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The WFH
Startup Kit

This is the ultimate work-from-home toolkit for startups made by the team behind Node by Slush, a curated online community for the startup world, and the City of Helsinki.

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WHAT’S IN THE WFH KIT?

Working from home: at first, it seemed like the best thing ever.

But now after a time that feels like forever you’ve probably realized you can’t remember when you last changed the shirt you’re wearing, haven’t met anyone but your grocery store clerk in weeks, and think that ‘ergonomy’ is something they talked about in 7th-grade geography. We feel you!

With the help of this WFH Startup Kit, you’ll re-discover the joys of scaling from your sofa (or at least make it a little easier).

Category 1

Keeping up the appearances

Looking like you’ve got everything covered has never been this easy.

Zoom Backgrounds
Upgrade your home office

Zoom Backgrounds

Upgrade your home office

A custom Zoom background library for keeping up the illusion that your company already has an office or that your home is not a mess. Hot tip: You can also always create one yourself! 

Out of Office Messages
A set of beautifully crafted OOO replies

Out of Office Messages

A set of beautifully crafted OOO replies

A set of beautifully crafted OoO replies: while nobody’s traveling the world in these times, you might not want to appear too available. Hot tip: You can also use this generator to make your own.

Dress to Impress
Business on the top party on the bottom

Dress to Impress

Business on the top party on the bottom

Nobody has been wearing pants to work since March, right? In case you want to step it up and ditch the dapper upper half, too, try this Japanese Kickstarter that combines a shirt with a jersey. Business on half of the torso, party on the rest of the body!

Zero Unreads in Your Inbox
Copy paste this phrase to your replies

Zero Unreads in Your Inbox

Copy paste this phrase to your replies

Copy-paste Sent via Superhumanto your replies – as you obviously have the early access and are very busy doing business.

Category 2

Good vibes only

Keep your head sharp and your body ready.

Focus soundtrack from HEL
Only raindrops and sounds of watery snow

Focus soundtrack from HEL

Only raindrops and sounds of watery snow

So, you can’t travel to experience the dark and cold of Helsinki this November. Sucks. Let this authentic Helsinki soundtrack transport you into deep concentration in the forests, libraries, and parks of the city. Freshen up your remote office setup with a twist; WFH now stands for both Home and Helsinki.

Keep the Vibe Alive
Miss the peer pong tournaments at the office?

Keep the Vibe Alive

Miss the peer pong tournaments at the office?

Already miss the beer pong tournaments at the office? Keep the vibe alive by taking a round of virtual ping pong with your teammates instead.

Remote Afterworks
How to Get Close to the Real Deal

Remote Afterworks

How to Get Close to the Real Deal

Remote afterworks will never beat the real deal, but Singa and your colleagues’ beautiful singing tunes will get you quite close.

Sitting Kills
This routine will not

Sitting Kills

This routine will not

Sitting kills – So if you haven’t yet ordered your own Peloton bike like every VC, this 3:41 minute mid-day exercise keeps you energized (note: outfit not included, sorry)

Category 3

Stay connected, stay relevant

No man is an island, we’re all in this together and all the other clichés are very much true. People need people. And tools.

Mom Knows Best
So why not give her a ring?

Mom Knows Best

So why not give her a ring?

Mom knows best. Call the relative of your choice to get your mind off work for once. And who knows, they might end up giving you the out-of-the-box solution to a business problem you’ve had for some time now. 

The ABC of Zoom Banter
A list of remote-meeting icebreakers

The ABC of Zoom Banter

A list of remote-meeting icebreakers

The ABC of Zoom Banter. Lacking a day-by-day contact with people might have had an effect on your conversational skills, but not to worry: here’s a list of remote meeting ice-breakers to make meetings feel as relaxed as when you’re all actually in the same room.

Don’t be a Tool
Do actually get the stuff done, you need the right tools

Don’t be a Tool

Do actually get the stuff done, you need the right tools

In order to actually get stuff done, you and your team need the right tools. Pick and choose the most relevant ones from this list and take your WFH to the next level. 

Someone to Hold Your Hand
Slackbots to keep you company when no one else is around

Someone to Hold Your Hand

Slackbots to keep you company when no one else is around

You know Slackbots, right? Not only do they have some nice tips on how to optimize your Slack use, but they also (kind of) keep you company when no one else is around. Whether it’s first-rate dad jokes, all these random cat facts, or some Parks and Recreation related content you need to lighten up your day, these Slackbots are here for you.

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It’s not that easy to stay in touch with old connections – let alone make new ones – when you never leave the house. By becoming a member you’re one step closer to that good old community you miss from the time before the new normal.

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…and come to WFH in Helsinki

If the new normal has made you long for a balance between the hustle and zen, here are tips and resources to help you – and your startup – find it in the city we get to call home.

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