Thu, Nov 16 | New Factory

Regional SLUSH Pitching Competition

For the 5th time, New Factory is hosting the traditional Regional Slush Pitching Competition in Tampere in partnership with FIBAN, Business Tampere and Accelerando. The event is open to the general public upon registration. If you're planning to apply as a startup, find instructions below.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
New Factory, Finlaysoninkuja 8, 33210 Tampere, Finland

About The Event

Regional pitching competition for Slush - apply before November 1st!

There is a great opportunity for startups in the Tampere Region. A region-wide pitching competition offers two winner startups a chance to join Slush, the leading startup event in Europe Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2017 in Helsinki. Traditionally the winner gets additional visibility and will attract a great deal of interest among local investors too. Registration for the competition ends on November 1, 2017.

The competition is organized by Accelerando in co-operation with Business Tampere, New Factory, and FiBAN business angels in the region. All the entries will be evaluated and take part in the competition. By November 7 the max. top 10 contenders will be chosen. The winners will be voted at the pitching event on the 16th of November when selected regional finalists pitch to investors and experts who vote for the two best pitches. Pitch presentations will be 3 minutes long with max 10 slides. + 2 minutes dedicated to Q&A session.

The winning startup gets a Slush ticket and also professional coaching for their investor pitch to help them to prepare for the Slush. The startup will be provided by an experienced mentor for the event and will meet min. 10 investors and potential partners, says Jussi Heinilä, the man behind the competition.

This is the 5th time for this pitching competition in Tampere. In 2013 the winner was Tamturbo, the company which closed more than a 1M euros funding after the competition. Braincare and Eximap were the winners in 2014 and in 2015 – both companies in the growth track. Winner of 2016, Forciot has received number of offer for funding since the Slush event.

Selection will be based on several investor factors such as:

1. Team - Is the team heterogenic with different knowledge and entrepreneurial experience?

2. Markets - Are the markets large enough and attractive?

3. Product-Service concept - Does this service / product have a market need and can they fulfill that need?

4. Scalability - Company's growth expectations

Registrations by e-mail by November 1st. Apply by emailing your investor pitch slides to jussi.heinila[at]accelerando.fi. You can find the slide set template https://www.dropbox.com/s/whw26ktktyc04hu/Slush%202017%20Pitch%20guide.pdf?dl=1 or make a request for the template from Jussi Heinilä (tel. +358 40 535 3873). Read more about the registration here:

Further information:

Jussi Heinilä, Accelerando, tel. +358 40 535 3873

Oula Välipakka, Business Tampere, tel. +358 40 552 2000

Jukka Matikainen, New Factory, tel. +358 40 533 6379

www.slush.org – information about startup and investor event

SLUSH http://www.slush.org/

FiBAN https://www.fiban.org/

Accelerando https://accelerando.fi/

Business Tampere https://businesstampere.com/

Registration is Closed

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