Mar 28, 2017 Ahmed Juhany
Steve Jang is an angel investor and technology entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He invests in early-stage technology startups, mostly in the consumer software, e-commerce, connected devices, and robotics sectors. His portfolio includes disruptive companies, such as Uber, Hyperloop, Postmates, Coinbase, Enso, Forward, Lily Robotics, Connora Systems, and Zymergen. Since 2009, he has served as an Advisor to Uber since through product launch, and now global expansion.
And we also have the Uber Founder with us: Garrett Camp. He has also founded Expa, a global network of entrepreneurs helping each other build companies. Since it’s creation, Expa has raised $150M to build new startups and has launched more than a dozen companies from its Startup Studio and Labs program.
The two speakers’ familiarity will, undoubtedly, create a friendly and discussive atmosphere. They will open the first day on the Main Stage (10:10 am) by sitting down for a fireside chat around a topic of what it takes to start and sustain a world-conquering business. After the talk on the Main Stage, they will head to Slush Cafe for a more engaging and intensive Q&A session.
Steve Jang will step on to the Main Stage again, to close the first day of the event. At 5:50 pm, he joins Aaron Batalion (Living Social Co-Founder), Josh Felser (Co-founder of Freestyle and #Climate) and Eric Woo (Principal of Top Tier Capital Partners) for another fireside chat.
Carlos Ghosn is the Chairman and CEO of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest automotive groups. At Slush Tokyo, he will give his last speech as the CEO since in the beginning of April he will step down to remain as a Chairman. On the Main Stage, at 10:10 on day 2, he joins Forbes Japan CEO & Editor in Chief, Makoto Takano to address the topic of spearheading the way into a new age of automotive technology.
After opening speeches have kicked off the days, more stories will follow. For example, Akiko Naka, the Founder and CEO at Wantedly, Inc., shares her story – all the way from a small idea in her student apartment to become the leading social networking service in Tokyo. Namely, following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 1 million monthly active users and 15,000 corporates. Along with Tech in Asia Japan CEO, David Corbin, Akiko will hold a fireside chat on the job hunting experience in Japan on March 30 at 10:40 am.
Allison Baum, in turn, is the Managing Partner of Fresco Capital, a global venture capital fund and innovation studio. They have a portfolio of 50 promising technology companies transforming education, healthcare, and the future of work on a global scale, as well as a clientele of leading corporates seeking sources of innovation and new business lines. Fresco’s mission is to facilitate the international distribution of world changing ideas – like the one Akiko had. On March 30 at 11:25am, Allison will give her powerful talk ‘Why Go Global? The Opportunities and Challenges of Changing the World at Scale”.
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 […]
Last week, a new era for Slush Global Impact Accelerator kicked off. Slush hosted a workshop for startup hub managers – coming from five different countries – in Botswana. For the past three years, the GIA team has been running the program all the way from Finland. However, now we’ve decided to take off from […]
Day 2 at Slush Tokyo 2018 started with a bang, as IDEO Partner Tom Kelley walked into the Dome to have a Fireside Chat with Slush Tokyo CEO Antti Sonninen. The two discussed Slush and design thinking, and Tom took further questions from the audience during his Q&A session at the Slush Cafe. IDEO Partner […]
Among all the Swedish startup success stories, the story of Truecaller definitely stands out. Their app has turned the traditional phonebook into a practical call screening app, and their founder and CEO Alan Mamedi started it all at 25 years old. Being a smart man, he has taken the opportunity to learn. He now wants to share […]
After Al Gore’s phenomenal Opening Keynote Speech, Founder Stage was taken over by some of the leading names of European tech. Niklas Zennström, Brent Hoberman, David Thevenon and Sophie Bendz came together to talk about the European entrepreneurial ecosystem and the importance of daring to address the biggest problems in the world. What do the […]
The second day of Slush Music has passed bringing the entire event closer to its end – only the party remains. During this second day, we’ve had the chance to focus more on data and blockchain, future visions for the music industry and artists. Wednesday morning began with a great talk by Scott Cohen on […]
Who’s in charge here? That question has been asked all over Slush Music this year. Who’s in charge of rights? Who’s in charge of data? Who’s in charge of the industry? While these conversations are going on, it’s been reiterated constantly that the Nordics are known for community and to dismantle the traditional hierarchical structure. […]
Scott Cohen, Founder of The Orchard, says he has people come up to him all the time, saying the same thing: “The music industry is broken, but I know how to fix it.” We’ve all heard this, at least the first part. Many people seem displeased with the state of the industry today. Cohen, on […]
The first day has passed by with speed and oh boy what a kick off for the event we had at the Cable Factory! First Takomo with their drums and the lasers, the Slush Music founding team welcoming all people, and our lovely stage hosts taking care of the lighting up the audience. It was […]
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