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!

Prime minister Jyrki Katainen opened the event.

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

Failing is allowed. Even recommended.

We were there of course!

Congratulations to LongPlay!

Great stuff all around you. And amazing people.

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