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Skolkovo is the main partner of Slush 2012. It’s aim is to create favorable conditions for the innovative process. Scientists, designers, engineers and businessmen work together with participants of education projects, on the implementation of new technologies and the generation of world-class competitive developments.



Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit



Supercell’s grand, semi-hallucinogenic vision is to deliver magic to tablets.  To realize that vision, we are building a different kind of company.  We have a passionate team of 60 creative and talented people who have collectively developed more than 165 games across 12 platforms.  We owe the early success of our two most recent games to the hard work of our amazing teams.  Hay Day and Clash of Clans have ranked in the top charts on Apple’s iTunes store in over 50 countries.  Based in Helsinki with an office in San Francisco, Supercell has raised more than $15M from leading investors, including Accel Partners and London Venture Partners.


Tekes Tempo

Tempo project from Tekes finances early stage projects. Tempo encourages startups to launch mobile applications and services quickly. Customer input is then used to develop the product further. Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.  Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and polytechnics.


Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary university, where science and art meet technology and business. The six schools of Aalto University at Helsinki and Espoo, Finland are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. Startup Sauna is made possible by Aalto University.



The AppCampus program has been set up to foster the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem, and in addition, Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40, to create a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups.


Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with over 900 lawyers and legal practitioners in 23 offices worldwide. We specialise in combining leading-edge expertise across a full range of legal services, including advice on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment, finance and real estate matters. Our Helsinki office combines a firmly established full service local practice with first class cross-border capabilities and reach enabled by our international offices in key business centres across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  The Helsinki office is staffed by 60 employees, including over 40 lawyers.



Evli Bank is the partner of Slush 2012. Evli was established in 1985, and has since then been a pioneer in the rapidly developing capital markets. The bank provides wealth management, equity and derivatives brokerage, investment research and corporate finance services to entrepreneurs, institutions and private individuals.



PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 180 000 people committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for.




Rovio Entertainment is an industry-changing entertainment media company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio has grown alongside Angry Birds, and the multifaceted entertainment house currently employs close to 500 professionals in Finland, Sweden, China and US.


Helsinki Business Hub

Helsinki Business Hub is the heart of business in the Baltic Sea Region. About 8 hours from New York and Beijing, Helsinki has a highly-educated talent pool supported by advanced infrastructure in a sustainable environment.



Finnish Business Angels Network is a Finnish, non-profit network of private investors. FiBAN aims to inspire and increase the amount and quality of private investments made in early-stage companies.


Finnish Venture Capital Association

The Finnish Venture Capital Association was established in 1990. The actual members of the association are entities acting in the Finnish private equity and venture capital markets. The goal of FVCA is to develop private equity and venture capital as an industry and promote the interests of its members in Finland. FVCA improves the operating environment of the industry by overseeing the general interests and ethics of the industry, by promoting the relations between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, and by organizing research activities.



EIT ICT Labs breeds entrepreneurial ICT top talent by transforming higher education towards promoting innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. It brings people together from different countries, disciplines and organizations via mobility programs and co-location centers.


Sun Effects

Sun Effects is a design & production house concentrating light, spatial and sound design, projections, technical production, state of the art wireless DMX and LED systems especially for show and architectural lighting since 1996.



Transfluent is a human-powered service that provides effortless, near real-time professional translation to social media feeds and websites.



Holvi provides online banking services for teams and projects. Holvi accounts have an in-built online store, allowing their customers to collect donations or sell tickets through the system, among other things. Holvi also provides automatic bookkeeping — this way, the whole team has a realtime understanding of their project’s finances. Slush’s banking needs and tickets sales are powered by Holvi.


Treeform Ltd

Treeform Ltd is a design and product-development company based in Finnish Lapland, focused on finding product solutions inspired by nature. Our sources of respite and inspiration are rooted in the Lappish forests, rivers, fells and tundra.

We are driven by the beauty and resilience of the Nordic wilderness and it’s people. Our mission is to envision and develop elegant, ecological next-generation products, through harnessing materials know-how, technical design and aesthetic sensibility.



Accelerate your Startup! Vigo is an accelerator program for dynamic startups with potential for global growth. The program combines funding, experience and essential network! Accelerators work intensively with the selected companies to get them into the best possible shape and to the global markets!


Studio IMG Peter Forsgård

Photographer Peter Forsgård works with the photography at Slush 2012. On Twitter.


Qualcomm Ventures

As the Venture Capital investment arm of Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been making strategic investments in early-stage technology companies since 2000. With a $500 million fund commitment, Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in early stage, high-technology companies that have the potential to dramatically transform our world. For more information please visit:



Elisa is a telecommunications and ICT service company. Our online and ICT services provide Finns with experiences and businesses with productivity. We serve approximately 2.2 million consumers, companies and public administration organisations. As the market leader in mobile subscriptions, we offer a comprehensive and fast network providing 3G and 4G services. In 2011, our revenue was €1.53 billion and we employed 3,750 people. We offer international services in partnership with Vodafone and Telenor.


Lifeline Ventures

Lifeline Ventures is an early-stage venture fund and accelerator focusing on health technology (medtech, biotech, ehealth), Games and Web. We believe in strong founders, science and products that can lead and create new global markets.



Autokeskus is the automotive partner of Slush 2012. Founded in 1964, Autokeskus is one of the leading car dealer chains in Finland representing BMW and other car brands. Services include new car sales, used car sales, maintenance, spare parts, subsidiary cars, financing, damage repair etc. Autokeskus has 7 full service outlets in great Helsinki area, Hämeenlinna, Tampere and Turku.


The BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.


Los Taipales

Los Taipales is a professional photography and video production company dedicated to providing our clients with the highest levels of quality and creativity in, portrait and location-based commercial and personal photography.


Reaktor Polte

Polte is a hands-on startup accelerator operated by Reaktor. The Operating model is straightforward: If the business idea is good, Polte invests in startup’s business and makes sure others do too. With Polte the startup has access to a colorful community of 200 consultants, technical & business developers and creatives. Polte will get things done – as simply as possible and with minimum bureaucracy. With Polte the startup sets up the rules and decides. Always. That’s it, really.


Omena Hotels has 14 hotels across Finland, Sweden and Denmark. We offer a fresh and unique approach to hotel accommodation with online booking and an unprecedented value-for-money philosophy.