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Nordic Innovation at Slush 2018

Photo: Kai Kuusisto / Slush
  • Published 27/11/2018
The world’s largest startup event is only a week away – meet us there or join one or more of our activities!

Nordic Innovation at Slush 2018


From 03/12/2018
To 05/12/2018


Helsinki, Finland

In a week, 20 000 the people gather in Helsinki at Slush. From humble beginnings ten year ago, the startup event has grown to become the world’s largest of its kind.


For Nordic Innovation, Slush has become an important area to showcase our activities and to meet our stakeholders and potential collaborators from all the Nordic countries and beyond. This year is no different and below you will find a short description of our activities.


Most of them are open for everyone, but a few are by invitation only – but don’t worry! Just contact us if you come across an activity you feel you really should be present at and we’ll see what we can do.


And don’t hesitate to reach out to book a meeting with one of our colleagues. You’ll find an overview over who’s attending below. Now, let’s get down to business.



3 December:


Nordic Scalers Scale-up Lab

The scale-up companies in Batch 3 of the Nordic Scalers programme will meet for a Nordic Scale-up Lab session. This event is for the Nordic Scalers companies only.


When: 11:00 – 17:00

Where: Maria01


Nordic Early-Stage Funding event

The Nordic Business Angel Network (NordicBAN), the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation are hosting a Nordic early-stage funding event at Slush Investor Day. Come and check out the highlights from the Nordic Council of Ministers' report on access to early-stage funding in the Nordics and get an introduction to proposals on how public organisations in the Nordic area together could support the early-stage investment ecosystem on angel, VC and scale-up level. The event requires a Slush Investor Pass. Please contact our colleague Frigg to register for the event.


When: 15:00 – 16:30

Where: Meet at the lobby at Clarion Hotel Helsinki 



Reception at the Icelandic embassy

Our CEO Svein Berg will open a reception at the Icelandic embassy where you can meet the Icelandic startup scene – and the companies in Batch 3 of the Nordic Scalers programme. By invitation only.


When: 17:00 – 19:00

Where: Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki




5 December:


Nordic Innovation House breakfast

Thinking of going global? Come and recover from the previous night's after parties and kick off your second day at Slush 2018 by joining Nordic Innovation House for breakfast. Slush badge not required. RSVP now for free!


When: 08:00 – 09:30

Where: Slush main hall – room 201.



LOOP Circular Economy Ventures launch

Together with Sitra and Avanto Ventures, Nordic Innovation will launch the LOOP Ventures – an ecosystem where corporate challenges are solved with the help of other partners, both big and small, in an agile way. Meet potential partners or startups working with circular economy. The event does not require a Slush badge. Register now for free – there are limited seats!


When: 15:30 – 17:30

Where: Messuaukio 1, Siipi 102



Attending from Nordic Innovation:


  • Svein Berg (Managing Director) – talk to Svein about Nordic Innovation, our activities and strategies.
  • Niina Aagaard (Chief Operating Officer) – talk to Niina about Nordic Innovation, our activities and strategies.
  • Anna-Maija Sunnanmark – talk to Anna-Maija about scale-ups, circular economy and creative industries.
  • Mikael von Dorrien – talk to Mikael about financing, entrepreneurship and smart mobility and connectivity.
  • Marthe Haugland – talk to Marthe about circular economy and female entrepreneurship
  • Nina Egeli – talk to Nina about smart mobility and connectivity, and scale-ups.
  • Frigg Harlung-Jensen – talk to Frigg about communication.
  • Magnus Buer – talk to Magnus about communication.


Don’t be shy – book a meeting today and meet us at Slush 2018. See you in Helsinki!

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