Nov 9, 2017 Aino Piirtola
The idea of the workshop discussions is to take time to concentrate: our intimate spaces are built to facilitate intensive, deep interaction. Some workshops are designed to teach our guests new ways to utilize their mobile phones and iPads, others aim to give them new insights on how to build a musical career, build better brands, or even forecast the future. All workshops are held during the Slush Music days in several different spaces inside the Cable Factory area.
The variety of workshops is wide, which makes it hard to pick a favorite. A complete list of the workshops can be found on our website, but here are a few of our top picks for you!
One of our speakers, Andrew Apanov, is hosting a workshop that digs deeper into the topic he will be also talking about on stage. How to get the first 1,000 users for a music startup? Certainly, something most music software producers would like to know! It is not about building the next Spotify, but about finding your own spot in the field.
With Georg Herlitz and Christoffer Söderstjerna, our guests will have the chance to deepen their knowledge on the world of YouTube. The goal of the workshops is to learn to optimize YouTube activities so that they will convert into higher viewing rates and revenue. This workshop is meant for everyone, from artists to label representatives – and for everyone in between.
What is in the store for the music industry in the future? This remains a mystery, but here is your chance to unveil a tiny piece of it. Derek Sellin, a doctoral researcher from Aalto University, is taking our guests on a time travel journey to take a look at the architecture of the music industry of tomorrow. The focus is on the changes technology makes in terms of value creation and caption, although the discussion will also focus on the biggest challenges the music industry faces not only tomorrow, but today.
Our last pick is Leah Harris’ workshop on building better social media presence. Leah herself calls herself a “digital nomad” in addition to being an artist and knowing the startup world very well. The goal of the workshop is to better understand your own value in social media and to use it in building better influencer campaigns. After all, artists can empower themselves through the power of social media.
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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