40th DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER in Helsinki
"Slush provided a great reason to invite all the best people in Helsinki to meet the international Slush guests and speakers for an amazing night at BasBas."
- Risto Kuulasmaa
WE FINISHED OFF THE DFD SEASON 2017 IN THE NORDIC CAPITAL. The final event of the DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER season 2017 took place in Helsinki alongside one of the biggest Tech conferences worldwide - Slush. The Slush conference does not consider itself as a business but as a community. A community that celebrates entrepreneurship and offers a great platform for founders, corporates, investors but also for interested people to meet and to build a world-wide startup network. Slush is mainly based in Helsinki and in recent years, more than 17,500 people, 2,300 startups and 1,200 investors were present and visited Slush.
The main idea behind the DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNER is to create a space with an easy-going atmosphere for brilliant, fun and smart people. In Helsinki the hosts, Stefan Heilmann and Risto Kuulasmaa ( CEO and Co-Founder at Tubecon), were able to gather up leading digital-minded people who share the same passion for innovative and disruptive businesses.
"Slush provided a great reason to invite all the best people in Helsinki to meet the international Slush guests and speakers for an amazing night at BasBas. The power of this concept lays in the serendipitous encounters and follow-ups during and after the dinner. It was a great pleasure to co-host the eve and witness how active the guests have been with the follow-ups and aftermath networking. After successful first edition, we are looking forward to building a tradition of Slush Digital Friends Dinner in the upcoming years. "
-Risto Kuulasmaa (Co-Host)
"The 40th DFD Dinner at Slush in Helsinki has been unique... with an amazing co-host Risto, a powerful mix of brilliant minds and a location run by a passionate Chef at BasBas. Thank you all for making this happened. DFD at Slush in Helsinki will become a tradition."
- Stefan Heilmann (Initiator and Host)
Just to name a few, the following people attended the event: Mika Ihamuotila, the long-standing CEO and now Chairman of Marimekko, Corley Hughes, Acting Chief Financial Officer at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Renate Nyborg, App Store Lead for the Nordics and Benelux, Jörg Hellwig, Chief Digital Officer at LANXESS, Hans Raffauf and Ida Tin, Founders of Clue, Jillionaire, Music Producer and member of Major Lazer, and many many more dear digital friends. To top the event off, the restaurant Baskeri & Basso with its urban chic was the perfect setting to end the DFD season and to get in to the right mindset for the Slush week at the same time.
The 40. DFD was the final event in 2017. Stay tuned for 2018 and the next DIGITAL FRIENDS DINNERS with stops in Barcelona, Singapore, Berlin and many more.