Terms and conditions
90 Day Finn campaign
Terms and conditions:
This campaign is organized by Helsinki Business Hub.
Participants can apply between 4 November, 2020 and 10 December, 2020. Helsinki Business Hub goes through the applications during the campaign time and can make the decision already earlier than 10 December, 2020.
Helsinki Business Hub will choose a maximum 15 participants. The chosen participants and non-elected applicants are informed during December 2020 and they will be interviewed. Organizer can contact the applicants already before the decision if additional information is needed.
The 90 stay will take place ideally starting from February 2021, but minor timetable changes are possible e.g. due to the chosen participants’ situation.
Who can apply?
To apply you need to be over 18 and not currently live in Finland. In the decision Helsinki Business Hub priorities US citizens, but doesn’t limit the applicants to only US citizens. However, the participants will enter the country with Schengen visa, so the applicants have to have a right to apply for and have to be granted a Schengen visa. Anyone from Investor to employee and entrepreneur can apply for the program.
Criteria for the decision
Helsinki Business Hub has the right to freely choose the participants. The following criteria will be considered in decision making.
- The campaign is targeted for top talent in the US west coast, so primely the participants are chosen from the US.
- The participants are working for their existing positions from Finland, so people who are able to work remotely or have their own company are prioritized.
- In the decision process, a wide network among tech talents is considered a plus.
- The participants will have to have a right to apply for and have to be granted a Schengen visa.
- In the decision-making, Helsinki Business Hub evaluates the reasons why based on the information provided by the applicants.
Helsinki Business Hub provides the following services for the chosen participants:
– Individual initial meeting and needs assessment
– information package about Finland
– preparation of required immigration/arrival documents
– Finnish culture training (online, group training)
– accommodation arrangements
– co-working space arrangements
– family considerations (e.g. schooling and daycare)
– access to the joint group for communication (e.g. WhatsApp)
– airport pickup
– transportation to accommodation
– reception service
– welcome gift and settling-in information
– welcoming event
– relocation consultation by phone/email
– group communication (e.g. WhatsApp)
– local information package
– monthly newsletter
– neighborhood tour
– Finnish experiences during the stay e.g. nature experience, sauna experience, culture experience
– farewell meeting
– departure information
– feedback & satisfaction review
- Support to apply longer residence permission in Finland
- Support to settle in to Finland permanently
- Support to make eg. accommodation changes during the stay, if needed
Responsibilities for the participants:
- Applicants need to provide truthful information in the application.
- Chosen participants will obey the quarantine and other travel conditions which are currently in place in Finland.
- Participants are willing to share their experiences with their network from Finland
- Helsinki Business Hub can produce content during the stay of the participants e.g. during the get-togethers. Participants are willing to give interviews for Helsinki Business Hub about their stay.
- Participants are responsible for the travel expenses to Finland and for any insurances the participants are willing to take.
- Participants are responsible for the living costs and all other personal expenses during their stay in Finland.
Force Majeure/right to cancel:
Helsinki Business Hub will not be liable or pay the participant any compensation if the program is postponed or canceled due to Force Majeure which means any event beyond Helsinki Business Hub’s control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided, even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples include warfare, acts of terrorism (or the threat thereof), civil strife, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease or pandemic (including COVID-19) which make it impossible to travel safely to Helsinki, the act of any government or other national or local or flight cancellations.
In the case of Force Majeure, Helsinki Business Hub will try to provide a postponement of the program where possible. If the delay would exceed 14 days Helsinki Business Hub will have the right to cancel the program.
Helsinki Business Hub hereby disclaims any liability and in no event shall Helsinki Business Hub be liable for any damage including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages arising from the program arrangements.