Sep 6, 2017 Alexander Pihlainen
For several years curious minds and different organizations have arranged excursions to the mecca of startup entrepreneurs – Silicon Valley. Last year we thought it was time to do it the other way around and arrange a little trip of our own and thus, ended up organizing a direct flight to Slush from San Francisco. The passengers of the Slush Flight nicknamed it the “Nerd Bird”. And no wonder, since it brought 300 founders, investors, speakers and tech influencers to Slush.
Once again, the Slush pre-party will be starting early – at 40,000ft (12km)! As Slush celebrates its 10th anniversary, we’re partnering up with Victor, Idean and Salesforce to fly Slush attendees from San Francisco to Helsinki and back between November 28 and December 2. Passengers include Mark Pincus, Founder of Zynga, Caterina Fake, Co-founder of Flickr & Hunch, Will Marshall, Co-founder and CEO of Planet Labs, and Hemant Taneja, Managing Director at General Catalyst, to name a few!
Want to join the non-stop charter connection between San Francisco and Helsinki? To make it easy for you, we’ve put together two all-inclusive packages for your Slush trip: one for the Grazy, and one for the truly Finsane ones. Simply put, these packages were specially made with one clear goal in mind: making sure you have a hell of an experience with the most relevant people for you. Find more information about these four days of frenzy here or contact our flight captain directly at email@example.com.
This year there are 100 seats on the Slush Flight and we wanted to secure seats for some of the boldest founders. And how to do this? By diving through the sky, of course.
16 different skydiving professionals told us this would be simply impossible, which meant we absolutely had to give it a go. The concept of the world’s first Skydive Pitching Competition is simple:
The winner is chosen by the jury at the Slush Flight Opening Mixer Party in San Francisco on September 15. The honorable jury, consisting of the passengers of the Slush Flight vol 2, will decide who delivered the most memorable pitch of the century. The winner gets a ticket to the Slush Flight and conference in November.
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 […]
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 […]
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