Sep 21, 2018 Elsa Snellman
In 2017, we introduced verticals on science, education and transportation. This year we’re looking to expand our reach to new frontiers such as gaming, construction tech, and health tech. Here’s a comprehensive list of Slush Official Side Events for this year. All official side events will take place on December 4th & 5th.
Meet the rising stars of the Nordic Virtual and Mixed Reality scene! X Reality Day will gather together top level investors, media and industry experts from Asia, Europe and USA, as well as top media and industry experts. The second batch of teams in the accelerator program Nordic XR Startups will be doing their pitches and then go forward to demo their products.
RecoTech is a side event focused on property and construction technology, and why it’s something we should keep our entrepreneurial minds focused on. The story of RecoTech began in 2016, when a Helsinki based real estate and construction industry experts and enthusiasts met to discuss ways to bring more people from the startup and tech scene into their world.
XcitED is an event focusing on the future of education and learning. XcitED is calling for everyone to join: professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers on the frontiers of edutech – everyone is welcome to tag along and join the conversation. Last year, there were over 1000 attendees, including several industry leaders, a showcase of 50 edtech startups and 29 speakers from 10 different countries.
Future of transportation. A pretty big topic. Future Transportation brings together industry leaders, tech enthusiasts and everyone else who’s interested in the development of our transportation networks. Jump on the bandwagon!
Y Science brings forth the value of life science-based business: it is a working combination of discourse on life sciences, business, and their shared future. The conversation at Y Science will revolve around scientific discoveries and possibilities for concrete actions around them. Don’t miss the Life Science pitching competition for early phase startups! The competition is open for applications during September.
Finding Fintech is the official Fintech event of Slush, brought to you by Mastercard. Fintech has made a huge impact on the financial industry and incumbent players have chosen collaboration as the clear path forward. You will hear examples from leading banks about how they work with fintech companies, entrepreneurs will share their success stories, and the winner of Mastercard’s Lighthouse Development Program will be announced. This is the one fintech event you don’t want to miss! The event is free, but requires registration.
Press Play is a gaming event focusing on the fascination which lies within the virtual worlds. Co-produced together with Supercell, Hatch, Play Ventures and Slush, the event brings gaming back to the core of what Slush is about.
Press Play explores intriguing themes around gaming from highly-practical topics to the current trends. The event is organized to function as a meeting point for Slush gaming companies, investors and above all, for passionate gamers.
At Moving On Up, startups have the opportunity to come together with the social and welfare public sector and corporations to find new ways to collaborate with one another. Their common goal is to accelerate innovation in the realm of health and wellbeing, in order to move on to the next level of health and welfare provision. Wanting to catch up with startups, investors and decision-makers of the field? This is the place to be during the Slush week!
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
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