Slush Survivors 2015

Oh boy, Slush 2015 treated us well! Impact entrepreneurship and science based solutions were out there bigger than ever. We were there with 4UNI teams and our visitors from the Universities of Amsterdam and Vrije. Here´s a short story of our Slush!

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Wednesday 11th our super excited Think Company team joined the big crowd of Slush 2015 visitors. Along with our own team we also took our amazing 4UNI teams with us to dive in to the entrepreneurial community. 4UNI teams pitched their ideas at the booth of University of Helsinki on Thursday morning. The teams had an opportunity to meet startups, investors and other interesting parties. The speed that the 4UNI teams are developing really makes you dizzy and they all seemed to take the best out of Slush. Interesting conversations were in the air all the time!

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On Thursday afternoon Slush introduced the very first Science Pitching competition to the crowd. A big punch of the finalists were from University of Helsinki, including Think Company based team Copla. Ten ideas from very different stages of development were introduced to the audience and judges. In the end our own Copla team was chosen as the winner. Copla is developing cartilage repair and regeneration, and is one of the teams from the first Bootcamp held at Think Company. Hooray for Copla!

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Seeing so many businesses growing out from the need to have a real impact was a pleasure. Tackling the biggest problems of our society, helping each other out, changing the world – it all takes courage. We saw some great pitches about cancer cure, studying at developing countries, future traffic arrangements and cleantech. Global development had even it´s own Impact Program at Slush.

On Friday 13th we are ending this awesome Slush journey at Friday Fun Day Pitch´n Chill -event. 4UNI teams will be pitching once more and our guests from the Netherlands will share their knowledge of entrepreneurial process and ecosystem in Amsterdam.

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Thank you Slush 2015!