WINTER IS COMING.

November 18-19th in Helsinki, Finland

Why we are here

In fall 2008, a small group of Finnish entrepreneurs got together over a pint of beer. What started there became an intimate gathering of 150 people a few months later.

Although Slush has since grown to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy behind it has always remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Slush takes place every fall in wintery Scandinavia amidst one of the most dynamic tech ecosystems in the world. This is the seventh edition of Slush, put together by a community of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Hope you'll enjoy it.

It’s all about the community, which makes it insanely powerful.

Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Rovio

STORIES FROM THE NORTH

Here are a few entrepreneurs who have shared their stories at Slush. We look forward to letting you in on the first founders for this year in early August.

Ilkka Paananen

Co-founder of Supercell

Eric Wahlforss

Co-founder of Soundcloud

Niklas Zennström

Co-founder of Skype

Niklas Hed

Co-founder of Rovio

Leading Investors

Matching companies with relevant investors is at the very heart of Slush. Last year’s event was attended by a total of 118 international venture funds that met startups in 1960 pre-set meetings.

Rich Wong

Accel Partners

Alex Ferrara

Bessemer Venture Partners

Francesco De Rubertis

Index Ventures

Aydin Senkut

Felicis Ventures

LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY

We believe there’s much to learn from those who have become the best in their craft in the world, whether they talk about trends in technology or philosophies in leadership.

  • Jorma Ollila

    Former CEO of Nokia

  • John Lindfors

    Partner of DST

  • Taizo Son

    Founder of GungHo

  • Wang Jian

    CTO of Alibaba Group

How you are able to grow without losing the touch and feel that made you great as a company. That is the measure of a good leader.

On Cyber Monday, Americans spent a total of $1.5B. In China, a single platform, Alibaba, generated net sales of $3B in one day. This shows evidence of the enormous difference in the markets outside of the developed world.

To be honest, it’s really hard for an entertainment company to be listed. Owners want steady growth each quarter, but it isn’t easy.

Internet should not be seen as a tool. Instead, it should be regarded as one of primal needs. Think about a highway - once it’s finished, vendors move to use the new road for transportation, but the road is not regarded as a new way of selling.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Slush looks to connect the most promising companies with the leading media from Europe, Asia and the US. Last year’s event was attended by 350 journalists, who have written more than 600 articles on the event and its participants to date.

Sven Grundberg

The Wall Street Journal

JJ Colao

Forbes Magazine

Dean Takahashi

VentureBeat

Kim-Mai Cutler

TechCrunch

POLITICAL ATTENDANCE

Here are a few political attendees from last year. They visit Slush to see what is happening in the tech scene, and to learn how they could better support economic growth.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

President of the Republic of Estonia

Jyrki Katainen

Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland

Arkady Dvorkovich

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Jan Vapaavuori

Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland

SLUSH IN PRACTICE

Slush is the focal point for Eurasian startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2013, Slush gathered 7000 attendees and 1200 companies from 68 countries for the two-day event.

This year will be a defining moment in the history of Slush, as the event moves to a new venue after five years in one place. This allows us to really take the whole event to the next level.

Slush 2014 takes place on November 18-19th in Helsinki.

Slush was a pivotal movement for our company. After launching there, we got featured on Techcrunch, raised funding and ultimately broke through in the US. I wouldn’t miss this for a thing.

Johan Attby, Founder & CEO of FishBrain

Massive.

– Business Insider

A window to the future.

– BBC

At SLUSH, there is a spirit of changing the world.

– Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen

Brimming with optimism.

– PandoDaily

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Attendees

Attend the entire two-day event along with all the parties and external events.

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Companies

Meet potential recruits, investors, journalists, customers, partners and advisors.

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Investors

Access all investor services, meeting areas, investor events and startup lists.

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Media

Access all media services, lounges, recommended lists and press events.

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