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Supporting the next wave of entrepreneurs as they take their business to the next level
people from 150+ countries attend Slush events
Photo source: Petri Anttila
Slush events held globally
startups attended Slush Helsinki 2019
introduces ‘Node by Slush’, a new curated community for the startup world
Slush is a not-for-profit organisation 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 supporting Slush for over 10 years and in 2015 we became Slush's first global sponsor. We strongly believe in their mission of supporting and promoting entrepreneurship.
Along with Slush, PwC plays an active role in developing startup ecosystems around the world. We’re here to listen and help entrepreneurs as you work to get your ideas off the ground and build sustainable businesses.
2020 was the year that everything changed. Instead of convening in Helsinki for the annual Slush event, we continued to support Slush throughout 2020 with their new online platform, Node by Slush, which brought together startups and investors as an online community. We hosted our PwCxSlush event virtually, bringing together over 750 people from 71 different countries around the world.
At PwCxSlush, our sessions brought together a guest speaker with PwC professionals to discuss key questions – like how startups can help to solve many of the world’s biggest challenges, why you should say yes to corporate venture funding, and the difficulties of rapid scaling during a pandemic.
One of the most popular sessions featured Blair Sheppard, global leader for strategy and leadership for the PwC network. Watch the video of his session to understand how he believes startups, entrepreneurs and investors are crucial to addressing the world's most pressing problems. Read the accompanying article below.
Dr. Peter Bartels
Global Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader, Partner, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 40 6378-2170
Partner, Private Company Services Leader, PwC Finland
Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7220
Senior Manager, Entrepreneurial & Private Business, PwC United Kingdom