Pop-up info desk

The City of Tampere is promoting services and encouraging international background entrepreneurs in their business activity by organizing POP-UP INFO DESK.


A survey-based study by the City of Tampere Employment and Growth Services and Federation of Finnish Enterprises (see below) shows that many foreign entrepreneurs consider hard running a company in Finland. 

Managing taxes, searching for funding, understanding the Finnish business culture and finding reliable information are the most common difficulties identified by entrepreneurs.

 At the Pop-up info desk you can receive advice, guidance or get practical help on business matters.

Come by to share your thoughts or great idea with us! We want to hear from you!

NOTE! No appointment needed!

Foreign background entrepreneurship 

survey-based study

Capital region, Pirkanmaa and Finland Proper regions, November 2018.


Starting a new business is relatively easy, but people need help in running it. Those are the findings of a survey-based study conducted among immigrant entrepreneurs in November 2018 in the capital region, Pirkanmaa and Finland Proper (southwest Finland). The survey results indicate that immigrant entrepreneurs have trust in the future and are extremely eager to grow.

Entrepreneurial Service Path Guide

by the City of Tampere Entrepreneurship and Growth Services

Short guide to Tampere business ecosystem. The guide includes information about  business tools, organizations where you can find experts to talk to, information on business training and events as well as other useful links. 

Tampere Startup Kit is aimed at international startup teams who are considering to move their startup to Tampere and international talents who are already residing in Tampere and interested in creating their startups.

Self-employment possibilities info session in English


Are you interested to learn about other work opportunities than full-time work and full-time entrepreneurship. For example you can develop your business idea by using billing services or joining a co-operative organization.

Come to participate info sessions organized on the last Wednesday of each month by the City of Tampere and learn all about how to practice light entrepreneurship.

Agenda of sessions:

12-13 formal session given by Merja Retkin, experienced business adviser from the City of Tampere.

13-13:30 insights and practices by freelance expert.  

13:30-15:30 possibility to meet the expert Merja Retkin in private.

Session are free of charge! Coffee is served.

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A concept of series of gatherings, events and workshops ending with a cultural festival in Tammelantori in April 2020

When: ongoing until April 2020. (You can register here at any given time: https://palvelut2.tampere.fi/e3/lomakkeet/19500/lomake.html )

Mission: provide immigrant entrepreneurs wanting to start a business in Finland with relevant information and tools. This includes writing a business plan, dealing with Finnish regulations, planning your business, tips from successful business owners, marketing and sales consultation and much more. The approach is friendly while professional.

Who is it for: immigrant entrepreneurs with little to none experience in starting a food business in Tampere. Performers and craft makers are also welcome to join.

For any additional questions and details: ramona.bilmez@tampere.fi and selenegama.br@gmail.com

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