Nov 29, 2017 Pihla Suomalainen
“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship”, Pryor quotes John D. Rockefeller. Foundations are important, and establishing something in the right place and at the right time is critical.
Understanding equity in terms of trading or sharing your company is significant. Giving preferences to one shareholder over another might cause issues.
If you get the brand wrong, it can turn into a really big mistake. Choosing a name that nobody else uses is a good start in creating a strong brand.
Every time you’re raising money, you’re giving out a share of your business. Always have an eye on whether the funding is going to be deployed.
Remember, that music is a unique industry and not comparable to any other one. Entrepreneurs who have been successful in other areas, might sometimes forget that.
Don’t sign a bad contract. Like really, do not sign a bad contract!
Being curious about the business model is critical. To avoid a failure, focus on choosing the right business model and acknowledge the models that don’t work.
Having the wrong person in the team can kill the company. Get the right people, and make sure the company culture is defined by the people.
“If you’re not embarrassed of the first version of your product, then you’ve launched too late”, Pryor quotes Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn. Don’t delay the launches and wait that everything is 100% perfect.
In the music industry, people are always excited and hyped about the next big thing on the scene. Success doesn’t come overnight, but expecting it might kill the dreams of many startups. Save the hype for the right moment.
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 […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 has officially opened its doors and has welcomed its first speaker, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo. The session shone the spotlight on the city’s initiatives towards raising entrepreneurship, women initiatives and supporting the startup ecosystem as a whole. Supporting a thousand startups. Since taking office as governor in 2016, Yuriko has […]
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