Are you planning to set up a company?

Are you planning to start entrepreneurial activities? Do you wish to utilise your know-how or business idea as an entrepreneur? Business advice in the Turku region is provided by Business Service Centre Potkuri.

Your first step may be a Start Info event where you will hear a compact presentation on becoming an entrepreneur and establishing a company. We recommend that you come to a Start Info before booking a personal appointment with our business advisor. That way you will benefit more from the discussions with the advisor.

Start Info events are generally arranged twice a month on Wednesdays, at lunch time or early evening. The events are held in the ICT-City building on the ground floor (Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, staircase A, Turku). Check the date and time of the next Start Info in our events calendar. The event lasts about one hour and no advance registration is required.

Start Info events in spring 2019 (in Finnish)

3 April, 8 May and 5 June from 11-12
20 March, 17 April, 22 May and 19 June from 17-18 

Below a video of Potkuri Start Info event in English. 

Personal advice

The business advisors in Potkuri help and consult those planning or starting business operations as well as recently started entrepreneurs at different stages of entrepreneurial activities. As a customer of Potkuri you will receive practical information e.g. on founding a company, guidance with employment and economic development services, and advice on issues related to investment and development funding. If required, our business advisors will give a referral for a free consultation visit with a private service provider.

Advice on tax issues is provided by our tax advisor Terttu Suomalainen. Booking at Potkuri, telephone 040 488 2000. She receives customers at the Tax Office of Southwest Finland, Lemminkäisenkatu 14-18 (ground floor), DataCity, Turku

Guidelines for drawing up a business plan and feasibility calculation

Services after founding a company

Potkuri is Turku Science Park Ltd’s service for those planning or starting business operations. The services provided by start-up community SparkUp are suited to some early phase enterprises.

In the next phase, the companies get access to networks and services that provide support in growing and development of business as well as internationalisation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us:
Marko Puhtila, tel. +358 40 550 9560 (Growth and Development Services) or
Tero Piispanen, tel. +358 400 781 683 (Internationalisation).

Potkuri booking

Make an appointment with a business advisor by telephone: 040 488 2000 (from 9–11 and 12–16) or by email:

Exceptional opening hours:

Thursday 28.3. closed 

Wednesdays  3.4., 5.6. and 19.6. closed 9-10:30

Tuesday 30.4. open 10:30-14

Fridays 12.4., 10.5. and 14.6. closed 9 – 10.30.

Potkuri staff at your service:

Peter Lostedt
Markku Määttänen
Johanna Ojaranta
Lassi Rosala
Maarit Tontti
Kyösti Vainikainen

Download free Entrepreneur Guide 2018 (available in several languages). This guide gives an outlook on entrepreneurship and provides help to entrepreneurs in the early stages.

Potkuri yritysneuvonta is part of the Finnish Enterprise Agencies.

Address and location

Potkuri is located in the ICT-City building on the ground floor (Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, staircase A, Turku).  The entrance is at the end of the ICT-City building. There are stairs in front of the entrance. Accessible entrance is through the main door.

Potkuri booking
By phone
+358 40 488 2000
By email
Potkuri staff at your service
Peter Lostedt
+358 40 139 2720
Markku Määttänen
+358 50 559 0534
Johanna Ojaranta
+358 44 907 5201
Lassi Rosala
Koordinaattori, omistajanvaihdospalvelu
+358 50 308 2852
Maarit Tontti
+358 50 559 0297
Kyösti Vainikainen
+358 44 907 5213
Riitta Vihersalo-Mäkinen
+358 50 559 0252