3,000 attendees, 300 startups, 250 investors, 80 media and 200 volunteers, that is exactly what Slush Shanghai will be all about for the next two days. On stage, we can expect top-tier speakers and fireside chats as well as a pitching competition highlighting the top 30 startups. This treat will take place for the next two days in the heart of China, Shanghai.
Trust the different
As this year’s theme of the event is called “Trust the Different”, the program of Slush Shanghai is designed to unite people with different backgrounds to kick off in-depth collaborations and to amplify the importance of being unique and creative. The global startup community of Slush in China is coming together from various backgrounds with the same the mission remains the same: changing the world together through entrepreneurship.
“We have organized many events all over China this year, it is great to be back to our home turf, Shanghai. Not only are we an event in China with activities all around the country but we’re also a global movement and the volunteers are the driving force behind this” said Chen Wang, CEO and Main Organiser of Slush Shanghai in her opening words.
Friends from all over the world coming together in Shanghai
Slush has since the start been all about inspiring and helping the next generation of world-conquering founders. As the event aims to inspire and help the youth to become entrepreneurs, there is also a fundamental purpose towards the event in itself.
“One of the main themes of this year’s event is to make the economy more dynamic through entrepreneurship and innovation. The Chinese Government is putting a lot of emphasis on that in China, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation as one of our key tasks. The Chinese dream is to have a huge open market for our friends from all around the world.” highlighted Zhuge Yujie the Shanghai Yangpu District Government Official in his welcoming words.
As the world meets China in Shanghai today the venue at Changyang Valley campus will serve as the epicenter of the world. The topics of the keynotes cover themes about how AI will transform future education to China’s internet trends. View the full Slush Shanghai program here.
Throughout the day, keynotes by top-tier speakers from all around the world will take on the Main Stage. The 30 hottest startups will be pitching on the Pitching Stage and speakers will engage in fireside discussions with the audience on the Speaker Stage. Meetings and matches happening at Slush Shanghai is at the core of Slush, let’s make some magic happen, together.
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