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SLUSH 2024: METAMORPHOSIS—A CALL FOR RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

THE MOST

FOUNDER-FOCUSED

EVENT ON EARTH

THIS IS WHY

EVERYONE'S AT SLUSH

4 HYPER-RELEVANT
STAGES

Slush brings on stage the most successful tech entrepreneurs, iconic investors, and key ecosystem players to share their honest advice on the art of building generational companies.

WORLD'S LARGEST
GATHERING
OF VC

Slush has evolved into the largest gathering of venture capital on the planet. Collectively, investors attending have over 3 trillion dollars (US) of assets under management.

THE MOST RELEVANT CROWD

Over 70% of our 13,000 attendees are either startups or investors, making Slush the most concentrated startup gathering globally. Our in-house Matchmaking Tool facilitates 20,000+ meetings during the event days for this crowd.

300+ SIDE EVENTS

Q&As with leaders in your industry. Bar-hopping. Intimate gatherings with your peers from around the globe. Ice swimming. During Slush Week, there will be a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings all adding onto your Slush experience. Side Events are organized by our partners and the wider startup community.

3 DAYS OF CURATED ACTIVITIES

Our team works year-round to build the highest quality selection of hyper-curated activities for all attendees during both event days (Nov 20–21) and Day 0 (Nov 19). From Founders Day to roundtable mentoring, from Slush 100 to office hours with top investors, it’s all at Slush and curated just for you.

UNLIKE ANY OTHER
CONFERENCE

There’s just something about the rumbling bass and lasers flooding a dark hall that feels… different. We’re specifically focused on creating an event that pushes the limits on creativity and technology so that you’re left craving more

TICKETS

TO SLUSH 2024

Some Side Events may be exclusive to certain company or ticket types, or have an application or registration process.

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13,000

CURIOUS MINDS COMING TO SLUSH, INCLUDING:

5,500

startup founders
and operators

3,300

investors

250

media representatives
Slush does a great job creating a welcoming‚ positive and inspirational atmosphere that encourages a sparkling dialogue between founders‚ entrepreneurs‚ community members and investors. —Nicolas Cary‚ Co-founder & President of Blockchain.com One of the best entrepreneurship conferences in the world. —TechEU I can pack a month's worth of meetings into two days. —Tom Hulme‚ General Partner of Google Ventures Everywhere you walk here at Slush‚ you walk into someone who wants to change the world. —Pär-Jörgen Pärsön‚ Partner of Northzone Was blown away. It’s an amazing conference. Love the vibe and the energy is electric. —John Doran‚ General Partner of TVC Slush is one of my favourite conferences to attend for its sense of community. Whenever I'm asked which tech conference is most fun to go to‚ I always say Slush. —INSIDER The people quality and organisation was overall A+. —Leigh Marie Braswell‚ Partner of Kleiner Perkins Slush is my must-attend event every year for 10 years running. It's the best conference to meet ambitious founders in Europe – perhaps in the whole world! —Eric Liaw‚ general partner‚ IVP

SLUSH FOR

STARTUPS

Get your startup in front of the 3,300 investors coming to Slush 2024, representing over $3 trillion in assets under management. Gain actionable company-building advice from the world’s best through our stage program and intimate mentoring activities.

FOUNDERS DAY (NOV 19)

Founders Day is the largest founder-only gathering in the world.

In 2024, Founders Day is all about creating unforgettable memories and enjoying carefully curated content for founders.

MENTORING

At Slush, we help founders change the world, and one way to do so is by sharing wisdom through mentoring. By orchestrating highly curated mentoring sessions run by our speakers throughout both event days, we are able to give back to the ecosystem by offering more intimate personalized advice and insights to our early-stage founders.

STARTUP STAGE

Startup Stage shines the spotlight on the top early-stage startups from Europe and beyond. Amidst AI/ML, space tech, health tech, and other sectors, the stage also showcases leading startups from Nordics and emerging ecosystems.

STARTUP BOOTHS

Do you want to have your own booth at the heart of the Slush venue?

It’s the most concrete way to get traction, leads, and general visibility for early-stage startups and their products.

Contact [email protected] for questions.

SLUSH 100

Slush 100—the most coveted startup competition in the world.

At Slush 2023, world-class funds AccelGeneral CatalystLightspeed Venture PartnersNEA, and Northzone came together to invest €1,000,000 in the best early-stage startup at Slush.

Stay tuned for information about the 2024 edition.

FOUNDER EXPERIENCE EVENTS

When was the last time you dipped in the icy sea or slid through the Finnish archipelago? Maybe you’re looking for an activity to network with founder peers? We’ve got experiences for the adrenaline junkies and those that want to relax before kickstarting their time at Slush.

Stay tuned for information about Founder Experiences in 2024.

MEDIA BANK FOR STARTUPS

If you’re looking for media coverage, this is for you.

The Slush Media Bank is a curated resource bank and a platform for you to launch your news during Slush Week, making sure journalists don’t miss a thing.

Submit your newsworthy announcements on the Slush Platform for a chance to be featured on the Media Bank. Submissions open in October.

ELEVATOR PITCHING

Elevator pitching—literally.

A pre-Slush event for early-stage founders for a chance to practice “elevator pitching” and receive feedback from top VCs.

The best of it? We’re organizing this in actual elevators together with Finland’s iconic elevator company, KONE.

SLUSH FOR

INVESTORS

Slush 2024 will gather $3+ trillion in assets under management and 5,500 startup founders and operators under one roof. At no other gathering will you find the same critical mass of people you absolutely have to meet.

INVESTOR DAY (NOV 19)

No founders, no media.

Just you and 2,000+ fellow investors under the same roof one day before the Slush main event.

Get a headstart on your Slush experience through Investor Day with a program created to maximize your networking and learning opportunities.

Investor Day registration now open on the Slush Platform for Investor Pass holders.

Cable Factory, 1 PM-5 PM, Nov 19, 2024.

SLUSH X RAISE

Do you want to know who the next generation of top-tier managers are?

Slush x RAISE, Europe’s leading emerging manager event, is a pitch competition for the continent’s best GPs that haven’t raised their fund III. From the application pool of 300 managers, the Slush x RAISE selection committee consisting of The Packard Foundation, Northwestern University, Oxford University, The Dietrich Foundation, Point72 Private Investments, LGT, Top Tier, and more chooses 20 managers to pitch at Slush in front of 150+ LPs.

Applications open now on the Slush Platform.

INVESTOR OFFICE HOURS

Imagine you’d have a 75-minute private session with access to hand-picked startup invitees according to your interests in one go.

And better yet, what if this session had the flexibility to offer a customized program, ranging from stage presentations to workshops? How about catering options that help you tailor your session for the most effective use of time?

Dream no more. Welcome to Investor Office Hours.

Please reach out to [email protected] to secure an IOH session for this year.

INVESTOR LOUNGES

Investor lounges give an intimate setting to work & wind down during the Slush days. Perfect spaces for pre-booked meetings & team gatherings alike.

Investor lounges are sold out.

Reach out to [email protected] in Q1 2025 to secure a lounge for 2025.

INVESTOR EXPERIENCE EVENTS

Sauna and dip into the icy waters of Helsinki. Challenge your colleagues in a round of padel. Wind-down during an art tour. Prepare your body and mind with yoga.

Regardless of whether you like sweating it out or absorbing a local cultural experience, we’ve got something for everyone to kick off their Slush Week.

Info on 2024 Experience Events coming in the fall.

MEDIA BANK FOR INVESTORS

If you’re looking for media coverage, this is for you.

The Slush Media Bank is a curated resource bank and a platform for you to launch your news during Slush Week, making sure journalists don’t miss a thing.

Submit your newsworthy announcements on the Slush Platform for a chance to be featured on the Media Bank. Submissions open in October.

MATCHMAKING

20,000+ meetings take place at Slush over 2 days. Matchmaking is at the core of Slush, and we’re here to make meeting your next unicorn, LP, or investor peers a walk in the park.

Browse the other 13,000 attendees at Slush, schedule meetings, chat with attendees, and make magic happen with our custom in-house-built Matchmaking Tool.

SLUSH FOR

MEDIA

Hundreds of journalists from top media outlets across the globe are joining Slush to be at the beating heart of tech and startups. Meet the most relevant people from our ecosystem under one roof.

MEDIA AREA

This is where Media Pass holders will write their next story, interview future shapers, network with peers, and relax during the event

At the Media Area, you will have access to pre-bookable interview and podcast pods, and working tables.

Plus, if you need help during the event, we’ve got you covered. A help desk will be available during the whole event.

MEDIA BANK

Media Bank is the resource bank for finding your next story.

Located inside the Slush Platform, it gathers all announcements happening during Slush Week so none are lost in the noise.

Media Bank will be opened in the fall.

INTERVIEW POD BOOKINGS

Looking to do an interview or record a podcast at Slush? The Media Area’s pre-bookable, quiet pods are here for you. These pods can comfortably fit 2–4 people. Bookings for Slush 2024 will open later.

MEDIA MORNING (NOV 20)

Slush Media Morning is an exclusive event for media on the morning of Nov 20 (Day 1) at the Media Area at the Slush Venue. Kick off your Slush experience with breakfast, network with your peers, and get ready for the event days ahead.

Stay tuned—registration opens soon.

SLUSH FOR

LIMITED PARTNERS

Get a bird’s eye view of the VC ecosystem and the largest gathering of venture capital in the world, all in just two days.

MEET THE BEST MANAGERS IN EUROPE

Slush is the largest gathering of venture capital in the world, bringing together $3 trillion in assets under management under one roof.

We’re thus welcoming a wide slate of both established and emerging managers.

Meet them at Slush either through our Matchmaking Tool or at one of our curated Side Events.

CATCH UP WITH ALLOCATORS

We arrange exclusive LP-only Side Events to connect you with other LPs, help you exchange notes on managers, and provide you with a relaxed setting to discuss the ecosystem.

REFERENCE MANAGERS WITH FOUNDERS

Slush brings together 5,500+ founders and startup operators.

Reach out to them through our Matchmaking Tool, and gain a deeper understanding of the ecosystem.

RECEIVE CONCIERGE SERVICE

Our LP team will be at your disposal to help you navigate the event, set up meetings with relevant managers, and curate bespoke GP lists according to your investment criteria.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing our LP Relations at

SLUSH FOR

ATTENDEES

Experience the heart of the startup ecosystem and get exposure in front of who’s who in tech and VC.

MATCHMAKING

Access the 13,000 bright minds of tech and VC through our in-house Matchmaking Tool. Whether you’re joining Slush to meet peers, lock leads, or find collaborators, everyone’s here. During Slush, over 20,000 meetings take place under one roof amongst the most relevant crowd in startups and tech on the planet.

MENTORING

Our stages are carefully curated to showcase the best and brightest in startups and tech, and for good reason: they’re at Slush to share their knowledge to help you level up your business. In addition to having them on stage, we offer curated mentoring sessions with these industry experts.

This year, we’re introducing a mentoring concept, Speaker Deep-dives, which is accessible to all ticket types, including Attendee and Thursday Pass holders.

SIDE EVENTS

Slush is not just a 2-day event in Messukeskus. It’s a movement that floods Helsinki for one whole week with curated events ranging from niche to general, official to party. Make your visit count by exploring what our partners and community collaborators have to offer.

LEAD GENERATION

With our My Slush app and lead generative badges, you’ll easily rack up a collection of potential clients and collaborators from our 13,000 visitors.

SLUSH MAGIC

They call Slush the Tomorrowland of conferences for good reason. Step in and experience the famous Slush magic for yourself with an immersive event experience from morning to night.

SLUSH FOR

PARTNERS

Partner with Slush, a gathering of Europe’s best 5,500 founders and operators, and as a byproduct, the biggest gathering of VC in the world. Contact [email protected] to get in front of the who’s who in tech.

VISIBILITY

Close to 50% of the people you see at Slush are founders and 25% are investors.

Slush is a visibility opportunity like no other.

We offer unmatched visibility through our fully customizable Partner Booths, which you can get in contact with us about at [email protected].

PARTNER PODS

Designed to help our partners laser-focus on relevancy, Partner Pods offer our partners a unique space to host exclusive events such as meetings, lunches, mentoring, and pitching sessions.

Located inside Slush Main Venue, each Pod is tailored to create the perfect space for more intimate and exclusive gatherings. Sessions in the pods will be listed online to attract attendees, and our trained volunteers will assist in setting up the space to ensure everything runs smoothly.

To discover more about how you can leverage this unique opportunity, please contact us at [email protected].

PARTNER SIDE EVENTS

How can you meet anywhere between 50 to 350 of the most relevant people to you at Slush? It’s simple: organize a Partner Side Event.

Side Events are the second most popular activity among all of our visitors, directly after 1-on-1 meetings.

Our packages include a fully furnished and equipped venue next door to the Slush Main Event, invitations to the most relevant Slush visitors, and our Slush Side Event tool for all your admin needs.

LEAD SCANNING

3 out of 4 partners reached all of their business goals at Slush 2023.

Slush is the ideal place to generate new business with the help of our in-house-built Lead Scanning tools.

STARTUP BOOTHS FOR DELEGATIONS

Want to bring a delegation of startups to Slush and give them the best chance to meet investors and clients and gain visibility? Our Delegation Partners can reserve one or more Startup Booths to showcase their best startups during the event days on Nov 20–21. Legend says, that some startups have even closed funding on the spot at their booth at Slush.

Startup Booths have a default design and setup, so no production is needed, but customization for delegation partners is possible. To learn more about the possibilities of Startup Booths for delegations, reach out to [email protected].

PRODUCTION

The Production Team’s core is to guarantee a seamless customer journey throughout one of the world’s most complex event productions for 13,000 visitors. In order to create a 7-star experience for our event visitors, we have partnered up with the coolest production companies and industry professionals in event services, creating moments to remember. But we wouldn’t be anything without the production volunteers, they breathe the Slush Magic alive.

FINANCE

If you’re curious to learn world-class finance skills in a hands-on environment, look no further. Our Finance volunteers help us with crucial day-to-day finance operations, and run the coolest clothing store in Finland — the Slush Store which sells merchandise at the event.

MARKETING & DESIGN

Studio is a combination of the Marketing and Design team, like two peas in a pod. We

At Slush, the Marketing and Design teams are called Studio Team. Like two peas in a pod, we work closely together to create and curate the external communications and visual identity for Slush, online and off.

Studio volunteers film, photograph, graphic design, write, and publish content to Slush’s social media channels during and after the event with the support of the full-time team. Additionally, we ensure Slush’s stage content is livestreamed to our online audience, and we engage with the Slush community in our DM’s, comment sections, and feeds.

MEDIA & PR

The Media & PR team has two core responsibilities at Slush: attracting the world’s leading media representatives to Slush and creating the best media experience of any event on the planet for them, and building compelling narratives to showcase Slush as an organization to media. Media & PR volunteers make sure all guests in these concepts have a stellar customer experience.

PEOPLE

Slush would not happen without our people — the 1,500 volunteers make the real magic happen. The People Team recruits and trains these curious future builders. On top of this, we organize training events and gatherings for the Slush team and volunteers and make sure the volunteer operations run smoothly from start to finish.

PARTNERSHIPS

The Partnership Team brings the world’s leading companies, scale-ups, country delegations, and research labs to be involved in Slush activities as partners. Our Partners generate a significant part of income for Slush while bringing relevant and value-adding activities for the founder and investor audiences of the event. Partnerships volunteers make sure all partners have a stellar experience with Slush in each encounter.

PROGRAM

The Program team is at the center of one of Slush’s most visible parts of the event: Speakers and stages. We bring the most iconic founders, investors, operators, and tech executives on stage in order to encourage the next generation of people to build companies. Our content focuses on practical company-building advice – everything that an aspiring or an early-stage founder needs to know in order to build a groundbreaking venture. Program team volunteers work closely with our iconic speakers and ensure they have a smooth and superb experience at Slush.

INVESTORS

The Investor team is responsible for attracting the world’s leading venture capital investors to Slush, and creating the best investor experience of any event on the planet for them. Investor team volunteers work on the concepts and events offered to the investors visiting Slush and make sure they get excellent customer service in every encounter with Slush. The Investor Team volunteers will have a chance to interact with investors having $3 trillion in assets under management.

STARTUPS

The Startup Team has the exciting responsibility of taking care of our largest core visitor group — the startup CEOs and founders. This is done with concepts like Founders Day, Founder’s Day Experiences and Startup Booths to mention a few. Startup Team is also responsible for the Meeting Area and the overall Meeting Experience that are at the core of Slush. People come to Slush to meet relevant people for their ventures – and we’ve taken it to our heart to execute it to perfection for them. Startup team volunteers make sure all founders are treated like royalty in every encounter they have with Slush.

FEEDBACK

Feedback team is responsible for collecting and analyzing main event feedback. This includes both general event feedback and concept-specific feedback. The feedback team is part of Slush’s Research team responsible for data analysis and research collaborations with external stakeholders.

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SLUSH 2024 • NOV 20–21  

 HELSINKI, FINLAND  

SLUSH 2024 • NOV 20–21  

 HELSINKI, FINLAND  

SLUSH 2024 • NOV 20–21  

 HELSINKI, FINLAND  

SLUSH 2024 • NOV 20–21  

 HELSINKI, FINLAND  

SLUSH 2024 • NOV 20–21  

 HELSINKI, FINLAND