Key topics 2021 involved the development of the ecosystem, as well as the identification and growth of unicorn companies. The event was organized in conjunction to Slush and included key participants from the Nordics, Europe and beyond. The event was opened up by the founder of Slush, Peter Vesterbacka, and followed up with relevant ecosystem experiences, research and companies. The event itself was a part of Venture Capital for Impact research and innovation project financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education.
Participants included key ecosystem builders including international students, researchers, companies and investors from Finland, Nordics, Central Europe, Asia, Africa and Silicon Valley. The event was organized together by City of Helsinki, Hanken Business Lab, Finest Bay Area, HankenES and START Helsinki.