Garage48 Helsinki Slush 2012 cancelled

November 15, 2012
There are certain milestones that Garage48 wants to build up to, having a hackathon as part of the regions biggest startup and investor meetup Slush is one of them. Unfortunately, this will not be happening this year, as we are sad to inform that Garage48 hackathon in Helsinki part of Slush agenda on 19-21 of November is cancelled.
We got about 30 registrations for Garage48 Helsinki 2012 event. Including amazing visionaries and marketers, few developers. Unfortunately were missing a large amount of developers and designers to really build mobile and web application prototypes in just 48-hours.

Garage48 Slush Helsinki was a totally new type of event Garage48:
  • the first event organized within a conference, usually we have independent weekend events
  • the first event organized within a working week (not a weekend) and it seems people were not able to take days off from their work
  • ticket price was about twice higher than our regular hackathons (of course it included Slush ticket)
We did all possible efforts to promote the event in Finland and Baltic states, but unfortunately we did not get enough sign-ups, so unfortunately we had to cancel the event this year. We want to thank everyone who helped to push the message to their groups and blogs.


We will personally contact all registered participants to find best possible solutions. All the participants who have registered and paid your participation fee for the Garage48 Helsinki Slush 2012 event have three possibilities:

1. Participate in Aaltoes BuildIT hackathon part of Slush, taking place same time 19-21/Nov
Garage48 registered participants are welcome to join that event for the same price. More information coming to Slush website soon!
2. See and experience Slush. 
All the Garage48 Helsinki Slush 2012 registered participants have access to the Slush Conference, participation fee is valid for the entire conference. Check out the Slush agenda here.
3. Get refunded.
If you are not interested in joining the Aaltoes Build It Slush nor the Slush Conference itself, please write maarika@garage48.org and you will be refunded the participation 

Important: All the Garage48 Helsinki registered participants will have FREE access to one of Garage48 hackathons in 2013 held worldwide (additionally to the refund). Stay tuned, the next years plans will be announced already in December.

We are looking forward to join forces with Slush conference next year, as they are the biggest and most well-known startup conference in the Nordics. We really liked the opportunity to give Garage48 Helsinki teams extra value by pitching and showcasing their prototypes to Slush Conference audience and investors.

We are truly sorry that we had to cancel the event so late.

Maarika Susi
Event Organizer
maarika@garage48.org



Comments: 1

  • Fredrik Nov 19

    This information is wrong. There is no "Aaltoes BuildIT hackathon part of Slush, taking place same time 19-21/Nov". What there is? Ability to come and watch the organizers of slush getting the conference ready. Sit in some corner and work for yourself on your laptop. Garage48: Will you at least get an email out to the participants that wanted to show up? So that we could meet-up and hack on a café or bar somewhere? :P

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