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.
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 are 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 […]
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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