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How to Make Friends and Take in the Tech Conf

Sitar Teli, the Managing Partner of ConnectVentures was a first-time visitor at last year’s Slush and discussed networking and meeting people at events, while admitting to being herself sometimes fearful of a networking situation. Sitar’s top three tips on networking Be specific about what you want out of the meeting Be open: Talk to as […]

Slush 2012: It’s A Wrap!

Ladies and gentlemen! We’ve had a month to recover from Slush 2012 – what an event! In this post, we’ll share some metrics, statistics, media coverage and views from you guys. For a quick recap, check out these links On Flickr, we’ve put up some great shots taken during Slush Take a look at the many Instagrams taken during […]

What’s the beef with POLTE?

Via Reaktor. Quite simply, we make things happen for Finnish startups. This is what I (Oskari Kettunen) told a journalist who asked what is our main promise for the Finnish startup scene. POLTE is a hands-on seed investor operated by Reaktor. We will make decisions fast. So, please call or email us, explain your team […]

The World’s Strongest Founder/Investor Competition launches at Slush

Via Lifeline Ventures’ Timo Ahopelto: The strength of the team is critical in any startup’s success. Most investors believe in strong teams, like Ron Conway: “We believe in investing in people”. The same goes for investors: although strong investors cannot make your company, the weak ones can break it. Sounds familiar? Yes. With Petteri, we have taken […]

Program, Partners and Party Updates

Slush takes place in exactly a week, on Wednesday, November 21st and Thursday, 22nd at the Old Cable Factory, Helsinki. Here’s a briefing package to help you get the most out of the conference. As of now, we have more than 500 startups, 100 investors, over 70 journalists and close to 2000 registered attendees – […]

Matches made in startup heaven: Recruitment Track

Recruiting is perhaps the most critical activity the startup has to master to grow successfully. Finding talent is hard. Last year at Slush, we noticed that many matches were made and many more discussions got started at the conference. This year the decision was made to give startups additional help by facilitating recruiting track for […]

Monday at midnight marks the deadline of startups’ application

Startups ahoy, apply to Slush startup sections before the end of Monday, November 12th! The three tracks are targeted for different stages of startups, so pick your prey and apply now! LightweightTrack: A pitching competition for super early-stage startups MiddleweightTrack: One-on-one meetings with selected venture capital investors HeavyweightTrack: For later-stage startups currently focused on scaling up […]

Anssi Vanjoki: Founders’ passion, will to create and talent make investing rewarding

Slush is organized for the 5th time and for most of those past events, the iconic Nokia-executive-turned-angel-investor Anssi Vanjoki has attended to conference. In the recent years, Anssi has made investments in e.g. Valkee, Gamebook and AQSens, but this time around, Anssi returns to Slush as the recently appointed chairman of Vertu, luxury mobile phones manufacturer. […]

Get your App ideas ready: AppCampus will reward the best Windows Phone app idea at Slush with 20k

AppCampus is a global mobile application development program led by Aalto University, Finland. AppCampus staff with special guests is present at the two-day event, but on top of that, we’re supporting the event with a hefty 20.000€ award. AppCampus will reward the best Windows Phone app idea. All the normal AppCampus rules and conditions apply, check out the detailed […]