SLUSH 2024 – What to expect

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SLUSH 2024 the world’s largest gathering of venture capital for the third time in a row

Slush, the world’s leading startup event, will be held on November 20-21, 2024, attracting 13,000 attendees from over 100 countries and bringing more startups and investors to Helsinki than ever before. Tickets go on sale May 2, 2024 on

Slush 2024 brings together 5,500 startups and 3,300 investors in Helsinki in November to help and create the next generation of founders. For the third consecutive year, Slush stands as the largest gathering of venture capital in the world, with over $3 trillion in assets under management under one roof.

The event takes place during a challenging time for European startups, marked by restricted funding and economic uncertainty, which significantly redefine the way companies are built. However, recent data indicates a slight rise in VC investment, suggesting a positive direction, with emerging industries such as clean tech, generative AI, and deep tech experiencing a positive trend in investments in Q1 of 2024.

Despite economic uncertainties, the European startup ecosystem shows remarkable resilience. At Slush, we believe we’re just beginning the journey towards recovery.

says Aino Bergius, CEO of Slush.

Limited partners are often left out of the equation in the European venture capital ecosystem. However, their role and contribution are critical for startups and the future of tech. In response to the economic situation, Slush 2024 will host its largest-ever Limited Partner track, featuring over 300 LPs representing some of the largest university endowments, funds of funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices from around the world.

This year, Slush embraces the theme of “Metamorphosis,” inviting attendees to embark on a journey of radical transformation. Real change demands creativity, commitment, and, above all, the will to take action. Each one of us has the potential to reshape the future as we know it. Slush 2024 stands as the culmination of this narrative.

Slush 2024 Metamorphosis theme
Slush 2024 Metamorphosis theme

To build the next groundbreaking venture, startups need not only funding but also practical advice on company-building and connections. This is at the very core of what Slush does.

says Bergius

Slush 2024 will host the highest concentration of startups and investors ever seen.

Aino Bergius, CEO of Slush
Aino Bergius, CEO of Slush

The whole event experience and concepts are highly curated and focused on helping founders to pursue rapid growth with purpose. We believe that by helping founders, everything else will follow.

Beyond being an event organization, today Slush is also a tech company. Our 9-person product team manages and develops over 10 products, including our matchmaking technology to enable 20,000+ meetings during Slush.

That’s more than 800 meetings per hour.

says Aino Bergius, CEO of Slush

For a week in November, Helsinki becomes the startup world’s hotspot. In addition to the two-day Slush main event, Slush Week includes over 300 side events throughout the city, culminating in the official Slush Afterparty on November 21.