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08 Nov - 01 Dec Lisbon & Helsinki

Be part of Sweden at Web Summit in Lisbon and Slush in Helsinki

Business Sweden wants to inform that we will repeat 2015 year’s success and be part of two of Europe’s leading startup events taking place in Lisbon and Helsinki during the fall of 2016. Pre-register your interest already today! Taking part in these events together with Business Sweden gives your company high visibility, possibility to meet with targeted investors as well as potential customers and strategic exposure in media.

Web summit

During November 3-5 2015, Business Sweden in London, in collaboration with the Swedish Ambassador to Dublin, Ericsson and Steve Angello (DJ and founder of Size Records), arranged a Swedish pavilion at Web Summit, the largest tech conference in the world, in Dublin. This initiative was branded TalkToSweden and had the main purpose of showcasing 14 upcoming Swedish tech startups to over 31.000 attendees ranging from investors, potential partners, media and press, and fellow exhibitors. Web Summit 2016 will be held in Lisbon and up to 50.000 attendees are expected in Lisbon 2016.


On 11-12 November 2015, Business Sweden's team in Finland, together with Almi, Tillväxtverket and Vinnova, hosted the inaugural Swedish Hotspot during the startup event Slush in Helsinki. Slush is Northern Europe's largest event of its kind, where startups meet venture capital. 2015 Slush had 15.000 attendees, featured 3.500 startups and 700 investors visiting. A whopping total of 26 Swedish startups were chosen to take part in the event with us and make the Swedish Hotspot a success.

Supporting Swedish startups to grow internationally

Business Sweden is continuously supporting Swedish ICT companies' internationalisation through Swedish initiatives at global leading conferences. We offer participation under the Swedish umbrella to discover business opportunities created during the events and to generate international attention for the many innovative solutions that Sweden has to offer.

To attract visitors and high exposure for the Swedish Industry, additional activities are organized together with various partners, adding great value for participating companies.

Creating impact for Swedish startups globally

For start-ups, participation at Web Summit and/-or Slush can play an important role in taking the next step in their development and expansion. Through Business Sweden, companies can dispose a stand, get visibility and be part of targeted activities. By taking advantage of Sweden’s strong brand within the industry, great interest is generated for the Swedish Industry, providing increased exposure and attention for the participating companies.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Swedish presence at these global initiatives to promote your start-up company under the Swedish umbrella!


For more information and pre-registration to be part of the Swedish initiatives at Websummit and/or Slush, please contact:

Jennifer Ekström
Business Sweden in Portugal
E : jennifer.ekstrom@business-sweden.se
T: +351 21 424 97 80

Fredrik Relander
Business Sweden in Finland
E: fredrik.relander@business-sweden.se,
T: +358 9 686 46 406