Nov 18, 2016 Stella Kallionpää
Prince Constantijn has the ambition to “turn the Netherlands into the West Coast of Europe”: the best place for entrepreneurs to start, build and internationalize their business. Prior to his appointment as StartupDelta Envoy Prince Constantijn was Head of Cabinet to former Vice President Neelie Kroes at the European Commission.
President Barack Obama’s former Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the Small Business Administration Winslow Sargeant will join the discussion. As an investor and startup accelerator he knows from experience what it takes to grow a business, while as Counsel to President Obama he was in charge of policy, advocacy and law making side of small business. Currently he is Managing Director of S&T, LLC, accelerating startups.
Moderator Guy Levin will bring in the company perspectives. He leads Uber’s European Public Policy team. Before Uber Levin worked for Coadec, building the bridge between the startup community and policy makers in United Kingdom. His work for digital economy made him the ambassador of the year in TechCityInsider’s 2015 TechCities Awards.
Startups and policy makers has not always seen eye to eye, but the trend is very promising. Successful examples of government and startup community cooperation in the past include Airbnb in Netherlands. In 2014, Airbnb and the city of Amsterdam made an agreement that Airbnb would start collecting the taxes on behalf of the hosts.
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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