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MATCHMAKING

Slush 2022 brings together 4,600 startup founders and operators, accompanied by 2,600 investors. Make the most of this crowd by using our Matchmaking Tool, where you can scroll and filter through attendees, book meetings, and chat.

At the venue, we have a separate Meeting Area with dedicated tables that can be reserved when booking through our tool.

The Matchmaking Tool will be launched later in the fall.

Stage Program

Our stage program is ruthlessly focused on timeless and practical company-building advice. This year, our stage program takes place on two main stages and in two studios.

The agenda of our stage program will be announced in October. While waiting for that, make sure to check out our speakers.

SPEAKERS

Startup Concepts

Slush 2022 offers early-stage startups unique opportunities to showcase their companies. This year, startups will have the opportunity to take the stage by participating in Product Launch, Product Showcase, Emerging Hubs, Failure Showcase, and Nordic Showcase, without forgetting our crown jewel: our pitching competition Slush 100.

Make sure to check out our designated page for startups to read more about the startup concepts.

Slush 100

FOR STARTUPS

Side Events

Originally a one-day event, Slush has now become an entire week of exhilarating programs. Expect to see Side Events popping up across the Helsinki Metropolitan Area from Monday to Friday during Slush Week (Nov 14-18), with most of the action happening on Nov 16-18.

In addition to the events organized by Slush, there is a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings, all adding up to the Slush experience. You can now sign up for Side Events and apply to organize them.

SIDE EVENTS

Day 0 Events

FOUNDERS DAY

INVESTOR DAY

MEDIA DAY

Assigning Tickets

Assigning your tickets is an extremely important thing to do before Slush, especially if you have more than one of them.

This way, everyone attending Slush 2022 with you will have access to both their pass and the Matchmaking Tool and will get all the necessary information needed to enter the event.

You can assign your tickets on the Slush Platform.

GO TO PLATFORM

PRE-BADGE CLAIM

To enter Slush, you need a badge and wristband. To avoid queueing at the venue on the event days, we highly recommend that you claim your badge and wristband in advance at one of our Pre-Badge Claim points in the Helsinki city center.

Claiming your badge is also possible at the venue’s main entrances on both event days but prepare to wait a bit.

The Pre-Badge Claim locations and opening times will be announced closer to the event.

GUIDE TO HELSINKI

Coming to Helsinki for the first time? Or want to know how to make the most of your time here?

Our Guide to Helsinki gathers all the activities you can possibly imagine for your time in Helsinki. Whether you need tips for restaurants, activities, or transportation, we’ve got you covered!

Furthermore, if you haven’t yet sorted out where to stay during Slush, we’ve compiled a list of hotels to stay in and have gathered a discount for each just for you.

GUIDE TO HELSINKI

ARRIVING AT THE VENUE

Slush 2022 will be organized at the Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki (Messukeskus). The address is Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki.

Messukeskus is located in Pasila, just a few kilometers from the Helsinki city center. The venue is served by excellent transportation connections in all directions, the easiest being one stop by train from the Helsinki Central Railway station. 

Please note that the busiest time to enter Slush is around 9-10 am on both event days. 

TRAINS

Every local and long-distance train stops at the Pasila railway station, just a 300-meter walk from Messukeskus. Trains from the city center to Pasila take just five minutes and all trains coming from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport also stop at Pasila. 

You can read more and plan your local travel through the HSL Journey planner here.  

TRAMS

Trams 7 and 9 leave from the city center and stop right in front of the southern entrance of Messukeskus. Read more here

You can plan your local travel through the HSL Journey planner here.  

TAXIS

In the Helsinki area, there are various high-quality taxi services available, providing services 24/7. Taxi companies in the Helsinki area include Taxi Helsinki, ​​Kovanen, and Lähitaksi.

You can also take an Uber to the venue.

CARS

There is a parking garage in the Expo area, and the garage is accessible from Ratapihantie 17. The parking garage is open 24/7, and one entry costs 12 euros (24 hours parking).

You can buy parking tickets at the northern entrance. There are also payment machines inside the parking hall. Please note that the capacity of the garage is limited.

AT THE VENUE

The doors of the venue are open from 8 am–6 pm on Nov 17 and 8 am–10 pm (Afterparty, starting from 6 pm) on Nov 18. Note that the Opening Show takes place on the Founder Stage at 10 am on Nov 17.

The event map, other details about the venue, and the afterparty location will be published closer to the event.

ACCESSIBILITY

The event venue is fully accessible by wheelchair. Entry is free for the personal assistants of disabled persons, and guide or assistance dogs are welcome. You can find more information about accessibility in the venue on the Convention Center’s website.

Please consider that the visual identity of Slush is unique: the venue is quite dark, and we use mineral haze to create a special Slushy feel. As the stage programming includes flashing lights and lasers, we advise people who are sensitive to light or have epilepsy to consider this when planning their visit.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Slush is all about bringing people together from across the world to share their passion and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. We want Slush to be a 100% positive experience for all our attendees from start to finish. This is why we do not accept any kind of disrespectful behavior at any of our events.

Let’s make sure together that all of us can have a great time regardless of what we look like, where we come from, and who we are.

Code of Conduct

SUSTAINABILITY

Slush is an EcoCompass-certified event. We are actively working towards having a positive impact on the environment, and yes, Slush 2022 will be a carbon-negative event.

Whether it is reducing our environmental footprint by only using tap water and biodegradable disposables or with strict recycling practices, we set the bar high for minimizing the harm we do while amplifying the good. 

Read more about Slushtainability.

Sustainability

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Recycle

Remember, all food items including candy wrappers, plates, cutlery, and cups are biodegradable at Slush, so throw it all into the organic waste bin!

BYOB!

You can save a lot of disposable cups by bringing your own reusable water bottle to fill up at our water stations. Yes, Finnish tap water is known for its excellent quality and is 100% drinkable!

Use public transport

Use public transport to get to the event – with 12,000 people joining, these individual choices really do add up… and can save you precious time avoiding traffic! 

COMPENSATE YOUR FLIGHTS

We have compensated your flight to Helsinki already, but you can do it yourself as well and increase the carbon captured by the Slush community.