How to Participate in Slush Startup 2023? Global Entrepreneurial Exposure

In the heart of Helsinki, Finland, a groundbreaking event ignites the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, Slush 2023. It is not just an event; it's a vibrant ecosystem that fosters startups, collaboration, and growth. Know more about it.

Sonu Vivek
02 Aug 2023 Updated On 03 Aug 2023

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Neo, played by Keanu Reeves in the movie Matrix discovered his true capabilities in 'The Matrix' and startups too must awaken to the fact that their journey transcends geographical boundaries. As Morpheus famously said, "Welcome to the real world." This sentiment holds true as startups grasp the importance of not just thriving within their domestic market, but stretching their reach to resonate with a global audience.

Enter Slush 2023 – a rallying call for startups, inviting them to embrace their inner Neo and step into the international arena.

What is Slush 2023? 

In the heart of Helsinki, Finland, a groundbreaking event ignites the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, bringing together luminaries from across the globe. Slush 2023, the annual extravaganza, stands as a testament to the indomitable human spirit that drives startups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate professionals, policymakers, and venture capital firms to one common platform. Organized by the visionary students of Aalto University, Helsinki, Slush is more than an event – it's a movement that has reshaped the landscape of startup-focused gatherings. 


Connecting Dreams: The Essence of Slush

Slush 2023 is not just an event; it's a vibrant ecosystem that fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and business growth. Year after year, this unique congregation has united a diverse array of stakeholders, including budding startups, seasoned entrepreneurs, pioneering investors, forward-thinking corporate leaders, and policymakers with a flair for innovation.

How can startups join Slush 2023? 

Startup India, under DPIIT, is bringing a group of chosen Indian startups to help them expand your business. They're giving out 30 passes for Indian startups to attend the conference and get into the event. 

Click here to apply for the opportunity to be one of the 30 startups to receive the Slush passes for it's 2023 edition. The last date to apply is August 25, 2023. 

In a significant stride towards global outreach, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Startup India is embarking on a mission to propel Indian startups onto the international stage. Handpicked Indian startups are poised to join the India Delegation, venturing into new markets and unlocking unparalleled opportunities for expansion.

What is the eligibility crietria to get into Slush 2023? 

For the startups yearning to spread their wings on the Slush 2023 platform, certain eligibility criteria stand as the gateways to this transformative experience:

a) Recognition by DPIIT: The first step to this odyssey is recognition as a DPIIT-acknowledged startup.

b) Passport to Innovation: The nominated members should possess valid passports, symbolizing the global outlook that Slush embodies.

Diverse Horizons: Relevant Industries and Themes

Slush 2023 isn't confined by boundaries; it's an incubator for ideas from an expansive array of industries:

From Analytics to Automotive, AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), from Architecture to AR/VR (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality), from Chemicals to Computer Vision, Slush 2023 is a canvas for innovation that transcends sectors.

Pioneering Solutions: Meeting the Challenge

The clarion call for Slush 2023 resonates with innovators across the globe. The event is on the hunt for ingenious solutions that will shine brightly within the India Delegation. As the spotlight turns to the innovators, the challenge to showcase groundbreaking ideas takes center stage.

How will startups benefit from Slush 2023? 

Within the hallowed pavilion of Slush 2023, a treasure trove of opportunities awaits the selected startups. The crown jewel of these incentives is the provision of 30 Startup passes exclusively for Indian startups, granting them access to the entire Slush program. Beyond this, a tapestry of possibilities unfolds:

  1. Networking Nirvana: A chance to rub shoulders with top investors, media magnates, emerging talents, and potential clients within the dynamic crowd of 20,000+ attendees.

  2. Pitch Perfect: The avenue to participate in the Slush pitching competition, a launchpad for startups seeking global recognition.

  3. Booths Beyond Borders: A showcase opportunity via booths, turning the spotlight on startups and their trailblazing ideas.

  4. Founders United: The Founders Day event, a prelude to Slush, provides a platform to connect with fellow visionaries, setting the stage for synergistic collaborations.

  5. An Evening of Discovery: The official evening program, where the magic of Slush extends into the night, fostering connections and sparking new ventures.

Navigating the Future: Procedure Post Submission

The journey doesn't conclude with the submission of applications; it's merely the start. The Evaluation Committee, comprised of discerning minds, scrutinizes the submissions meticulously. Relevance, innovation, and potential merge as the criteria to unravel the startups that will make their mark in Slush 2023.

Slush 2023 isn't just a destination; it's a journey of innovation, collaboration, and limitless potential. As the world converges in Helsinki, a tapestry of ideas, dreams, and aspirations will be woven, fostering a global community of change-makers. Join us at Slush 2023, where the future is reimagined and startups dare to redefine the possible.