Community engagement and entrepreneurship

Good financial skills lay the foundation for success in business. That’s why we support more than 100,000 Finns – from young budding entrepreneurs to large business owners – every year in managing their personal finances and developing the skills they need to run a business. On this page, you can learn about our partnerships and projects to boost entrepreneurship.

Our ongoing community engagement projects

Finland’s Entrepreneur Day

Happy Finland’s Entrepreneur Day! At Nordea, we support young entrepreneurs and growth companies alike. During the week of Finland’s Entrepreneur Day, we will host a workshop at the Takeoff business eventOpens new window organised by Economy and Youth TAT. Takeoff 2022 will be held on 7 September in the main building (Dipoli) of Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus. It is Europe’s largest business event for upper secondary school students.

Bisnestä KehiinOpens new window is an event where young people have 20 minutes to come up with new business ideas. It will be held on Thursday 8 September from 10.00 to 11.00 and hosted by YouTuber Roni Back. The event is aimed at young people and other parties interested in youth entrepreneurship. We are organising it in collaboration with 4H Finland.

Investor Speed Dating

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Investor Speed Dating is a virtual event held by Nordea, where the owners of startups and scaleups get to meet Finnish and international investors.

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Kasvu Open Opens new window

Kasvu Open is a free-of-charge national coaching and feedback programme for growth-oriented for small and medium-sized enterprises. We collaborate with Growth Open throughout the year, aiming to make Finland the best country for startups in the world.

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Slush is one of the most significant investor and startup events in the world. It aims to help startups that are making the world a better place to grow and network.

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Kasvuryhmä is a network of Finnish scaleup companies that are helping and challenging one another to become world-changing success stories. Nordea contributes to the network with its expertise in financing and sustainable business management.

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4H is a partner of Nordea that encourages young people to become an entrepreneur for the summer. 4H provides a safe avenue for getting to know what it feels like to run a business. Nordea’s volunteers act as facilitators and business coaches for the young participants during their summer entrepreneurship.

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Maria 01 Opens new window

Maria 01 is the leading startup campus in the Nordic countries. It actively maintains a network for investors, startups and ecosystem experts.

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Cooperation partners

Our goal is to support sustainable growth in companies and inspire young people to choose the path of entrepreneurship. We run many of our projects in cooperation with our partner network. Every year, our employees have the opportunity to spend two paid working days participating in projects for promoting entrepreneurial skills in our society.