Slush 2013 gathered a spectacular amount and variety of talent, ambition, knowledge and excitement under one roof. You can now watch all the speeches, fireside talks, panels and pitches from the two biggest (both in size and in program!) stages on our Youtube Channel. To get you started, here are some selected examples of the program!
Interested in the story of Supercell and what we can learn from the company’s expansion to international markets? Of the 37 speeches on the first day of the Blue Stage program, one of the most anticipated ones was the fireside chat by the early investor in Supercell, Niklas Zennström and Ilkka Paananen, the CEO:
Blue Stage Day 2 – Founding stories, Gaming & Slush Demo Showcases
On the second day of Blue Stage program we were happy to hear inspiring founding stories from Tomoko Namba from DeNA and Marc Dillon from Jolla among others. The first employee of Skype, Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise) gave a talk on Using the Skype Principle to Slash International Payment Rates:
Black Stage day 1 – The Gaming Track
The Gaming Track was on fire during Slush 2013 and we learned a lot from the gaming companies. Walter Masalin from Nokia Growth Partners announced a 6 M investment in Swedish Mag Interactive, the creator of Ruzzle:
Black Stage day 2 – Building and investing in startups & the Pitching Finals
From Black Stage day 2 we recommend the Slush Pitching Finals, including impressive pitches from startups like Venuu, among 19 others.
We hope you’ll make the most out of the Slush 2013 videos and spread the inspiration forward. Another batch of videos is on its way!
Supercell recently announced impressive results for 2015. The company’s three games — Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and Hay Day — generated $2.3B in revenue, and raked in $924M in total profits. These are outstanding results especially considering that Supercell employs only 180 people. Many are familiar where Supercell stands today, but how many remember […]
Emerging technologies are reshaping urban environments. As the global population continues to grow, more and more people are moving to cities every single day, and as our planet becomes more urban, our cities need to get smarter. To handle this large-scale urbanization, new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and improve quality of […]
Jyri Engeström works as Entrepreneur in Residence at True Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on supporting early-stage founders. Engeström is best known as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Jaiku. Jaiku grew into the leading European mobile social network before being acquired by Google in 2007. At his keynote at Slush 2015, Jyri […]
“The opposite of poverty is not wealth, the opposite of poverty is human dignity.” In her Slush Impact keynote, Jacqueline Novogratz, the CEO and Founder of Acumen Fund, spoke avidly of the possibility of capitalism – exemplified by events like Slush, where capital finds promising entrepreneurs and technological advances. Yet as capitalism also increases inequality […]
Jenny Wolfram is the CEO and Founder of Brandbastion, a company that protects companies’ social media reputation 24/7 around the globe. Brandbastion is serving two purposes: protecting companies from social media crises and reputational harm as well as giving them better ad performance and better social media ROI. Today, Brandbastion has expanded its solutions beyond […]
Tom Hulme has previously been Design Director at IDEO Europe. IDEO is one of the world’s most reputed design and innovation consultancies known for its human-centered approach. At Slush, Tom shared the most important things he learned while working at IDEO. The importance of empathy. One of the biggest reasons for large companies to fail is […]
By far, Sunday proved to be the most interesting day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, as Samsung released information on the Galaxy S7 phone, coupled with a surprise appearance from none other than Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As the Morpheus-like Zuckerberg marched around the room with the entire audience immersed in a […]
Great design plays a crucial role in a building a successful brand. But how do you design a successful brand that creates competitive advantage for your company? One of the keynote speakers on the Black Stage was Konrad Bergström, Co-Founder and President of Zound Industries. Zound Industries’ idea is to sell, design, develop, and manufacture […]
Leadfeeder sees major potential in utilizing web analytics in making other sales and marketing systems more intelligent. Last week, the Helsinki-based startup announced the closure of a €530k seed round led by Finnish investors Superhero Capital and Vendep. The funding will be directed towards Leadfeeder’s expansion into new markets, tripling its workforce, as well as […]
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