Startup mission to Slush 2024 in Helsinki

Last checked on:
16 July 2024
Published on:
5 June 2024

Is your tech startup ready for the next step? Do you want to do business and meet with investors and (potential) clients? Join our startup mission to Slush 2024 in Helsinki, 18-21 November. You can no longer register for this mission.

17 November
20 November
You can no longer register

Attendee information

  • Registration closed
  • Participation fee: €500 (excluding VAT) per company
  • Maximum of 2 participants per company


  • Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Helsinki
  • 4TU

Opportunities for startups

This Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) startup trade mission to Slush focuses on ambitious young tech companies that want to expand their business with a scalable business model. We collaborate with regional partners to provide exciting events and expand your network.

Slush is a great opportunity to:

  • present your product or service to a large, international audience;
  • validate/test your product or service;
  • attract new customers;
  • create partnerships with other companies;
  • meet potential investors;
  • attract talent; and
  • gain knowledge about the European and global market and competition.

Slush provides an excellent platform for spontaneous encounters, networking opportunities, and taking on challenges.

Slush 2024

Over 13,000 attendees, 4,200 startups, 2,200 investors, and 650 journalists from all over the world gather at Slush in Helsinki. The event offers startups the chance to showcase their products and services to a large and diverse audience.

NL Lounge at Slush

With Slush at your doorstep, the Netherlands (NL) Lounge is your home base for networking at the event. Individual stands per startup are not available.

RVO, in collaboration with partners, organises several side events where you can meet investors, coaches, and fellow entrepreneurs.

For whom?

You can register for this mission if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your product or service is high-tech, innovative, and potentially disruptive;
  • There is proven market acceptance for the product or service in the Dutch market;
  • You have already started or are ready for international scaling;
  • You are seeking seed, series A, or series B funding rounds;
  • Your startup is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Do you not fully meet all criteria but have a convincing reason to attend Slush 2024? Please explain why you should be part of the Dutch delegation when applying.

Considering the above criteria and the registration date, RVO accepts up to 20 startups for this mission.


We are still finalising this mission. Below, you will find the preliminary programme (subject to change).

Thursday, 29 August

  • Kick-off @ Slush'd Enschede
    Meet all the Dutch Slush2024 participants at the Slush'd kick-off event in Enschede.

Saturday, 18 November

  • Welcome to Helsinki
    Welcome event with the Dutch delegation and diplomatic representation in Helsinki.

Tuesday, 19 November

  • Slush 2024
    Various networking events and exploring Helsinki's startup ecosystem.

Wednesday, 20 November

  • Slush 2024
    Representation via the NL Lounge, pitches, meetings, keynotes, networking, and after-party.

Thursday, 21 November

  • Slush 2024

Registration and fees

You can no longer register for this mission.

Our startup missions play a crucial role in growing and developing a startup. Therefore, it is essential to fully prepare and participate in the mission programme to ensure success. With that in mind, we ask you to attend the preparation meeting and fully engage in the Helsinki programme. Please consider sending a colleague or rethinking your application if you cannot attend.


RVO emphasises that participating companies align with the mission's setup and focus. Registration does not guarantee automatic participation.

We evaluate your registration based on the abovementioned criteria. In the registration form, you can specify how and why you meet the criteria. We will consider this information when making our selection.

Furthermore, we encourage female entrepreneurship. While we do not select based on gender, we encourage you to consider female participants within your organisation for the mission.


Participation fee for this mission is €500 (excluding VAT) per company. Only 2 participants per company can take part. This fee will give you the following:

  • Access passes for unlimited entry to Slush for 2 participants;
  • Participation in the Slush preparatory meeting;
  • Use of the NL Lounge as a meeting point and stepping stone for Slush;
  • Participation in side events like breakfast sessions, Helsinki tours, embassy drinks, and other networking events with NL partners;
  • Meetings with potential investors through matchmaking;
  • Opportunities to sign contracts or MoUs in the presence of delegation leaders;
  • Exclusive pitch opportunities after selection by Slush;
  • Support from the Dutch embassy in Helsinki and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Travel and accommodation

Travel, accommodation, and additional translation costs are at your own expense. This also applies to meals and drinks unless stated otherwise in the programme.


The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organises this mission in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Helsinki and 4TU.

Responsible Business Conduct

The Dutch government emphasises responsible business conduct (RBC) and endorses the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. These guidelines state the RBC standards for internationally active entrepreneurs. Following the OECD guidelines is one condition for participation in this mission.

More information

For more information about this trade mission, please contact:

Marie-Jeannine Citroen
Project leader Slush 2024
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Phone: +31 6 413906

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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