May 28 Arttu Närhi
Joel Flory – Co-founder & CEO of VSCO
As the co-founder and CEO of VSCO, Joel leads the company on its mission to equip, educate, and inspire anyone on the journey toward realizing their creative potential. Joel and his co-founder Greg Lutze combined their passions for photography and technology to build VSCO in 2011. Prior to founding VSCO, Joel was a successful commercial and wedding photographer. A Bay Area native, Joel is deeply involved in the local Oakland community.
Anisha Singh – Founder & CEO of mydala.com
Anisha Singh is the Founder and CEO of mydala.com. The company started under her leadership in 2009 and since then mydala.com has grown to become India’s largest local services marketing platform. She has been ranked amongst the Top 7 women CEOs located outside the US by Crunchbase. Anisha won The Most Enterprising Brands & Leaders of Asia Award in 2018 and has also been recognized under the Business category in Women In Asia – 50 Most Influential 2018, a programme produced by SingEx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Singapore.
Andras Forgacs – Co-founder & CEO of Modern Meadow
Andras is co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, a company pioneering biologically advanced materials. The company harnesses the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce the world’s first bioleather materials. Previously, he has co-founded Organovo, a San Diego based biotech company pioneering 3D bioprinting to create human tissues for pharmaceutical research and medical applications. He is also co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the international non-profit Resolution Project. Andras was a Kauffman Fellow with the Center for Venture Education and a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named 40 Under 40 by Crain’s New York Business. He holds an MBA from Wharton and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard.
Slush Love Story Chapter 1: Lembas It’s Slush season again and the final countdown has started. We are less than a month away to our big day, and the spotlights are back on the startups and pitch competition winners. We caught up with Alvin Chong, the man behind meal replacement drink, Lembas, as he shared his […]
Peakon is a people analytics company offering an employee engagement measuring platform. Surely something others have done before, but as Peakon was named one of the 25 fastest-growing SaaS companies on 2017, it’s pretty obvious that they are doing something right. We talked to Dan Rogers, CMO and co-founder of Peakon, about Peakon’s company culture […]
Once more, we’re pretty excited to give you another sneak peek on who’s going to be sharing their wit and wisdom at the Slush stage this year. Meet Brian, Casey, and Tugce! Brian Halligan Founder and CEO, HubSpot Brian Halligan is co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a Venture Partner at […]
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 […]
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