At Slush 2016, over 6,300 pre-booked meetings between startups and investors took place. On top of those, matches were also made with executives and media. The secret behind these meetings was our Slush Matchmaking Tool, built by Slush team. Today, we opened the tool for Slush 2017. Since there was not a tool good enough for […]
It’s yellow, environmentally friendly, and there are 10 million of them around the world. It’s shared by the whole city, meant for last mile traveling, and provided by a Chinese startup. It’s an Ofo bike, an invention of Dai Wei, the Co-founder and CEO of one of the largest bike-sharing companies in the world. Valued […]
“Where the heck can I get that invite,” people wondered, when the “flagship killer” entered the mobile phone market. Impatient demand and intentionally limited, invite-only supply made the OnePlus One an immediate phenomenon. Sparkling from Shenzhen and China, there is something exceptional behind this company – Carl Pei, for example. They thought they would sell […]
Since 2011, Slush and Sun Effects have been creating a new world after another. Our event venues drive to break the status quo of how startup and tech conferences look like. This year Slush shines in pink and orange, wears moss and rust, and blends utopia with phobia. Jenni Kääriäinen, Chief Designer at Slush, closes […]
Co-founder of Delivery Hero, Founder of Spreadshirt, Co-founder and Partner at Team Europe, Co-founder and Advisor at Point Nine Capital, early investor in Volocopter – and the list goes on. We are glad to welcome one of the true European tech rockstars, Lukasz Gadowski, to Slush 2017. Born in Poland, living in Germany, Lukasz Gadowski […]
Last fall, Slush introduced an entirely new event to its lineup – a music, startup, and technology conference Slush Music. In 2017, Slush Music will continue where it left off and expand to a two-day event. In addition to that, Slush is now welcoming two new verticals: Slush Y Mobility and Slush Y Science. These […]
What if the all-seeing eye of Sauron would be placed up in the orbit to let us observe our whole planet? Well, it kinda is – although with much better intentions. Will Marshall, the Co-founder and CEO of Planet Labs Inc., takes a photo of the Earth, inch by inch, everyday. Last February, world records […]
Michael’s journey as an entrepreneur started with a man who’s already familiar to Slush peeps from last year – Joel Spolsky. Together they founded Fog Creek Software, which eventually – after several failures and smaller successes – became the launchpad for products like Stack Overflow, Glitch, and maybe their most widely known tool, Trello. The […]
Pretty much everyone agrees that reading books is educating and eye-opening. More accepting nods follow when people are agonized by how much time reading takes. In this busy world, our brains can gobble massive amounts of snaps, tweets, and headlines but the attention span of ours is shorter than of those well-known golden fishes. Regardless […]
Also known for her career at Pinterest, the founding member of Project Include and Advisor to Homebrew VC Tracy Chou, steps on to the stage at Slush to speak about diversity and inclusion in tech. Tracy really knows the topic as she has taken many leaps from “the pink isle of toy store” to where […]
In 2016, Slush gathered 17,500 people in Helsinki. This year, the event is expected to grow not in numbers but in quality. We have an even stronger focus on bringing the most relevant people together, compiling a top-notch stage program and above all, helping founders succeed. Slush Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary The Slush week takes […]
We’re at the final stages of the Slush Tokyo Pitch Contest. From the hundreds of motivated startups that have applied, 80 were carefully selected to pitch in front our judges and audience. 18 fortunate startups advanced to the semi-finals, and now, we’ve finally come down to the final four. The finalists for Slush Tokyo Pitch […]
Mistletoe Inc. CEO Taizo Son surprised the audience by stepping on to the Main Stage at the end of Kaidi Ruusalepp’s (Founder and CEO of Funderbeam) speech. Together, they announced that Mistletoe Inc. and Funderbeam are joining forces. Mistletoe Inc. made a whopping 2M€ investment on Funderbeam. The two companies have a shared vision, as […]
The Finnish expression ‘talkoot’ means a gathering of friends or neighbours to accomplish a task. As Taizo Son, the CEO and President of Mistletoe and Chairman of GungHo, has put it: “In Finland, talkoot means that if someone’s house needs fixing, the community joins forces to offer help.” Since the early days of Slush our […]
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