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THE MOST

FOUNDER-FOCUSED
EVENT ON EARTH

Slush 2022 brings together 4,200 startup founders and operators, accompanied by 2,200 investors, representing $1 trillion in assets under management.

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THE ONE EVENT A FOUNDER NEEDS TO ATTEND

Slush is tailored for young, often tech-driven companies, aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model.

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$1 trillion in assets under management

THE WORLD’S LARGEST GATHERING OF VENTURE CAPITAL

Slush 2022 is joined by a group of 2,200 investors from pre-seed to growth in search of the next breakout company. In 2019, more than 10,000 pre-booked investor-startup meetings took place at the event.

If you fancy a seat at the table, just use our Matchmaking Tool (launched in the fall) to find the most relevant investors and propose a sit-down in our Meeting Area. 

A 12,000 person audience made up of investors, media, and industry executives

SHOWCASE YOUR STARTUP

Slush is an unparalleled place to showcase your startup through demos, pitching, and startup booths. In 2022, our stages will feature concepts such as the Slush 100 Pitching Competition, Product Showcase, and even the Failure Showcase. Plus, at the heart of the venue, we’ve got our beloved startup booths.

We’re unveiling refined concepts that we think best serve the startups of Slush 2022 later in the year. For you, this means that applications will be opened closer to the event.

Take a look below at what we’ve got planned for you for Slush 2022.

Startup Concepts

Make the most of Slush

Apply for these opportunities that are exclusive for startups to make the most out of your event experience.

Slush 100

Slush 100, an early-stage pitching competition, is the crown jewel of Slush. 100 startups will compete for a spot in the finals on Founder Stage and a handsome prize. Slush 100 is open to companies founded during or after 2019 that have raised <€500k in equity funding.

Apply to Slush 100 as part of your startup application. Deadline to apply is during September, 2022, or when Startup Tickets are sold out. You can apply through the Slush Platform.

 

FOUNDERS DAY

Founders Day is the largest founder gathering in Europe and happens on Day 0, the day before Slush. Hundreds of the most active founders get to hear from Slush speakers in smaller groups with activities throughout the day. The day is finished with an unforgettable cocktail party to kickoff your Slush week.

Apply to Founders Day as part of your startup application using our Slush Platform by September, 2022

PRODUCT LAUNCH

Do you have a new product you haven’t launched yet? Do you want to launch your product at Slush in front of thousands of investors? You could be one of 6 startups to launch your next new product on stage at the Startup Studio!

Apply to Product Launch as part of your startup application on the Slush Platform by September, 2022.

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Are you working on Biotech, Renewables, Energy storage, Quantum, Space, New interfaces, AI/ML, Web3, Fusion or New materials? We believe that these industries are core to the future of tech, and will give 30 startups in them the chance to demo their product on stage.

Apply to Product Showcase as part of your startup application through our Slush Platform by September, 2022.

FAILURE SHOWCASE

The best way for founders to learn is to hear about the challenges other founders have come across. You could be one of 6 startups to share the lessons from failures on the Startup Studio stage!

Apply to Failure Showcase as part of your startup application through the Slush Platform by September, 2022.

DEMO BOOTH

Do you want to have your own Demo Booth at Slush? On both days, 80 startups will be selected to demo their product at a booth. We will be selecting the startups based on their startup applications. The price of a booth for one day is €1,500.

Apply to have your own Demo Booth as part of your startup application using the Slush Platform by September, 2022.

Side Events

All-Out Networking 

While our annual Slush event is officially a two-day affair, Slush has now become an entire week of exhilarating program around the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

In addition to the events organized by Slush, including our Official Slush Side Events, there are 200+ industry and theme-specific gatherings all adding up to the Slush experience.

Mentoring sessions

ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS DEDICATE 1 HOUR TO MENTORING 

We pride ourselves on avoiding high-level, indistinct speeches and providing the most concrete, up-to-date, and painfully tactical advice for startups on our stages.

Join a Mentoring Session with a curated group of your peers – and moderated by one of the sharpest minds in European startups. Registration will open later.

“I saved a week or two because I can do it all here.”

Nicolas Brusson

Co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar

Our Stage Talks

LEARN FROM THE BEST

At its core, our stage program is straightforward: brutally hands-on, honest like nowhere else. We gauge whom to bring on stage by one predominant metric: what concrete advice can they bring to the table.

The result? A dissection of the art of startup-building, delivered by people who have created some of the most exceptional ventures on the planet.

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400 media representatives

THE EUROPEAN STARTUP NARRATIVE IS WRITTEN HERE 

Hundreds of journalists representing the leading technology and business publications come to Slush in search of entrepreneurs who are reimagining tomorrow. If you’ve ever dreamt about your startup’s moment in the international spotlight, prepare your media pitch and tell your story.

The likes of Forbes, Wired, Sifted, and TechCrunch have covered startups they’ve discovered at Slush.

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Learn from the most accomplished founders and investors stepping on our stages
Meet with the 2200 investors attending through the Matchmaking Tool.
Get exclusive access to numerous industry Slush Side Events.
Personalized mentoring from our speakers
Connect with the other 4200 founders and startup operators.
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