A once in a lifetime opportunity of massive media exposure and career-shaping investments, the Slush Tokyo Pitch Contest is back as exciting as ever. This year, out of hundreds of applications, 80 distinguished startups have been selected to take part in the competition. Once again, a judging panel is looking to be blown away by the startups’ exhilarating showcases, and finally choosing the winner.
Tracks for this year are diverse. The variety of fields is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, providing something for everyone in the audience. The ten batches, taking place on the Pitching Stage on March 29, are:
- Enterprise Software – Analytics & Date (10:10am)
- AI & Next Generation Entertainment (11:00am)
- AR/VR & Locative Media (11:49am)
- Sharing Economy & Social Network (12:38pm)
- Education & Social Entrepreneurship (1:27pm)
- Enterprise Software – SAAS (2:15pm)
- Lifestyle Technology (3:04pm)
- IoT & VR (3:53pm)
- E-Commerce, Mobile (4:42pm)
- Creative Platforms & Consumer Electronics (5:30pm)
Day one will see the 80 startups narrowed down to semifinalists, who will compete the following day, resulting with four finalists. The winner will be rewarded a handsome sum to propel their business forward, and receive the Slush Tokyo Prize.
Prize From Rockers To Those Who Rock The Stage
The Finnish startup, Rockers, is spearheaded by the Creative Designer and CEO Sara Vaskivuo, who has designed a beautiful prize that is especially suitable for Slush.
“Slush Tokyo Prizes are hidden diamonds. As Slush reveals unknown jewels to the big audience, we wanted to tell that story. We felt that a personal touch was needed for the main prize, so we made it spin, just like how the winner’s head will be spinning after winning the Slush Tokyo Pitch Contest,” she describes.
According to Sara, their partnership with Slush is ideal, as both parties’ ambitions align: “Like Slush, we want to reveal new ideas. With our natural stones, we want to bring new, inspiring products into the market.”
Slush Pitch Content starts on the Pitching Stage at 10am on March 29. Semifinals will be held the following day in the same place. In the final, held at 4pm on March 30, finalists get to pitch on the Main Stage.
Photos provided by Rockers.