Suomen Yrittäjät Headquarters in Pasila, Kyllikinportti 2, Helsinki

Are you an entrepreneur or would you like to start your own business in Finland?

Business Unplugged is an event for all entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially minded people looking to grow their business and their mindset while being inspired by the entrepreneurial journeys of others. It is especially for those interested to develop their own business or business idea.

This years event is all about business opportunities! At the event held at Suomen Yrittäjät Headquarters in Pasila, you will hear inspiring and encouraging keynotes about the entrepreneurial scene and can take part in workshops about business and self growth. During the event you can expand your knowledge about the many business opportunities and avenues to take and grow your network.

Business advisors from Business Helsinki, employment and business experts from Suomen Yrittäjät, the Shortcut and Startup Refugees will be present througout the event and you will get the chance to have one on one talks with these advisors to boost your own business journey.

At the end of the event we will celebrate the Migrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 who will be awarded a 5 000 euro award by Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

Come and join to energize yourself and your (future) business! The event is organized by Suomen Yrittäjät.





The Chair of the Migrant Entrepreneur Network’s management team will open the event and wish you welcome.

David Blinov CEO of The F Company


Creve introduces their online programme that aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of solo entrepreneurs in the creative industries to help them compete and thrive in an increasingly global environment.

Let’s break the ice by an easy going networking session.

Workshop 1: How to boost your mental health skills? By Elo 

Key factors in being a successful entrepreneur also include mental wellbeing. Learn about the building blocks for successful self-leadership. You will reflect upon your own signals and factors of strain and decreased work ability and produce some tools on how to take care of your mental health.

Facilitators Päivi Pärkkä and Noora Poussu, Development managers/Work ability services, Elo Pension Insurance Company

Workshop 2: How to get your company funded. By Business Helsinki

Business Advisor Touko Kontro’s tips for financing a business and Q & A. Two time slots available:

  • 18.00
  • 18.30

Workshop 3: 3 minute pitch! By The Shortcut

The Shortcut is having a game table for participants to put together a winning 3 minute pitch. Your task is to compose a pitch by selecting the right parts in right order to make your case interesting for investors.

The Shortcut is also offering 5 minute long 1-1 sessions to coach on your business idea. Reservations can be made at their booth.

Workshop 4: From Concept to Product: Don’t give up! Create, develop and innovate. By Simmons Foods Oy

Having trouble bringing ideas to reality? Entrepreneur and F&B Product & Concept Developer Granger Simmons will take you through the process from initial concept and design to successful market delivery. Two time slots available:

  • 18.00
  • 18.30

3D product scanning via virtual demo. By Creve, Humak

Try out a 3D scanning virtual demo of art and handcrafted products and learn how mobile scanning can be used to produce directly publishable content for e.g. online stores, virtual environments, etc.

Visit Creve´s stand for some more fun!

Business advice from: Business Helsinki, Suomen Yrittäjät, Startup Refugees.

Starting your business, developing your business, legal advice, possibilities in change of ownership, networking etc.

Short break before continuing on with the show!

The ceremony will be opened by the chairman of Suomen Yrittäjät, Petri Salminen. During the award ceremony you will find out who takes home the 5000 euro award courtesy of Elo and the title of Migrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2023.






If you have some questions, please contact

Sonja Antosalo
Specialist, Suomen Yrittäjät
Email sonja.antosalo(a)
Phone 050 303 7846