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Kuopio Goes Slush – Future Food Tech


Time and venue: November 16, 2022 at 17-21, Maria 01, the Shortcut (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki)

The event is full booked and registration is closed. You can inquire about cancellations from

Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce is organising a free bus ride from Kuopio to Helsinki and back. You can register for the bus ride here. For more information about the bus ride please contact Tiina Hartikainen,

Kuopio goes Slush at Maria 01, Helsinki!

Kuopio Goes Slush is here again! The side event of Slush will be held for the fourth time on November 16, 2022. It will bring together companies, experts, customers and investors. This year, the event will be held in the Maria 01 startup campus area in Helsinki.

The event offers a great opportunity to network in the spirit of growth, internationalization and business development of startup companies. The program of the event includes interesting key notes from international and Finnish investors and companies, interesting startups and networking.


  • 17:00 Doors open, light food available
  • 17:20 Welcoming words
  • 17:25 Presentation of The Shortcut
  • 17:30 Arttu Luukanen, Senior Vice President, Solar Foods Oy
  • 17:45 Marika King, Head of Paulig Innovation Incubator PINC
  • 18:05 Lauri Reuter, Partner, Nordic Foodtech VC
  • 18:20 Pete Nieminen, digitalisation
  • 18:35 Tahko Ski Lift Pitch -info, Tiina Hartikainen and Justiina Järvikylä, Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce
  • 18:40 Ecosystem info from Ylä-Savo region, Terho Savolainen, City of Iisalmi
  • 18:45 Networking, snacks, and getting to know food startups from the Kuopio Region
  • 21:00 End of the event

The event is moderated by Karolina Puntanen, Community Manager of KPY Novapolis.

Kuopio Region -based food startups Ketoinen, RPS Brewing and Komero Food will be showcasing their products and offering some tastings at the event. Find out more!

Changes to the programme are possible.

Kuopio Goes Slush is organised by Business Kuopio / Invest and Expand in Pohjois-Savo project* together with Kasve Ltd. Other event partners are Kuopio Health, Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce and KPY Novapolis.

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*)Invest and Expand in Pohjois-Savo project is implemented by City of Kuopio Business Development Services and partly by Navitas Kehitys (Varkaus). The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo and the municipalities of Kuopio, Varkaus, Ylä-Savo, Leppävirta, Siilinjärvi ja Joroinen.

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