Slush is a global movement, an amalgamation of ideas that manifests in communities and conferences around the world. This year, that will translate to our Pitch Competition as well, which takes an international twist in the form of our prizes.
We are exhilarated to announce the theme for our pitch competition. The World Domination Tour – where winning startups will be taken to startup capitals of the world for an experience of a lifetime.
We are working with strategic partners to send each winning startup on a trip to different cities, to explore opportunities and gain insider access to those markets. Regardless for inspiration or market expansion. Slush strives to be the bridge between startups, corporate organisations and the world. We are here to help startups conquer the world.
What’s more valuable than money – things that money can’t buy. We want to go one step further in empowering startups by creating tangible takeaways, experiences and insights for them. Leveraging on the existing regional and global networks of our partners, we want to form connections and create encounters that are simply out of reach.
You win a trip to Helsinki to attend Slush Helsinki on 30th November and 1st December. You will also receive the coveted opportunity to pitch onstage in the Slush Top100, alongside the best 100 startups from around the world. It doesn’t end there, you also gain access to the Startup Sauna network, one of Europe’s best and most exclusive accelerator programs.
You win a trip to Shanghai to attend Slush Shanghai in October 2017 and get to pitch onstage in the Slush Shanghai Pitching Competition. This is your door into China, you will get to mingle with the superstars of China’s startup ecosystem.
You win a trip to Tokyo to attend Slush Tokyo in March 2018 and get to pitch onstage in the Slush Top80 Pitch Contest. You can also expect to meet with the top VCs of Japan and network with the most promising startups.
San Francisco brought to you by Fenox Venture Capital
What’s more exciting than a trip down to the mecca of the Startup world. One winning startup will win a trip down to San Francisco to take part in the Startup World Cup, organised by Fenox Venture Capital. Startup World Cup is a global series of pitch competitions in 20+ countries around the world, where the best startup from each country is invited out to San Francisco to compete for a $1,000,000 prize. The Startup World Cup is designed to help bring international investors and international startups together in one place.
London brought to you by WeWork
Celebrating their expansion to Singapore, WeWork will be taking one winning startup to We Labs London to immerse themselves in the London startup ecosystem. Meet and mingle with the brightest minds in WeWork’s dynamic and vibrant community.
Emerging Markets brought to you by Telenor
Have an eye for spotting new opportunities? This trip to an Emerging Market presents an untouched goldmine of opportunities. Telenor is taking one startup to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh or Pakistan to explore the ecosystem and pilot your product .
Adding to our World Domination tour, we have several partners supporting our startups with fantastic prizes of their own.
With Philips, they will be opening the doors to their global accelerators in several key markets. Where you will connect with their network of top tier stakeholders, researchers and investors. You will also receive a cash prize.
With TBWA who will present a winner with a 6 month long Brand Acceleration Program. You will have access to the best talents and minds at TBWA to build your brand story. Afterall, your greatest asset is your brand.
With Stripe, one winning startup walks away with SGD50,000 revenue worth of processing fees. Stripe has been at the forefront of expanding internet commerce, powering new business models, and supporting the latest platforms, from mobile marketplaces to social commerce.