WE HELP THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD-CONQUERING FOUNDERS TO SUCCEED
Slush is designed for high-growth companies at all stages, and our offering for startups is tailored for young, often tech-driven, companies aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model. Last year, 3,141 startups from over 87 countries gathered at Slush to take their companies to the next level. Over 10,000 pre-booked investor–startup meetings, and thousands of other encounters took place during the Slush Week.
THE SLUSH MATCHMAKING TOOL
We gather the top startups and key investors from all around the world, not to forget the international media, the most promising talent, and our partner companies including the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
With our in-house built Slush Matchmaking Tool, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the people most relevant for you and your company during your time at the event.
PITCH YOUR COMPANY AT SLUSH 100
Slush 100 Pitching Competition is organized to help the ones that are in the very center of Slush – the early stage founders. The competition starts with pre-qualification rounds already on Nov 20, and the founders with the best pitch and potential continue the competition at Slush, in front of thousands of visitors. The award ceremony for announcing the winner will again be the culmination of Slush.
The winner obviously receives great attention from investors, media, potential partners and future team members – not to forget the prize which will be announced later on. However, each of the 100 early-stage startups receives invaluable feedback, invitations to exclusive events with the most relevant people and, of course, stage time at the event.
The past winners of Slush 100 include Meeshkan, Altum Technologies, and Fishbrain.
PRESENT YOUR PRODUCT AT A DEMO BOOTH AND AT THE SHOWCASE STUDIO
Hundreds of startups have the opportunity to showcase their product at Demo Booths at the designated Startup District, in the heart of the venue. Due to the central location of the area, Startup District is constantly busy, which makes it an exceptional opportunity to attract the attention of partners, customers, talent, media, and of course investors and other founders.
Showcase Studio is the place to let your product shine in the spotlight. The pitching is cut off and focus is purely in product demonstrations, emphasizing the journey behind the development. Presenting your product among other industry-leading startups is the most efficient way to grab the attention of the right audience.
MEET OTHER FOUNDERS
Founders Day is an exclusive side event designed and organized to cater only startup founders attending Slush. It gives you the opportunity to engage with other entrepreneurs already on Nov 20, before diving into the two hectic days of Slush.
In addition to mingling with other founders, the program consists of mentoring from an impressive array of startup veterans and top-level founders. Last year the companies offering mentoring at the Founders Day included the likes of Techstars and Quartz.
SPEED MENTORING & ROUNDTABLES
During Speed Mentoring, startup founders and operators will get 20 minute 1-on-1 sessions with experienced and successful entrepreneurs, operators and investors, to advise them on a chosen topic. Previously, startup founders have received mentoring from Kevin Hartz, Co-founder of Eventbrite, Katelin Holloway, VP of People & Culture of Reddit & Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product at Google, to name a few.
At Roundtables, you’ll have the possibility to get direct mentoring from one of our speakers or other startup experts from a topic of your choice. The discussions last for 45 minutes with five startups and one mentor each. Our roundtables are known to be a great opportunity to get peer-support from other founders, too.
When? Novenber 21-22, 2019
Where? TBA | Helsinki, Finland
Tickets and more information at slush.org