As Europe’s leading startup and technology event, Slush brings together founders and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. 

Slush is a nonprofit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors and students.  It’s all about startups: Slush helps the next generation of world conquering founders to move forward.

It takes place December 4-5, 2018 at HelsinkiExpo and Convention Center

Address: Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki


future transportation official side event?

KI group is organizing the official Slush18 side event “FUTURE TRANSPORTATION” where Industry insiders and visionaries discuss innovations and future strategies across all areas of mobility and transportation.

The event features high-end keynotes, 1:1 interviews, panels, a partner and startup showcase area and an exclusive networking dinner for invited guests.

The topics are:
1. Data driven transportation networks
2. Urban mobility and infrastructure
3. Advanced materials for future vehicles
4. Which technologies will win the mobility race?

It takes place Decemeber 4, 2018 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Messukeskus, Helsinki, Room Siipi


If you get your attendee passes from KI group, they will be assigned to your email address. You get an information mail from Slush which is your starting point for matchmaking. 

For startup or investor passes, you need to apply at the Slush platform - LINK – after your successful application, your passes will be assigned. If you would like to receive your startup or investor pass directly from KI group, please provide us the email address you would like to use for the application.

You will get your badges after your arrival in Helsinki from KI group.
Please let us know if you have questions or need assistance.


Arrival & Departure


Slush takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 to 5, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm. Doors open at 8 am. 

The FUTURE TRANSPORTATION side event is scheduled at the first day, December 4, from 3 to 7:30 pm.

We recommend you to arrive on Monday, December 3, before 5 pm at your hotel. 


If you want to participate in the closing keynote and join the afterparty, you should plan your trip back on December 6th.


The Slush Matchmaking Tool helps attendees to propose and pre book meetings at the Slush Meeting Area. It is open to media, startups, investors, speakers and Slush attendees. Through the Matchmaking Tool, you can browse through other participants based on their expertise and request a meeting. This year, the Matchmaking Tool will have a recruitment feature exclusively for startups in order to find new talent.

Access to Matchmaking is included in all ticket types.

  1. Login to platform.slush.org (Use the same email address you received your Slush ticket confirmation at). 

  2. Fill in your matchmaking profile – this is what others will see so make it stand out!

  3. Start sending meeting requests! Always remember to explain clearly why you want to meet the other person.

HOW Do i hack slush?

First, get your ticket – you're a part of the Slush event now. Go online and check out the matchmaking plattform. Find interesting people to connect and socialize with. Learn more about speakers and startups at Slush18 and plan your agenda.

When at Slush, we'd recommend to engage with other attendees – from our experience it's the 1:1 conversations which make up a big part of the inspirational Slush experience.

During Slush, Helsinki comes alive with over 20,000 attendees arriving in the city. This Helsinki Guide gives you an overview and information about the places-you have to check out!




Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finnland
Tel. number: +358 20 1234 610

From Hotel to Slush
ca. 5 km | 20 min. drive

From Hotel to City Centre
ca. 200 m | 5 min. to walk

From Airport to Hotel
ca. 14km | 30 min. drive

If you made a hotel reservation with us: we prepaid your hotel room for your convenience. Rooms are booked under your name. You don’t have to pay with credit card on-site but get invoiced by us.
Group name: dreaminc entertainment GmbH



Taxis are available through Helsinki taxi service, on call at +358 100 0700 or by using Taksi Helsinki mobile app. Furthermore, a taxi rank is in front of the Messukeskus.


You can download the Uber app from App Store or Google Play, create an account and order a ride.


There are excellent train connections to Helsinki from other cities in Finland and from Helsinki airport. Helsinki Central Railway station is located in the heart of the city. Also, all trains stop at the Pasila railway station, just a 300 meter walk from the Slush venue, Messukeskus.


Trams are an easy and convenient way to get around the city and enjoy some Helsinki sights at the same time. Also, trams 7 and 9 leave from the city center and stop in front of the southern entrance of the Slush venue, Messukeskus.


nice to know

  1. NEWS: Find out more about speakers, investors, Slush global and interesting topics about innovation, startup collaboration and corporate venturing.

  2. Subscribe the Slush newsletter to stay up-to-date.

  3. Follow the Slush Social Media landscape on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Be part of the Slush community!

  4. Check out the Helsinki Guide. The cool and hip capital is bubbling with cosy restaurants, design saunas and heart-warming cafés. Take a look at Slush favorites to enjoy the city at its best.