THIS IS WHY
EVERYONE'S AT SLUSH
ON COMPANY BUILDING
That is why we call on a diverse group of founders, operators, and investors to share their hard-earned lessons. Every year, we go above and beyond to find the most relevant people to talk about the nuts and bolts of company building and what’s unfolding in startups & tech.
TO TAKE PART IN
The Slush Matchmaking Tool allows you to connect with people based on the most extensive, self-submitted dataset on early-stage startups there is.
300+ SIDE EVENTS
DURING SLUSH WEEK
We want Slush to be your chance to connect with old and new peers like nowhere else in the world, challenge yourself, be inspired, and have fun while you’re at it.
AT SLUSH 2023 — MORE COMING
CHIEF CORPORATE ADVISOR OF STRIPE
CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF DOORDASH
CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF SLACK
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER OF KAVAK
VAN DER DOES
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
PARTNER OF SEQUOIA CAPITAL
PARTNER OF ACCEL
& CO-CEO OF ZALANDO
OF TRADE REPUBLIC
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER OF INTERCOM
& CEO OF WOLT
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF BRAND OFFICER OF CHIEF
CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF PICSART
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF SAPPHIRE VENTURES
CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO OF PUBLIC
CEO & CHAIRMAN OF LEDGER
PARTNER OF ACCEL
PARTNER OF MOLTEN VENTURES
CEO OF THOUGHTSPOT
FOUNDER & CEO OF FIRSTBASE
CURIOUS MINDS COMING TO SLUSH, INCLUDING:
The Slush Production Team’s main goal is to guarantee Slush a seamless customer journey through the biggest and most complex event production in Finland for all our 13,000 visitors. Production volunteers work on making sure we do the basics better than others. From the Badge Claim at the airport to the cloakroom, production customers serve our customers at critical points of the customer journey. Also, if you’d like to get your volunteering done before the event consider teams like Construction and Pre-Badge Claim!
Slush’s Finance volunteers work at the coolest clothing store in Pasila — the Slush Store which sells merchandise from the event.
Studio is a combination of the Marketing and Design team, like two peas in a pod. We work closely together to create and curate the external and visual communications for Slush. Studio volunteers film, photograph, and write content from the event. Also the Customer Success team makes sure our customers online and in Messukeskus get answers to their questions.
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.
Volunteer Area volunteers make sure we serve our volunteers just as superbly as we serve our customers. They work in the dedicated Volunteer Area where volunteers get to chill, network, and have fun.
The Partnership Team brings the world’s leading corporates, scale-ups, country delegations, and research labs to be involved in Slush activities as partners. Partnerships volunteers make sure all partners have a stellar experience with Slush in each encounter.
The Program team is at the center of one of Slush’s most visible parts of the event: Speakers and stages. Program team volunteers make sure our speakers have a smooth and superb experience attending Slush and visiting Helsinki.
People come to Slush to meet relevant people for their ventures — and we’ve taken it to our heart to provide the world’s best meeting experience for them. We connect 1) startups <> investors, 2) investors <> investors, and 3) startups <> partners. Meeting Operations volunteers make sure everyone using the Meeting Area at Slush has a superb experience. They also gather feedback from the customers.
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 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, Slush 100, Startup Studio, Nordic Showcase, and Startup Booths to mention a few. Startup team volunteers make sure all founders are treated like royalty in every encounter they have with Slush.
Slush Main Partners
Nordea Nokia University of Helsinki PwC 27pilots AstraZeneca
Slush Key Partners
Aalto University Y Science Remote AWS Mastercard J-StarX Snowflake Toptal VTT SAP
Slush Supporting Partners
REACH Incubator Zalando Lucid Inklusiiv Holvi European Startup Prize for Mobility Huhtamäki
Slush Ecosystem Partners
Business Sweden Netherlands Advantage Austria Innovation Norway Polish Investment & Trade Agency Invest in Türkiye Fukuoka Growth Next Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency Belgium Flanders Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Digital Wallonia hub.brussels Italian Trade Agency Startup India La French Tech Kerala Startup Mission Spain Up Nation Startup Lithuania Deutsch-Finnische Handelskammer Enterprise Ireland swisstech.
Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement on a mission to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs, originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship.
The Slush 2023 event features two days full of stage programs in addition to over 300 Side Events, mentoring, meetings, and afterparties (duh). Our speaker line-up includes successful founders, world-class investors, and other startup and tech influencers.
Slush has grown from a single event in Helsinki to a one-of-a-kind community and series of Slush’D events organized all around the world.
Node by Slush is our online founder community that includes workshops and 1-on-1 startup-investor meetings.
Read more about us here.
The event will take place on Nov 30–Dev 1, 2023 at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center (Messukeskus).
However, be sure to travel to Helsinki well in advance, as the concept of ‘Slush Week’ is no joke. For example, Founders Day, Investor Day and Media Day are all taking place a day before the main event on Nov 29, which you do not want to miss. These are exclusive events curated specifically for your ticket category and are essential to the Slush experience.
Also, don’t forget about our legendary afterparty taking place directly after the main event on Dec 1 and continuing into the wee hours of the following day, so we suggest you make your journey home on Saturday, Dec 2.
Although officially a two-day event, Slush has become an entire week of exhilarating programs around the Helsinki metropolitan area. In addition to the events organized by Slush, including our Official Slush Side Events, there is a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings around Helsinki all adding up to the Slush experience.
Find all Slush Side Events on the Slush Platform.
Purchase your ticket to Slush 2023 through the Slush Platform. If you are buying a startup, investor, or angel investor pass, we will first ask you to register your company, after which the Slush Team will review your profile and grant you access to purchase your ticket given that you meet the requirements. Attendee and Friday passes are available for all to purchase.
You may buy tickets for your colleagues, too. Remember to assign your ticket to the correct individual through the Slush Platform.
You can reach the team by email:
General inquiries [email protected]
Tickets [email protected]
Startups [email protected]
Investors [email protected]
Partners [email protected]
Media [email protected]
Speakers [email protected]
Marketing [email protected]
Slush’D [email protected]
Node by Slush [email protected]
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