The Slush 2014 speaker Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani is the founder, chairman and CEO of Rakuten, the world’s sixth largest dot-com company. Mikitani launched the Rakuten marketplace in 1997 with just a handful of employees to offer small and mid-size merchants the opportunity to sell their products online. When the marketplace opened, it only had 13 […]
It’s Friday! Today, we want to introduce you to three companies, the apps of which could spice up your weekends. From music fans to beer lovers – there is something for everyone. And by the way, altogether 400 companies are now live on our website! Need a cab? Ordering a cab is often made much […]
17 000 square meters, 6 000 light fixtures, 3000 meters of truss, 35 000 meters of cable, 1 500 workers. That is Slush 2014. After four years at the old Nokia Cable Factory, Slush is moving to a new venue: The Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre. “The industrial and rebellious feel of the Cable Factory has been a […]
At Slush 2014, there will be a meeting area double as big as last year. Our close to one hundred tables are all meant for one-on-one meetings between startups and investors. But how to get in talks with an investor at Slush? That is where the company registration steps into the picture. Investors and media representatives […]
We have unveiled the next 100 companies! This year, companies are arriving to Slush from as far as the Indian Ocean. Today, however, we are looking a bit closer. Here are three examples of those who only have one sea to cross to make it to Helsinki: companies from around the Baltic Sea. Sociotransit makes […]
The first speakers of Slush 2014 were announced last week. During the next few months we will give you previews of what will be seen at Slush in November in form of interviews, blog posts and videos. Let’s go! First, we want to introduce you to Sami Inkinen, the co-founder and board member of Trulia, […]
In November, Helsinki will be filled with startups from different tech sectors. We’re proud to introduce the first 100 and give you a better glimpse at the products of three of the firms. Last year a total of 1,200 companies attended Slush. The startups, a rough third of which were Finnish, came from 68 different […]
AppCampus is a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. It is an 18 million euro joint investment between Microsoft and Nokia to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and any other Nokia platform. AppCampus will pay the good forward at Slush and reward one startup with 10 000 €. […]
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