Helsinki lives and breathes throughout every season of the year. There is always something going on.

Tech and startup events not to miss in Helsinki


Every November world’s leading startup investor event Slush gathers over 15 000 founders, techies, top-tier international investors, executives and media from all over the globe in Helsinki. The two-day main event has become an entire week of exciting program around the Helsinki metropolitan area.


Ultrahack organizes hackathons in Helsinki in April and November. The last events gathered around 600 hackers to solve around 40 different challenges. Ultrahack goes beyond the events and combines hackathons, an innovation platform and accelerators in a unique way.


Arctic15 is a two-day conference held in May focusing on matchmaking and making deals. Arctic15 has 15 tracks on various topics, industries and technologies and the event brings together 450+ startups, 300+ investors, 150+ corporates and media from 60+ countries.

Nordic Business Forum

Nordic Business Forum is held annually provides a forum to exchange experiences and engage in discussions, guided by some of the foremost thought leaders in business.

Upgraded Life Festival

Upgraded Life Festival is the biggest health startup and innovation event in the Nordics. The event is organized by HealthSPA in the late spring. In 2017 the event gathered 1100 participants, 90 exhibitors and 90 speakers.


Junction is a hackathon that gathers together the best hackers and designers from all around the world for one weekend of hacking. Held annually, Junction is a place buzzing with creative minds. For 48 hours hackers and designers reside under one roof with the goal of leaving a mark on the world.


Assembly is one of the largest computer festivals in Europe, in which thousands of people and their computers spend the long weekend twice a year by meeting friends, playing games, surfing the net, talking on IRC and enjoying the great productions from the demoscene.

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NewCo Helsinki organizes workshops, infos, trainings and much more all year round and in many languages.

Maria 01 is not only a community house for ambitious tech startups but also home for many startup and tech events.

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