Entrepreneur membership

Entrepreneurs' services

Advice and information on our services for entrepreneur members and people considering entrepreneurship.

Approximately eight per cent of TEK members have entrepreneurship as a primary or secondary occupation. Furthermore, at least one in four members has considered entrepreneurship or at least showed interest in it. As a result, we have increased and improved our services for entrepreneurs and those interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.


TEK and other unions have established a joint association called Akateemiset yrittäjät AKY (Academic Entrepreneurs) which has become a trade association of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. As a result of the cooperation, entrepreneur members of TEK can obtain the extensive service package of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (EUR 93 / year) without having to separately join the Federation.

The extensive service package of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises contains the following:

  • Yrittäjäsanomat – the membership newspaper, 6 issues per year
  • counselling services
  • seminars at members’ prices
  • membership card and other member benefits
  • visibility in the redesigned Synergia, if wanted
  • newsletter from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises twice a month
  • access to the member pages with the personal membership number

Obtain the service package from the website of Federation of Finnish Enterprises.


TEK lawyers offer free of charge consultation and information in the following entrepreneurship related matters:

  • Establishing a business
  • Acting as a member of the board
  • Entrepreneurs’ unemployment benefits
  • Commenting agreements i.e. Shareholders Agreements and Consultation Agreements
  • Employer matters

You can contact TEK lawyers via the contact form. Please make sure you attach relevant documents to your contact request.
TEK's legal services (09) 2291 2345 (working days from 9.00 to 12.00)

For legal information on business operations, see also the Fondia's Virtual Lawyer service which is free for TEK members.


Legal expenses and liability insurance for professionals

On top of employees and officers, the legal expenses and liability insurance included in TEK membership covers also private traders and incorporations that have no employees and those practicing their profession as an incorporation who own the incorporation entirely. More information about the professional legal expenses and liability insurance can be found here.

Unemployment benefits for Entrepreneurs

Should you be regarded an entrepreneur you can't be covered by the KOKO unemployment fund. Thus, as an entrepreneur you may join an unemployment fund for entrepreneurs, for example The Unemployment Fund for Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed, AYT. Please, remember to inform TEK's membership register if you are an entrepreneur, so that the KOKO funds' fee will be diminished from your membership fee. More information about unemployment benefits for entrepreneurs can be found here

Further information on TEK’s legal expenses and liability insurance from TEK lawyers.

Unemployment security for entrepreneurs - Membership in an unemployment fund is the only way to influence the amount of unemployment benefit. Manage your risks and join AYT. www.ayt.fi/en


TEK Entrepreneurs’ Club brings together TEK entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. It is one of TEK’s youngest and largest clubs, offering up-to-date information on entrepreneurship in its blog and social media channels. The Club arranges get-togethers that enable you to meet other people that share your interests and can offer valuable peer support.


More information and guides in Finnish

Events and webinars

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