Nov 12, 2014 Liina Hilkamo
“By supporting the Slush 100 competition, Evli Bank wants to increase understanding of the significance and possibilities of entrepreneurship. We hope that, with this investment, we can further elevate awareness of the competition and through that improve the possibilities of success of the entrepreneurs taking part in the competition,” comments Esa Pensala, Head of Wealth Management Services at Evli.
Evli Bank and the Finnish Business Angels Network will together offer the winner a quarter of a million euro investment. The investment is the biggest ever offered in the pitching competitions of comparable events.
A total of 1000 companies applied to Slush 100. A jury, consisting of international and experienced investors and serial entrepreneurs, screened the applications in two stages and have now chosen 100 companies to the competition.
The companies chosen to Slush 100 are:
The Yellow Stage is dedicated for the first round of Slush 100 on the 18th of November. 20 best companies are then chosen to continue to the semifinals, which take place on the second day of Slush.
Slush will culminate in the finals of Slush 100 on the evening of the 19th of November. Four companies will be selected to the finals to compete for the investment of a quarter of a million euros.
Photos by Meri Björn, Samuli Pentti & Sami Heiskanen
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