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ORION: The final resistance of a classic cinema?

Coronavirus outbreak has started in Finland since March 2020. Thousands of confirmed cases and thousands of businesses that have suffered from this pandemic. We at Entrepreneurs of Finland want you to know that nobody is alone, we are all in this together. And only by staying united, we will thrive against all odds.

It’s a great pleasure for us to tell Cinema ORION’s story to the world. There is so much love, passion, and pride that people have put into saving this iconic gem of Helsinki.


Elävän kuvan keskus ELKE ry was founded in the spring of 2016. The purpose of the association is to promote film culture. ELKE promotes the position of films as a vibrant, artistically high-quality and pluralistic art, increases the diversity of cinematographic and audiovisual art, and expands its audience base. ELKE has been running Cinema Orion since 2019.

The program of Cinema Orion is combining new European art house films, film classics, and curated series. The Cinema is also home to many film festivals and events based in Helsinki.



The Coronavirus has flipped the world upside down, especially for SME owners and solopreneurs. In this critical time, Entrepreneurs of Finland is compelled to tell the truth and gather help for the Finnish entrepreneur community. That’s why we launch the #coronarelief campaign.

The campaign revolves around 2 most important stakeholders: Entrepreneurs and Experts.

We interview solopreneurs, SME owners where we have them talk about their situation, how Corona affects their business and their personal life, and what supports they need urgently.

By talking with a lot of entrepreneurs, we collect common questions, worries, & problems & seek the solution. We then reach out to the experts for tips, advice and timely information.

Setting up a profitable business in 30 days ft. Katariina Komulainen & Jenna Tuovinen Pawzie Finland Entrepreneurs
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Setting up a profitable business in 30 days ft. Katariina Komulainen & Jenna Tuovinen | #CoronaRelief​ Entrepreneur Talk #10

Isn’t it nice to be able to do what you love with whom you like to serve those you care about? Katariina Komulainen and Jenna Tuovinen shared with us how they did it in just 30 days. In the podcast, we discussed the topics of entrepreneurship, business development, business relationship, self-care, and wellbeing as entrepreneurs. Surprise your puppies here: https://pawzie.com/

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Crowdfunding for changemakers ft. Milja Inkeri Mäkelä | #CoronaRelief​ Entrepreneur Talk #09

Milja Inkeri Mäkelä who is the head of marketing at FundYou – a Finnish social impact crowdfunding platform – shares incredible insights about how the company has managed to adapt and grow during the pandemic!

👉 Start financing your campaign here; 👉 More about crowdfunding in Finland; 👉 Connect with Milja on LinkedIn

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Tech industry in the new normal ft. Jarvis Luong | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #08

Jarvis told us how his consultancy business reacted to the outbreak in Finland and their plans for the future to bring more values to their clients, especially in difficult and uncertain times.

Your company needs help with technology? Let’s talk business with them: https://reactron.dev/#contact

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How to ensure customers to pay ft. Päivi Kangasmäki | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #07

Päivi Kangasmäki is the CEO & Founder of riskrate, a dynamic rating done for repeatable credit sales decisions to small and medium-sized businesses. Her greatest passion is to change the rules of SMBs credit risk through a dynamic, predictive, and real-time risk rating.

Find out how riskrate can benefit your business:
? Try the app for free: https://app.riskrate.io/signup?plan=free
? Website: https://riskrate.io/en

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EdTech – Make science FUN for our kids ft. Sari Hurme-Mehtälä | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #06

We’re glad to have Sari Hurme-Mehtälä – CEO, Co-Founder of Kide Science – sharing her insights about the EdTech industry & how her startup turned the pandemic into a breakthrough! Want to help your children fall in love with science? Start the adventure now:

Since 2017, Kide Science has been helping educators and parents support young children’s scientific thinking through play-based learning and storytelling.
? More about Kide Science: https://kidescience.com/en

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We sell silence & save marriages ft. Janne Kyllönen | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #05

Coronavirus has affected different businesses in different ways. Quiet On, a gadget manufacturer, has its supplier from Wuhan and products sold mainly at airports’ stores. Let’s find out how they have been doing in this crisis!

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Janne Kyllönen is an experienced product manager with a wide knowledge of innovation work. Now he is leading his team on a mission to bring quality silence to everyone around the world so they can relax, focus, sleep well whenever and wherever they want.
? Order your silence/ peace/ weapon for deep work (whatever you call it) here: https://quieton.com/shop/?v=f0aa03aaca95
? More about QuietOn: https://quieton.com/?v=f0aa03aaca95

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What to do with your life ft. Tomi Kaukinen | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #04

“What should I do with my life?” “How can I be happy?” “Am I good enough?” “What happens if I fail?”. If you are wondering about those universal questions, this interview is for you!

Tomi Kaukinen, a senior entrepreneur, burnout survival & motivational speaker shares his insights and perspectives about the meaning of life & businesses; the horror of public speaking and how to overcome; and last but not least, his personal experience through Coronavirus pandemic in the last few months.

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The power of innovation in times of crisis ft. Jesse Nieminen | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #03

Some companies thrive even during difficult times, while others fail or struggle to survive. Find out the secret behind and how to apply it to your own business & personal life in the interview with Jesse Nieminen, co-founder & Chairman of Viima, an entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses and growing organizations to scale in the digital age.

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Hospitality Industry After Covid-19 ft. Joonas Ahola | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #02

Get yourself prepared for the new normal of hospitality industry after Covid-19. What we can expect and how to get ready is discussed in this interview with Joonas Ahola – founder and CEO of MeetingPackage – the leader in changing how hotels sell their meeting rooms. He has organized thousands of events of all kinds for the past 8 years and built 3 online marketplaces.

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Business & Startup Scene in Helsinki amid the Corona Crisis ft. Tommo Koivusalo | #CoronaRelief Expert Talk #03

How many new businesses registered during Coronavirus in Helsinki? Why recession is a good time to try out a new business idea? What about the business and startup scene in Helsinki before and AFTER this crisis? What consumers and businesses could expect to happen in this autumn?

Everything would be covered in this interview with Tommo Koivusalo – Head of Unit, NewCo Helsinki. Despite such an unpredictable future, we are still positive that we would conquer any circumstances with the Sisu attitude!

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Maritime & Autonomous Shipping during Crisis ft. Iiro Lindborg | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #01

Recruiting new team member in times of social distancing, granting Covid-19 financial support done right, maritime industry after the crisis, and many more!

Listen to insights from entrepreneur, public speaker Iiro Lindborg from Groke Technologies in this full interview.

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The entrepreneur mindset to overcome this Corona crisis ft. Viera Karam | #CoronaRelief Expert Talk #02

Is this a crisis or a work-from-home movement? How your business can make the most out of Covid-19? Examples of successful surviving business cases. Listen to insights from Viera Karam – business advisor at Oulun Seudun Uusyrityskeskus ry in this full interview.

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Finnish Government support for solopreneurs ft. Päivi Lahtelin-Laine | #CoronaRelief Expert Talk #01

Solo entrepreneurs, here’s what you need to know about the support available to go through this crisis!

To kick off the video series of Corona Relief, we’re happy to announce that our first expert talk with Päivi Lahtelin-Laine, a business advisor from YritysEspoo with over 11 years of experience is now published.

In the full interview, you will find a lot of valuable information and Päivi’s advice on how you could get support from the Government as solopreneurs and what you should keep in mind when applying for financial funding.

Together We Are

We believe in serving others, living a purposeful life, and entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to do just that. The entrepreneur serves by solving a particular problem and creating value. Along the way, (s)he finds meaning. 

We also believe that everyone can benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset, which includes the go-for-it attitude, value creation, innovation, resilience and perseverance.