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
CHIEF CORPORATE ADVISOR OF STRIPE
CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF DOORDASH
CO-FOUNDER & CRO OF DEEL
CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF SLACK
CO-FOUNDER OF TESLA & CEO OF SPERO VENTURES
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF FINLAND
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
CEO & CHAIRMAN OF LEDGER
PARTNER OF ACCEL
CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF DISCORD
CEO OF THOUGHTSPOT
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
Google Stripe PwC Nordea Nokia University of Helsinki 27pilots AstraZeneca City of Helsinki
Slush Key Partners
Aalto University Y Science Remote AWS Mastercard J-StarX Snowflake Toptal VTT SAP European Investment Bank European Innovation Council Deloitte Dealroom Bird&Bird Infobip
Slush Supporting Partners
REACH Incubator Zalando Lucid Inklusiiv Holvi European Startup Prize for Mobility Huhtamäki EIT Urban Mobility McKinsey Videobot Datacrunch Catapult Cooley Verge Deel Games London HS Visio JetBrains Maria01 European Union Agency for the Space Programme YapiKredi Braze Fivetran Zendesk
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 KOTRA Teelabs Startup Tampere Endeavor Startup Luxembourg Welsh Government
Slush Mobility Partner
Slush Production Partners