The international technology and growth company event Slush has been held in Helsinki since 2008. The Helsinki Expo and Convention Center has been the venue for the event since 2014. The 2022 Slush will also be held at the Expo and Convention Center on November 17-18.
Slush brings together international growth companies, investors, and the media and helps companies find growth drivers. The event will feature a lot of public figures, inspirational speeches, and numerous large international companies. During Slush, several side events are also organized around Helsinki.
Slush’s main goal is to bring together international growth companies, investors, and the media. The purpose of the event is to help entrepreneurs succeed and raise their companies to be the best in the world in their own industry.
Although there are a lot of startup companies in Slush, a lot of international companies are also seen at the event, which includes, e.g., Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and Rakuten. For example, these companies have a habit of visiting the event every year. In just a few years, Slush has become one of Europe’s leading growth company events.
Slush’s arrangements are handled by a non-profit community made up of, among others, investors, entrepreneurs, students, and volunteers. Slush has also expanded its operations in the startup field by producing the Soaked by Slush online media publication and maintaining its own Slush Academy training program.
The relatively young Miika Huttunen has been Slush’s CEO since February 2020, having joined Slush as a volunteer in 2014. Miki Kuusi (2011–2015), Riku Mäkelä (2015–2016), Marianne Vikkula (2016–2018), and Andreas Saari (2018–2020) preceded Huttunen.
About 4600 startup founders and operators, 2600 investors, 400 media representatives, and 12000 curios minds are expected to attend Slush in 2022.
You can purchase Slush 2022 tickets on the event’s own website.
Are you planning to attend an event and looking for accommodation? The new hybrid hotel, VALO Hotel & Work, is right next to the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center in Ruskeasuo and serves as an excellent base for the duration of the event.
VALO has a total of 422 rooms designed for dual use, which function as offices during the day and hotel rooms at night. In addition, VALO has coworking facilities, 13 meeting and event rooms, 2 restaurants, and a magnificent rooftop wellness area with log saunas.