Slack

Slack is a chat platform for online communities. It’s free to use and a great way to connect with people with similar interests, like startups.

Startup Helsinki Slack

Startup Helsinki Slack is open for everyone to join at bit.ly/startuphelsinkislack. It’s a great place to get to know and stay in touch with startup-minded people in the main Helsinki area.

Some notable channels include:

#opportunities for application periods
#events for events people can directly participate in
#jobs
#networking to introduce yourself and share who you’d like to connect with

After registering it’s recommended to install Slack on your desktop and/or phone to stay up-to-date on new messages. After installing, add your Slack group startuphelsinki and use the email and password you registered with to log in.

Startup Space Helsinki

Startup Space Helsinki is an online community slightly similar to Slack, focusing on video and audio meetings. It is like an actual networking cafe, with tables where you can join to follow or be a part of that group’s discussion, getting to know others on the table. Private meetings are also supported.

There are also frequent webinar and networking facilitation sessions organized by multiple organizations. The program and schedule are on their website.