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Startup Europe rocked out at Slush 2016!

Startup Europe and WELCOME rocked out at Slush!

WELCOME’s largest delegation of startups ever (20 startups from Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca) came together for one of the coolest startup events in Europe – many side-events and activities, for startups, accelerators and ecosystem builders alike, as WELCOME was once again representing Startup Europe as a whole.

29th of November was the first day, where some startups joined the Founder’s day, an exclusive activity for founders to provide mentoring and networking to prepare for the main event.

At night, WELCOME joined up with #ESNgoesNorth’s delegation for the first moment to get together as a group and set expectations for the big days ahead.

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On the 30th, after the mandatory group pictures, startups were out and about to meet investors, attend industry specific sessions, participate in pitches, etc.

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Also on the 1st day of Slush, WELCOME organised a European accelerators meetup: topics of funding & networking. Dozens of accelerators joined for a real buzzing event, just over the main Slush activities. For those who missed it, check out presentations on this link: Accelerator Assembly.

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To wrap-up the first day, WELCOME was invited to attend Smeltende Sneeuw, a business networking event with Belgin beers, start-ups and representatives from Flanders Investment and Trade, together with digital agency Crop.

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The 2nd day of Slush continued to be busy – booth continued to serve as meeting point for startups and ecosystem builders. A special mention to Constantijn van Oranje, one of the many distinguished visitors to Startup Europe’s corner.

 

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During the morning of the 2nd day, WELCOME was also supporting head of Startup Europe Office Isidro Laso giving a workshop on connecting ecosystems, with a focus on available funding. Startup Europe was joined by Atomico, presenting its brand new report on the state of European tech.img_20161201_113950

WELCOME also had the pleasure of being invited to take part in a visit to the Spanish Embassy, along with its Spanish representatives.

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Finally, after the event, some startups also joined an ecosystem tour visiting the Helsinki Business Hub, experts of the regional development agency for the Finnish capital region, and Smartly.io, leading Facebook marketing platform for large-scale performance marketers.

Another highlight for the event has been the performance of BEONPRICE, reaching the pitching semi-finals, thus being part of the 20 best startups at Slush!

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That was the last Europass activity for WELCOME! It’s been a pleasure and we know our startups agree! Check our startups for Slush here: https://goo.gl/hB5znB

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See more details about the startups here: https://goo.gl/hB5znB

The full list of competition winners for WELCOME can also be found here: http://welcomestartup.eu/competitions/

About WELCOME

WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme

About Slush

Slush is all about startups – Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. At the very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Startup Europe and the Welcome project are heading north for Slush!

Startup Europe and the Welcome project are heading north for Slush!

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We’re taking 20 startups from Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca to Europe’s leading startup event which takes place in Helsinki on Nov 30th – Dec 1st 2016. We’ve got a great programme for these companies including:

  • Tickets with access to the entire Slush conference, talks, networking and parties
  • Places at the Slush founders event for networking and workshops with other top startups
  • Startup Europe workshop at Slush with head of Startup Europe Office Isidro Laso
  • Networking events in collaboration with the European Startup Network (ESN)

Startup Europe will also have a stand at Slush. We’re at stand A58 in the Demo Area so drop by and say hello and find out about our startup initiatives!

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Slush is Europe’s leading startup event with over 15,000 attendees. Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Speakers include:

  • Dave McClure – Founder Partner at 500 Startups
  • Steve Jurvetson – Partner at DFJ
  • Danae Ringelmann – Co-founder of Indiegogo
  • Niklas Zennstrom – Co-founder of Skype &Atomico
  • Nicolas Cary – co-founder of Blockchain

Investors at Slush include:

  • 500 startups
  • KPCB
  • Accel Partners
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Greenoaks Capital
  • Mosaic Ventures
  • …and many more

On the 30th of November, there’s also going to be an Accelerator Assembly meet up, we both funding will be discussed followed by some networking. It’s a great way of meeting the best accelerators in Europe, so make sure you attend!

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For more info, clink on this link: Accelerator Assembly.

A couple of weeks ago we had the Europass competition open for startups to attend Slush.  Tech startups from our 5 ecosystems are given the opportunity to travel to Helsinki for 3 nights and 2 tickets to the conference!

Startups attending with the Welcome project are:

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See more details about the startups and arrange meetings here: https://goo.gl/hB5znB

About WELCOME

WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme

AboutSlush

Slush is all about startups – we help the next generation of world conquering founders forward. Europe’s leading startup and technology event, and expanding in Asia, brings together founders and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.

Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. At the very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

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