Slush, what’s the fuzz?
So, you didn’t hit the Buy Ticket button before the day after, and then it was sold out. Woops. A few weeks later your Facebook stream gushes with pink lazers, Al Gore and announcements of investment. And you probably regretted that choice. You should. But why do 20.000 people rush to Helsinki at the most dark and depressing season of the year? Oh, yes there are smoke machines and Game of Throne-esque slogans but if you go beyond the cosmetics you find real value. Because Slush is THE best place for investors and startups to connect. From all over the world. To build on that momentum Oslo Business Region hosted a mixer for international investors and Norwegian founders in the morning of Day 1. Together with partners DNB, MESH Norway, AngelChallenge and Innovation Dock, and support from the Norwegian Embassy in Finland. About 80-90 people attended. SLUSH Helsinki Slush, what’s the fuzz? A lot of the networking happens outside of the conference venue. For the second time we supported the #NordicMade event to strengthen the community and ties to Nordic startups, cities and leading organizations. The Nordic Underground Party had 900 sign-ups and was completely sold-out.
Key stats: 82,6% got new useful leads at the Investor Mixer / 2600 Startups – 56 Norwegian startups – 1500 Investors – 10.000 meetings between startups and investors