We have delivered all lost and found items from the event to Suomen löytötavarapalvelu on Dec 2. You can enquire your lost items by phone, form on the website or visiting their office which is located on Mäkelänkatu 56.
Office working hours:
Phone number: +358600 41006 (1.98€/min+lnc)
Slush 2016 will be organized on November 30–December 1 in Helsinki, Finland. The weather will be amazing.
Slush 2016 will be held at the Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki (Messukeskus). The address is Messuaukio 1, Helsinki, Finland.
The event is open to anyone over the age of 18. You just need to purchase a ticket. You can do it here!
Helsinki Airport is our local airport where all the flights to Helsinki will land. It is located 20 kilometers away from Helsinki city center with good bus, train and taxi connections. The airport has been voted as the second best airport in Europe. Check out more information from the airport website.
As Helsinki is one of the world’s most Northern capitals, the weather conditions during the winter can be quite cold. The temperature can get freezing especially during the night, and the average temperature in November is normally one degree celsius (34 Fahrenheit). Please take the weather conditions into account when planning your trip and stay in Helsinki.
No! We wish.
Slush is the focal point for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. In 2015, Slush brought together 15,000 attendees from 100 countries for the two-day event held in Helsinki, including more than 1,700 early-stage startups and 800 registered investors. The conference features two days full of program on four stages, in addition to several side events, talks at networking sessions, roundtable discussions and facilitated workshops. The audiences for the four conference stages range from 500 up to 6,000 people. Last year we hosted more than 350 people on stage, focusing on successful founders, serial entrepreneurs and international investors.
Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and music 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 is a two-day conference with the official venue program running from 10:00 to 18:00.
The best places to search accommodation from are near the venue in Pasila or in Helsinki city center as it is only one train stop or a 15-minute taxi ride away from the venue. We don’t have any preferred hotel partners but we have listed some hotels on our Helsinki guide site. You can also find nice places to eat and drink there, as well as things to do in Helsinki.
You may use the photos for free when mentioning credits to the photographers and the name of the event. Remember that you are not allowed to edit the photos from our photographers. You may use the photos for media, publications, own use etc.
Yes, there are several restaurants at the venue. Please notice that the food is not included in the ticket price.
The dresscode for Slush is casual. The weather might be chilly, so warm winter gear is recommended.
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Yes, there will be a live stream from the event.
With Executive Pass you get all the Conference Pass features plus access to the Matchmaking Tool, which allows you to connect with startups and investors before and during the event and book meetings to Meeting Area. With an Executive Pass, you will also get access to Startup Data in Matchmaking Tool.
Unfortunately no, you need to buy separate tickets to all the team members coming to Slush. Registration is free though.
Even if you have purchased your ticket beforehand you need to collect your Slush Badge(s) from the Badge Claim points to have access to the Slush venue. You can collect your Slush Badge(s) from any of the Badge Claim points before Slush or from the venue entrance. Badge Claim points are located around downtown Helsinki and will open on Nov 25. You can see the list of Badge Claim points here.
NOTE! We highly recommend you to collect your Badge(s) beforehand from one of our Badge Claim points before the event to ensure quick entrance.
You can buy tickets online until November 30 or as long as there are tickets left. Conference Passes are already sold out.
Yes, it is possible, but you still have to pay the ticket beforehand. You can make changes to tickets until November 22nd by logging in your Slush account at shop.slush.org.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Give your full name, nationality, passport number, passport issue and expiry dates, passport issue place as well as date of birth so that we can provide you the invitation. We give invitation letters only to ticket holders.
Unfortunately, we cannot deduct value added tax. The tax legislation in Finland states that even though we send the invoice abroad within EU, the buyer will “consume” the service in Finland (=attend Slush in Helsinki). So that is why we have to add the tax to the invoice.
Slush uses Stripe Payments Europe Ltd for payment processing, which accepts payments from credit cards with global payment options (Visa, MasterCard & American Express). If you wish to pay through invoice, please contact email@example.com.
Unfortunately the tickets are not refundable. If you can find someone who would be interested to attend the event instead of you, it’s possible to transfer ticket to another person as long as the change have been made by November 22nd at the latest. You can transfer your ticket to another person by logging into your Slush account at our ticket shop.
Yes, if you do it before November 22nd. You can transfer your ticket to another person by logging into your Slush account at our ticket shop.
Tickets cannot be paid for at the event. If the ticket is not paid before the event you will not receive your Slush Badge(s).
Unfortunately not. Even if you have purchased your ticket beforehand you need your Slush Badge to have access to the Slush venue. You can collect your Badge(s) from any of the Badge Claim points a few days before Slush or during Slush from the venue entrance. You will need to have your ID with you when collecting your Badge.
Please fill and submit the startup registration form and wait for confirmation from our Startup team. After your registration is confirmed, you can buy Startup Passes through your Slush account.
You can purchase tickets through our website. Just click here and choose the type of Pass you want.
Please note that even if you have purchased your ticket beforehand you need to collect your Badge(s) from one of our Badge Claim points to have access to the Slush venue.
Note! Startup, Investor or Enterprise registration itself does not include any tickets.
There is no deadline for editing your company information. You may edit the info before and during the event as well. We highly recommend to edit it at least 1 month prior to the event. (Please note that you can change your attendee information only until Nov 22. You need to allocate every ticket to someone to be able to collect the Badge(s) from the Badge Claim.)
A one-pager is your slide deck in one page, and one page only. It boasts the most important facts about your company in a good-looking format. Ideally it is formulated according to the audience of your highest priority.
A press release is an announcement of news you want to share about the company. It’s not useful to give out a press release in case you don’t have any actual news! The desired file format is PDF for both the one-pager and the press release. Please make the press release’s text copyable, though!
You can log into your profile with the username and password you create after receiving a confirmation email of your participation at Slush. In your profile you can see the situation of your applications or apply to the Pitching Competition or for a Demo Booth. You can also buy tickets to your team from there, use the Matchmaking Tool, post open positions in your company for other Slushers to apply to and see how your company’s profile looks to investors and media.
There will be a separate registration form for Founders’ Day. Once you’ve registered your company and bought your tickets you are eligible for Founders’ Day. Note: we’re going to restrict the number of participants per company to one (1) and only the 1000 first registrants will be selected!
Founders’ Day is a pre-Slush event for startup founders & CEOs, organized one day prior to Slush.
Registered startups have the opportunity to create a job advertisement, which will be displayed at the Slush website before and during the event. Startups can create job ads through their own profile after logging into the profile & Matchmaking Tool.
Roundtable discussions are 45-min sessions gathering 8 startups and one host to share experiences and advices in an intimate session. All hosts are successful serial entrepreneurs or top-tier international investors, who want to give back to the global startup community. The topics of the discussions cover everything from building a team and raising funding to internationalization and exit. More information on roundtables will be released closer to the event.
Registered startups that have been accepted and are looking for investor contacts and/or funding will be listed in Slush’s Matchmaking Tool. In the Matchmaking Tool, investors are able to review accredited startups and suggest meetings with them prior to the event. Each company’s Matchmaking profile will be created according to the information they submit in the registration form. Profiles can be edited by logging into the company’s own Slush account.
In the Matchmaking Tool, you can also proactively propose meetings with investors of all those that have registered.
Ad-hoc meetings at Slush have also been popular in past years and can be easily arranged to the Meeting Area. Last year we had close to 800 investors, so you can just look for the right guys based on their identification Badge! There are naturally some hubs where the investors will roam (close to the Meeting Area might not be a bad idea!).
Yes, all the team members coming to Slush need to have a ticket.
You will receive the information at the same time as you will receive confirmation of your participation to the Pitching Competition.
The deadline for applications is in October, and the final decisions are made after that by the jury. Selected companies will be contacted in early November.
The award for the Pitching Competition will be revealed closer to the event. In 2015, the award was an equity investment of €650,000.
Each pitch will be evaluated by a 5-member jury of investors and industry experts. The evaluation will be based on your product, market potential, gained traction, competence of your team and investment readiness. Remember that your success doesn’t only depend on how well you pitch!
All companies applying to the Pitching Competition will be evaluated by a pool of international investors based on the information given in the registration form. Based on the evaluation, a jury of investors and the board of Slush will select the final 100 for the competition.
If you are interested in participating, you need to apply to the competition through startup registration. If you have already registered, you can still apply to the competition through your startup profile. The deadline for applications is on October 28th. After the deadline, we will review all applicants and select companies for the competition. All selected companies will be contacted personally in early November.
In the Slush 100 Pitching Competition, 100 companies will get to pitch on stage on the first day of Slush (Nov 30th). After the first day, the twenty best companies will be selected for the semifinals on Thursday morning. The best of the best (four companies) will continue to the finals held at the main stage on Thursday afternoon.
All of the companies requesting a booth will be contacted by Slush team. It may take up to one month for your application to be processed.
No. Some companies (e.g. partners) will have a booth for both days but most of the booths will change.
The booths are sized at 2×2 metres. They come with a table, a shelf, lighting and power supply as well as a divider. When planning your presence at your Demo Booth we kindly ask you to avoid too much paper as we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. You’re more than welcome to replace the papers with digital content.
You can request to have a demo booth through startup registration. This year exhibitors will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that it may take up to one month for your application to be approved.
Unfortunately no, you need to buy separate tickets to all the team members coming to Slush. Registration is free though.