Nordea at Slush: unleashing the full potential of start-ups

17-11-28 14:39 | About Nordea

Nordea is proud to be one of the main partners of Slush, the leading start-up and technology event in Europe. Slush, which takes place on 30 November and 1 December in Helsinki, brings together start-ups, scaleups, investors, executives and the media.

Some big names will be taking the stage at Slush, including Mark Pincus (Zynga), Adena Friedman (Nasdaq), Cal Henderson (Slack), Martin Lau (Tencent), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), Carl Pei (OnePlus), Dai Wei (Ofo) and Al Gore.

#NordeaSlush17 – see you there or online

The main two-day Slush event takes place at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, but the Slush party train is on the move throughout the week, and our crew is on board.

You are warmly welcome to utilise the Slush matchmaking tool to book meetings with our representatives. Get a sneak peek of who to meet from the Nordea Slush profile cards that we have shared on Twitter under #NordeaSlush17 – and remember to also follow this hashtag on Twitter yourself during the two main event days to stay tuned about what’s happening at our booth and what’s hot in the start-up scene. You can also follow us on Instagram @nordea_fi and check out our “insta stories” during the two days. You can also follow the main Slush event via live stream:

Stop by at our booth to find out how we can help you grow, internationalise, and succeed in your business.  Or would you like to work with us to develop new digital solutions that will change the future of banking? We’re ready to listen.

Below you can find the #NordeaSlush17 agenda. We are officially present at all the events listed here:



  • Smash is a new official Slush side event, dedicated to sports, technology and start-ups – and Nordea is one of the partners. Read more here:


Smash continues

Investor Day & Dinner

  • Investor Day is an exclusive, relaxed gathering for all investors attending Slush, complete with discussions, meetings, roundtables and networking.

Founders’ Day

  • Founders’ Day is an exclusive event catering only to start-ups and founders attending Slush; this is an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs prior to the main event.
  • Nordic Made event
  • The #NordicMade Afterwork brings together brilliant minds from the Nordics for a common gathering the evening before the official Slush event kicks off.

You can find additional information for all the above-listed events here

THURSDAY 30 NOV  @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre

Our booth is open from 9.00-18.00

You can find us at 6B.4 between the Central Stage and the Warehouse area

10.00 Slush officially kicks off; let´s get the show started!

The Jungle Juice Bar opens: come and taste the delicious Arctic Monkey smoothies made by this Finnish growth company – and meet the founder of Jungle Juice

10.00-16.00 Start-up companies present

Throughout the main two-day event, you will have the chance to meet and greet start-up companies that we collaborate with. Stop by and ask tough questions about how they managed to succeed. Some highlights:

  • Taimer shows how you can run your business smarter, faster and easier
  • Salaxy tells how you can make salary payments as easy as sending an SMS
  • Feelingstream knows the tech tricks to get happier customers

16.00 Getting ready for after-work mode: Two Finnish startups, Raikastamo & Hodarifillari, refresh and feed Slush goers as long as their products last

18.00 Time to move to the official Nordea Slush after-work event @ Kalle XII

Buses depart at 18.00 and 18.20 from the Northern Entrance – buses are already fully booked, but maybe you’ll find your way to catch up with us in Kalle later on?

FRIDAY 1 DEC @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre

Our booth is open from 9.00-18.00

10.00 Day 2 starts

Want to start your day with delicious freshness? Jungle Juice Bar is back for the second day to serve beverages to Slush goers

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. Do you have these in you? If so, you might be the talent we’re looking for. We’re also actively recruiting at Slush.

10.00-16.00 Start-ups present again. You are welcome to ask questions and share your thoughts on entrepreneurship

11.00-15.30 Slush Youth – Building the next generation of start-ups 

Side event at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

11.00 Exploring Growth Possibilities

Side event at Kokoustamo by Nordea, PwC, Finnish Chamber of Commerce

16.00 Raikastamo and Hodarifillari take care of thirsty and hungry Slush people

18.00 Time to say thank you and cherish amazing new Slush memories 

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