Sep 7, 2018 Arttu Närhi
Dr. Claire Novorol, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Ada Health
With the help of AI, understanding and taking care of your own health becomes more accessible to people without necessarily having to consult healthcare professionals in person. Dr. Claire Novorol is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Ada Health, a health app that puts free healthcare in people’s reach. With close to two decades of medical expertise, this British doctor turned entrepreneur oversees the medical affairs of Ada. Thus, she’s the one taking care that the product meets the needs of patients, doctors and clinicians alike. At Slush, Claire is joining our health track to discuss how everyone could have better access to healthcare.
Thomas Walle, Founder & CEO at Unacast
This next speaker is no stranger to seasoned Slushers. Thomas Walle, CEO, and co-founder of Unacast, took the stage at Slush 2016 as one of our Nordic Showcase speakers. Thomas and his co-founder Kjartan Slette took their transparent and contextualized location data platform, Unacast, from Norway to the US at quite an early stage. Why did they decide to do so and how difficult can it be to build a business on two continents? When Thomas leaves the stage at #slush18, you’ll have learned first hand how Unacast managed to take their fast-growing business to the US, what they did wrong and what they wish they knew before they made the move.
Dr. Rand Hindi, CEO & Co-founder of Snips
Dr. Rand Hindi started coding at the age of 10, founded a social network at 14, a web agency at 15, before getting into Machine Learning at 18, and starting a Ph.D. at 21. Today, the French entrepreneur and data scientist is CEO at Snips, which is the first decentralized, private-by-design AI-powered voice assistant. The aim of Snips is to make communication with machines feel so human that the technology simply disappears into the background. There are plenty of benefits to voice-tech becoming more and more common, but what about the risks? How do we ensure we stay in charge of our privacy if human-like voice-tech becomes a part of our everyday life? During Rand’s talk at Slush, he will tackle the pressing questions of privacy in voice-tech.
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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