On the road to Slush 2018

Is your company investment-ready?  

 EUREKA and Helsinki’s Hanken School of Economics are offering YOU, EUREKA SME funding beneficiary, the possibility to present your company and join a pitching session at the 2018 Slush event in Helsinki, Finland. 

We set-up up a joint programme to help EUREKA SMEs to become investment-ready and have the necessary means to scale up their business.  

The Investment Readiness Activities are open to all SMEs that have submitted an EUREKA application since 2015 and are from Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The EUREKA investment-readiness programme is based on a two-step approach.  

Step 1 

EUREKA companies are invited to submit their applications. From all applications, the 20 best will be selected by Hanken School of Economics and will be invited to the EUREKA Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp is a two-day training programme that will be held on 12-13 November 2018 in Brussels.

The first day will focus on the Hanken module ‘from Start-ups to Scale-ups’. The training sessions will train invited companies on three variants of growth: 

  • Profitable growth creating value (how a company can make profitable growth?) 
  • Strategic growth (how financers see a company?) 
  • Entrepreneurs in growth: strategy and wellbeing. 

The goal of the second day is to apply all lessons learned from the previous day and compete in pitching sessions.  

Step 2 

After the scale-up training, the best EUREKA companies will be invited to Slush 2018 in Helsinki [link] - the world’s leading event for hi-tech start-ups.   

Only the best 5 companies will get the opportunity to go to Helsinki.

During the event the best companies' profile will be visible on the EUREKA stand. 

Programme Overview

EUREKA Investment readiness programme 2018


Contact Ana Tomasek
Project Manager


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