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Spotlight on Nordic Fintech at Slush

We came, we Slushed, we conquered.

For the second time around Finance Innovation went to Helsinki to attend Slush – this time with a bunch of our startups in Finance Innovation. Investor and partner meetings, interviews, updated insights on latest digital innovation and strategy from around the world was just a few of the treats that Slush had in store for us.

Nordic Fintech on Show

On the night before Slush, we visited the Nordea Campus for Nordic Fintech Night. Here guests from the financial and tech industries had a chance to see 3-minute pitches from selected start-ups from the Nordic Fintech Hubs. Finance Innovation was represented by our incubator companies Horde, Tjommi and GoScore as well as cluster members Axeptia and Travis. All gave top-notch pitches which sparked interest from potential investors from around the world and resulted in several meetings during the week.

Full score for GoScore

The good times did not stop there though. On Friday, GoScore won first place in the annual Venture Pitching Competition by Bearing Point, one of the largest consulting agencies in Europe. They pitched for industry leaders and experts who interact with startups on a daily basis, which were thoroughly impressed by both their solution and pitching skills. Now they just have to decide how to spend the prize of 10,000 € worth of consulting.

 
 First place to GoScore! Photo: Bearing Point
First place to GoScore! Photo: Bearing Point
 

Tjommi for the win!

Another start-up in the limelight this week was Tjommi. CEO Henrik Johannesen was interviewed by Finansavisen about the journey of Tjommi so far and their international ambitions going forward. You can read it here.

 
 Henrik Johannessen Photo: Finansavisen/Anders Horntvedt
Henrik Johannessen Photo: Finansavisen/Anders Horntvedt
 

Finding Fintech with Mastercard and Lighthouse Program
Together with the Nordic Fintech Hubs, Finance Innovation was a part of the Finding Fintech Slush side-event. Swedish Doconomy won the Mastercard Lighthouse program and during the event Mastercard launched a new program, MASSIV, focusing on sustainability. Read more about the Lighthouse program and apply for the next round.

We had a fantastic time at Slush this year and met many fellow fintech enthusiasts. The highlight of the trip was to see our start-ups shine and to see the developments of the Nordic Fintech scene. We can’t wait for next year and hope to see you there too!

Take a look at some photos from our trip to Slush 2019 below: