide funding for companies and research organisations. Participating in projects is a good way to develop skills in cooperation with international research groups and companies. Business Finland’s experts help to find and utilise the funding provided by European programmes.
FIBAN: Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) is a national-level organisation of private investors that promotes angel investments in startups and growth companies. FiBAN organises numerous events in the field and its network has 650 members. FiBAN is a member of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).
A start-up grant for a start-up entrepreneur helps to survive financially during the start-up phase of a company. A good business plan is a prerequisite for receiving the grant. A start-up entrepreneur can receive a start-up grant for the first 6–12 months of business operations. The start-up grant is intended to help provide the entrepreneur with a living and it is a personal, taxable income. The start-up grant can be applied for through TE Services.