November 30, 2017

Brace yourself – Slush 2017 is here!

The biggest startup in the Nordics is back for more.
The biggest startup in the Nordics is back for more.
Roni Rekomaa

Now is the perfect time to ditch those woollen socks and that cosy sofa corner – Slush is back to bring some light to the November rain.

When Slush opens its doors, Helsinki will once again become the melting pot of all sorts of technology knowhow. This year, the conference has attracted over 2 600 startups, 1 500 venture capitalists and 600 journalists from over 130 countries.

The event will kick off with the former vice president of the US and now chairman of Generation Investment Management Al Gore giving keynote speech. Following this are two hectic days of pitching, product launches and company stories as well as more than 300 side events.

Slush is taking stock of the here and now - and tomorrow as well.

Slush is taking stock of the here and now – and tomorrow as well.

Jussi Hellsten/Slush

This year, diversity is of particular importance. Slush has partnered up with HeForShe, UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality, to raise funds for its IMPACT Scholarships with PwC. The scholarships are a way of addressing the gender imbalance in STEM (academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by supporting outstanding female students.

Worth a special mention is also the 100 startups pitching competition that will be the cherry on top of the Slush cake when the winners are announced on Friday evening.

Keep a steady eye on our site – Good News from Finland will of course be on the scene to share the buzz with you.

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