Entrepreneurial ecosystems as drivers for growth

Commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office, 4FRONT together with Ramboll Management Consulting Oy, Etlatieto Oy, Urban Mill and The Evidence Network Ltd have carried out a study on “Drivers and bottlenecks of start-up companies’ growth”.

The study presents an overall picture of Finnish start-ups and their economic importance, and provides recommendations for the Finnish startup-policy. The study reveals that Finnish start-up companies are now more growth oriented than a decade ago, and they increasingly seek growth from international markets.

The public sector continues to have an important role in supporting growth-oriented companies, promoting start-up culture and developing business environment. 4FRONT was responsible for analysing the concept of entrepreneurial ecosystems and its implications for policy, as well as mapping and analysing Finnish startup support programmes.

Startup-yritysten kasvun ajurit ja pullonkaulat (in Finnish)