Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to build a world-wide startup community.
Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.
Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Shanghai and Singapore. In 2017, As part of the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair, Slush Up! was launched at Jinrong Start-Up Hub in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province. This Chengdu event is the first in China this year.