Looking ahead, Healthzilla’s main expectations for Health Incubator Helsinki involve getting hands-on support with developing its business. Help related to sales and marketing, partnerships, recruitment and funding is very welcome indeed – as well as with all things related to administration.
“A key short-term goal for our company, with which we hope to receive crucial support, is securing seed funding followed by development and execution of a kick-ass go-to-market strategy,” Ranin says.
Talking about Finland’s strengths as a “Startup Central,” Ranin points out that Finland has an active startup ecosystem where a lot of help and support can be found as long as you know where to ask.
“Availability of resources, especially highly educated, talented people, is definitely a strength. Another strong element is public funding which enables founders to grow their business without diluting their ownership too much too early. Also, the costs of living – as well as talent – compared to many other startup hubs in the world are very reasonable.”