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This year five Slush Official Side Events are organized during the Slush days. These events are prominent industry gatherings organized by thought-leading Slush partners. Slush Official Side Events have grown to be an essential part of the Slush program, providing the Slush audience with the latest insights and excellent networking opportunities within a specific domain. These events are the place to be for those who want to stay on top and ahead of future trends. 


So, what do we have in store for you in 2021?



How can we rejuvenate science to truly push the ecosystem forward? 

Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) – University of Helsinki, Health Capital Helsinki, SynBio Powerhouse, and Viikki Food Design Factory

Messukeskus, Siipi 101AB

Dec 1, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Topics discussed: health, pharma, synbio, sustainability, foodtech

YScience gathers the life science community at Slush, to connect researchers, startups, investors, students, and all those enthusiastic about the commercialization of research, and to inspire concrete actions for society. Through a program full of exciting talks and startup pitches, we promote the value of science-based business and encourage scientists to embrace a different way of thinking about impact. 

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Fintech For Future

How to facilitate a more humane future through fintech?

Mastercard Lighthouse

Messukeskus, Siipi 101AB

Dec 2, 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Topics discussed: fintech, partnerships, impact

From Spotify to Greta, the Nordics and Baltics are home to tech and impact icons. At FinTech For Future, fintech and impact unite as startups, investors, and corporate partners come together. Join us for startup pitches, panels, and keynotes contemplating a future where fintech and impact are indistinguishable. This event is hosted by Mastercard Lighthouse, the #1 Nordic & Baltic startup platform for scaling partnerships. 

Join to see the hand-picked fintech and impact leaders pitch on stage and the winners of fall class 2021 announced!

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What can we learn from twelve inspiring science X entrepreneurship cases?

HIS (University of Helsinki)

Tiedekulma Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4

Dec 1, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Topics discussed: deeptech, research-based innovations 

Science-based innovations and spinouts have the proven potential to become hugely successful businesses that truly change the world – as well as the future of those who believed and invested in them early on. Unicorner will be held at Think Corner in downtown Helsinki on the first evening of Slush. In the event, we break out twelve inspiring science cases and share insights on how to make research-based innovations flourish.

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The Future of Gaming

Blockchain Game alliance, BITKRAFT Ventures, BACKED

Messukeskus, Siipi 101AB

Dec 1 , 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Topics discussed: Web 3.0, blockchain, gaming, cryptocurrencies

The Blockchain Gaming side event connects leaders from crypto as well as the traditional gaming space to share insights, foster discussion, and explore solutions to open questions around this fascinating new industry. Proudly sponsored by the Blockchain Game Alliance, BITKRAFT Ventures, and BACKED.

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Find Your Way with Microsoft for Startups

Messukeskus, Siipi 101AB

Dec 2, 11.00 am – 14.00 pm

The stories of all successful tech founders are similar in at least one respect—they found a way.  No matter their passions, fields, or backgrounds, they found a way to innovate, to grow, and to bring their dreams of the future to life. Join Microsoft for Startups for a half-day of innovation through lightning talks, startup stories, and technical workshops. Session Highlights:

  • Building Your Startup with Microsoft and Founders Hub
  • What is the MS Startup Stack?
  • Hololens Startups Stories
  • OpenAI and GPT-3: Taking your Startup to the Next Level
  • Teams for Startups: Market Your Solution to 250M Monthly Enterprise Users
  • How to Build SaaS for Big Companies.
Who Should Attend? Everyone! Join us for one session or all 6. The event will have content relevant for any early-stage startups, idea-stage startups, and founders alike.
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Slush is not complete without its Official Side Events. Register now to get your full Slush 2021 experience!