The Shortcut Mission
The Shortcut is a community-driven organization that promotes diversity as an engine for growth. We encourage more people to consider creating or working for a startup to best utilize their skills and achieve their career aspirations. Through workshops, trainings and programs, we accelerate and inspire our community to explore ideas, share knowledge, and develop the skills required in the tech world.
The main criterion for participating is ATTITUDE: if you are curious and motivated to learn more about technology and entrepreneurship, you are welcome to join us. This is your starting point to take an active role in building your future.
Inclusive society – In many societies, including Finland, many talented and motivated individuals have significant potential, yet their skills and resources remain untapped.
These include 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees, foreigners, international students, multicultural youth, and anyone trying to integrate into Finnish society. If they were better included, they could rise to their full potential and would benefit society as a whole.
Technology is particularly suitable for people not well-rooted in the local society. Due to the international character, cross cultural markets, and mobility of applications, the tech sector presents an ideal opportunity.
No color, no boundaries. There is a growing demand from Finnish technology companies for talent. Furthermore, tech startups have a high multiplier effect in terms of revenues and employment.
Emphasizing Finnish societal values – In times of crisis, perseverance and innovation have contributed to the emergence of great things from Finland.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in Europe has emerged. We want to extend this community to be more diverse and inclusive by lowering the barrier of participation.
For you, who are
- inspired to accelerate your talent,
- want to acquire new skills,
- want to add value and contribute to the community,
- are looking to find your place in society.
We will lead you on a journey that will activate you to join the startup community.
We are the platform and safety net where testing ideas and failing is part of the development process.
For you who are the change.
We welcome you to The Shortcut.