Team Finland joins forces with Slush to bring together international investors and Finnish start-ups
Aim to accelerate investments into Finnish companies and highlight Finland as the most interesting location for start-up companies
Europe’s largest start-up and investor event Slush invites the most promising companies from Northern Europe, Russia and beyond to meet with top-tier investors and media. Slush takes place on November 13-14th, 2013 at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. Team Finland partners up with Slush with participation from Finnish Industry Investment, Tekes, Finnvera and Invest in Finland. Furthermore, the international investor event Enterprise Finland Venture Forum will be merged with Slush this year.
Slush targets both start-ups and later-stage companies. Leading venture capitalists looking for investment opportunities worth tens of millions of euros are expected to attend the event. Also active business angels and experienced serial entrepreneurs will be attending. Through efficient networking Slush will connect companies with the most potential financiers. There will be 100 company pitches and 3000 meetings between start-ups and investors during the two days. Sectors covered include not only ICT but also knowledge-intensive sectors more widely, such as cleantech and life sciences.
Team Finland’s role is to promote the internationalisation of Finnish companies and foreign direct investment into Finland. At Slush, Team Finland aims to accelerate investments into Finnish companies and raise the image of Finland as the most interesting start-up location in the world.
In 2012, Slush attracted 3500 attendees from 30 countries: 600 companies, 300 investors with more than 30 billion euros worth of venture capital, and 150 representatives from some of the world's top media. In 2013, Slush aims at 5000 attendees with 1000 companies from Northern Europe, Russia and beyond.