We are coming up on the Slush 2016 edition. 15,000 startup-minded attendees will gather in Helsinki and Pilvi will proudly be in attendance once again. Starting unofficially on the 29th of November with the Founder’s Day and then moving on to the actual two day event. The conference is full of great talks from interesting speakers that are sure to make Slush 2016 an event to remember! Slush is one of Europe’s leading startup events, founders and tech-talent meet with top investors, executives and media bringing together a strong international presence.
Pilvi is an online sales automation and management platform for cloud services. We offer two types of services; providing plug and play online shops for small and mid-sized SaaS companies, and also enabling cloud and hosting service providers to sell capacities and services online.
SCALING YOUR STARTUP FOR SUCCESS – OUR HAND-PICKED TOPICS FROM THE SLUSH 2016 AGENDA
Having gone through the agenda we found a real focus on how to grow a startup, scaling, and readying your company for successes.
Tuesday November 29th
Get things going at the old Slush site with Founder’s Day.
|14:00||FOUNDERS’ DAY||Slush||Cable Factory|
Wednesday November 30th
Experienced speakers get into the topics like scaling and key things to look out for or avoid when building your startup. Remember to check out the new Start-Up Sauna demo day companies at 18:00. Pilvi is a proud Start-Up Sauna alumni.
|9:00||SLUSH 100 PITCHING||Startups||Pitching Stage|
|10:00||OPENING SHOW||Slush||Founder Stage|
|10:15||FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CHRIS SACCA||Chris Sacca, Linda Liukas||Founder Stage|
|10:50||DEVELOPERS WRITING THE FUTURE||Joel Spolsky – CEO & co-founder @ Stack Overflow||Founder Stage|
|10:55||THE IMPORTANCE OF DESIGN FOR A STARTUP||Antoine Nussenbaum – co-founder @ Felix Capital||Green Stage|
|11:10||STEVE JURVETSON’S WINNING FORMULA||Steve Jurvetson – Partner @ DFJ||Founder Stage|
|11:45||FROM 5 TO 5000: LESSONS LEARNED FROM SCALING BOOKING.COM AND UBER||Kees Koolen, Miki Kuusi||Founder Stage|
|11:55||EVERYONE GETS HACKED: WHAT IS CYBERSECURITY?||Mårten Mickos – CEO @ HackerOne, Frans Rosén – Security Advisor @ Detectify||Black Stage|
|12:25||FOUNDER STORIES: KEYNOTE TBA||TBA||Founder Stage|
|13:00||HOW WE FAILED OUR WAY TO SUCCESS||Daniel Ek – CEO @ Spotify, Niklas Zennström – CEO @ Atomico, Ilkka Paananen – CEO @ Supercell||Founder Stage|
|13:15||SHOULD STARTUPS FAKE IT ‘TILL THEY MAKE IT?||Lisa Barnett – Partner @ Sherpa Foundry||Green Stage|
|14:05||CHALLENGES IN THE EARLY DAYS OF LINKEDIN||Konstantin Guericke – co-fonder @ LinkedIn||Founder Stage|
|14:40||TECHNOLOGY HAS NO COLOR||Moaffak Ahmed – Founding Partner @ Superhero Capital, Ilkka Paananen – CEO @ Supercell||Black Stage|
|15:30||ENTREPRENEUR’S SURVIVAL KIT||Adeo Ressi – Founder & CEO @ Founder Institute||Founder Stage|
|15:40||THE ROLLERCOASTER RIDES OF BUILDING A COMPANY||Ankur Jain – VP of Product @ Tinder, Miki Kuusi – CEO @ Wolt||Black Stage|
|15:50||NORDIC SHOWCASE||Next 10 Nordic Tech Superstar Startups||Founder Stage|
|18:00||STARTUP SAUNA FALL ’16 DEMO DAY||Startup Sauna||Green Stage|
Thursday December 1st
Final day, filled with great topics. Remember to wrap things up at the After Party and connect with many of the great attendees!
|9:00||SLUSH 100 SEMIFINALS||Startups||Pitching Stage|
|10:00||FROM PROSAIC TO PROFOUND – THE VALUES AND ETHICS OF STARTUPS||Nick Hanauer – Partner @ Second Avenue Partners, Esko Kilpi||Black Stage|
|12:00||THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE IDENTITY||Tony Conrad, Jyri Engeström||Black Stage|
|13:35||KEEPING YOUR PRODUCT RELEVANT||Des Traynor, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer @ Intercom||Founder Stage|
|14:15||WHAT HAPPENS AT UBER WHEN YOU PUSH THE BUTTON||Manik Gupta – Director of Production @ Uber||Founder Stage|
|14:30||FOUNDER TO PARENT: SCALING TEAMS AND THE HUMAN FACTOR||David Helgason – Founder @ Unity Technologies, Marta Sjögren – Principal @ Northzone||Black Stage|
|16:00||SLUSH 100 FINAL||Startups||Pitching Stage|
|17:05||THE CHALLENGES OF SCALING A STARTUP INTO A GLOBAL COMPANY||Peter Halacsy – CEO @ Prezi||Founder Stage|
|17:25||KEYNOTE: TBA||TBA||Founder Stage|
|17:45||SLUSH 2016 Closing||Slush||Founder Stage|
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