Sep 18, 2017 Recia Lee
Founders Day brought together 130 startups from 20 countries. The program at Founders day aims to address real-time business issues and how to solve them. This provides an avenue for founders to learn from each others mistakes as they are happening rather than just waiting and letting them grow. At this years Founders Day, the founders had the chance to learn from inspiring keynotes and panel discussions. Most importantly – the Pitch Competition Finalists were chosen by a jury of investors.
Investor Day brought together over 100 investors. As the goal of Slush is to foster entrepreneurial culture and strengthen the startup ecosystem of Singapore, Investor Day did precisely that by creating a forum for discussion targeted towards the local and international investors attending the event.
The roundtable discussions of the day allowed everyone to speak up about their own learning lessons and challenges. The topics of the roundtable discussions covered themes from how to manage limited partners to VC led collaborations. Two sets of roundtable discussions and plenty of new acquaintances later, the day culminated in networking and mingling with new friends.
The Partners Day brought together corporates to discuss the latest trends in corporate innovation. The day was all about focusing and learning about corporate-startup collaboration. The roundtable conversations of the event was moderated by industry experts. The day was all about focusing on best practices of corporate and startup collaboration, as well as bringing companies from different industries together in workshop activities and roundtable conversations to talk and learn from each other.
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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