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TICKETS

How can I get a ticket to Slush?

Tickets are on sale at slush.org/tickets.

What are the different ticket types?

Our available ticket categories include Startup, Investor, Angel Investor, and Day 2 Passes. In addition to those, we have Media Passes for journalists. Attendee Passes are currently sold out.

Startup Pass

Our Startup Pass is tailored for young, often tech-driven, companies aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model. Please remember that each team member needs their own ticket to attend. Requires an application.

Investor Pass

Our Investor Pass is for individuals working for entities making direct investments in startups or venture capital funds – VCs, CVCs, LPs, Family Offices, and M&A Investors. Requires an application.

Angel Investor Pass

The Angel Investor Pass is suitable for individuals investing directly from their personal wealth or as a part of a syndicate. If you represent an institutional entity, please opt-in for the Investor Pass. Requires an application.

Attendee and Day 2 Passes 

Attendee and Day 2 Passes are for people who are not startup founders or operators, investors, or media. Buying one does not require an application.

Media Accreditation

Slush Media Passes are for journalists/editorial members of the press only.

Communications and PR professionals, bloggers, and non-editorial employees of media companies are kindly advised to get an Attendee or Day 2 Pass.

How can I pay for my ticket?

Slush uses Stripe Payments Europe Ltd for payment processing, which accepts payments from credit cards with global payment options (Visa, MasterCard & American Express).

Contact [email protected] if you’ve got any questions about payment methods.

Where can I find my tickets?

You can see your tickets and assign tickets to other people by logging into the Slush Platform.

If the ticket has been assigned to you by someone else, you have received a confirmation email about this. When logging in, use that specific email address to which you have received the confirmation.

 

Where can I change ticket information?

You can assign tickets and change ticket information by logging into the Slush Platform.

Can I buy passes on behalf of my team members/colleagues?

Yes, you can assign the tickets to people on the Slush Platform on any date before the official Slush event starts.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, you can assign your ticket to another person by logging into the Slush Platform.

Please note that this is possible only before the event when the badge hasn’t yet been printed out.

Is there a possibility for a refund if I am not able to come?

Unfortunately, the tickets are non-refundable.

If you can find someone who can attend the event instead of you, it’s possible to transfer the ticket to another person as long as the change has been before the event. You can transfer your ticket to another person by logging in to the Slush Platform.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No, all Slush tickets are electronic. Thus, you only need a valid ID (ie. passport) to collect your Slush Badge at the venue.

 

When and where can I collect my Slush badge?

You need to collect your Slush Badge from the Badge Claim points to have access to the Slush venue. You can collect your Slush Badge from any of the Pre-Badge Claim points before Slush, or at the latest from the venue entrance.

We highly recommend claiming your badge in advance as you’ll avoid queuing at the entrance. We’ll publish our Pre-Badge Claim points and times leading up to the event.

 

General

What is Slush about?

Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement on a mission to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs, originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship.

The Slush 2022 event features two days full of stage programs in addition to several Side Events, mentoring, meetings, and afterparties (duh). Our speaker line-up includes successful founders, top-notch investors, and other startup and tech influencers.

Slush has grown from a single event in Helsinki to a one-of-a-kind community and series of events organized all around the world. We organize smaller Slush’D events all around the world.

Soaked by Slush is our startup media, offering hands-on advice to founders.

Node by Slush is our online founder community that includes workshops and 1-on-1 startup-investor meetings.

Read more about us here.

Where is Slush 2022 organized?

The event will take place on Nov 17–18, 2022 at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center (Messukeskus). 

What is the Matchmaking Tool?

The Slush Matchmaking Tool is our in-house built tool that gives you an opportunity to book meetings with the most relevant people for you. You can scroll and filter through attendees, book meetings, and chat. A table at our dedicated Meeting Area is included for the meetings.

Access to Matchmaking is included in all of our ticket types. The tool will open later in the fall.

What are Slush Side Events?

Originally a two-day event, Slush has now become an entire week of exhilarating programs around the Helsinki metropolitan area. In addition to the events organized by Slush, including our Official Slush Side Events, there is a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings around Helsinki all adding up to the Slush experience.

Read more about Slush 2022 Side Events here.

Where can I see Slush Code of Conduct?

You can find our Slush Code of Conduct here.

We want Slush to be a 100% positive experience for all of our attendees from the beginning till the end. This is why we do not accept any kind of disrespectful behavior at any of our events. Let’s make sure that all of us can have a great time regardless of what we look like, where we come from and who we are.

How do I contact the Slush team?

You can reach the team by email:

General inquiries [email protected]

Tickets [email protected]

Startups [email protected]

Investors [email protected]

Partners [email protected]

Media [email protected]

Speakers [email protected]

Marketing [email protected]

Slush’D [email protected]

Node by Slush [email protected]

Soaked by Slush [email protected]

COVID-19 & other health-related inquiries [email protected]

 

Can I bring my kid to Slush?

Kids are welcome to Slush. Please keep in mind that all our attendees need to get their own pass. This is also in the case of children (except small babies under the age of 2).

STARTUPS

Who can apply for a Startup Pass?

Our Startup Pass is tailored for young, often tech-driven, companies aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model. We go through each application by hand. 

Once your application has been accepted, you can buy your Startup Pass. Please remember that each team member needs their own ticket to attend.

What concepts and opportunities are there for startups?

Read about concepts for startups at Slush 2022 here.

How can I apply for startup concepts?

You can apply for Founders Day, Product Launch, Slush 100, Product Showcase, Failure Showcase, and Demo Booths through your application. 

Read more about the concepts here.

Can I book 1-on-1 meetings with investors or other startups prior to the event?

Yes, you can, and, in fact, most of the meetings are booked already prior to the event right after we’ve opened our Matchmaking Tool. Our Matchmaking tool allows you to:

  • Discover any registered Slush visitor, startup, or investor based on your search criteria 
  • Book and manage meetings 
  • Have 30-minute meetings with prospective investors in the Meeting Area.
  • Chat with people prior to the meetings 

However, the Matchmaking Tool of Slush does not automatically offer virtual meeting capabilities. Of course, attendees are still free to set up virtual meetings once connected through the Matchmaking Tool.

Our Matchmaking Tool will open later in the fall.

My company would like to announce something at Slush. What should I do?

You can send your story through our Announce Things at Slush 2022 form.

If your story is added to our Media Bank, you’ll be contacted directly about it.

INVESTORS

Who can apply for an Investor Pass?

Investor Pass is for investors who make direct investments in startups or venture capital funds – VCs, CVCs, Angels, LPs and M&A Investors.

Can I buy an investor ticket before my application has been accepted?

No, you need to apply first. However, expect your investor application to be accepted within two working days of submitting it.

Can I book 1-on-1 meetings with startups or others prior to the event?

Yes, you can, and most of the meetings are booked already prior to the event, right after we’ve opened our Matchmaking Tool. Our Matchmaking tool allows you to:

  • Discover any registered Slush visitor, startup or investor, based on your search criteria 
  • Book and manage meetings 
  • Have 30-minute meetings with prospective startups in the Meeting Area.
  • Chat with people prior to the meetings
How can I contact the Slush team?

If you have any questions, send us a message at [email protected]

My company would like to announce something at Slush. What should I do?

We gather news and announcements to our Media Bank which is a resource bank for journalists only to find and browse relevant news happening during Slush 2022.

Every year, we open up a form where you can submit your story and we’ll review it.  You’ll see a link to it through our Media page. If your story will be added to our Media Bank, you’ll be contacted.

What opportunities are there for investors?

Slush 2022 features Investor Day on Day 0, Investor Lounges, and 40-point startup data on 4,200 startup founders and operators attending. Read about them here.

How can I apply for Investor Day?

Registration will open soon and all Investor and Angel Investor Pass holders will be notified about it separately. Read more here.

MEDIA

Who can get a Media Pass?

Slush Media Passes are intended for journalists and editorial members of the press. We have a limited number of Passes available, and therefore prioritize outlets with a significant following and journalists who show a track record of writing about startups, technology, or venture capital.

Freelancers, podcasters, bloggers, and other individual contributors are also welcome to apply but will be screened more thoroughly for relevance.

Communications and PR professionals and non-editorial employees of media companies are kindly advised to purchase an Attendee Pass.

Where can I find photos from Slush?

All Slush photos can be found here.

Publications, articles, and all non-commercial Slush-related usage of the photos is allowed when crediting the photographer and mentioning that the photo is from Slush.

You are not allowed to edit the photos nor to use them for commercial purposes. If you want to use the photos for commercial use, get in touch with us.

How can I book interviews with attendees?

The best and most efficient way to book interviews at Slush is through our Matchmaking Tool. You can search for people, startups, investors, and other attendees and filter them based on your interests. You can book the interviews directly on the tool to the Slush Media Area and chat with the participants in advance.

The Matchmaking Tool will be open in the fall.

How can I contact the Slush team?

If you have any questions, send us a message at [email protected].

ARRIVING

Where is the closest airport?

Helsinki Airport is our local airport where all the flights to Helsinki will land. It is located 20km away from Helsinki city center with excellent bus, train, and taxi connections. The airport has been voted the second-best airport in Europe.

Check out more information from the airport website.

Can you help with the visa invitation letter?

Slush can help with the visa applications by providing with a visa invitation letter. Contact [email protected] for this matter. Read more about Finland’s visa policies on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Restaurants, bars, hotels, and traveling in Helsinki

Make sure to check out our Guide to Helsinki to find recommendations about accommodation, restaurants, bars, activities, and transportation.

How can I get to the venue?

The venue Messukeskus, Helsinki Expo and Convention Center, is located in Pasila, just a few kilometers from Helsinki city center. The address is Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki.

Messukeskus is served by excellent transport connections in all directions: the easiest being one stop by train from Helsinki Central Railway Station. Trains A, P, R, and U leaving from Helsinki Railway Station all stop at Pasila.

You’ll also be able to access the venue by tram 9 as well.

Is Slush accessible by wheelchair?

The venue is fully accessible by wheelchair.

You can find more information about accessibility at the venue at the Convention Centre’s website.

Entry is free for personal assistants. When arriving at the venue, please visit the ticket helpdesk next to the badge claim point to claim the ticket.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at Slush.