Welcome to the techies’ paradise. Welcome to HEL.

Develop yourself in the happiest and the most innovative country in the world. It’s a vibrant community and the place-to-be for techheads with talent. Do these names ring any bells: Angry Birds, Clash of Clans or Max Payne? Yep. All Made in HEL.

It’s all up here. Inspiring job opportunities and a booming start-up scene. And maybe the most important factor, employee-friendly working hours. By law. Plus snow, slush and darkness. Clean, cool and fresh air. Thousands of lakes and the midnight sun.

So, what are you waiting for?
This is an invitation.
WELCOME TO HEL.

Why Helsinki?

Safe and stable society


The land of lakes, sauna and sisu is known for being a society where everything just simply works. Helsinki is one of the top European tech hubs – international but with tons of its original spunk. Helsinki has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Get to know Finland and Greater Helsinki area.


9 to 5 means 9 to 5


What’s more important, your 9AM to 5PM or your 5PM to 9PM? In Finland you can choose either one, or take them both! We are proud to have one of the best work-life balance in the world. But truthfully speaking, working is pretty great but enjoying life is much better.


Fun with the family


Filled with parks, museums and attractions, Helsinki is a great place to raise kids and enjoy your family to the fullest. Lots of international kindergartens and schools are available in the greater Helsinki area. Finland also has one of the best education systems in the world, so you’ll know your kids are growing smarter day by day.


Don’t just take our word for it…

MyGeekHelsinki: 6 Places to get Your Geek Life Started in Helsinki

1. Start up hubs

1. Start up hubs

The booming start up scene in Helsinki can best be experienced in the vibrant start-up hubs. These places are superclusters of the most ambitious and creative people in the scene. They often host events or offer space for gaming events, e-sports or what have you!



2. Event by IGDA

2. Event by IGDA

Monthly event for everyone and anyone in the gaming industry, organized by the International Game Developers Association IGDA. A relaxed networking event for gaming enthusiasts and professionals, for beginners and big players.

3. Game Jam

3. Game Jam

Global event concept, organized in Helsinki, where participants are able to put their best talent into work and create their own game in a short time. Games are often given themes like Hot Hot Hot or Educational Games to inspire participants into the most creative or world-changing games.

4. Collector flea markets

4. Collector flea markets

VPD is a treasure chest for second hand games, old consoles and retro gems. Classic games and new favourites with reasonable prices.

5. Arcade halls

5. Arcade halls

Arcade halls offer challenge and entertainment in the form of the best retro arcade games. The most well-known ones are Sugoi and Extraball. Some also rent out the space for private events.


6. 8-Bit Brewing Taproom

6. 8-Bit Brewing Taproom

The owners of this bar wanted to combine two of their favourite things: beer and video games. This bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and a selection of refreshing ales brewed by the dedicated owners themselves.

MyGeekHelsinki: 6 Places to get Your Geek Life Started in Helsinki

1. Start up hubs

1. Start up hubs

The booming start up scene in Helsinki can best be experienced in the vibrant start-up hubs. These places are superclusters of the most ambitious and creative people in the scene. They often host events or offer space for gaming events, e-sports or what have you!



2. Event by IGDA

2. Event by IGDA

Monthly event for everyone and anyone in the gaming industry, organized by the International Game Developers Association IGDA. A relaxed networking event for gaming enthusiasts and professionals, for beginners and big players.

3. Game Jam

3. Game Jam

Global event concept, organized in Helsinki, where participants are able to put their best talent into work and create their own game in a short time. Games are often given themes like Hot Hot Hot or Educational Games to inspire participants into the most creative or world-changing games.

4. Collector flea markets

4. Collector flea markets

VPD is a treasure chest for second hand games, old consoles and retro gems. Classic games and new favourites with reasonable prices.

5. Arcade halls

5. Arcade halls

Arcade halls offer challenge and entertainment in the form of the best retro arcade games. The most well-known ones are Sugoi and Extraball. Some also rent out the space for private events.


6. 8-Bit Brewing Taproom

6. 8-Bit Brewing Taproom

The owners of this bar wanted to combine two of their favourite things: beer and video games. This bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and a selection of refreshing ales brewed by the dedicated owners themselves.

How to land your dream job in Helsinki?

Yes, we know – it is to beat the other applicants and to land the job. To ensure that you stand a chance among all the other eager applicants, your CV needs to make an impression from the get-go. Most recruiters receive several applications every day – and usually spend less than a minute on a single resume. The trick is to make an impact during these vital seconds.

So how do you get it right? What should you mention – and not mention – in your CV? We’ve put together a few pointers to help you out in making a great, solid CV for yourself.

Come meet us! Upcoming events around the world


18 November 2019

The event will bring together top technology experts, futurists, policy makers, research heads and industry captains globally. Helsinki Business Hub and Business Finland will be there to tell you about Finland as a place to live and work and about the excellent career opportunities that you can find in Finland. Come meet us there!


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Contact information


Nisha Yadav

Talent advisor

+358 44 989 9629
nisha.yadav@hbh.fi


Miska Hakala

Director, business platform development

+358 40 737 4697
miska.hakala@hbh.fi