For companies and investors
Grow your business in Espoo. Welcome to the economic driver of Finland. They're all here: From growth companies to large corporations, startups, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and more. Enter Espoo helps you to access and do business in Espoo’s innovation and growth ecosystem — every step of the way:
- Get access to sustainable growth opportunities
- Connect with local partners
- Find a place and everything you need to start operations
- Grow your business in Espoo
Matchmaking. Startup partnerships. Invest in. Get direct access to the leading innovation hub in the Nordics. By working with Enter Espoo, you get the opportunity to find the right startups, scaleups, technologies, and innovation partners from Espoo’s innovation ecosystem.
- Find the right startups, scaleups, and technologies.
- Get connections to the right experts at Aalto University and VTT.
- Connect with some of the biggest companies in Finland and major innovation players, such as Aalto Startup Center, EIT Digital, Innovation House Finland, and the United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL).
- Become part of our community.
We match you with the right corporations and investors. International companies and investors come to Espoo to find the most exciting startups. We make sure you get introduced to the right ones. We organise matchmaking activities and do tech-scouting for incoming corporations.
Growth and going international
Through Enter Espoo, your startup can access opportunities to grow your business and international markets. We give you information on challenges and growth opportunities from our network. You can also join market entry events and trips that we co-organise with our Finnish and international partners.
How to access growth opportunities?
The best way to access opportunities is through our Launchpad matchmaking platform.
Coming to Finland?
Enter Espoo also helps non-Finnish startups to access and become part of Espoo’s innovation ecosystem by connecting you with the right local players.
How can you visit Espoo’s growth and innovation ecosystem?
Ecosystem Visits and Programs
Experience Espoo’s innovation and sustainable travel ecosystems. Welcome to the city where business and innovations meet beautiful nature and a great quality of life. Get information on and direct contacts of who you should meet, what you should see and where you can organise activities and events. We even offer tailored programs for your visit.
- Get access to the ecosystem.
- Meet and work with the right people.
- Visit the companies and innovation hotspots.
- Get a tailored tour and program for your visit.
- Experience Espoo virtually with the DayTripster app.
- Find exciting adventures and locations.
Services for visitors, travel trade and meeting planners
Enter Espoo is the official city convention bureau under the Visit Espoo service brand. We offer you professional assistance in planning and arranging meetings, conferences and incentives. All our services are provided free of charge.
For international congress organiser
When you’re planning to invite and organise an international scientific congress in Espoo, please contact us. We are here to help you. We are dedicated to help you successfully bid for your conference and support you through the whole process of organising the event.
We offer objective assistance free of charge. We:
- help you to find the most suitable venue and partnerships
- help to prepare necessary bid documents and other materials
- co-ordinate site inspection visits
- make preliminary reservations of conference facilities and accommodation
- provide promotional material
- assist you to plan social program
- assist you to make the preliminary budget
- take care of hospitality arrangements with the City of Espoo
- provide information on state subsidy for organising international conferences and national seminars
For meeting planners and incentive agencies
Your successful business event or incentive trip to Espoo equals our success. Let us help you to get new ideas for the next board meeting, team recreation day, incentive trip or important customer event. We help you to find the best possible venues, most exciting adventures and reliable partners for your group.
We also organize FAM trips to the area in cooperation with the Finland Convention Bureau.
- Order and read our latest Meet Espoo newsletter on Visit Espoo web service
- Go to Visit Espoo web service — the official visitor and meeting guide to Espoo
- Read more about our Convention Bureau services on Visit Espoo web service
Tourism, conference and congress marketing: Joint marketing and partner network
We invite all the companies operating in the tourism and meetings industries in the municipalities of Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti to join in Visit Espoo’s partner network.
As a partner, your company will get a possibility to join an active collaboration network and participate in international and domestic marketing activities.
The partner network currently includes about 40 companies. The operation of the partner network is based on an annual fee.
Visitespoo.fi — The official Tourism And meeting guide
Visitespoo.fi helps domestic and foreign travellers, residents, and meeting and event organisers. On the site, you can find information about current events, activities, sights and services, interesting places to visit, accommodation options, restaurants and cafés.
The meeting and congress section helps event organisers to find the most suitable facilities, services, and group activities.
Visitespoo.fi online service has an average of 60 000 views per month (2019).
Day Tripster Espoo
Day Tripster Epsoo is the official travel app for Espoo. It enables visitors to familiarise themselves with Espoo’s top attractions. DayTripster App is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play.
Visit Espoo's event calendar
If your company organises events for tourists visiting Espoo, you should add the events to Visit Espoo's own event calendar, free of charge.
Travel Trade & Tour operators
We offer you professional, free of charge assistance in planning leisure travel packages. We help you to find the most suitable partners and service providers for accommodation, catering services, activities, and places to visit in Espoo, Vihti, and Kirkkonummi areas.
- You can also use various Espoo brochures and maps free of charge, which you can order from us.
- Order and read our latest Experience Espoo newsletter.
- Visitespoo.fi — the official visitor and meeting guide to Espoo
Familiarisation (FAM) trips
Enter Espoo organises FAM trips to the area for commercial tour operators in cooperation with local suppliers, Visit Finland and partner cities. FAM trips are arranged upon customer’s request or on an invitation basis.
Landing and Invest in Services for travel sector
Espoo is growing strongly. As a result, the service level and infrastructure in the area are under pressure. At the same time, this challenge creates potential for the development of new service concepts. The city’s mission is to manage growth by finding sustainable solutions and services that focus on increasing the wellbeing of residents and visitors while respecting natural values.
Enter Espoo is the one-stop-shop that helps tourism and service companies to find a location and to get the necessary permits to start a business in Espoo. We know the right people in the area as well as the organisation of the City of Espoo. And we strive to find the best possible experts to help you.
Media and influencer cooperation
We provide journalists, influencers and other media representatives with material and tourism related information about Espoo in the form of press releases, statistics, images and videos.
When you need more in-depth information about Espoo or current tourism-related issues, or if you are planning a media visit to Espoo, please contact our team. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you plan and make your visit a success.
We also welcome co-operation proposals and interview requests.