Evli has 100,000 congratulations for Slush winner
Published: 19-Nov-2014 08:15 pm
Publisher: Evli Pankki Oyj
We would like to congratulate Enbrite.ly, the winner of the Slush 100 pitching competition!
The international startup event Slush culminated on the evening of November 19 with the announcement of the winner of the Slush 100 competition. Evli Bank came up with the idea for the prize and congratulates the winner with EUR 100,000. EUR 400,000 comes from the well-known angel investors at the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) and a group of international investors.
Out of the 900 companies that originally entered the contest, four made it to the final stages. After a tough competition, a distinguished international panel of judges selected Enbrite.ly as the winner. The prize (EUR 500,000) received is the biggest amount of money ever offered as an investment in a corresponding competition.
"Slush is overflowing with skills and ideas, and has a unique passion for entrepreneurship. In order for a business idea to generate growth, it needs an experienced backing team that believes in the cause. Slush and this start-up competition embody just the kind of forward-moving youthful energy and expertise that Evli wants to support. Especially the Finnish economy needs these rising stars and the future jobs they will generate more than ever,” says Maunu Lehtimäki, Evli’s Chief Executive Officer.
Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO, Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 (0)9 4766 9304, www.evli.com
Evli Bank Plc
Evli is a Finnish private bank specializing in investment. We offer private clients, companies and institutions a comprehensive product range, and investment and asset management services that are based on cutting-edge expertise. With 250 investment experts and over 25 years in the business, Evli has a wide range of experience and know-how at its disposal. We manage EUR 6.3 billion in client assets (September 30, 2014). www.evli.com