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Comb+ successfully held the 2017 Slush “Dream Together, Rock in China” Forum in Finland
01 Dec 2017

On Dec. 1, 2017, the 2017 Slush “Dream Together, Rock in China” Forum, sponsored by Comb+, was held successfully at the Slush main venue, the most influential venture capital platform worldwide, in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Comb+, along with elites in the venture capital circle, think tanks, domestic innovative enterprises and other representatives, demonstrated China’s open entrepreneurship environment and powerful venture capital strength, stunned the Slush with millions of people’s attention. In the meantime, the successful organization of this Forum has established a solid bridge for the cooperation of the innovative enterprises between China and Northern Europe, and furthermore all around the world. Comb+ has become the bridgehead and leader for the international innovative enterprises to enter China.

Distinguished guests such as Chen Li, China’s ambassador to Finland, Jari Gustafsson, the administrative vice minister of TEM, Jan Vapaavuori, the Mayor of Helsinki City and Peter Vesterbacka, the Founder of Angry Birds, attended and spoke at the forum.

According to Zhu Ling, the President of the Sponsor Comb+:

“Last year, we came to Slush for the first time, had a chance to get to know the unique innovative culture of Northern Europe, and comprehended the elegance of Finland as an innovative country. Here, all the entrepreneurs are up to challenges to create a better future. When asked about their future visions, it is inevitable to bring up China. Although China has already become a big part of their future planning, but they don’t know much how to explore and expand in China.

What those entrepreneurs need are authentic information of the Chinese market, strategies for their entrance into the Chinese market, marketing costs, and intellectual property protection. In short, they are in urgent need of a system to support the realization of their visions. With the joint effort with our partners, we have built up such a system over last year, and helped 19 Northern European enterprises to enter China. Our investment in the Finland companies is more than 20 million Euro.

This time, we come to Slush again with new improvement. Along with more direct investors, some Chinese FOF that focus on venture capital investment, and the Secretary General of ZVCPE also join us this year. Moreover, we now not only have outstanding law firms to protect the entrepreneurs’ intellectual property, but also will work with Chinese research institutions to set up R&D funds for the customization and optimization R&D in China of the new technologies from all around the world. Another improvement is that we not only help the North European entrepreneurs to enter China, but also seek cooperation opportunities in Finland for Chinese entrepreneurs.

Comb+ and its partners look forward to your support to build an expressway together for the innovations of middle and small-sized enterprises in China and North Europe. Last but not least, I’d like to thank the Chinese Embassy in Finland, TEM, HBH, City of Helsinki, Finpro and Tekes. We appreciate your help to show us the innovation potentials of Finland and North Europe. Please continue to support us and we can do much more for the entrepreneurs.”

The forum is full of highlights, the most inspiring, exciting moving, expected sessions kept coming, one climax after another. Comb+ and Helsinki Business Hub (“HBH”) convened the signing ceremony. The projects roadshow is the biggest highlight of this Forum. It is a heated close competition. The final winner is Dibidogs who focuses on preschool education and dedicates to independent IP. There were also discussion sessions with topic “Chinese Market in the Eyes of Sino Track Trainees”. Take the opportunity of this Forum, Comb+ also released its comb incubator fund, and started the comb cooperated artificial intelligence fund with BICI, one of its strategic partners.

As a primary partner of Slush in China, Comb+, since its establishment in 2015, is always on a mission of “integrate global intelligence and promote world reform”. to bring the most excellent innovational companies around the world into China, and has been devoted to the full integration of China’s innovation ability with the world. This time, the Slush “Dream Together, Rock in China” Forum expands its horizons to include the whole world, which not only presents to the world the status quo and achievements of innovation and entrepreneurship in China, but also introduces more fresh blood of entrepreneurship into the domestic entrepreneurial wave. Under the national policy background of unceasingly advocating innovation and implementing the “Belt and Road” initiatives, Comb+ stays true to its mission and applies practical action to contribute its strength to Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship.