Slush 2013 started in Helsinki on Wednesday. All the most promising startup companies were present ready to discuss their ideas and make new connections. It didn't matter how many business cards you took with you, they weren't enough.

Those of you who didn't make it to the event had to settle with Live Stream and Twitter feed of the event. Here's a quick recap of the first day inform of 140 characters or less.

Everyone was ready to take over the world!

https://twitter.com/laurijarvilehto/statuses/400561092570931200

https://twitter.com/pvesterbacka/statuses/400345542691422208

Prime minister Jyrki Katainen opened the event.

https://twitter.com/SlushHQ/statuses/400535879514873856

And the reason of his hoodie you might find from this tweet:

https://twitter.com/PekkaPekkala/statuses/400674856548589568

Failing is allowed. Even recommended.

https://twitter.com/amartinson/statuses/400563821959741440

We were there of course!

https://twitter.com/dingletweet/statuses/400619338644082688

https://twitter.com/bocedi/statuses/400638164395905024

Congratulations to LongPlay!

https://twitter.com/LongPlay_fi/status/400656190054477824

Great stuff all around you. And amazing people.

Hopefully we'll meet again on Day two. But first... The After Parteeeeyyyy!

https://twitter.com/mht_mht/status/400704895176949760