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Slush 2017

WORLD’S LEADING STARTUP EVENT.


During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.

In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries came to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.

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Startup Europe is heading north for Slush!

Startup Europe is travelling to Helsinki, Finland to attend Slush: Europe’s leading startup event with over 15,000 attendees.

Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.
Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. At the very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Speakers include:

  • Dave McClure – Founder Partner at 500 Startups
  • Steve Jurvetson – Partner at DFJ
  • Danae Ringelmann – Co-founder of Indiegogo
  • Niklas Zennstrom – Co-founder of Skype &Atomico
  • Nicolas Cary – co-founder of Blockchain

Investors at Slush include:

  • 500 startups
  • KPCB
  • Accel Partners
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Greenoaks Capital
  • Mosaic Ventures
  • …and many more

The Startup Europe stand

Startup Europe will be at stand A58 in the Demo Area so drop by and say hello to find out about our startup initiatives!

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European Commission ICT Open Call 32- Info Session

Are you interested in ICT Open Call 32? There will be an Info Session running as a side-event at Slush in Helsinki!

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The Info Session will be held at Slush Auditorium, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki.

The agenda will be as follows:
11:00 Short Presentation of the Startup Europe Call – Isidro Laso
11:15 Short Presentation of the Slush Atomico TechEu, DealRoom, analysis – Samuli Mannisto (TBC)*
11:30 Panel on European Startup Ecosystems: Isidro Laso, Samuli Mannisto, Emilio Corchado, Karen Boers, Robin Wauters(TBC).

To sign up for the event, please go to this form: ICT Open Call 32 at Slush sign-up

ESN delegation at Slush

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ESN (European Startup Network) will also be at Slush, with their ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation. This delegation will be made up of a delegation of European startups selected by ESN to attend Slush.

The delegation will have a space of 32sqm on both days of the event, dedicated only to the European Startup Network delegation.

Karen Boers, CEO and Co-Founder of the ESN, states, “Speed to the market is often one of the key success elements in startup growth”. “Through the ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation at a leading tech conference like Slush, we wish to accelerate the visibility and market access of high-potential scaleups.”

The delegation will be at Slush from 10:00-18:00 on 30 Nov- 1 Dec, at Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki.

About Slush

Slush is all about startups – we help the next generation of world conquering founders forward. Europe’s leading startup and technology event, and expanding in Asia, brings together founders and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.

Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

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