Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2016 in Helsinki

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Europe's leading startup event

In 2015, Slush brought together 15.000 attendees, including 1.700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. People from more than half of the world’s countries traveled to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level.

Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. Although Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Slush 2015 in 100 photos

Slush 2015 November 11-12th Helsinki, Finland Photo: Jussi Hellsten

Past attendees of Slush

Caterina Fake

Co-founder of Flickr & Hunch

Niklas Zennström

Co-founder of Skype & Atomico

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder & CEO of Acumen

Prince Daniel

Prince of Sweden

State of European Tech

Last year has been a breakthrough year for European Tech. Throughout 2015, the continent has reached a series of milestones:

  • On track for 10 European software companies reaching $B+ valuations
  • On track for more than $10B invested by VCs
  • Over 5,000 active angel investors
  • 1.6 million developers
  • Over 100 tech IPOs in the last five years



The trip from SF is long, but every second of Slush is worth it.

Eric Liaw, General Partner at IVP

See the attendees from previous years

Wang Jian

CTO of Alibaba Group

Tomoko Namba

Founder of DeNA

Sue Gardner

Executive Director of Wikimedia

Marcus Wallenberg

Chairman of SEB

Neelie Kroes

Former VP of European Commission

Martin Lorentzon

Co-founder & Chairman of Spotify

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

President of Estonia

Linda Liukas

Childrens' book author, Founder of RailsGirls and Hello Ruby