Collaboration around innovation works best when people have space to talk to each other. Pretty rarely sparks of enlightenment and – so needed – sheer enthusiasm happen when communication is narrowed down to virtual reality only.
Slush is an event that answers those needs. Organized in Helsinki in Finlandia between 11-12th of November 2015 it gathers entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world. This year organizers expect 15 000 forward thinkers to be there. Can the time at such event be spent effectively?
Slush covers networking , roundtable discussions, workshops, and pitch competitions, but, what’s probably the most important the matchmaking with event participants can start before the event itself. And the key to effective networking we’ve written before is to know whom, how and with what value proposal you want to approach in advance to create ground for meaningful follow-up.
This year edition is to focus on among others on health and wellbeing, education technology, data security, gaming or online marketplace and digital money.
You might be interested that the call for speakers for the event is open till 31st of August 2015, and for Slush 100 pitching competition till 9th of October 2015. In the latter, the winner of 2014 edition won investment worth EUR 500 000.