#NordeaSlush18 – we are unleashing potential

18-11-23 14:46 | About Nordea

Nordea is proud to be one of the main partners of Slush, the leading start-up and technology event in the world. Slush, which takes place on 4 and 5 December in Helsinki, brings together start-ups, scaleups, investors, executives and the media. +20 000 attendees from over 130 countries make Slush a unique venue for serious networking.

During the two Slush-days, stop by at our booth to find out how we can help your ideas grow and your business succeed.

Are you a startup owner looking for potential investors? We have hand-picked a selection of leading Nordic investors for you. Book a private meeting with a top investor who can help your business forward. Apply for your 5-min slot here and unleash your potential.

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 and can tell more about the ways we work together with startups.

You are warmly welcome to utilise the Slush matchmaking tool to book meetings with our representatives. Get a sneak peek of who to meet and what to discuss by following #NordeaSlush18 on Twitter – and remember to also follow this hashtag during the event days to stay tuned in to 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.

Below you can find the #NordeaSlush18 agenda. You can meet our representatives at all the events listed here:


Investor Day & Dinner
Founders’ Day

TUESDAY 4 DEC @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre

Booth open 10.00-18.00

Nordea’s booth 7A.92 is located between the Founders Stage and the Green Stage. You’ll find your way easily if you keep looking for Northern Lights.

Our Rawthie Bar will serve you fresh drinks all day. While getting your healthy, unpasteurized, additive-free raw smoothie, you can test the latest solutions in mobile payments.

Slush officially kicks off; let´s get the show started!
Our Speed Dates are running through the day

Investor Speed Dating with Invesdor: Lasse Mäkelä, Co-founder and CEO
“We´re looking for growth companies who are interested in raising funding publicly”

Investor Speed Dating with Backing Minds: Susanne Najafi, Founding Partner
“We are always looking for talented, game-changing entrepreneurs and to connect with others in the European tech community.”

Investor Speed Dating with VækstFonden: Simon Fredrik Øelund, Analyst & Jacob Brattting Pedersen, Partner
“We invest in young innovative Danish companies with significant international growth ambitions”

Investor Speed Dating with Nordea Ventures: Arto Kulha, Dorthe Dupont
"We're especially interested in looking beyond banking and emerging technologies."

Investor Speed Dating with Norrsken Foundation: Tove Larsson, Investment Manager
“We´d like to meet start-ups whose core operations have a positive effect on people and/or planet with strong underlying business models (scalable tech businesses, early stage, primarily seed).

WEDNESDAY 5 DEC @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre

Our booth is open from 8.00-18.00

Rawthie bar is open all day. We will have some serious dating on our booth on Wednesday as well. Check these out:

Investor Speed Dating with Inventure: Sami Lampinen, Managing Partner
“Having our roots in Finland, we enjoy domains many don´t feel comfortable with, and make big bets on deep tech. The strong capital base allows us to lead investment."

Investor Speed Dating with FiBAN: Riku Asikainen, Chairman
“Your idea is valuable only if it´s feasible. I´m interested in companies that have carefully explored the market or tested their product with real customers.”

Speed Dating with Nordea Startup & Growth: Mikael Määttä, Growth Banker
“Exit plans? Ensuring maximum wealth development? Don´t even dream of starting a start-up before you have the right company structure in place. Ask me how to handle the big money coming your way.”

Hodarifillari takes care of hungry Slush people with premium hot dogs

Time to say "see you" and cherish amazing new Slush memories

Wednesday´s side event
Takeoff – Europe’s Biggest Business Event For youth, organized by TAT Business Courses, takes place at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Our volunteers are workshopping with future potentials of start-up owners and investors.

The film below recaps last year's Slush.

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