Nov 18, 2016 Stella Kallionpää
Prince Constantijn has the ambition to “turn the Netherlands into the West Coast of Europe”: the best place for entrepreneurs to start, build and internationalize their business. Prior to his appointment as StartupDelta Envoy Prince Constantijn was Head of Cabinet to former Vice President Neelie Kroes at the European Commission.
President Barack Obama’s former Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the Small Business Administration Winslow Sargeant will join the discussion. As an investor and startup accelerator he knows from experience what it takes to grow a business, while as Counsel to President Obama he was in charge of policy, advocacy and law making side of small business. Currently he is Managing Director of S&T, LLC, accelerating startups.
Moderator Guy Levin will bring in the company perspectives. He leads Uber’s European Public Policy team. Before Uber Levin worked for Coadec, building the bridge between the startup community and policy makers in United Kingdom. His work for digital economy made him the ambassador of the year in TechCityInsider’s 2015 TechCities Awards.
Startups and policy makers has not always seen eye to eye, but the trend is very promising. Successful examples of government and startup community cooperation in the past include Airbnb in Netherlands. In 2014, Airbnb and the city of Amsterdam made an agreement that Airbnb would start collecting the taxes on behalf of the hosts.
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
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