Who better to prepare us for the action than team captain, CEO Marianne Vikkula? Below, some tips on making the most of Slush 2016.
In just five years, Slush went from zero to full throttle. Big name speakers, edge of seat competitions, legendary parties, massive attendance, and top-secret opening ceremonies that drum up crazy energy and set the tone for the rest of the event. So, 2016, what are you bringing?
Palpable and excitement.
Mythologies and heat mixed with instrumental.
We have the best speaker line up in the history of Slush and more startups than ever before. We’re also bringing the first ever direct flight from San Francisco, and starting a new industry chapter with Slush Music.
My five-point check-list:
It’s very hard to choose, but if I must:
After a year of hard work, Slush is just around the corner. We’re not sure who’s more excited – the attendees or the team.
Two weeks ago the crew organized Volunteers’ Day for all the 2,300 volunteers of Slush. Seeing the community come together to meet for the first time and leave their mark on Slush was amazing! When so many people come together to help out, you know you created something that has meaning. It humbles you and makes you very proud at the same time.
Brian Halligan, the Founder & CEO of Hubspot opened up the Founder stage on Day 2 by telling us what was the word of the year chosen by Dictionary.com – misinformation. There is a huge trust issue between buyers and sellers, which companies need to react to. This is where customer experience comes in. During […]
Justin Rosenstein, the Co-founder of collaboration tool Asana opened the Pink Stage with the useful hands-on advice on building powerful ideas and ‘growing smart’. He also announced the recent Asana’s $50 million Series E round, which catapulted Asana to $1.5 billion valuation. Justin, known as the creator of the Facebook’s “Like” button shared how through […]
Modern Meadow has been pushing the traditional leather industry to the edge by creating biofabricated materials from growing cells into a new type of material inspired by leather. We had an opportunity to have a chat with Andras Forgacs, the co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow and get a sneak peek into some topics what he […]
Fumiko Kato, CEO of WAmazing, is one of the speakers of Slush Tokyo 2018. WAmazing provides a free network service for the tourists coming to Japan. Since she founded WAmazing in 2016, the highly qualified system has been evaluated and the application has more than 80,000 downloads. Now, the service is opened only to tourists […]
Obvious Ventures was founded three years ago on a simple belief that the most valuable companies of our time will be the ones solving humanity’s biggest problems. Today, Obvious Ventures has invested in more than 40 world positive companies. I got a chance to hit up with their Founding Partner Vishal Vasishth who co-founded Obvious […]
Funding Circle has one mission: to become the world’s leading small business lending platform. Since 2010, they have channeled more than $5 billion to more than 37,000 small businesses around the world. This has created roughly 100,000 new jobs and produced an investor network of 72,000 individuals, companies and institutions. Behind this is CEO Samir […]
Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, a self-funding nonprofit, which reduces global poverty by outsourcing digital labor to impoverished places around the world, and LXMI, the organic skincare brand. Both companies were recently highlighted on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Leila is one of the Slush 2017 speakers and I had […]
Nokia is heading into the growing VR industry with OZO Live, a software solution that runs on reference hardware and enables the OZO camera to broadcast live VR experiences at scale. Visitors at Slush get to have a glimpse of premium live broadcasting of 3D 360 VR video as well, since selected programs from Black […]
Slush Music is organized on Nov 30–Dec 1 at the Cable Factory and Expo & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. There is only a week left to Slush Music. Get your tickets now! Slush gathered total of 1,700 startups in 2015. This year won’t be any different – except the number went up to 2,200 and […]
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