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Nordea and Slush to continue the successful five-year-old partnership in 2021

For five years in a row, Nordea and Slush have partnered to help founders reach their fullest potential. This year, the shared journey continues in Helsinki in December. 

Nordea and Slush have partnered in many prosperous formats during the past five years. The year 2020 was marked as a particular year for the cooperation, as Nordea and Slush shifted the partnership entirely from offline to online. The long-time collaborators partnered on Node by Slush, the online community that brings startups and partners together from across the globe. During the fall of 2020, Nordea successfully hosted various online sessions between startups, investors and mentors, helping the ecosystem find growth despite the pandemic. This year, Nordea will again join Slush in Helsinki.

In 2021, Nordea is again one of the main partners of the Slush event. The partnership consists of various activities that provide value to the startup ecosystem and brings Nordea’s experts closer to the world of startups. This year, Nordea will help founders gain sustainable growth by giving hands-on advice on building companies through Mentoring Sessions, and by facilitating matchmaking between startups and the most relevant investors at Nordea Investor Speed Dating events. Investors will get the chance to see Nordea’s approach to the startup ecosystem during Investor Day, where Nordea acts as the Main Partner. To further bring Nordea’s experts closer to startups, Nordea will give its employees the chance to volunteer at Slush during paid volunteering hours.

“Year after year, I am left more impressed by Nordea’s ability to help startups. They have raised the bar high and have built strong networks. In addition, it’s always a pleasure to work with a team that shares our mission: create and help founders change the world. We are extremely happy to continue working with Nordea again this year.” Miika Huttunen

“Together with Slush we are connecting founders to potential investors with business opportunities and financing options. Our four startup & growth units across the Nordics also encourage founders and future founders through mentoring to build sustainable and purpose driven companies that change the world. It is a privilege for us to continue good collaboration with Slush.” Nina Arkilahti

“It was clear to us that we would continue as a main partner in Slush, even when the physical event was being cancelled, and Investor Speed Dating was our solution to support growth companies during challenging times. This proved to be a success story, and we broke all records with our matchmaking events: both in quantity and quality. To continue with the development, this year Nordea Investor Speed Dating will evolve to the first ever hybrid version, focusing on helping startups grow.” Vesa Riihimäki


More information:

Santeri Toivanen, Chief Marketing Officer, Slush. [email protected]

Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking, Nordea, (09) 4245 1006