Novel-T brings startup event Slush to Twente with Enschede Slush'D

Novel-T brings startup event Slush to Twente with Enschede Slush’D

On August 31, Novel-T Enschede organizes Slush’D: the local variant of one of the world’s largest startup events, Slush. The goal is to bring startups into contact with investors and to show what Twente has to offer as an innovation ecosystem. (Photo: Pasi Salminen)

You wouldn’t call Enschede a metropolis right away. Nevertheless, a lot is happening there when it comes to innovation. It is the birthplace of many groundbreaking innovations such as WiFi, and companies such as Booking.com and Thuisbezorgd found their origins there. “Actually, we are sitting on a goldmine of innovation here, but we don’t show it enough,” says initiator Mike Verkouter, MT member at Novel-T. “We want to convey that with this event, that Twente has all the ingredients to start a successful startup here. So we are truly bringing a unique event to Twente.”

The event will take place on August 31 in the U Park Hotel of the University of Twente. With more than 25 sessions on three different stages, the organization is going all out. In addition, there is a pitch competition for startups where €10,000 can be won. “Slush itself is always a big party with all kinds of surprises for the visitors,” says Mike. “We want to bring that same vibe back here.”

Every year, Novel-T travels to Slush in Helsinki with a number of startups as part of the Dutch delegation. The event in Helsinki is known as the world’s largest startup event, where startups get in touch with investors. This year it was time to bring the event to Enschede in the form of a Slush’D event: an independently organized event under the banner of Slush. Other cities hosting a Slush’D event include Busan, Zagreb, Liverpool, Nairobi, Leuven, Heilbron, and New Delhi.

More information: https://novelt.com/enschede-slushd/

About Slush’D

Slush’D is a community-driven movement that empowers teams around the world to create events for their local ecosystems – all in the spirit of Slush’s mission “to create and empower founders who change the world.” Read more about Slush’D at: https://www.slush.org/slushd/

About Novel-T

Novel-T is a non-profit organization that helps new companies arise and helps existing companies to renew. The organization was founded by the University of Twente, the Province of Overijssel, the Municipality of Enschede, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and the Twente Board, and its mission is to help entrepreneurs change the world through innovation. Read more about Novel-T: https://novelt.com/en/aboutus/


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