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News, 11/28/2017

Slush: It’s crazy *not* to visit Helsinki in early winter

Photo: Petri Anttila/Slush

Well over 20,000 people are attending the gathering at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre on November 30 and December 1, 2017. With keynote speakers such as former US Vice President Al Gore, MOVE Guides founder Brynne Kennedy, NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman, Finnish mobile-game company Supercell cofounder Ilkka Paananen and Zynga founder Mark Pincus, the event is expected to break its 2016 attendance record of 20,900, including 2,330 startup companies and 1,100 investors.

“We’re hosting over 500 more startups and a few hundred more investors this year, so the sheer size poses new challenges,” says Slush CEO Marianne Vikkula. “We focus on quality of contacts to make sure the right people meet each other.”

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Updated 11/28/2017


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