Mar 27, 2018 Arttu Närhi
This year, the center of attention is focused on the Dome surrounding the stage featuring the opening show, keynotes and pitching contest final. Lighting has always been key at the darkened venue. Coupling that with the geometry of the structure enhances the presence of the incredible speakers set to step on it in the coming days.
Keeping a relaxed atmosphere, in balance with the hard-hitting speeches, is the Slush Cafe. Here, keynote speakers will be sitting down for Q&A sessions on both days. The coziness of a cafe is coupled with the open space in a way the audience can take it easy while not limiting visibility to the stage from further away.
Right across the hall, opposite the Cafe, you will find the Crossing. This stage is dedicated to special program, for example, open pitching, the popular Bureiko Lunch, and panel discussions on specific topics. Make sure not to miss these parts of the agenda. It is here where Tokyo’s uniqueness really comes out.
Beyond the main stages, the venue is filled with startup and partner booths, the traditional meeting area, and of course, the pitching stage known as Startup Station. Here the pitching competition will take place, with 80 registered startups competing for prizes that can prove extremely helpful on their road to success.
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 […]
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 […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 has officially opened its doors and has welcomed its first speaker, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo. The session shone the spotlight on the city’s initiatives towards raising entrepreneurship, women initiatives and supporting the startup ecosystem as a whole. Supporting a thousand startups. Since taking office as governor in 2016, Yuriko has […]
Jenny Lefcourt is a General Partner at Freestyle, a 90-million seed stage fund which has led investments in companies such as Airtable, Patreon, Narvar, Wag and Digit. Alice Lloyd George, “the unknown rockstar of tech”, is a journalist-turned-venture-capitalist at RRE, where she invests in companies on the frontier of scientific innovation, from satellite technology to […]
Another Slush, another experience – no two events are alike. Through its program, setting and production, Slush Tokyo sets the tone for action at Tokyo Big Sight West Hall 1. In 2 days the lazer lights will be switched on and the gates will be opened – welcome to Slush Tokyo 2019. From an empty […]
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