Heilbronn Slush‘D, the ultimate festival for visionary entrepreneurs, innovative startups, leading institutes, forward-thinking investors, and cutting-edge companies. With its robust network, dynamic environment and emerging as Europe‘s Nr. 1 startup ecosystem, Heilbronn Slush‘D offers an unparalleled platform for future-founders to connect, collaborate, and showcase their ground-breaking ideas. 

why is it Slush´D?

Slush’D is a community-driven movement that empowers teams across the globe to create events for their local ecosystems – all in the spirit of Slush’s mission “to create and help founders that change the world”.
In 2022, among 80 global applicants, Campus Founders secured the exclusive rights to host Slush’D in Germany.

Slush, starting as the original startup festival in Helsinki, is a non-profit and the world’s largest gathering of VC – delivering actionable company-building advice and bringing together the who’s who in startups. Today, it has grown into one of the most renowned startup gatherings, attracting over 13,000 attendees.


Campus Founders is the startup & co-innovation hub in Heilbronn and empowers the next generation of founders, innovators and startups. Startups in the early stages find the best possible environment for founding and growing their business in a region characterized by medium-sized global market leaders.

Campus Founders connects students, founders, innovators, investors and companies and offers opportunities for collaboration, co-innovation and startup success. They are the drivers of a vibrant and sustainable startup and innovation ecosystem in Heilbronn-Franconia.

Campus Founders was founded in 2018 and is supported by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.


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