WORLD’S LEADING STARTUP EVENT.
During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.
In 2017, over 2,600 startups, 1,500 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries gathered to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.
NOT THE CALIFORNIAN SUN, BUT HONEST SLUSH.
Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.
Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.
Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2016, Slush was organized in Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.
Think of Slush as a collision of a festival and a conference. It’s not a business, but a community of people who love what they do.
Slush is run by the youth who want to make a difference in their societies. Several successful entrepreneurs such as Niklas Zennström (Skype & Atomico), Taizo Son (GungHo), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), and Risto Siilasmaa (Nokia) among others, have already become a part of the non-profit initiative that is radically changing how entrepreneurship is perceived in Northern Europe, Japan, and China.
The most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics.
The focus is on making deals and quality networking. We have 15 Tracks focused on various topics, industries and technologies from Talent and Digital Health to Smart Cities and Virtual Reality. Industry players can use the time efficiently and gather under one roof. The core of it all is 1-on-1 meetings in Deal Room. Networking is optimized to the absolute maximum with Pre-Event Matchmaking, Ad-Hoc Meetings, Networking Areas, Side Events, Workshops and Roundtables.
Arctic15 is optimal size. We bring together 450+ startups, 300+ investors, 150+ corporates and media from 60+ countries.
40% of Arctic15 meetings lead to real deals. We provide an online matchmaking tool and app prior to the event. That enables you to screen other participants and pre-book 20 minute meetings to efficiently plan your business days. Our online matchmaking tool and app allows you to make requests to all of our participants: Speakers, Investors, LP’s, Media, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Reps.
During the event we have a dedicated space with private tables for each meeting. You can also book a table during the event. All services are included in the ticket price.
Over 3500 meetings held in 2016 and 4000 in 2017. Get ready for your business day.
We couldn’t be more honoured to host some of the most innovative investors to come from all over the world. See the full 2017 list here.
Quality networking is the name of the game and we are proud to have one of the best startup-investor-corporate ratios of any startup event out there. People do not hide their badges at Arctic15, as the ratio is just right.
WORLD’S LEADING STARTUP EVENT.
During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.
In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries came to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.
Startup Europe is heading north for Slush!
Startup Europe is travelling to Helsinki, Finland to attend Slush: Europe’s leading startup event with over 15,000 attendees.
- Dave McClure – Founder Partner at 500 Startups
- Steve Jurvetson – Partner at DFJ
- Danae Ringelmann – Co-founder of Indiegogo
- Niklas Zennstrom – Co-founder of Skype &Atomico
- Nicolas Cary – co-founder of Blockchain
Investors at Slush include:
- 500 startups
- Accel Partners
- Sapphire Ventures
- Greenoaks Capital
- Mosaic Ventures
- …and many more
The Startup Europe stand
European Commission ICT Open Call 32- Info Session
The Info Session will be held at Slush Auditorium, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki.
The agenda will be as follows:
11:00 Short Presentation of the Startup Europe Call – Isidro Laso
11:15 Short Presentation of the Slush Atomico TechEu, DealRoom, analysis – Samuli Mannisto (TBC)*
11:30 Panel on European Startup Ecosystems: Isidro Laso, Samuli Mannisto, Emilio Corchado, Karen Boers, Robin Wauters(TBC).
To sign up for the event, please go to this form: ICT Open Call 32 at Slush sign-up
ESN delegation at Slush
ESN (European Startup Network) will also be at Slush, with their ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation. This delegation will be made up of a delegation of European startups selected by ESN to attend Slush.
The delegation will have a space of 32sqm on both days of the event, dedicated only to the European Startup Network delegation.
Karen Boers, CEO and Co-Founder of the ESN, states, “Speed to the market is often one of the key success elements in startup growth”. “Through the ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation at a leading tech conference like Slush, we wish to accelerate the visibility and market access of high-potential scaleups.”
The delegation will be at Slush from 10:00-18:00 on 30 Nov- 1 Dec, at Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki.
Slush is all about startups – we help the next generation of world conquering founders forward. Europe’s leading startup and technology event, and expanding in Asia, brings together founders and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.
Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.