Slush is the world's leading startup and tech event. Slush facilitates meetings between the founders of startups and investors such as venture capitalists, accomplished with events such as matchmaking and pitching competitions. Slush aims to build a worldwide startup community. The event is held annually, in late fall, in Helsinki, Finland. In 2018, Slush gathered 20,000 attendees, with over 3,100 startups, 1,800 investors and 650 journalists coming in from over 130 countries to participate together in this global networking festival.