August 9, 2017

Helsinki a top city for startup workers

Second best in the world – startup workers thrive in Helsinki.
Second best in the world – startup workers thrive in Helsinki.
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People working in the startup industry in Helsinki can expect a high quality of life and excellent social security. These are the findings of a new global study conducted by Nestpick.

German website Nestpick surveyed hundreds of cities worldwide to determine which offer the best conditions for those working in the startup industry. The results of the Startup Cities Index were based on 13 factors categorised into five important criteria: startup ecosystem, salaries, social security & benefits, cost of living and quality of life.

Helsinki received an overall ranking of second place and scored especially well in the categories of social security and quality of life. The Finnish capital also excelled by ranking top for equality with a score of 5/5 in this particular category.

In the overall ranking, Singapore was deemed to be the best place for those looking to work in startups. Among other things, this Asian city offers a variety of career opportunities thanks to its vibrant startup scene.

The well-known startup hubs of San Francisco and Berlin also featured in the top five, along with Stockholm.