Business Tampere Financial Helpdesk offers company-specific assistance in matters related to planning or applying for financing, as well as advice on finding suitable financiers for each situation. The service is intended as a short-term “first aid” in financial matters and issues.
The help desk can provide answers to questions such as the following:
- What kinds of funding instruments are available and how to apply for funding?
- Where to get funding for your company’s growth and internationalization?
- What is the impact of the disruptions caused by COVID-19 on the funding of growth companies?
- How to approach different financiers?
- What opportunities EU instruments can offer to a company?
Helpdesk service is available to companies in the Tampere region area that aim for growth and internationalization. An individual company with a business ID can receive free advice for max. 2 hours. Counseling takes place remotely over the phone and digital channels. The service offered by Business Tampere is provided by financial experts Tuomas Maisala (Maisala.net Oy), Johannes Ahvo (Spinverse Oy) and Tommi Pajala (Fimentum Oy). If you doubt about which of the experts to contact, we recommend that you contact Tuomas Maisala. He directs to other experts if necessary.
How to contact?
Contact us via the following channels:
General financial issues:
Financial expert Tuomas Maisala
There are many sources of funding for a company, so it is not easy to get an overall picture. In the application for funding for example these matters are highlighted: the stage, sector, readiness of the company, the priorities of the financiers, and the alignment and availability of public instruments. These allow us to find answers to questions related to planning or applying for financing for your company, as well as to find suitable financiers.
Questions related to internationalization:
Financial expert Tommi Pajala
tel. 050 543 0232
Expanding and succeeding in international markets requires diverse funding for, among other things, product development, market research, customer needs surveys, sales, marketing, building sales and distribution networks, IPR studies, legal and regulatory studies, opening new locations, staff development and expansion, and general working capital. The internationalization finance helpdesk takes into account the overall situation of a company seeking international growth, helps to identify options appropriate to each need and situation, and formulates longer-term financing plans to enable international growth. In addition, advice can be asked on issues related to the financing of international trade.
Questions about EU funding:
Financial expert Johannes Ahvo
tel. 050 516 3947
The most important thing in identifying a suitable EU financial instrument is to obtain information about the company’s estimated need / amount of financing, for which the financing would be used, the technological readiness level of the solution and innovation. Using the above questions, we will be able to identify suitable EU funding programs. In addition, we get help from Spinbase AI database, which suggests relevant funding instruments based on keywords.
Business Tampere’s funding clinic as an extension of the help desk
In addition to the funding help desk service, a start-up or growth company operating in the Tampere region can make use of Business Tampere’s free-of-charge funding clinic service. You can book the first funding clinic appointment (1 h), during which the company’s situation will be mapped and suitable follow-up measures proposed.
Information is processed in accordance with the Business Tampere helpdesk privacy statement and the Business Tampere privacy statement. By using the Helpdesk service, the customer accepts both privacy statements.
Helpdesk mainly covers short-term advisory work related to financing issues max. 2 hours per company with business ID. At the moment, counselling also exceptionally covers funding advice which is needed due to COVID-19. A separate discussion appointment may be booked to answer a wider question or one needing more background information. If necessary, a follow-up discussion appointment will be agreed to ensure that the matter is resolved.
If the question cannot be answered immediately, the aim is to complete the service request within a few working days. Due to the hour quota allocated for the help desk service, the availability of the service may need to be restricted.
The helpdesk can help with individual funding-related documents, but it is not a consultancy service that produces funding applications, investor presentations or similar expert work performances. Nor does the service include legal advice, for example in relation to the terms and conditions of investment contracts.
Funding-related questions are company-specific in nature. Questions are handled confidentially, but the use of the service (look Business Tampere helpdesk privacy statement) is recorded for general service reporting.
Messages and conversations between the service provider and the company using the service may be recorded in the communication services used. The service provider deletes chat conversations and e-mails sent by the client upon request.
The client is solely responsible for decisions concerning their company and the consequences thereof. Business Tampere and the service providers (Maisala.net Oy, Fimentum Oy ja Spinverse Oy) do not guarantee that the information, advice and service offered by the service providers are faultless and correct.
Business Tampere and the service providers are not in any way liable for damage caused by incorrect advice or instructions given by the help desk or by the incorrect operation of the tool. Business Tampere and the service providers are also not in any way liable for any indirect damage caused to the client. Limitations of liability do not apply to damage caused deliberately or through serious negligence.
The funding counselling package is part of the 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, with the support of which the service package has been established and launched.