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Not the Californian sun, but
honest Slush.

Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a community of true global magnitude. The mission of Slush remains the same: to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs.

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Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship.

Slush has grown from a single gathering in Helsinki to a series of events organized all around the world. We throw bigger events in Finland, and China, and smaller get-togethers around the globe, from Singapore to NYC. Wherever they happen, our events aim at equipping founders to solve the most meaningful problems of our time.

Slush is built to be a vehicle for change.

Around the world, movements that want to drive entrepreneurship and empower the upcoming generation can start under the Slush name. Currently, Slush events and communities have been started, in addition to Helsinki and Shanghai, in Tokyo, Singapore, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, New York, Trondheim, and more than 40 other cities.


Tom Wehmeier

Partner & Head of Research at Atomico


The values of Slush drive us to take ownership of the future we want to see.


We are always learning and growing, never complete.


We take responsibility for the change we want to see. We base our decisions on ecological and social sustainability.


We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We would be nothing without our community, and wish to give back as often and as much as we can.


We believe that the best teams are built around trust and accountability.


We have the courage to do bold things that other people wouldn’t even dream of doing – and then help others do it as well.


Startups try, test, fail and succeed at the pace that is necessary to solve the biggest socio-environmental issues of our time. For Slush, our most significant sustainability work is in increasing the impact of startups dedicated to solving the biggest problems of the world. With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as our foundation, some of our most important sustainability work is in creating dialogue, finding the right partners, and inspiring and supporting founders on their journey to provide the world with pragmatic solutions to the issues our societies face. 
Sustainability is also at the core of all of our operations, from office operations to analyzing the impact of our global events. Slush Helsinki is an EkoKompassi/ EcoCompass certified event, meaning that we track and report on our environmental impacts yearly. Some of the things we do to minimize the footprint of our event include: using only biodegradable disposables, partnering with suppliers who make environmentally friendly products, serving only tap water, requiring vegan/vegetarian options, and using recycled or reused materials in the design of the event.


We believe that Slush and entrepreneurship belong to everyone. Period.

It is in our DNA to strive towards diversity and an inclusive culture in our organization, whether that is in recruiting, choosing speakers, or in attracting attendees to our events. The Slush community should feel like a welcome and safe environment for anyone, and we work to consistently evaluate our operations and choices to ensure this is the reality. Our shared Code of Conduct applies to anyone working with or within our organization or attending our events.

In practical terms, we want to make Slush accessible to everyone, and our venues and events are designed with accessibility in mind. We also welcome children and anyone under the age of 18 at Slush Helsinki during the daytime events.