Slush is Northern Europe's largest event of its kind, where startups meet venture capital. This year Slush had over 20 000 attendees, among them over 2 600 startups, 1 500 investors and 600 journalists from over 130 countries.
Swedish Hotspot is a collaboration to promote and highlight the next generation of Swedish entrepreneurs and innovators at high profile tech events, by providing a location for meetings and discussions as well as by organizing high level side events.
Prior to Slush, during the evening before, a 150-person coaching and networking pre-event was held at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki to which a wide range of potential customers, partners, investors and others assembled to meet-and-greet with our startups.
The Swedish presence at Slush was focused around our centrally located Swedish Hotspot booth. This was used by companies to either have meetings at or used as a hub to recharge during a hectic two days Slush.
The first day at Slush included a two hour Swedish Hotspot Venture Lunch. Over 100 high level investors from around the world met with our Swedish startups plus other high profile guests, to network, pitch, and discuss investment opportunities and in many cases agree on follow-ups for future meetings and discussions.
The feedback during and after Slush from both participating startups and our partners has been overall very positive. To learn more about Swedish Hotspot, please visit http://swedishhotspot.com and http://twitter.com/SwedishHotspot.