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Expand your Slush 2022 experience with side events

Helsinki will be welcoming thousands of minds with Slush 2022 version on November 17-18. 4,600 startup founders and operators, 2,600 investors, 400 media representatives and more ticketholders will be at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center for this spectacular event. The event will be serving lots of hot topics on two main stage and in two studios. You can check out the program here.

The dates are getting closer and all tickets are sold out. So what can you do if you don’t have a ticket yet? Slush 2022 comes with hundreds of side events that enhance the Slush experience all week long. You can check the side events and find the ones that would suit you the most. If you have one in mind, you can still organize your own as a side event at Slush.

As Arcticstartup, we’ll be hosting an event at Slush as well. On November 16, join us there at TONIC22, the biggest traditional gathering of food startuppers. Here are the details:

TONIC22 – TRENDS IN TASTE AND TECH

Slush, TONIC2209:00 — 17:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 21

Organized by ArcticStartup

Primary Industry: Food & Nutrition
Secondary Industries: Agricultural Tech, Health & Wellbeing
Event type: Networking, Stage Session, Demo
This event is for: Founder, Investor, Business Development Professional
Entrance requirements: Application required

Tonic 22 – Trends in Taste and Tech – The tastiest food & tech side event of Slush. Meet the food people. Come and experience the latest in food and technology. Meet all the relevant players under the same roof. Food manufacturers, entrepreneurs, retail chains, hotels and restaurants, investors, startups, scientists and media.

Free to attend. Will be SOLD OUT so book your ticket now!

SLUSH OFFICIAL SIDE EVENTS

Y SCIENCE

Slush, Y Science

12:00 — 16:00, Nov 17, GMT+2

Siipi Room 101AB, Messukeskus

Organized by HiLIFE-University of Helsinki, Metsäteollisuus, Health Capital Helsinki, Viikki Food Design Factory

Primary Industry: Biotech
Secondary Industries: Medtech & Pharma, Food & Nutrition
Event type: Pitching, Stage Session, Networking
This event is for: Academic Researcher, Founder, Investor
Entrance requirements: Registration required

Y Science is the official side event of Slush focused on life science innovation. This event that brings together the curious scientific community and the business world to inspire concrete action and contribution to the society. They’re here to bring forth the value of the science-based business, and encourage scientists to embrace a different way of thinking about impact. Y Science invites all those enthusiastic about life sciences and commercialization of research for a moment of mutual enlightenment.

The event will host three sessions (Health & Pharma, Environment & Forest, and Food Systems), each with its own fire-side chat and pitching competition. The event, now at its fifth edition, originates from a collaboration between Slush and HiLIFE from the University of Helsinki. This year welcome Finnish Forest Industries (Metsäteollisuus ry), Health Capital Helsinki, and Viikki Food Design Factory as co-organizers.


UNICORNER

Slush, Unicorner

17:00 — 20:00, Nov 17, GMT+2

Tiedekulma / Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki (entrance via Fabianinkatu 20)

Organized by Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS) & University of Helsinki
Event type: Networking, Stage Session
This event is for: Academic Researcher, Investor, Startup Accelerators
Entrance requirements: Registration required
UNICORNER – WHERE SCIENCE MEETS ENTREPRENEURSHIP Topics discussed: science-based innovations and spinouts, deeptech, impact investing, foodtech, sustainability There are three scenarios that they believe in: science-based innovations will change the world, science-based spinouts have the proven potential to become hugely successful businesses, and, the future may be changed by those who believe and back them early on.

At Unicorner they demonstrate how scientific research can offer investors, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers opportunities for both profits and impact, and to hear about their latest spinout companies and projects. You will have an opportunity to meet the inventors behind 14 science-based innovations from the University of Helsinki seeking to be commercialised. Unicorner is a place where science meets entrepreneurship!


STARTUPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 — 12:00, Nov 18, GMT+2

Siipi 101

Organized by Google

Event type: Stage Session
This event is for: Founder, Investor, Journalist
Entrance requirements: Registration required

How can impact startups help reach Europe’s climate goals?

Europe has set an ambitious climate goal to reduce global warming, and an abundance of new impact startups are being founded with a mission to improve the planet.

At this event, startups, investors, organisations, and corporate partners come together to discuss how they can accelerate and support the role of impact startups in creating a more sustainable future that benefits all. Learn how Google’s program supporting Startups for Sustainable Development can help accelerate impact startups that are addressing the sustainable development goals.

Join them for panels, keynotes and startup presentations contemplating a future where impact startups have a pivotal role in creating a more sustainable future. This event is hosted by Google who has set a target of being net zero by 2030.


FINTECH & IMPACT: BORN FOR THIS MOMENT

Slush, FINTECH & IMPACT: BORN FOR THIS MOMENT15:00 — 18:00, Nov 18, GMT+2

Siipi 101 AB

Organized by Mastercard Lighthouse

 

Primary Industry: Fintech & Insurance Tech
Secondary Industries: Cleantech, E-commerce
Event type: Networking, Pitching, Stage Session
This event is for: Founder, Investor, Community & Hub Manager
Entrance requirements: Application required

Join them for startup pitches, panels and keynotes dedicated to today’s most pressing opportunities. This event is hosted by Mastercard Lighthouse, the #1 Nordic and Baltic platform for scaling partnerships. Join to see the hand-picked fintech and impact leaders pitch on stage and the winners of fall class 2022 announced, followed by networking & drinks!

SLUSH DAY 0 EVENTS

FOUNDERS DAY – RIB BOAT SAFARI [SERIES A+ TRACK]

12:00 — 15:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Offshore Helsinki

Organized by Slush

Event type: Networking, Sports
This event is for: Founder
Entrance requirements: Application required
Ticket requirements: Startup

Ever dreamed about soaring through the Finnish archipelago in rib boats to an offshore island with 30 other Startup founders in the middle of November?

So have they – and this year they are going to do it! Are you up for the ride?

Applications are open for all Series A and beyond Startups.


INVESTOR SAUNA & ICE DIPPING

12:00 — 14:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Katajanokanlaituri 2A

Organized by Slush

Event type: Other
This event is for: Investor
Entrance requirements: Registration required
Ticket requirements: Investor, Angel Investor, Speaker

Embrace the truly Finnish tradition of sauna and ice dipping at Allas Sea Pool, right in the heart of Helsinki. Allas Sea Pool offers three saunas (men, women, and mixed), a seawater pool, and a heated pool.

Note that registration does not mean that you’ve secured a spot at the event – they will confirm your participation by email.


FOUNDERS DAY – SCALEUP TOUR [SEED TRACK]

13:00 — 17:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Downtown Helsinki

Organized by Slush

Event type: Networking, Other
This event is for: Founder
Entrance requirements: Application required
Ticket requirements: Startup

Join your founder peers to travel around Helsinki to meet the teams of the most successful Finnish scaleups at their very own offices.

At each office, the hosting scaleup shares how it cracked a specific, tangible aspect of building a world-changing company. Afterward, there’s time for networking.

Applications are open for all Startups, who have raised their Seed round.


INVESTOR WORKOUT – LIIKE

13:00 — 14:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Traverssikuja 3

Organized by Slush

Event type: Sports
This event is for: Investor
Entrance requirements: Registration required
Ticket requirements: Investor, Angel Investor, Speaker

Liike is the Finnish equivalent for movement. No more stretching in the 2020s – there is much more to mobility and body maintenance than static stretches. This class is great support for the everyday life of an office worker, as Liike keeps your body fit and mind sound.

Note that registration does not mean that you’ve secured a spot at the event – they will confirm your participation by email.


FOUNDERS DAY – SAUNA & ICE DIPPING [PRE-SEED TRACK]

14:00 — 16:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Downtown Helsinki

Organized by Slush

Event type: Sports, Other
This event is for: Founder
Entrance requirements: Application required
Ticket requirements: Startup

Embrace the truly Finnish tradition of sauna and ice dipping at Allas Sea Pool, right in the heart of Helsinki. Allas Sea Pool offers three saunas (men, women, and mixed), a seawater and heated pool.

Applications are open for all Startups who have raised or are looking to raise their Pre-seed round.


FOUNDERS DAY – FESTIVAL

18:00 — 22:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Underground – location shared to confirmed participants

Organized by Slush

Event type: Networking, Party, Stage Session
This event is for: Founder
Entrance requirements: Application required
Ticket requirements: Startup

The legendary Founders Day evening is back – the world’s largest founder-only gathering takes us to an underground beach in the middle of dark & cold Helsinki.

Join a thousand of your founder peers to kickstart your Slush week with a bang! No investors are allowed.

Spots are limited to one Founder per company – submit your application.

SLUSH PARTNER SIDE EVENTS

SLUSH X FREE.FI – THE FUTURE OF GIG-ECONOMY

SLUSH X FREE.FI - THE FUTURE OF GIG-ECONOMY17:00 — 19:00, Nov 14, GMT+2

Maria01 – Arcade 5 Arena – Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki

Organized by FREE.fi

 

Primary Industry: Fintech & Insurance Tech

Secondary Industries: Enterprise Software, Transportation & Logistics

Event type: Afterwork, Networking
This event is for: Business Development Professional, Founder, Community & Hub Manager
Entrance requirements: Registration required

They want to welcome you to an exclusive Slush Partner side-event at Maria01, hosted by FREE.fi.

By attending the event you will learn and hear everything you need to know about the current trends, what comes to “Employment 3.0” and “Gig-economy” in Finland. Three interesting keynotes followed-up with a panel discussion will embrace the topic from every possible standpoint.

The event is relevant especially to people who are employing people on a commission- or assignment basis and plan to grow the headcount of their operations. This means that companies who plan, or use a gig economy-/platform business models should participate.

The event is capped to 75 seats and by sending an email to [email protected] you will have the possibility to attend the event as long as seats are available. Please use the topic “Slush x FREE.fi” in the email.


CZECH-FINNISH PITCH DAY

Slush, CZECH-FINNISH PITCH DAY12:00 — 18:00, Nov 15, GMT+2

Maria 01, Arcade 5, Lapinlahdenkatu 16

Organized by NewCo Helsinki

Event type: Networking, Pitching, Workshop
This event is for: Investor, Startup Accelerators, Founder
Entrance requirements: Registration required

Czech Embassy in Finland, Czech Business Angel Association, FiBAN, NewCo Helsinki, and an event partner Maria 01 cordially invite all FIBAN´s members, Finnish Venture Capital Association members, Finnish Startup Community members and other investors, startups founders, corporations and ecosystem players to pitching and networking event with Czech Top 10 startups selected by a jury consisting of experienced investors.

Register by November 7.


NG22 HELSINKI – PUBLISHER MARKET

Slush, NG22 HELSINKI - PUBLISHER MARKET15:00 — 17:00, Nov 15, GMT+2

Hotel Kämp, Pohjoisesplanadi 29, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Organized by Nordic Game

 

Primary Industry: Gaming

Secondary Industries: Music, Arts & Entertainment, Consumer Electronics

Event type: Pitching, Demo, Networking
This event is for: Business Development Professional, Marketing & Branding Professional
Developer
Entrance requirements: Application required

15 November – Publisher Market
The NG Publisher Market gives pre-selected developers the chance to submit their projects for direct meetings with a string of leading game publishers.

Who can participate?
All developers that have purchased a NG Helsinki ticket are eligible to submit and participate, though projects should minimally have a working prototype to qualify.

Meeting duration
Teams with selected games will meet with publishers in one-on-one, ten minute meetings in the venue.


CLIMATE IMPACT 2022 – PITCHING COMPETITION & NETWORKING EVENT

Slush, CLIMATE IMPACT 2022 - PITCHING COMPETITION & NETWORKING EVENT18:00 — 21:00, Nov 15, GMT+2

Keilaranta 21, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Organized by Neste, Helen Ventures, Climate Fund, ECBF

 

Primary Industry: Energy
Secondary Industries: Cleantech, Mobility
Event type: Pitching, Networking
This event is for: Developer, Founder, Investor
Entrance requirements: Application required
Ticket requirements: Investor, Startup, Attendee, Angel Investor, Media, Day 2, Speaker

Accelerating the shift to mitigating climate change and a circular economy requires innovation, commitment and partnerships.

The theme for this event is to drive climate impact in transportation, chemicals & materials, and energy. This pitching competition is organised by Neste together with The Finnish Climate Fund, Helen Ventures and European Circular Bioeconomy Fund ECBF.

The winning pitch will be rewarded with A MONETARY PRIZE OF 10 000 €.

Send your pitching application latest by 7th November.


NG22 HELSINKI – MEETTOMATCH LOUNGE

Slush, NG22 HELSINKI 10:00 — 17:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Hotel Kämp, Pohjoisesplanadi 29, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Organized by Nordic Game

Primary Industry: Gaming
Secondary Industries: Music, Arts & Entertainment, Consumer Electronics
Event type: Networking, Pitching, Product
This event is for: Business Development Professional, Developer, Investor
Entrance requirements: Application required

The most effective way to do business in the games industry, NG Helsinki participants will be able schedule dozens of meetings at Hotel Kämp with potential business partners. Only registered participants have access to MeetToMatch.

As the industry’s best meeting scheduler and meeting platform, MeetToMatch is once again central to the Nordic Game experience, cementing their reputation as one of the world’s absolute hotspots for games business.


OPEN PROTOCOL

Slush, Open Protocol10:00 — 18:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Valkoinen Sali

Organized by BACKED

Primary Industry: Cryptocurrencies
Secondary Industries: Cryptocurrencies
Event type: Networking, Roundtable, Stage Session
This event is for: Founder, Investor, Top Management
Entrance requirements: Application required

Open Protocol brings together leading minds, crypto-natives, agnostics and cynics to discuss, debate and deep dive into this breakthrough field at Slush 2022 – exploring everything from technological challenges, to communities, adoption, regulation, societal impact and beyond.

If you’re interested in what the web3 paradigm means for you and your lived experience — Open Protocol is the right place for you.


WHY AND HOW TO SET-UP YOUR BUSINESS IN GREATER HELSINKI REGION?

12:00 — 13:30, Nov 16, GMT+2

Kansakoulukatu 3, 4th floor

Organized by City of Helsinki / NewCo

Event type: Stage Session
This event is for: Academic Researcher, Founder, Business Development Professional
Entrance requirements: Application required

Helsinki Region has become one of the most vibrant start-up regions in Europe with plenty of opportunities for international start-ups and investors. Come to learn what Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa have to offer to ensure your smooth landing and fast start.


STARTING A BUSINESS IN HELSINKI (IN ESTONIAN), ETTEVÕTTE RAJAJA TEABEPÄEV

Slush, STARTING A BUSINESS IN HELSINKI13:00 — 14:45, Nov 16, GMT+2

Malminkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki

Organized by NewCo Helsinki, City of Helsinki

Primary Industry: Something Else
Event type: Workshop, Networking
This event is for: Founder, Investor
Entrance requirements: Application required

The language of the seminar is Estonian.


BREAKING THE ICE

Slush, BREAKING THE ICE16:00 — 18:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Pohjoisranta 10 A, 2nd floor

Organized by The Embassy of Iceland

 

Event type: Afterwork, Networking
This event is for: Founder, Investor, Journalist
Entrance requirements: Application required

Come and learn about Iceland Innovation Week, Reykjavík’s largest startup festival that celebrates and brings together innovation of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for the next unicorn founder, diverse teams, climate investments, or just new connections; they’ve got you covered.

At this pre-networking party at the ambassador’s of Iceland residence you’ll meet all of the Icelandic startups—companies with warm hearts and global ambitions—attending Slush 2022.


GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM MIXER

Slush, Maria01, GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM MIXER16:00 — 18:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

Maria 01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki

Organized by Maria 01

Event type: Afterwork, Networking, Party
This event is for: Community & Hub Manager, Startup Accelerators, Investor
Entrance requirements: Application required

Maria 01, Kiuas, and AWS welcome you to a Global Startup Ecosystem Mixer on November 16 (Day 0 of Slush).

They are looking to gather startup community peers such as VC, seed funds, startup hubs, accelerators and incubators, tech event organisers, and many more for a joint event during Slush week. And as usual, refreshments and drinks will be served.

The event focuses on high-quality networking in an intimate setting. If you haven’t built a community network yet, now is the time to start establishing those community partnerships with your peers.

PS. You do not need a Slush pass to attend this event.


LONDON GOES TO SLUSH 2022 – NETWORKING RECEPTION

Slush, LONDON GOES TO SLUSH 2022 - NETWORKING RECEPTION17:00 — 20:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

The PALM 2 B Katajanokanlaituri 00160 Helsinki Finland

Organized by London & Partners

 

Primary Industry: Enterprise Software

Event type: Networking

This event is for: Investor, Top Management, Founder

Entrance requirements: Application required

Where: The Palm, Helsinki

Date & Time: 16 November 2022, 17:00 – 20:00

Hosted by London & Partners, Globalization Partners and Moore Kingston Smith, they are inviting you to attend a networking reception at The Palm, Helsinki.

The reception will be an ideal chance to meet the London based companies in their delegation, their partners and the wider #LondonGoesToSlush community.

Join them to meet their entrepreneurs as well as finding out more about how London is leading the way in the tech scene.

RSVP by Monday 14 November 2022.


MOBILITY BY SWEDEN – NETWORKING PRE-EVENT

Slush, MOBILITY BY SWEDEN - NETWORKING PRE-EVENT17:30 — 18:30, Nov 16, GMT+2

Embassy of Sweden, Pohjoisesplanadi 7, 00170 Helsinki

Organized by Business Sweden, MobilityXlab, Combient, Koenigsegg, Bosch

Primary Industry:  Mobility

Secondary Industries: Transportation & Logistics, Robotics

Event type: Networking

This event is for: Founder, Top Management, Business Development Professional

Entrance requirements: Application required

Business Sweden in collaboration with MobilityXlab, Combient, Koenigsegg and Bosch, among other partners, is hosting an exclusive pre-event at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki to meet and mingle with the Swedish Smart Mobility Ecosystem.


LAUNCH OF IRELAND @ SLUSH 2022

Slush, LAUNCH OF IRELAND @ SLUSH 202217:30 — 20:00, Nov 16, GMT+2

TBC – Upon registration

Organized by Enterprise Ireland

 

Event type: Networking

This event is for: other

Entrance requirements: Registration required

Reception to launch Ireland @ Slush 2022, hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and the Irish Ambassador to Finland.


You can visit to Slush website to check out the other side events.

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Nurcin Metingil
Nurcin Metingil
A permanent student, a passionate first reader and nowadays doing master’s degree in Publishing Management. Beside these, I am up for games! I have been playing games since I was 6. Now, I am whispering "Business. Business. Numbers. Is this working?"

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