Oct 9, 2017 Rasmus Ekholm
Together we will always make a bigger impact than apart – a cliché, maybe, but it’s true. For example, not one country in the Nordics can be compared to regions like Silicon Valley, Beijing or Southern UK, but when you look at them as a whole, you’ll see that the Nordics share the same amount of people, equally high GDP, and together they produce 80% of the new billion-dollar tech businesses in the world.
The tech scene in Europe is thriving. Since 2011, the number of deep tech startups founded in Europe has tripled. Nearly $27 billion has been invested in tech in Europe since 2015, compared to the $19.7 billion that was invested over the four year period between 2011 and 2014, which makes Europe really interesting for everyone across the startup scene.
That leads us to the question, what if, in terms of tech, Europe was observed as a whole rather than several regions, and what if the organizations helping startups would work together on a European scale?
We believe that by identifying the key players in Europe and finding synergies between pro-startup organizations, we can kick-start new initiatives that boosts forward the European tech scene. By including all the relevant organizations, from all corners of the “European tech table”, we are able to tackle all the current and upcoming obstacles, to see technology prosper.
London being the financial capital of Europe, we wanted to create a financial-themed event in sync with the London Stock Exchange Market Launch. We will open the Stock Exchange in the morning of October 23, followed by Slush Small Talks in the evening.
Organized for the 6th time, this mini-Slush gathers startups and tech talent to meet top-tier international investors, executives and media to explore the topic: Managing your Money in the Age of Tech. Speaker lineup will include founders, investors and corporate executives from the field of finance and tech. The event will gather around 100 people in the home of fintech in London, Rise. The event is happening in less than two weeks, let’s find out what the Future of Finance holds for us, register here.
One thing to add, our sister event, Slush Music will continue the London takeover on October 25 in the Digital Catapult Centre. Together with the Association for Independent Music (AIM) and Department for International Trade (DIT), Slush Music will bring together industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss the big issues, challenges, and solutions facing the music industry today.
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