Slush – with the help of the world’s leading universities, growth companies, and VCs – has started building a modern global education program for entrepreneurship – Slush Academy.
Academic partners of the program include organizations such as Oxford Saïd Business School, London Business School, Aalto University, UC Berkeley, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Stockholm School of Economics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, IE Business School, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and Aalto Venture Program.
The first batch of mentors includes notable names from the European tech scene: Atomico, Accel Partners, Supercell, Klarna, and Unity Technologies.
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Slush Academy starts in 2019 and will be gradually scaled up to a full program. The first year is built on internships in fast-growing startups and VC firms.
The applications to Slush Academy will open in the spring of 2019 with a call for the most entrepreneurial students around the world. Anybody can apply to the program, and a group of 20–30 students will be chosen for the first program. The complete list of VCs and startups for mentoring and internship positions will be announced early in 2019.
Slush is the world’s leading startup and technology event. In 2018, Slush is organized in Helsinki on December 4–5, and gathers 20,000 attendees to Helsinki. Slush operates in 29 countries and hosts annually more than 70 events.