Mar 30, 2017 Ville Vahteri
The finalists for Slush Tokyo Pitch Contest are the following:
Founded in September 2014, as a pioneer in accessible and affordable technologies for the visually impaired and the blind, Dot is making daily routines, which people usually take for granted, available for everyone. The first one of those is the Dot Watch, which they already brought to the market. Step by step, the team is aiming to produce more assistive devices for the less-sighted among us.
The Canadian-based company, founded in April 2015, Elsius Biomedical Inc. is shortening hospitalization times and saving human lives with their technology, addressing the shortcomings of current clinical systems. Their Elsius system and ECMO technology are effective in patient recovery, and also more affordable, which cuts down the health care systems costs. They have already saved lives that seemed impossible to be saved, and gained a footing in the market centers and doctors preferring their system.
Inzpire.me, founded in March 2016, makes it easy for brands to discover, connect, and pay influencers to share inspiring stories. The marketplace contains multiple social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Website blogs and Instagram. So far team has grown their influencer base to over 300 million followers across the globe, and the team is now looking to take the next step by utilizing data and machine learning. As Norwegian company, Inzpire.me is one of the Nordic startups we have at Slush Tokyo this year.
This company is developing GITAI and GITAI OS – a software to synchronize a human to a humanoid robot via the internet. The team of two is using robotics, VR, communication and machine learning technologies to make it happen, and have developed their specialized software from scratch.
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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