Slush 2021: Finally Meeting Up With People Again

More than 2,000 investors went to Slush in Helsinki in 2019 – which made the event the largest gathering of venture capital in the world. The hosts want to repeat that success now after taking a year off. Being there proves that they pulled it off.

Although it’s still early in the morning – the Slush stage show starts at 10 am – there’s a definite party atmosphere in the dark halls of the event venue in Helsinki. The stages and exhibits exude techno party energy all day long. But you shouldn’t let the boisterous mood fool you. While the DJ and lightshow get the crowd going, a film on the big screens introduces the visitors to the topics: climate change, pollution and the broadening divide between rich and poor are just some of the key issues. (Photo: Petri Anttila)