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.
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 […]
Not first without the second! It’s time to reveal a little more of what to expect from Slush this year. We’re delighted to introduce you to our speakers Preethi Kasireddy, Maximilian Tayenthal and Sonali De Rycker. Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO of TruStory Preethi recently launched her new startup, TruStory. It’s a platform aiming to […]
We’ve been itching to announce our first speakers for Slush 2018. Finally, the time has come! Our first batch consists of three founders who will share their stories on Founder Stage this December. Here’s a bit on each of them! Joel Flory – Co-founder & CEO of VSCO As the co-founder and CEO of VSCO, […]
Helsinki-based Yousician, the world’s leading music education company, has been on an almost decade long journey of learning about gamifying, community building, and of course, learning new instruments. CEO and co-founder Chris Thür has been leading the charge towards the company’s goal of making musicality as common as literacy, and overseen lots of change in […]
Slush 2018 ticket sales began today, kick-starting our countdown for the 11th Slush in Helsinki this December. This year’s theme takes a cue from our mission to enable more meaningful meetings at the event and throughout the Slush year. Slush CEO Andreas Saari gives teasers on what you can expect. You might have noticed that […]
Christof Wittig, CEO of Hornet, one of the largest gay social networks in the world, talked to us about the recently-launched not-for-profit LGBT Foundation and its mission to utilize the potential of blockchain technology in order to support and protect the global LGBT+ community. You’ve probably heard the term “pink money” being thrown around. These […]
Finland continues as the top dog in the charts in European venture capital investments in startups and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between the years 2013 and 2017. Finland takes first place in European venture capital investments when looking at the data from the past five years and investments in proportion to […]
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