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Meet leading investors 1-1 and get mentoring from the world’s most successful startup founders on Node.

Events every week. 100% online, 100% free.

Join +2000 of Europe’s most promising startup founders.

Events every week


Meet investors 1-1

Matchmaking Sprints are your chance to meet investors who have the capital to back what you’re building.

Get to know investors, pitch your company, and lock a follow up in 15–minute calls.

Land up to 8 VC or CVC meetings within a 2 hour sprint. Matchmaking Sprints are hosted once a month. Apply now.


Spar with world-class founders

Get advice from someone who’s done it before in the Node Mentoring Sessions. The world’s most successful startup founders and leaders are here to give their candid thoughts and answer your questions.

Mentoring Sessions are open to all Noders, but spots are limited — act fast to secure yours.

New sessions every week. See all upcoming sessions.


Get advice from leading VCs

Investor Office Hours are invite-only sessions for Node community members to interact with top-tier VC funds. Learn from the most experienced investors and get a glimpse of what it would be like to work with the partnering fund.

We invite startups to sessions based on industry and stage, to match them with a relevant partnering fund and session topic. Find past session recordings in the Node library — new sessions are added every week.
See all upcoming events.

Node connects early-stage European startups with investors and concrete company-building advice. 100% free, 100% online.


Sessions are hosted weekly. Missed an event? Don’t worry, you can find all past session recordings in the Node video library.


One sign-up: access to matchmaking, mentoring, and 1-1 sessions with leading investors.

Upcoming sessions

These funds find startups on Node

Leading VCs discover relevant startups on Node year-round.


Get your company on the radar of +100 VCs, or apply to meet investors 1-1 in our monthly Matchmaking Sprints. Join Node to get started.

Upcoming events

Apr 17


Matchmaking Sprint – Meet investors 1-1

Apr 17


Pauliina Martikainen & Ella Eskelinen, Partner and Analyst at Unlocking Your First Round: Insider Secrets for Seed Fundraising
Invite only


How does Node work?

Node is Slush’s year-round online platform to help early-stage European startups. We host weekly events to provide founders with mentoring and access to investors.

Node is free to join and open to all European early-stage startups. Node is run by Slush, a student-driven, not-for-profit movement on a mission to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs.

Who can join Node?

Node is open for all European early-stage startups. We characterise startups as being young, often tech-driven companies, aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model.
While we welcome teams from very early stages, we require all startups joining Node to be incorporated.

Each startup application to join Node is reviewed by the Node team within 24 hours. Not sure if your company qualifies? Send us a message at [email protected], we’re happy to help with your questions.

How do I apply to join Node?

Log in to the Node Platform, create your company profile and hit “Join Node”. Your application is reviewed within 24 hours.

If you’ve previously created a company profile while buying startup tickets to Slush, you can apply to join Node directly after logging in to the platform.
Click here to get started.

Can I contact investors through Node?

You can apply to meet investors 1-1 in Node’s Matchmaking Sprints. These meetings are organised for you by the Node team when investor matches are found. You can also meet leading VC funds through Node’s invite-only Investor Office Hours.

We don’t give out direct contact information to the investors on Node.

Apply to the next Matchmaking Sprint.

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If the problem persists after resetting your password or you’re having other issues on the platform, reach out to us at [email protected].