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Nov 30


An exclusive side event offering founders hands-on mentoring and advice delivered by Europe’s leading early-stage investors and founders of the scaleups who have made the Finnish ecosystem what it is today.

Founders Day 2021 is a day to remember – 500 world-changing founders gathering under the same roof on the day before Slush kicks off.

This year, participants will travel around Helsinki to meet some of the most successful Finnish scaleup founders at their offices. At each office, the hosting scaleup will share how they cracked a specific, tangible aspect of building a world-changing company.

Once the sun has set over Helsinki (well, actually that happens much sooner, but it fit in nicely), we will gather the whole group together for a Founders Cocktail Event. The best part? All your peers under one roof. Second best? The who’s who of European early-stage investors will also be there to mix and mingle with you.If this does not get you in the mood for Slush 2021, what will?

Founders Day is organized on Tuesday November 30th 2021, the day before the main event. The exact schedule of the event will be announced later in the fall.

Access to Founders Day is limited to one person (founder, C-suite) from every startup participating in Slush 2021. If you plan to land late, you have the option to join only for the Founders Cocktail Event.


Nov 30, 2021, 2.00pm–11:00pm

The Scaleup Tour starts at 2:00 pm and the Cocktail Event at 6:15 pm


Offices of three Finnish scaleups and a cocktail event at Valkoinen Sali.


The registration for Founders Day is closed, as all spots have been filled. You can still sign up for the Cocktail Event waiting list here – we will let you know if spots become available!