Founders of Hong Kong start-up MINEO selected for 90-day Finn program in Helsinki
HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dominique Moralez and Tanya Moralez, founders of Hong Kong start-up MINEO, are among 19 people selected through a global search to participate in the 90 Day Finn program, organized by Helsinki Partners, the marketing company, investment and talent attraction company owned by the city of Helsinki, Finland.
In 2021, the inaugural 90 Day Finn program received over 5,300 applications from investors, entrepreneurs, executives and tech talent around the world, from which 13 participants were selected. The selection process for the 90 Day Finn program includes a series of interviews, from which 19 participants were selected for the 2022 cohort. The next 90 Day Finn program begins in August 2022, in Helsinki, Finland.
The organizer of the 90 Day Finn program, Helsinki Partners, offers participants the opportunity to be “immersed in one of the most innovative business ecosystems and one of the most sustainable cities on the planet”, as stated on the official company website. In addition, the program provides participants with introductions to key business and political influencers, relevant business networks and hubs, and offices in Sofia Helsinki.
“In addition to the potential for international business expansion to the Nordics, we were strongly attracted to the 90 Day Finn program because of the benefits for our children, including childcare assistance and access to Finland’s world-renowned education system,” said Tanya Moralez.
90 Day Finn participants who choose to extend their stay will receive assistance from Helsinki partners in applying for a long-term residence permit. Voted “the happiest country in the world” for the fifth consecutive year in an annual index sponsored by the UN, Finland prides itself on promoting work-life balance as a central benefit of living in the Nordic country.
“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and thrilled to be one of the 19 people selected to participate in the 90 Day Finn Program. Establishing a presence in the Nordics, with our first steps in Finland, will allow us to proudly share the spirit and ingenuity of Greater China startups, in a thriving and supportive European ecosystem,” said Dominique Moralez.
The Moralez co-founders successfully launched three Hong Kong startups, including Fenix TLS, a language solutions provider, MINEO, a global investor matchmaking platform, and MINEO DOCS, a legal documentation platform, and joined the Tencent WeStart (HK) community in 2018. .