Sep 19, 2017 Jessica Blechingberg
The main organizer of Slush Singapore, Anna Ratala, opened the event by highlighting the great work from all of the 300 Slush Singapore volunteers: “Slush is more than just an event, we are a global movement of students, entrepreneurs, and volunteers. The reason why we are here today is because of all of our volunteers. They have been working day and night to make Slush happened. Slush would not exist if it wasn’t for them.”
As the theme of the event is Black & White, there is no doubt the attendees of Slush Singapore will get a deep dive into the most inspiring topics covering everything from ethics in UX, how to find the heart and soul of technology to impact investing in Asia. Ratala explains: “Nothing in life is really black and white, there is always different shades of colors. We want to dig deeper and look around the obvious and encourage the attendees to get beyond the black and white and see the true colors.”
After the opening words, the event kicked off with a fireside chat with the former Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Roivas, talking about the Digital Estonia plan: how it helped Estonia build successful companies such as Skype and TransferWise and how the plan has taken Estonian startups forward. Other speakers taking the Slush Singapore stage are Dr Carolyn Ng – Vice President of Vertex Ventures HC, Manny Fernandez – Co-Founder & CEO of Dreamfunded, Laura Allen – Co-Founder & COO at Gone Adventurin (GA) and Christian Lee – Managing Director, WeWork Asia. The speakers are on a mission to inspire the next generation of world-conquering founders forward.
It’s time to end the Nordic summer hiatus and give you another exciting taster of what to expect from the stage program of Slush 2018! Without further ado: about time you got to know Sonny Vu, Alexandra Wright-Gladstein, and Brynne Kennedy. Sonny Vu – Founder of Misfit and Elemental Machines Sonny Vu works with founders to […]
The buzz around the emerging tech ecosystem of the Nordics: business as usual. Slush, alongside other branches of the Nordic startup geekscape, have for long made great strides towards putting the North in the map in terms of tech talent and entrepreneurial know-how. However, now it seems like the growth has hit its grand plateau. […]
Happeo, a digital workplace platform focusing on smoothening the collaboration between employees of large companies, recently raised $8M for their seed round, having names such as Gapps, Vendep, DN Capital and Maki.vc amongst their investors. We had a chat with Happeo CEO Perttu Ojansuu in order to learn a bit more about the journey behind […]
Pitching isn’t everything, nor it is the only thing. This year, we’d like to offer our startups a brand new alternative to showcase themselves and – first and foremost – their product. Sweet. Product is pretty essential. And how does this work? The idea behind Showcase Studio is to give selected startups who are a […]
Slush talks a lot about the different phases of founding a startup. We talk about building, scaling, growing, recruiting, funding and everything in between. All of these things are essential, but to understand the relevance of everything we do, we should also look into the very DNA of what a startup is and where they […]
Hey postdoc, we want you and your ambitious ideas! Application period for the Slush Research Pitching Competition Skolar Award is now open. In this competition postdoc researchers pitch their novel research ideas on stage at Slush in order to win 100 000 euros. The aim of the competition is to bring the bold and wild research […]
Earlier this month, Swedish digital health app KRY announced they had raised €53M ($66M) in series B funding, led by Index Ventures. This brings their total funding since 2014 to approximately €79 million ($92 million). Thus, we’re excited to announce KRY’s CEO and co-founder Johannes Schildt as a speaker at Slush 2018! KRY is in […]
With only a little time left to secure your ticket at the discounted price, we thought that it’d be a perfect time to invite you to have a sneak peek of some of the first pictures of how Slush 2018 will look and feel like. The event will be organized once again at the Helsinki Exhibition […]
The countdown has begun! Today, 5th of June, is the mark of only 101 days left until Slush Singapore 2018 will open its doors to the tech-heads of Southeast Asia and beyond. To celebrate this occasion, we’ve just opened our ticket sales! Why 101, you might ask. The number has been an important part of […]
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