Nov 14, 2016 Katja Toropainen
What is Speaker Studio and the purpose behind it? “Previous years’ requests for Q&A sessions have been heard. Speaker Studio offers an opportunity for anybody attending Slush to ask questions and hear more intimate stories from the speakers,” explains Katariina Helaniemi, Chief Program Curator at Slush. This intimate venue fits a smaller amount of people compared to other stages, yet it is still open to everyone. Words that best describe Speaker Studio are inclusion and equality. Every interview includes a Q&A session, which means that you or anyone attending Slush has the possibility to get to ask questions from speakers attending the Studio.
The theme in Speaker Studio is “The Mind of an Entrepreneur” – one of the main themes of Slush this year. The idea is to dig deeper into stories the speakers have to tell. Interviewees include Chris Sacca, Founder and Chairman of Lowercase Capital, Steve Jurvetson, Partner at DFJ, Caterina Fake, Founder and CEO at Findery and Naveen Jain, Founder & Executive Chairman at Moon Express, just to name a few.
Do you have a question in mind? Now you have an opportunity to ask it, so make sure to attend their session at Speaker Studio. So far we have released about half of the speakers that are going to attend the interviews. There is still more to come so stay up-to-date about the program of Speaker Studio.
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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