PwC announced as global partner for Node by Slush
Monday 9 November – PwC has today been announced as a global partner for Node by Slush, a new online networking platform for the startup ecosystem. This is the 10th year that PwC has partnered with Slush.
Node by Slush is a new, curated community by Slush for startups, investors and ecosystem members. Through Node by Slush, startups can connect with investors, mentors, partners, and others virtually. Node by Slush also includes programs such as Fireside Chats, Mentoring Sessions by knowledgeable entrepreneurs and Investor Meetings. In November, Node by Slush will host a one-day Matchmaking Sprint, aiming to connect 100 startups with top-notch European investors.
As part of the initiative, PwC will host a webinar on strategies for thinking differently about the future as well as collaborating on thought leadership and facilitating matchmaking events with clients and startups.
Marko Korkiakoski, EMEA Startup/Scaleup Leader at PwC, says
“This has been a challenging period for startups and private business. Yet this moment of uncertainty is an opportunity for the next generation of unicorns to emerge to build change for good. The entrepreneurial and innovative approach of the startup and scaleup community has never been more urgent for repairing the global economy.
We’ve been partnering with Slush for a decade and Node by Slush enables PwC to continue our association with developing startup ecosystems around the world.
‘I am delighted that our global network is able to play a role in guiding the next generation of businesses to create possibilities – to take action, to transform, to move forward – for a brighter future.”
Miika Huttunen, CEO of Slush says
“PWC has been an integral part of Slush’s development to the world’s leading startup conference and community. This year, more than ever, we are happy to have PWC supporting the startups and investors within our community. PWC’s know-how on a wide range of topics, including leadership and strategy, will help our community members on Node to a great extent.”
Slush is a not-for-profit, student-led startup community, matching entrepreneurs and tech talent with top-tier international investors, multinational corporations, family businesses, high-net worth individuals looking to invest, executives and the media. PwC has been partnering with Slush since 2010 and in 2015 PwC became Slush’s first global partner.
Along with Slush, PwC plays an active role in developing startup ecosystems around the world and supporting entrepreneurs as they work to get their ideas off the ground and build sustainable businesses. For more information please visit https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/entrepreneurial-private-business/slush.html
Node by Slush
Node by Slush is a curated community platform by Slush for European early-stage startups who are looking for connections enabling growth. Through Node by Slush, startups can connect with investors, mentors, partners, and others virtually. Node by Slush also includes programs such as Fireside Chats, Mentoring Sessions by knowledgeable entrepreneurs and Investor Meetings. In November, Node by Slush will host a one-day Matchmaking Sprint, aiming to connect 100 startups with top-notch European investors.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.
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Join us for a virtual event celebrating 10 years of PwC’s partnership with Slush!
We’ve got a panel of experts and industry leaders, ready to tackle tough topics startups and investors are facing today. We want to help you to say hello to a new kind of tomorrow.
Topics for discussion:
- Blair Sheppard is the Global Leader for Strategy & Leadership for the PwC Network, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (USA). Blair will be exploring the crucial role startups play in addressing the four urgent global crises outlined in his book, ‘Ten Years To Midnight’, with actionable points, and crucial considerations for founders and investors around the world.
- Fireside chat: How you can use lessons learned during previous recessions to survive and thrive in the latest crisis.
- Panel discussion: Fear(less): Why startups should say ‘YES’ to corporate VC money. Read more on the topic on Slush News.