These iconic funds have backed historic companies like Meta, Stripe, Airbnb, Snap, Uber, Spotify, Salesforce, Instacart, and Klarna.
HANDS-ON MENTORING FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
The startups accepted into the top 20 will be getting hands-on sparring sessions with company founders and mentoring from experts from the startup ecosystem. This includes, for example, a pitch deck workshop from Harry Stebbings of 20VC.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR SLUSH 100?
We are no longer accepting applications for Slush 100 2023. You can apply to the competition if your startup has been founded in 2020 or later and if you have less than €750,000 in equity funding.
The funds are looking for the best startups from Europe and North America.
You can apply to Slush 100 by filling out your startup profile on the Slush Platform. This will act as your application and it will be reviewed after the application deadline Your company profile will also act as an application to buy a ticket to Slush.
OF SLUSH 100
Any startup that has been incorporated during or after 2020 and has raised less than €750,000 in equity fundraising can apply. The funds are looking for startups from Europe and North America.
The winner of the Slush 100 competition will get a €1,000,000 equity investment from Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed, NEA, and Northzone.
The deadline to apply to Slush 100 is Sep 8.
You can apply to Slush 100 by following this link to the Slush Platform and filling out your startup profile. This will act as your application and it will be reviewed after the application deadline on Sep 8. Your company profile will also act as an application to buy a ticket to Slush 2023.
You do not need a ticket to Slush 2023 to apply for Slush 100, however if chosen for the top 100, you will have to purchase a Slush 2023 startup pass to take part in the rest of the competition. Slush 2023 takes place in Helsinki, Finland on Nov 30—Dec 1.
The initial top 100 are chosen by the Slush team. After this, the VC funds choose the top 50, top 20, top 3 and the final winner.
Due Diligence processes will be present throughout the entire competition process becoming increasingly comprehensive towards the final winner announcement.
Applications will be used to pick the top 100, pitch decks to pick the top 50, and online pitch videos to pick the top 20. After that, the semifinal will be hosted on the Startup Studio stage at Slush, followed by the legendary finals on the Slush main stage.
In addition to this, chosen startups will be answering Due Diligence questions to join the top 20 and Dottir will be drafting legal Due Diligence reports for the top 3 to support with decision making.
The investment is subject to closing the due diligence and customary background checks.