For the third year running, Business France is hosting a French Tech pavilion at the Slush conference, a not-to-be-missed event on the global digital scene that opened today in Helsinki.
In 2016, a grand total of 17,500 participants came to the event, including 2,300 startups, 1,100 investors and 610 journalists! Business France has taken 20 promising French startups under its wing this year. After getting through an exacting selection process, led by a panel of French and Finnish experts, they will now get the chance to showcase their innovations on stands D11 to D16 until December 1.
The successful startups have had coaching to help them pitch and improve their knowledge of the Scandinavian market, and have also learned more about the Slush 100 pitching competition, which has gained quite a reputation. In 2016, the top prize was awarded to French startup CybelAngel.
This year, La French Tech is putting on a “French Tech Polar Night”, due to take place this evening from 7pm at the Steam Hellsinki cocktail bar, which will rock to the electronic beats of Finnish group Mister Sushi. Nicolas Dufourcq, CEO of Bpifrance, France’s public investment bank, and Pia Santavirta, Managing Director of the Finnish Venture Capital Association, will both be in attendance.
Click here to learn more about the 20 startups exhibiting at Slush over the coming days.
The full conference schedule can be viewed on the Slush website.