May 28, 2018 Arttu Närhi
Joel Flory – Co-founder & CEO of VSCO
As the co-founder and CEO of VSCO, Joel leads the company on its mission to equip, educate, and inspire anyone on the journey toward realizing their creative potential. Joel and his co-founder Greg Lutze combined their passions for photography and technology to build VSCO in 2011. Prior to founding VSCO, Joel was a successful commercial and wedding photographer. A Bay Area native, Joel is deeply involved in the local Oakland community.
Anisha Singh – Founder & CEO of mydala.com
Anisha Singh is the Founder and CEO of mydala.com. The company started under her leadership in 2009 and since then mydala.com has grown to become India’s largest local services marketing platform. She has been ranked amongst the Top 7 women CEOs located outside the US by Crunchbase. Anisha won The Most Enterprising Brands & Leaders of Asia Award in 2018 and has also been recognized under the Business category in Women In Asia – 50 Most Influential 2018, a programme produced by SingEx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Singapore.
Andras Forgacs – Co-founder & CEO of Modern Meadow
Andras is co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, a company pioneering biologically advanced materials. The company harnesses the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce the world’s first bioleather materials. Previously, he has co-founded Organovo, a San Diego based biotech company pioneering 3D bioprinting to create human tissues for pharmaceutical research and medical applications. He is also co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the international non-profit Resolution Project. Andras was a Kauffman Fellow with the Center for Venture Education and a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named 40 Under 40 by Crain’s New York Business. He holds an MBA from Wharton and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard.
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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