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Accelerace has packed the warm clothes – and boilersuits – and has gone to Helsinki!

2018-12-04

Accelerace cannot miss a good opportunity to connect with even more startups and corporates. That’s why you’ll find us at this year’s Slush in Helsinki. And we would be so happy if you’d stop us and say hello!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or so goes the old tune. To us – and a lot of other people in the startup ecosystem – it is beginning to look a lot like Slush.

We simply can’t end a year without going to Helsinki, to be immersed in the dark, cold, Finnish winter where so much warmth is spread among the entrepreneurial people of Scandinavia and the world beneath the neon lights and fog in the chambers of the Messukeskus.

Here, we meet with old friends and new, get updated on the latest trends, get inspired by the highly curated talks, and gain new knowledge from roundtables and networking.

This year, we set out with more goals in mind to create more successful corporate startup partnerships and to accelerate even more startups in our established and our new verticals:

– Nordea matchmaking:

Together with Nordea, Accelerace has created an exclusive network for private banking customers interested in investing in startups. We’ll make sure to match the most innovative companies with the right private investors with two main goals; to invest capital, resources, or knowledge, and to facilitate networking and knowledge-sharing. Want to know more? Please reach out and connect at the venue!

– Apply for our new Fintech Accelerator before January 6:

This fall, we launched our brand-new Fintech Accelerator together with Copenhagen Fintech Lab and the Danish Industry Foundation. Together with our partners Nykredit and Danske Bank, we’re ready to find the first batch of startups. If you want to apply or just want to know more don’t hesitate to reach out. Deadline is January 6, 2019.

– Learn more about our new Sound tech program:

Together with Sound Hub Denmark, Accelerace wants to leverage the existing expertise of the Danish sound and acoustics landscape by matchmaking the most promising international startups with reputable players such as Bang & Olufsen and Harman Lifestyle. The first batch has just been kicked off. Do you want to be in the next one?

– Grow with our Corporate Startup Matchmaking:

In Accelerace, we believe in bridging the best of both worlds by creating successful and sustainable partnerships between startups and corporates. We have already helped corporates such as Arla, Nordea, and Enel to form happy collaborations. Do you want to get access to new business opportunities, help to change your mindset, or strengthen your positions as an innovative organization? Then our Matchmaking program might be something for you!

We’ll be easy to spot. If you saw us at this year’s TechBBQ in Copenhagen you already know what to look for; stylish black boilersuits with our partner’s logos, and flashy, yellow caps. And if you feel a little dry-mouthed from nervousness or the dry winter air we have our pockets full of delicious, organic and completely plastic-free gum from one of our family members, True Gum.

Who can you meet at Slush?

Unfortunately, we had to leave some of the team members back in Denmark to continue the great work of Accelerace there. At Slush you’ll be able to get in direct contact with:

Nana Christiansen, Marketing Development & Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Thomas Wiborg Steen, Business Accelerator and Investment Manager, SoundTech

Will Wright, Business Accelerator and Investment Manager, NOME

Martin Holmboe, Business Accelerator and Investment Manager, Foodtech

Lene Schakinger Juhl, Program Manager

Simone Okkels, PR Manager

Connect through WhatsApp or the Slush matchmaking app.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!