NewCo Helsinki partners with ZPark to expand exchange program

14/11/2017

City of Helsinki and City of Beijing strengthens collaboration to further exchange insights and knowhow in creating a stronger link between the startup ecosystems.

The collaboration is purposed to generate a global network by linking two ecosystems and provide a wider support for domestic startups when targeting into new markets.

This opportunity will provide Helsinki based startups a “gate-opener” to Asian markets through China, as well as supporting ZPark based startups in entering the European market.

Beijing is one of the top startup ecosystems in Asia and holds a significant domestic market.
Zhongguancun district located in Northeastern Beijing is accommodated by technologists as well as mentors, entrepreneurs, and increasingly promising unicorn-potential startups.

Selected startups (Helsinki based and ZPark based) of the Exchange Program will be provided 2 months exchange period free of charge including:

  1. co-working spaces
  2. 1-on-1 business coaching from local advisory
  3. Introductions to the local ecosystem and network

 

”We are honored to be able to provide Chinese markets´ insights to Helsinki based startups as well as introducing Helsinki’s ecosystem to ZPark startups. This collaboration will significantly decrease barriers for the startups – both ways – when entering a new market.”

Tommo Koivusalo
Head of Unit
City of Helsinki, Enterprise Services (NewCo Helsinki)

 

Contact us for further information of the Exchange Program: yrityshelsinki@hel.fi

More about ZPark
With a goal to take the lead in becoming the high-tech innovation center in the information service fields with international impact and attracting a number of high-end talents having both domestic and international renown.