Important information concerning Takeoff 2020: 

As Slush 2020 is cancelled, we are currently finding alternative ways to organize Takeoff this year. We will let you know of any changes as soon as possible! 



An amazing experience that has set the ground stones for an exciting entrepreneurial career. Coudn’t wish a better explanation and description for what an entrepreneur actually is and does. Big time thanks for Slush and the inspirational Takeoff event.

Gabriel Abrahamsson, Thoren Business School, Sweden
Participated Takeoff 2018 as a Team Leader



Takeoff – A Business Event for Young people

Takeoff is a side event of Slush, the world’s leading start-up event. Takeoff, organized by TAT Business Courses in co-operation with Slush, offers high school and vocational school students the possibility to learn what the start-up world and future working life are all about. At the event the students get to network internationally, participate in workshops organized by companies, hear inspirational speeches from entrepreneurs, and even visit Slush.

In addition to Finland, students from other Nordic countries participate in Takeoff every year. Therefore, the language of the event is English.

Earlier the event was known as Slush Youth. In five years over 1 300 students all over Nordics have participated in the event.

The date for Takeoff 2020 will be published later on this page. 


Leadership experience for participating students 

At Takeoff the students attend the company workshops in small teams and each team has a team leader. The team leaders’ responsibility is to make sure their whole team is on time for each workshop etc. throughout the day. They also create positive team spirit and ensure everyone is comfortable with expressing their own ideas and thoughts to the team. Team leaders are able to gain valuable leadership experience and will be rewarded with a work certificate.

Applying for the team leader position takes place while registering for the event. As the registration is the teacher’s responsibility, so is applying for team leader positions. Therefore it is important to ask the students’ interest for being a team leader before registering for the event. We organize a team leader training the day before Takeoff.