Helsinki’s Thriving Sports Industry: A Close-up on Finnish Powerhouses

Helsinki, a city renowned for its contemporary design and pulsing innovation, is making another mark in the realm of sports industry. A growing number of sports startups and companies are thriving in this city, building on Finland’s established reputation for technological innovation. In this article, we highlight some of the dynamic sports-focused companies making impressive strides in the heart of Helsinki.


SportIQ, an enterprise co-founded by Harri Hohteri, is a leading player in the arenas of Analytics, Big Data, Software and Sports. The company delivers a powerful sports tracking and analytics platform, providing tailor-made solutions for sports tracking, analytics, and broadcast integration. Furthermore, SportIQ also provides customizable video services for advanced data collection and analysis through real-time player, team, and equipment tracking. Connect with SportIQ on LinkedIn and Twitter., founded by Ivan Kuznetsov, Jussi Raisanen and Olli Oksanen, provides tools to tackle the critical issue of inactivity and lifestyle diseases. Its innovative wellness motivator and workplace wellness platform are being chosen by global companies such as PepsiCo, Ricoh and Ericsson. Leverage its platform to implement measurable healthy behaviors, while creating a social community around a healthy lifestyle. Follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


MyNextRun, co-founded by Emma Huovinen, Sami Granfors and Tatu Mäkilä, has developed the world’s largest online running calendar. Users can explore nearly 15,000 events based on distance, location, date, and type of event. Discover more about MyNextRun on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Amer Sports

Amer Sports is a global sporting goods company marketing internationally recognized brands. Their advanced sports equipment, footwear, and apparel are designed to improve performance and enhance the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. Visit their LinkedIn page and follow them on Twitter.

Vulcan Vision Corporation

Founded by Asko Roine, Vulcan Vision Corporation develops high-end camera solutions for the professional sports coaching business. Learn more on their LinkedIn page, and on Facebook and Twitter.


Quiske, helps athletes improve their rowing technique with their Rowing Performance (RowP) system. Check them out on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Budget Sport

Budget Sport offers a wide selection of sporting equipment and apparel for men, women, and kids. Follow them on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Unisport Scandinavia

Unisport Scandinavia is known for manufacturing and marketing athletic flooring and Astroturf. Keep up with them on LinkedIn.


Kuuasema, mobile app developer has crafted apps like Supersoni. Get in touch with them on Facebook and Twitter.


Co-founded by Heikki Aura, Jussi Marin, Veli-Pekka Marin, Uplause is a global player in fan engagement and interactive event advertising space. Learn more about them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Sports Tracking Technologies

Sports Tracking Technologies, co-founded by Antti Sorvari and Ykä Huhtala, offers a free app transforming your mobile phone into a full-featured GPS sports computer. Follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Written by Sam Hyme

I have over 13 years experience in the sports industry. I specialise in analytical frameworks for sports performance.

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