EstBAN at Slush Helsinki 2018

10.12.2018
On December 3-5, we had the pleasure of spending time experiencing what it means to be in the turmoil of one of the largest startup festival in Europe.

For the past years, thousands of startups, investors, community builders and ecosystem keyplayers have gathered in Helsinki for the biggest startup event of the region. EstBAN also had our presence there this time. Slush amazed us with the speakers, program, production and the volunteers AND. We were lucky to witness the Estonian startup Feelingstream receiving the Nordic Angel Program investment by Finnish Business Angels Network after almost 3 months of trainings, selections and validations.
On the evening of December 4, we also had our own side event with Invest in Estonia in the amazing Taidehalli/Kunsthalle.
Fortunate to have had Jan Oker-Blom, the mayor of Finnish town Lovisa, and Riivo Anton from United Angels.VC to share their experience on the particularities on investing into art.  Sirla from SprayPrinter talked about their journey from starting in Estonia to reaching the Silicon Valley, and Uku gave the guests a chance to experience to try out the device. With DJ Widenski tying the evening it together with the music on the Emulator, we had a great time and in hopes our visitors enjoying the night hope to be back in Helsinki for Slush 2019.