SLUSH – It’s great to see people at work with energy & ideas

I spent a few hours this evening having a sneak media preview of SLUSH, the technology event for entrepreneurs organized here in Helsinki.

What a breath of fresh air to see the results of education, language skills, hard work and ideas to create products for the global market.

The folk are not all young things in their 20’s or 30’s – there are plenty in their 40’, 50’s and some in their 60’s who want to sell their products in the global markets.

Two companies stood out from the previews today.

One is COSMETHICS ( – you scan the barcode of a can or bottle of cosmetics and the app tells you if the chemicals inside will poison your body or not!

BedditDIT ( is an ultra-thin ribbon that measures your sleep patterns and depth with an app in your phone.

The whole event will open up for 2 days tomorrow and I will report on the interesting things for readers of Forum.