Episode 27 - Attending the Startup conference Slush in Helsinki in 2016

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Terri talks about traveling to the startup conference Slush in Helsinki last year via the specially charted flight and how it is like no other startup conference.  She learned about digital health in the Nordics, operated on very little sleep, and was impressed by how well run the event is.  Terri is looking forward tosome new experiences at the event this year including moderating a panel on shifting demographics and the need to adapt to the shift in terms of investing.   


Who is Terri Mead? 

Terri Hanson Mead is President of Solutions2Projects, LLC, a consulting company that provides IT strategy and IT compliance services in the life sciences space in addition to expert witness consulting services.  She is also an active angel investor and former Vice President of Sand Hill Angels, regularly advises startups and in her spare time, flies helicopters.  She is passionate about supporting, and advocating for, female founders and investors and has created Class Bravo Ventures to more formally do so.  

Show Highlights 

  • Terri talks about the chartered flight from SFO to Helsinki, Santa Claus visiting the flight,  the mannequin challenge and collecting her posse as she leaves the plane 

  • Terri takes you through the various events including visiting the Swedish and US embassies in Helsinki  

  • Terri hits a wall on day three of the event, gets a power nap and attends another US embassy event followed by dinner at the hotel to thank her concierge and driver 

  • Terri talks about what she’s afraid on this trip including being in a bathing suit in a sauna in the winter and being disappointed  

  • Terri, Stu and others get to the airport for the flight home in a sleep-deprived state 




You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead 

Feel free to email her at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

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