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Minaë turned her passion for cooking into a collaborative platform for food entrepreneurs

Maree advises anyone moving to Finland to embrace the quirky and the unusual

Finland is best for work, life and family, says Silvia

“Our styles are like the two sides of Finland,” say Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen

“I’m a pretty average Finnish guy,” says Seoul-based celebrity Petri Kalliola

The Finnish technology sector is in an exciting phase, says Talita

Education brought Daniel to Finland, entrepreneurship made him stay

“My philosophy is learning by doing,” says dentist, author and entrepreneur Tarek Omran

Minwoo appreciates the creativity of Finland’s mobile games industry

“Sign language should be considered a minority language, not a disability,” says Signmark

Finland is a perfect working environment for Frenchman Erwan

Helsinki keeps its promises, says Suphi

Sadeem switched from pharmacy to become a marketing executive

Pete from the UK admires the work hard, play hard mentality

The Finnish startup ecosystem has impressed Hoang-Mai

“I am fascinated by the fact that disruption creates more than it destroys,” states Perttu Pölönen

The Finnish startup ecosystem is focused on solving real problems, says Erdal

Shiho finds working life here to be very open

“Watches are not jewellery,” says Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva

Be a doer in Finland, not a talker, suggests Suvi from China

Carmen found supportive communities for entrepreneurs in Finland

Yoshi believes in keeping an open mind and staying curious

For Saurabh, Tampere is a home away from home

Aiman highly values the freedom Finland offers

Anna Fatima sees Finland as a good place to start a company

Hyunseok appreciates the good work-life balance in Finland

Ben is helping Finland position itself as Europe’s leading battery hub

“Music has been a great form of self-expression for Finns,” says Kaisa Rönkkö

Finland’s IT industry is inclusive, balanced and has low hierarchy, says Igor

“I believe and hope these exceptional times will boost combat against climate change,” says Jukka Leskelä

Shalini’s connection with Finland continues to deepen

“Wild food isn’t just a privilege of rich people or fancy restaurants, it’s an everyman’s right”, Sami Tallberg states

Working here is informal and relaxed, says Lais

Kelly from the US came here in search of adventure

Windi Muziasari became an entrepreneur to help people

Finnish startup ecosystem is easy to get involved in, says Anjana

After a stint in Silicon Valley, Finland was the ideal place to live for Zak

Finland’s vibrant startup ecosystem appeals to Parneet

Erica found love, Moomins and weightlifting in Finland

Moving to Finland was a jump into the unknown for Natalia

Mariana applies service design to immigration questions

“I always aim for the stars but even if I get a cloud in the path, it’s OK,” says Chiara Costa 

“Music keeps you humble and grateful, because it’s a gift,” says Tarja Turunen

Life is wonderfully predictable in Finland for Priyam

“Without art and music, life would be soulless,” ponders Siamäk Naghian

– “Immigration and globalisation have broadened the definition of Finnish literature,” says Mehdi Ghasemi

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible,” says Mia Kemppaala

Fabien runs a food kit delivery company in Helsinki

Mark appreciates Finland’s startup sector

“I get bored very easily with things,” says Minna Parikka

MJ values the low hierarchy in working life

Starting a business are easy in Finland, says Iranthi

“We should all be a bit more ambitious,” declares Ronny Eriksson

Finnish and Australian work cultures are fairly similar, says Adam

Ionela feels that Finland’s e-commerce industry is very exciting and rewarding

Trust is very important in Finland, says Slobodan

Finland is a great place to work, says Grafton from the US

Former reporter and news anchor Ivy appreciates independence and equality

Networking is the key to finding a job in Finland, says Inga

Glenn thinks Finland is a great place to raise children

“There are many problems so complicated that classical computers will never be able to solve them,” says Jan Goetz

Turning research into business drives Kunal Garg

“Eating disorders are common in sports, but their treatment is focused too much on how to eat,” says Nina Chydenius

“I consider the Finnish education system to be a very flexible one,” says Jouni Kangasniemi

Svetlana never gave up and landed the job of her dreams

“We've captured the essence of the Finnish berries in our wine,” say Paola Guerrero de Cohen and David Cohen

Vibha has embraced Finnish work-life balance

Uchida from Japan likes the flexibility of working here

André came to Finland for a dream job, stayed for values

“There’s still truth in the stereotype of Finns being silent,” says Max Ovaska

The people and nature here have made an impact on Katerina

“The meaning of sisu lives, grows and changes,” says Katja Pantzar

Evon applauds the entrepreneur ecosystem in Finland

Blen believes programming skills can help solve societal problems

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