START Helsinki is proud to present our new collaboration partner, The Hub!
In short, The Hub is the leading platform for Nordic startups. As for today, they represent over 6000 startups, 350 investors and have over 1.5 million users yearly. In total they have posted close to 20.000 Nordic startups jobs on their platform.
We interviewed Jessica Blechingberg, The Hub’s Country Manager to shed some light on what they do and who the organization is created for.
What is The Hub and the purpose of the organization? - The Hub is a platform that helps Nordic startups grow. Our platform gives an overview of the Finnish and Nordic startup community and our users can post jobs and get assistance with recruitment of talent, connection with investors and access to best practice tools, e.g. employment contracts, pitch decks.
What is your mission?
- Our mission is to help startups grow whether it is about finding the next employee or investor.
What's the background of The Hub? - The Hub was founded in 2016 with an aim to gather all the startups jobs in Denmark under one single platform. There was really a need for it because there was not a platform to go for startup jobs, hence The Hub was founded. The Hub platform was a great success in Denmark and expanded after a year to Sweden, Norway and Finland. In Finland, Maria 01, the leading startup campus in Europe, is the operating partner and are running the platform in Finland. The Hub today is the platform to go to for talents who want to land a job in a startup or a scaleup.
Jessica Blechingberg - Country Manager at The Hub
Do you organize events for the start-up community?
- We don’t host our own events but during our years we have teamed up with local ecosystem partners to host events together. We have worked with Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Slush and Stream Tampere. The events have been about startup recruitment, launching our Nordic Startup Salary Survey and matching talents and startups together.
What does the future look like for you? - 2019 was a fantastic year for us. We did a big a big product update in September. We got a new design and updated many features including our applicant tracking system and a new job search flow. More about the Hub 2.0 can be found here. Next we are going to integrate other applicant tracking systems to ours so we can help even more startups to give exposure to their open positions and find talent.
We wish you a fantastic start on 2020!
- START Helsinki-team