Slush side-event opens a road to China for startups

The ‘Sino Track Goes Slush’ launch event includes a pitching competition to screen the startups with the biggest potential for the Chinese market

HELSINKI, Finland (November 24, 2017) - Sino Track, the international accelerator program for helping startups to enter the Chinese market, has announced 10-strong shortlist of companies selected to pitch at the Sino Track Goes Slush side event held in Helsinki. The program is run by COMB+, a Beijing-based business acceleration and investment firm.

The event will highlight business opportunities in the biggest growth market in the world, China, as well as sharing lessons learned by companies entering the market. Keynote speakers include the Mayor of the City of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, and Slush co-founder, Peter Vesterbacka.

The companies selected to pitch are

“It's great to see COMB+ and so many Chinese startups join us here in Helsinki, the Heart of Eurasia. Interest among European startups aiming to expand to China is at an unprecedented level,” says Vesterbacka, Sino Track coach and mobile game marketing veteran.

Sino Track Goes Slush is co-organized by COMB+, Pivot5, Helsinki Business Hub, Ascend Capital Partners, and the City of Helsinki.

“We selected Helsinki as our first international hub for reaching the global startup ecosystems due to its location, thriving startup scene, and the magnificent Slush conference,” says Leo Zhu, CEO of COMB+. “Our accelerator program aims to help international startups understand and thrive in the world’s most dynamic and complex business market. This year at Slush, we are opening Sino Track to startups globally.”

The pitching competition winner, and further Sino Track startup funding details will be announced at Slush on December 1.

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Juulia Pietilä
Nordic Business Manager, COMB+
+358 40 568 6560
juuliapietila@combplus.com

COMB+ is a full-lifecycle entrepreneurship service platform based in Beijing, China. COMB+ is dedicated to creating an ecosystem for global entrepreneurs and startups to realize their dreams. As a new-generation innovation incubator, COMB+ has a unique “platform + investment” business model. COMB+ focuses on providing entrepreneurship services to and investing in early-stage startups in the technology and cultural industries. www.combplus.com

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