NOV 17–18, HELSINKI
THE WORLD'S LEADING
This is the Break of Dawn.Tickets
You spoke, we listened
The Matchmaking Tool is out
This year, we decided to fix Matchmaking at Slush and set the world’s best meeting experience as our North Star goal. Today, we are proud to present you with the best Matchmaking Tool we’ve ever built.
So get in there and build your funding round, discover the investment no one is looking at yet, and find leads, customers, users, advisors, and mentors.
Go make some matches!
SLUSH 100 PITCHING COMPETITION
€1M Investment from 5 Top VCs
Five of the very best early-stage funds active in Europe: Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed, NEA, and Northzone, will come together to invest €1M in the winner of the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.
Any startup founded in 2019 or later, with <€500k in previous equity funding can join.
Apply by Oct 7 at the end of your startup application. Note that you can apply for Slush 100 and get a Startup Pass if accepted, even though Startup Passes are now sold out.
Read more about Slush 100 here.
Slush is bringing the global startup ecosystem under one roof. In cold, dark November, a curated group of speakers from across the globe, showcases, and unique networking opportunities will all be in Helsinki. With hundreds of Side Events happening across the city throughout the Slush Week, the fun flows out of Messukeskus and into the streets.
At its core, our stage program is straightforward: brutally hands-on, honest like nowhere else. We gauge whom to bring on stage by one predominant metric: what concrete advice can they bring to the table. The result? A dissection of the art of company-building, delivered by people who have created some of the most exceptional ventures on the planet.
Additionally, the Slush stages feature never-before-seen product launches, the ABCs of company-building from idea to IP, and of course, the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.
The Slush 2022 Agenda will be published in the fall.
4,600 startup founders or operators and 2,600 investors are joining us at Slush this year. Make the most of this crowd by using our Matchmaking Tool – scroll and filter through attendees, book meetings, and chat.
We have a separate Meeting Area at the venue with dedicated tables that can be reserved when booking through our tool.
Our Matchmaking Tool model 2022 is now live.
10,829 meetings were booked through the Matchmaking Tool in 2021. Imagine.
Originally a two-day event, Slush has now become an entire week of exhilarating program around the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can expect to see Side Events popping up across the city from Monday to Friday (Nov 14 to Nov 18, 2022), with most of the action happening on Nov 16, Nov 17, and Nov 18.
In addition to the events organized by Slush, including our Official Slush Side Events, there is a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings all adding up to the Slush experience.
You can now sign up for Side Events or can apply to organize your own.
Day 0 Events
An exclusive side event offering startup founders hands-on mentoring and advice, as well as meaningful encounters with peers, who are most likely going through similar struggles. You can find out more information about Founders Day, alongside our other Startup Concepts, here.
The event for all you investors coming to Slush. At Investor Day, you can dive into the most investor-focused stage program Slush has ever seen and join your peers in engaging roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and casual networking. Read more here.
An event exclusive to journalists attending Slush. Media Day will give you a sneak peek at the upcoming event days, story tips, highlights from our program, and meaningful encounters with peers. How to sign up? Media Day registration opens in August.
Apply to Day 0 in your application.
SPEAKERS of Slush 2022
A snippet of what’s to come
Doug Leone is Partner at Sequoia Capital. He focuses on software investments aimed at the enterprise market. He is a Director of ActionIQ, Cyera, Island, Nubank, strongDM, Trade Republic, and Wiz. Doug was involved with Sequoia’s investments in numerous companies including Aruba (ARUN), Hyperion/Arbor Software (HYSL), Infinity International (SDS), International Network Services (ALU), Medallia (MDLA), MedExpress, Netezza (NZ), Plangrid (ADSK), Rackspace (RAX), RingCentral (RNG), and ServiceNow (NOW).
Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Doug held sales and sales management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Prime Computer. Doug holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, an MS in industrial engineering from Columbia University and an MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Founded: 1972 | HQ: United States | Stage: Seed-Growth
Loreanne García Ottati is Co-founder and Chief People Officer of Kavak, the first Mexican unicorn and one of the most valuable startups in Latin America. Loreanne founded Kavak with a focus on ensuring that Kavak has the best talent and is capable of working as a disruptive and high-performing team.
Under her direction, the company has scaled to more than 8,500 people in March 2022. In addition, Loreanne has led the internationalization of its personnel structure in its global expansion, which includes more than 50 operating centers in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, to expand to the rest of Latin America and other continents.
Founded: 2016 | HQ: Mexico | Funding: $1.6bn | Industry: E-commerce
Nik is the Co-founder and CEO of Revolut. The mission of Revolut is to transform the way we spend and transfer money abroad. Launched in 2015, Revolut is one of the Europe’s highest ever valued tech companies.
Since its inception, Nik has put Revolut on the path to becoming the world’s first truly global bank, changing the way we do all things money. Prior to launching Revolut, Nik worked as an equity trader.
Founded: 2015 | HQ: United Kingdom | Funding: $1.7bn | Industry: Fintech
Amprapali Gan is CEO of OnlyFans. She oversees OnlyFans’ mission to revolutionize creator and fan connections by building the world’s safest social media platform where creators can maximize control over and monetize their content. Before taking over as CEO, Gan served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer as OnlyFans experienced exponential growth. Gan is focused on leading OnlyFans and providing unparalleled opportunities for its community.
Gan’s background is with rapid growth companies and fast-moving consumer industries. She was Head of Brand Communications with unicorn Quest Nutrition, and worked for Red Bull Media House. More recently, she helped launch the first cannabis restaurant in the US as Vice President of Marketing.
She currently resides in Miami with her rescue dog, Fox.
Founded: 2016 | HQ: United Kingdom | Funding: – | Industry: Social Media
Mette is CEO of Too Good To Go. She is driving impact at scale on the issue of food waste, which is responsible for 10% of all GHG emissions. Too Good To Go is the world’s largest marketplace for surplus food, and more than 130 million meals have been saved in 17 countries by 55 million users.
A founder in her own right, Mette co-founded fitness and training community Endomondo in 2007, acquired by Under Armour in 2015. In 2017, she joined Too Good To Go, drawn by the mission to lead her second company.
About Too Good To Go
Founded: 2015 | HQ: Denmark | Funding: $75m | Industry: Surplus Food
Jessica is Partner at Northzone and Co-founder of HelloFresh. At Northzone her main focus is DTC and consumer internet. Her portfolio includes Red Points, Na-Kd, Matsmart, Klarna, Outfittery, Flink and Fyndiq.
Prior to joining Northzone, Jessica co-founded and was CMO of market-leading meal-kit service HelloFresh, spearheading the global marketing operations.
She started her career in consulting at LEK, and holds an MSc, Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Founded: 1996 | HQ: United Kingdom | Stage: Seed-Series B
Max is Co-founder and CEO of Faire. As a former small business owner, Max is passionate about the positive impact of local commerce on society, and has made it his mission to help independent retailers and brands build thriving businesses and grow stronger communities.
Prior to co-founding Faire, Max was Founding Member at Square Capital and Early Product Lead at Square, where he worked on Cash App, a product that helped more than 230,000 merchants access capital to grow their businesses.
Max holds a BA in history from Yale.
Founded: 2017 | HQ: United States | Funding: $1.5bn | Industry: E-Commerce
Arianna Simpson is General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she invests in crypto. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna founded Autonomous Partners, an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She also helped launch Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage fund investing primarily in YC companies, in 2015. Arianna previously spent time working in sales and product roles at Facebook and BitGo, an enterprise security company for bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Arianna earned dual degrees in International Politics and Spanish from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
About Andreessen Horowitz
Founded: 2009 | HQ: United States | Stage: Seed-Growth
Andrey is Founder and CEO of Miro, the world’s most popular visual collaboration platform, funded by leading investors like Accel, Iconiq and others. Miro has more than 1400 employees in 11 offices across the globe, over 30 million registered whiteboarding fans. It is used by 99% of Fortune 100 companies for brainstorming & ideation, research & design, agile ceremonies and much more.
Prior to Miro, Andrey was Founder of Vitamin Group, an award-winning creative agency.
Founded: 2011 | HQ: United States | Funding: $476M | Industry: Enterprise Software
Sofia Nunes is Co-founder and Mentor of Mambu. Sofia has been instrumental in building Mambu’s unique and diverse company culture through scaling over the last decade from three to nearly a thousand Mambuvians. She focused on creating an environment where employees can thrive and become their best selves. She is now on a one year break from Mambu, having built its people function from day 1.
Sofia holds a master’s degree in human-computer interaction and she is passionate about using experience design in building high performing, healthy and supportive workplaces.
Founded: 2011 | HQ: Netherlands | Funding: $427m | Industry: Fintech
Alex Bouaziz is Co-founder and CEO of Deel, the automated international compliance and payment platform. Deel helps businesses of all sizes hire and pay their international teams and has grown to 400 employees in just 2 short years.
Alex was born in 1993, the same year as the World Wide Web (coincidence?). After graduating MIT with a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering, he co-founded Lifeslice and Sarona Ventures. In 2020, he was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Tech in 2020. When Alex is not managing all things international hiring, he enjoys playing video games and cheering on PSG.
Founded: 2018 | HQ: US | Funding: $629M | Industry: Jobs & Recruiting
Michael Gronager is Co-founder and CEO of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. As CEO, Michael is responsible for running all facets of the business in order to provide leading anti-money laundering and investigative services for government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions.
Prior to founding Chainalysis, Michael was the Co-founder and COO of Kraken, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Michael holds a PhD in Quantum Mechanics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Founded: 2017 | HQ: United States | Funding: $537m | Industry: Crypto Fraud Detection
Our Slush 2022 stages will feature the brightest minds in Web3 today, from MoonPay and Sorare to Chainalysis and Blockchain.com.
Open Protocol, our Official Web3 Side Event, will bring together 300 leading Web3 actors for networking, panels, and an electrifying by-insiders-for-insiders atmosphere.
What’s more, every Slush 2022 ticket holder has the opportunity to mint their own NFT.