The World's Strongest Founder/Investor Competition Launches at Slush 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

Nov 20, 2012, 05:00 ET from Lifeline Ventures

HELSINKI, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Lifeline Ventures, an early stage investor in strong founders and disruptive technologies, launches The World's Strongest Founder/Investor Competition at Slush 2012, the leading startup conference in the Nordic countries.

"In the industry, everyone agrees that strong founders and investors are key to any company's success. Until now, the industry has been missing objective metrics on how to compare founders or investors", comments Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures.

"Today, the three top grossing AppStore apps are from Finland. In addition, the region is nurturing awesome Web, cleantech and health startups. We at Lifeline Ventures are thrilled to further demonstrate the strength of the founders and investors in the region with this annual competition. I would not be surprised if the first winners in both categoriescame from the Nordics", adds Petteri Koponen, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures.

The World's Strongest Founder/Investor Competition is open for founders and investors at the Lifeline Ventures Conference Space at Slush 2012 next to the main entrance. This year, the strength is measured with the combined maximum bench press and dead lift weight. The competition is arranged in co-operation with WODConnect and Crossfit Espoo.

About Lifeline Ventures

At Lifeline Ventures, we invest in strong founders in sectors we know by heart from our experience as entepreneurs. Due to our background, we often start working with founders before they have launched their product, typically taking the company from the inception to successful Series A investment and beyond. Our goal is to be the first person the entrepreneur reaches out to in times of trouble and joy. So far, we have invested in category-leading companies such as Applifier, ArcDia, NonStop Games, Supercell, Tinkercad, Valkee and ZenRobotics. More information online at

About WODconnect

WODconnect is the premier solution for tracking, coaching and managing the sport of CrossFit online. Join the strongest startup founders, the strongest investors and some of world's best crossfit athletes at

About Crossfit Espoo

CrossFit Espoo is the largest CrossFit affiliate in Finland. Founded in 2011 and growing fast, it is the place where the strongest founders and investors meet and train among some of Finland's best crossfit athletes. Whether you are a pro or want to bootstrap a new hobby, start exploring from

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