We strive to help people, who are moving to a new city in pursuit of new opportunities. To help them get to know their new home and become a part of local society.


CYF Digital Services is a Finnish startup that provides a mobile service to help people feel at home.

Established in May 2016, the company grew from a volunteer project, called Choose Your Future, aimed at enhancing integration of asylum seekers in Finland by utilizing digital innovation and social media.

Choose Your Future won the Facebook Global Digital Challenge organized by Facebook and US State Department in Washington in February 2016 from amongst 45 international contestants. Winning 1st place and great feedback inspired us to establish a company to continue our work for more efficient social integration.


We offer an easy, fast and efficient mobile service to own your new home city and to make new friends! The service is beneficial for many - cities, educational institutions and companies.

With our service, your organization can share info and events, build stronger communities and reach people effectively!

Our basic service includes 3 main elements - info, events and map. In addition, we offer plenty of possibilities to tailor the service further, e.g. visual theme, language options, marketing material.


Information about the city & your organization tailored for user groups
Events to attend and to make new friends
Maps to find places and tag favorite locations


Feeling welcomed to one’s new home city/organization
Finding necessary information tailored for users’ needs
Connecting people face to face through the app
Creating events and finding interesting ones to attend
Finding places and tagging favorite locations
Intuitive user experience to easy and efficient use


“The Choose Your Future team tailors app content for our students per their needs, so that they can effortlessly find the information they need about their new home city.”
Kalervo Väänänen, Rector, University of Turku


Recognized by AACSB as one of the 35 Innovations That Inspire

Winner of the innovation contest Enhancing the attractiveness of Southwest Finland

Winner of the Facebook Global Digital Challenge organized by Facebook and US State Department in Washington

Invited to present integration service at the UN General Assembly week


Email: firstname@cyf.fi
Susanna Lahtinen
+358 40 705 1991
Soile Puranen
Business Development Manager
+358 40 513 5545
Katerina Panina
+358 46 520 6982
Francisco Alvarez
Board members, co-founders
Joonas Lyytikäinen
Mikael Orpana
Hanna Aho
Matti Sahi