SWISS Pavilion
SWISS Pavilion at SLUSH 2023

SWISSTECH Pavilion @ SLUSH 2023

The World's Leading Start-up Event

Slush is bringing the global startup ecosystem under one roof. In cold, dark November, a curated group of speakers from across the globe, showcases, and unique networking opportunities will all be in Helsinki. In 2023, more than 13,000 visitors, around 5,000 startups, 3,000 investors and 300 media representatives will meet during two days. Thanks to the great matchmaking tool of Slush, start-ups will have the chance to meet the right people in an efficient way. Side Events happening across the city throughout the Slush Week, the fun flows out of the exhibition hall and into the streets.

The SWISSTECH Pavilion serves as home base and platform to meet, network and pitch. Twice a day, a Swiss hour is organised (and published in the official slush program), during which the Swiss start-ups appear on stage and do an elevator pitch.



Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise in collaborazione con il Trade Point Nordics e Presenza Svizzera
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Project team SWISS Pavilion

Gustav Henriksson, Head of Trade Point Nordics

Felicitas Gartmann, Consultant for Internationalisation Starters

Michael Kühn, Senior Consultant CIS and Nordic Countries

About Slush
  • 5,000 startup founders and operators
  • 3,000 investors
  • 300 media representatives
  • A gathering of 13,000 curious minds at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center


  • 1 entry ticket and participation in the swisstech Pavilion (rental, reception desk, seating, 230V power connection, company logo and monitor for company presentation.
  • Serviced welcome desk / bar and continuous on-site support
  • Use of the meeting facilities and infrastructure at the pavilion (upon availability)
  • Pitching opportunity at the swisstech pavilion during SWISS Hours
  • Official visit by delegations of high-level executives (e.g. Swiss Ambassador in Finland)
  • Invitation to pre-event in Switzerland, incl. Workshops, 28th September
  • Invitation to Ambassador's Kick-Off in Helsinki, 29th November
  • Invitation to Swiss-Austrian Raclette evening, 30th November
  • Invitation and pitching opportunity at the Ambassador's Breakfast, 1st December
  • Registration and organizational support for your fair participation
  • Promotion of your fair participation, in particular, by using Swiss officiality
  • Arrangement for participation in any accompanying events

The swisstech pavilion is open to start-ups in the Innosuisse Coaching program or for those who have achieved the Innosuisse certificate less than 3 years ago. In case you do not fulfill this criteria, kindly get in contact with us. 

CHF 1,700 for start-ups with Innosuisse support (regular rate CHF 5,000)
Pre-Programme Stockholm (optional)

Start-ups can arrive in Stockholm as early as Monday, 27th November and take part in a pre-programme. This includes:

  • Visit to two innovation hubs in Stockholm 
  • Meeting with a selected group of investors, tech multipliers, peers
  • Meeting with the Swiss Ambassador to Sweden
  • Accommodation at Unity co-working space or hotel (upon availability)
  • Swisstech cruise with TallinkSilja to Helsinki, including pitching workshop, and workshop on business culture(s) in the Nordic countries. 
CHF 500 for start-ups with Innosuisse support (regular rate CHF 1,200)
Additional ticket (optional)
  • 1 additional entry ticket for second company delegate
CHF 100 for start-ups with Innosuisse support (regular rate CHF 270)

Optional Business Support Packages

Public Relations Support
  • Workshop together with a PR specialist to jointly develop a press release, media pitch deck, or suitable SoMe communication. Identify the needs of the media landscape and develop key messages for the press release or communication.
  • Goal: A customized corporate press release, media pitch deck, or suitable SoMe communication that draws attention to your start-up, delivered to the local media with the help of a specialist
CHF 300 for start-ups with Innosuisse support (regular rate CHF 800)
Investor Readiness Check-Up
  • 2 group and 1 individual workshop sessions together with a VC specialist to improve the pitching skills and the messaging towards investors. 
  • Goal: Increasing the chances of success with investors by professionalizing the pitch and the value proposition.
CHF 400 for start-ups with Innosuisse support (regular rate CHF 1,000)


Event Partners

Presence Switzerland Swisstech Innosuisse
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Official program