This year, 4,200 startup founders and operators and 2,200 investors are expected to join Slush. This group of investors manages almost a trillion in growth capital. “For the founder of the start-ups, this means that during Slush, there will be quite one investor per start-up in Helsinki. There is no better place for start-ups in the world to get financing,” he says. Eerika SavolainenCEO of Slush.
The stage program will hear top speakers from around the world, such as the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leonewho has run the private equity company Sequoia for more than 20 years, Loreanne GarciaThe founder of Kavak, one of the most successful growth companies in Latin America, and Nikolai Storonsky, Founder of Revolut’s financial super application. In total, Slush has over 150 speakers and moderators over two days.
In addition to the top speakers, the Slush stages host the well-known Slush 100 pitching competition, as well as Builders’ Studio, Slush 2021’s new very popular stage concept, which opens the startup’s journey from idea to exit. In addition, 200 side events will be held throughout Helsinki during Slush Week.
“Slush’s mission is to help and create entrepreneurs to change the world. In the coming years, Slush will focus on increasing relevance rather than scale in terms of both number of visitors and content. We will relentlessly focus on early-stage startups and their needs,” says Savolainen.
Slush is a non-profit business dedicated to helping and creating the founders to change the world. The main event brings together the people of the ecosystem at the Exhibition Center in Helsinki on November 17-18, 2022. Public ticket sales start on May 25, 2022.
Slush’s year-round supply
- In addition to the main event, Slush will be supporting six international teams on three different continents this year to host their local Slush’D events.
From the Node Slush online community
- A curated online community that gives startup founders access to all the resources they need on their founding journey
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Source: The Nordic Page