Dec 4, 2018 Anni Gullichsen
Academic partners of the program include organizations such as Oxford Saïd Business School, London Business School, Aalto University, UC Berkeley, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Stockholm School of Economics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, IE Business School, Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Aalto Venture Program. The first batch of mentors includes notable names from the European tech scene: Atomico, Accel Partners, Supercell, Klarna and Unity Technologies.
Slush was originally founded to change the attitudes towards entrepreneurship by helping the local entrepreneurs thrive and pass their knowledge to the next generation of founders. As most of the Slush team members are university students from around the globe themselves, a realization emerged: the current study curriculums are covering only very limited parts of the necessary toolkit of an entrepreneur with global ambitions. This realization was echoed in hundreds of conversations with entrepreneurs.
Slush Academy starts in 2019 and will be gradually scaled up to a full program. The first year is built on internships in fast-growing startups and VC firms. The program and curriculum will be then expanded based on feedback from participants and stakeholders, combined with a generative AI system to build a personalized path for each student. Notably, when scaled up, the program will include studies, work and mentoring in multiple different countries, and will be free of charge to the participants.
The applications to Slush Academy will open in the spring of 2019 with a call for the most entrepreneurial students around the world. Anybody can apply to the program, and a group of 20–30 students will be chosen for the first program. The complete list of VCs and startups for mentoring and internship positions will be announced early in 2019.
Another Slush, another experience – no two events are alike. Through its program, setting and production, Slush Tokyo sets the tone for action at Tokyo Big Sight West Hall 1. In 2 days the lazer lights will be switched on and the gates will be opened – welcome to Slush Tokyo 2019. From an empty […]
So you’ve already purchased your tickets for #slushtokyo19. Now what? Here’s a top tip: grab your badge early at our pre-registration hubs around the city. Don’t feel like it? Here are 3 reasons why we think you should. SIDE EVENT ENTRY. With your badge beautifully slung around your neck, our team will know you’re an official […]
The annual pitch training event especially curated with everything that a startup needs is back. Quick Facts: When is it? On Feb 16, 2019, Saturday. What time? 12:00 – 20:00 BUT doors are only open from 11:30-12:30 so don’t be late! Where will it be? At this cool place called Accenture Innovation Hub (Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu Juban […]
The official Slush Tokyo startup side event is back again this year! Slush Tokyo and Amazon Web Service Japan will co-host the “Startup Day” on the 21st February, 2019 Slush Tokyo, the biggest startup event in Japan happening on 22~23rd February, will be partnering with Amazon Web Service to launch the official side event “Startup […]
Welcome to the land of the rising sun. Do not fret. Coming to Japan won’t just be a treat for your tech hungry mind. We promise you, this city will keep you safe, drive you nuts and feed you well. On a normal day, the Slush Tokyo team can usually be found running around the […]
It is not secret that Slush Tokyo has been a hub for meeting local and international players in the startup scene. In 2018, 600 startups and 200 registered investors pre-booked over 511 meetings that were held during the two days of Slush Tokyo through our Matchmaking Tool with 2,193 requests and 511 walk-ins. This year, […]
MEET THE SLUSH GLOBAL TEAM (JAPAN, FINLAND, CHINA, AND SINGAPORE), LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT TECH SCENES, GET EXCLUSIVE STORIES AND MORE. The Global Gathering focuses on giving the media a bigger look at the startup scene and a peek into how Slush plays a part in it. The event will highlight the different goals, achievements […]
This year, there will be two programs giving startups a chance to speak on stage. The annual Slush Tokyo Pitch Contest where startups bring their A-game as they compete for the final winning spot and the new ShowTech Time which give startups the chance to pitch to their target customers. Pitch Contest Successful Applicants […]
In the spirit of “Call For Action”, we have rebranded and revamped the Dialogue Stage to be a kick-off point for attendees as an avenue to start or help your journey. After getting inspired from successful founder stories, we don’t want you to leave just inspired; we want you to leave with something you can […]
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