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THE MOST

FOUNDER-FOCUSED EVENT ON EARTH

Slush is on a mission to create and help founders to change the world. To support that, Slush 2024 will bring together 5,500 startup founders and operators and 3,300 investors looking to back the next generation of exceptional founders.

THIS IS WHY

STARTUPS COME TO SLUSH

THE WORLD'S LARGEST

GATHERING OF VENTURE CAPITAL

3 trillion

in AUM among the 3,300 global investors at Slush

7,500

meetings between startups & investors

AN EXPERIENCE TO

REMEMBER FOR YEARS

5,500

global founders and startup operators

300+

Side Events at Slush 2024

ACTIVITIES

FOR STARTUPS

Largest founder-only gathering in the world

Founders Day is the largest founder-only gathering in the world taking place on Day 0 of Slush, one day before the main event.

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

Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 edition of Founders Day.

Registration now open to Startup Pass-holders on the Slush Platform.

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

In 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 2023. Stay tuned for information about the 2024 edition of Slush 100.

Laser-focused on highlighting early-stage startups

Startup Stage shines the spotlight on the top early-stage startups from Europe and beyond. Showcasing the best of the best in AI/ML, space tech, health tech, and other sectors, come and witness pitches and demos of the next generation of unicorns.

Applications now open to Startup Pass-holders on the Slush Platform.

Concrete traction at the heart of Slush

The Startup Booths are 5 m² booths at the heart of the Slush venue. We will be selecting 60 of the most potential early-stage startups to showcase their product here – it’s one of the best places to stand out at Slush and get traction, leads, and visibility for your company. If selected, you’ll be allocated a booth for either Day 1 or Day 2 of Slush, and the cost is €1,500 per day.

Applications now open for startups on the Slush Platform.

Kickstart your Slush Week with founder peers

When was the last time you dipped in the icy sea or sweated in a hot sauna next to the Presidential Palace? 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 the 2024 edition of Founder Experiences.

Lunch with pioneering female founders

What would be a better way to kickstart your Slush experience than sharing a lunch with people who’ll shape the future of entrepreneurship, fostering inclusivity and scalability? Female Founder Lunch is an event that brings experienced female founders to share their advice and learnings on relevant topics for female founders taking the next big steps on their founding journey.

Stay tuned for updates about Female Founder Lunch.

Redefining entrepreneurship

The event in 2023 was dedicated to founders looking to disrupt the current state of the startup ecosystem and redefine what entrepreneurship is for all. We invited all underrepresented founders to an intimate stage talk with the Co-Founder of Stytch—Juliana Lamb, followed by an exclusive networking session where future unicorn founders came together.

Stay tuned for the 2024 edition of Founder Re(DEI)fined.

Meet VCs in a 1-hour private session

Investor Office Hours are 75-minute private sessions hosted by VCs with topics ranging from fundraising to company building. If you’re interested in meeting the investors and networking with your peers—this one is for you.

Stay tuned for the 2024 edition of Investor Office Hours.

Elevator pitch to investors—literally.

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.

Registrations opening soon.

Interact with Slush speakers

At Slush, we help founders change the world, and one way to do so is sharing of 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.

More about mentoring at Slush 2024 coming soon.

Make your announcements seen by the World's leading tech media

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 starting in October for a chance to be featured on the Media Bank.

They came in their early days

Wolt Aiven Pigment Bolt Wise Northvolt Kahoot Pleo

They come to Slush year after year

Benchmark Accel Index a16z USV Kleiner Perkins Thrive Lightspeed General Catalyst Point Nine Creandum

It was a wonderful event and impressively well-run. —Kate Ryder‚ Founder of Maven Clinic 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 Slush attracts the best of everything. —David Helgason‚ Founder of Unity One of the best entrepreneurship conferences in the world. —Tech.eu

FAQ

What does the Startup ticket include?

As a founder attending Slush, your Startup Pass offers a plethora of exclusive opportunities to maximize your event experience. Here’s what you get:

  • Entry to the Slush 2024 main event as well as access to various side events, including our Founder Experiences and Founders Day on Nov 19 (Day 0)
  • The possibility to apply for a Startup Booth, Startup Stage, and other startup activities
  • Access to our Matchmaking Tool which allows you to see who will be attending Slush as well as connect and book meetings with other attendees before and during the event
  • Access to our Media Bank, where you can submit content about your startup and increase your chances of being covered by media

Why should I come to Helsinki on Nov 19 already?

Our founder-focused Day 0 (Nov 19) events take place during the day, afternoon, and evening.

Founder Experience Events, which take place during the day, will all start at 11:30 am (EET) and will last a few hours depending on the Experience you sign up for. This will leave you with plenty of time to visit your hotel, indulge in some Finnish cuisine, and exercise your networking muscles before Founders Day, where doors will open in the evening.

Program to be published later in 2024.

Can I apply to speak on stage at Slush 2024?

Feel free to leave your speaker suggestions in this form and stay tuned for more information on our stage opportunities for startups in 2024.

How do I apply for a Startup Booth at Slush 2024?

You can apply on the Slush Platform after creating your account, here.

I'm trying to purchase Startup tickets for my team but it says my application is pending. What should I do?

To ensure that our Startup Passes go to the right entities, the team will review each startup. Once we’ve reviewed and accepted your registration, you’ll receive an email and will be able to purchase Passes for your team. Due to the high volume of applications, the review process can take a few days.

Are we eligible for Startup tickets if the company hasn't been incorporated yet?

Most investors coming to Slush want to be able to invest in the startups attending the event. For this reason, we require our Startup Pass-holders to have incorporated their companies before buying Slush Passes.

Are startup incubators eligible for the Startup tickets?

Slush reserves tickets for young, often tech-driven companies, aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model. While we love to see these organizations at Slush, accelerators, and incubators are unfortunately not eligible for Slush’s Startup Passes.

Please purchase Attendee or Thursday Passes in this case.

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