NewCo Helsinki partners with ZPark to expand Startup Exchange Program

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 - informs city of Helsinki.

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: co-working spaces, 1-on-1 business coaching from local advisory, and 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”, says NewCo Helsinki's Head of UnitTommo Koivusalo.

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