Sep 21 Elsa Snellman
It certainly is called Slush week for a reason. The whole city comes alive with over 20,000 Slush attendees from all corners of the world arriving in Helsinki. Awaiting them are hundreds of side events all week. Our aim is to have the whole city glowing as a huge matchmaking platform: everyone is encouraged to throw their own side event! In addition, we’ve got a bunch of official side events, which are industry-specific gatherings organized by Slush partners.
In 2017, we introduced verticals on science, education and transportation. This year we’re looking to expand our reach to new frontiers such as gaming, construction tech, and health tech. Here’s a comprehensive list of Slush Official Side Events for this year. All official side events will take place on December 4th & 5th.
Meet the rising stars of the Nordic Virtual and Mixed Reality scene! X Reality Day will gather together top level investors, media and industry experts from Asia, Europe and USA, as well as top media and industry experts. The second batch of teams in the accelerator program Nordic XR Startups will be doing their pitches and then go forward to demo their products.
RecoTech is a side event focused on property and construction technology, and why it’s something we should keep our entrepreneurial minds focused on. The story of RecoTech began in 2016, when a Helsinki based real estate and construction industry experts and enthusiasts met to discuss ways to bring more people from the startup and tech scene into their world.
XcitED is an event focusing on the future of education and learning. XcitED is calling for everyone to join: professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers on the frontiers of edutech – everyone is welcome to tag along and join the conversation. Last year, there were over 1000 attendees, including several industry leaders, a showcase of 50 edtech startups and 29 speakers from 10 different countries.
Future of transportation. A pretty big topic. Future Transportation brings together industry leaders, tech enthusiasts and everyone else who’s interested in the development of our transportation networks. Jump on the bandwagon!
Y Science brings forth the value of life science-based business: it is a working combination of discourse on life sciences, business, and their shared future. The conversation at Y Science will revolve around scientific discoveries and possibilities for concrete actions around them. Don’t miss the Life Science pitching competition for early phase startups! The competition is open for applications during September.
Press Play is a gaming event focusing on the fascination which lies within the virtual worlds. Co-produced together with Supercell, Hatch, Play Ventures and Slush, the event brings gaming back to the core of what Slush is about.
Press Play explores intriguing themes around gaming from highly-practical topics to the current trends. The event is organized to function as a meeting point for Slush gaming companies, investors and above all, for passionate gamers.
At Moving On Up, startups have the opportunity to come together with the social and welfare public sector and corporations to find new ways to collaborate with one another. Their common goal is to accelerate innovation in the realm of health and wellbeing, in order to move on to the next level of health and welfare provision. Wanting to catch up with startups, investors and decision-makers of the field? This is the place to be during the Slush week!
Only 42 days to Slush! Whoah. It’s time to stop for a minute and tell you a bit more about who are our main partners we teaming up with to build the 2018 edition of Slush, and most importantly – why. We can proudly state that Slush in not only an event but a showcase […]
Ever wondered what goes on in a VC’s head? Jenny Gyllander’s Instagram account, Thingtesting, combines both of her identities – that of a fervent brand aficionado and that of a VC working for a community-driven seed stage fund. What’s the result? Visually compelling, comprehensive brand reviews from the both. We had a chance to chat […]
Time to introduce you to the last batch of startups we’ve selected for Slush’s Global Impact Accelerator Program of 2018. You can check out the previous posts here. All GIA startups share the same important mission: to offer truly sustainable solutions for emerging markets. That’s where the similarities end – companies come from a wide […]
PayPal made its biggest acquisition ever earlier this year when the company acquired Swedish fintech company iZettle for $2.2 billion. The deal was Europe’s biggest tech acquisition since Supercell’s stake changed hands from Softbank to Tencent in 2016. PayPal COO Bill Ready takes the Slush stage together with iZettle founder Jacob de Geer. When asked […]
Big news for all you music tech enthusiasts! Too often, it is engineers or developers discussing the big questions of music technology, not the artists making the music. That’s why we are bringing two music business professionals around the same table to talk about the possibilities the emerging music tech scene brings with it. Please […]
We’re continuing our series of intros of startups selected for GIA 2018: the aim of the program is to bring the startups attempting to impact on people’s lives and communities in emerging markets forward. How can you fight youth unemployment via an app? How to make giving birth safer at low cost? These, amongst many […]
In December, a compact village full of tech heads, startups and investors emerges from nowhere in the Convention Center of Helsinki. This village has a distinct visual identity and a vibrant social community. Inside the village, one can visit a district of startups, enjoy a food market with all-encompassing options to suit all taste buds, […]
These wild postdoc researchers will pitch their ideas on the Slush stage at Slush Research Pitching Competition Skolar Award. The winner of the 100K€ award is selected on December 5th. Yang Bai, University of Oulu, Microelectronics Research Unit Yang Bai’s research idea aims to create a multi-functional material that can turn any renewable energy such […]
We’ve just selected more startups to be featured on the Slush GIA 2018 program with the big mission of offering sustainable solutions to – well, everything. These startups are sponsored by International Trade Center, Sais Programme (SAIS), BioFISA II Programme and Serbia Innovation Fund. These funding organizations have one goal in common: to develop and […]
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