Sep 17, 2018 Jani Kurki
The story of the report goes back to 2015, when Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research at Atomico, and Riku Mäkelä, CEO of Slush at the time, sat in a sauna in Tokyo during the first local event held in town. They agreed that the picture of European tech was formed by outside commentators and not Europeans themselves. The logical course of action was to take the narrative into our own hands, thus creating the State of European Tech report.
Since then, the ambition has been to add voices to the narrative. To emphasize the evolving story, not just a passing moment in time. Meeting this goal would not be possible without the great initiative, time and resources that Atomico contributes. Their work has been the backbone of the project and their expertise has enabled us to gather the data used in analyses as well as to access experts in the field for their insights, among other things.
As a new addition to this year’s report, we are putting more effort in understanding diversity and inclusion, and how they are supported in Europe. A new section of questions narrows down on issues concerning diversity specifically. As such, this year’s survey is pioneering in mapping out the state of diversity and inclusion in the ecosystem.
A significant part of the data used is gathered from the people that make up the European tech ecosystem, i.e. you, dear readers. We hope that you contribute to creating the most comprehensive insight there is of our ecosystem.
Please click here to fill in the short survey and have your say. It should take no more than ten minutes to complete. We’ll also give away free tickets to Slush to five randomly selected people, who take the survey before Oct 19th.
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 […]
Ground control to Slush Tokyo 2019! We have a little over a month left to the event, and we want to make sure you know that you can still apply for your startup pass and demo booth. Here’s how: 1. Apply for your pass on the Slush Platform 2. Wait for your application to be […]
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