Starttiraha is a discretionary start-up grant that the Finnish state can grant to new full-time entrepreneurs. It is meant to help secure the entrepreneur’s livelihood while the business operations are being started and stabilized.
You can apply for the grant whether you are employed or unemployed and regardless of what business type or field of industry your new company will represent.
Starttiraha is granted 6 months at a time for a maximum of one year, and in 2017, it was approximately 700 €/month. Starttiraha is considered a taxable personal grant.
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It is advisable to apply for Starttiraha once your business is ready to start operating (for example, funding, business premises and permits are sorted) and you are able to start the business.
Starttiraha can be granted to an entrepreneur whose future business activity will be full-time and continuous and who has sufficient skills for the planned activities (competence, training, work experience, industry knowledge) and is capable of acting as an entrepreneur. The business must also have the potential for profitable operation.
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Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy
Business Development Centre Ltd. Helsinki Region North
Puuvalonaukio 2D, 2. krs, 04200 Kerava
050 341 3210