Nordea and Slush to support startups together for the fourth year in a row
This year marks the fourth time Nordea and Slush have partnered to support the local startup ecosystem. This year Nordea brings their expertise and know-how to the new online community Node by Slush, created by the Slush team to support world-changing entrepreneurs.
Throughout the Fall of 2020 Nordea will curate sessions between startups, investors, and mentors, as well as support other ecosystem members taking part in Node by Slush with their expertise from the field.
“It is important for Nordea to support Slush and the startup ecosystem, especially during the economic downhill. A viable startup ecosystem is prominent for growth and employment – here Nordea will do all possible to deliver on social responsibility,” says Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking, Nordea.
“We have had partnership relation with Slush several years and this time we expect to be able to help many of our startups to find relevant investors and help our investor partners to efficiently find suitable investment targets – all this through the Node by Slush -community. From Node by Slush we also target to find more cases where our Nordic startup customers, currently standing at 3500 startups, and VC partners benefit from our inexpensive non-venture debt leverage for their growth,” says Vesa Riihimäki, Head of Nordea Startup & Growth Finland.
“We are excited to work together with Nordea again to support startups and the wider ecosystem. Nordea has been a crucial part of the success of Slush and will continue to be that once again,” tells Miika Huttunen, the CEO of Slush.
Miika Huttunen, CEO, Slush, [email protected]
Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking, Nordea, (09) 4245 1006
Vesa Riihimäki, Head of Nordea Startup & Growth Finland, +358 40 826 2009