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PITCHING Competition

Main prize? 1,000,000€ investment from Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed, NEA, and Northzone. Apply by Oct 7.

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€1,000,000 from 5 Top VCs

Five of the very best early-stage funds active in Europe: Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed, NEA, and Northzone, will come together to invest €1M (SAFE) in the winner of the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.

In other words, this is an equity investment from five iconic funds that have backed the likes of Meta, Stripe, ByteDance, Airbnb, Snap, Uber, Spotify, Salesforce, Slack, Instacart, and Klarna.

Investors from these five funds will mentor and judge the participants down from an initial 100 down to one winner. The pre-qualifications will be realized as online pitch videos.

The competition will culminate with three finalists stepping on the Slush main stage at the end of Day 2, in front of thousands of people.

This is Slush 100 like never before.

Who can apply?

Any startup founded in 2019 or later, with <€500k in previous equity funding can apply.

All participants need a Slush Startup Pass.

How to apply?

Apply by Oct 7 on the last page of your general startup application to Slush, found here.

Each startup should have one founder for all three pitches, both for online pre-qualifications and in Helsinki on Nov 16–18.

Apply to Slush 100


Oct 7

Applications close

Oct 14

Top 100 announced

Oct 25

Deadline for submitting pitch videos

Nov 4

Top 20 announced

Nov 16

Top 20 dinner in Helsinki

Nov 17

Semifinals on the Startup Studio stage at Slush 2022

Nov 18

Finals on the main stage

Winner announced

Up for it? Apply now

Here is more in-depth info about all the deadlines of Slush 100 here.

Read about Slush 100 in previous years here.