SWITCH Singapore

World’s Leading Startup And Technology Event, Slush Singapore, Announces Impressive Speaker and Investor Lineup

Press release   •   Sep 07, 2016 00:00 +08

SINGAPORE, Sep 7, 2016 — Slush will arrive in Singapore for the first time on 20 September 2016. It will be held during the inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH). Together with Techventure, Slush Singapore brings with it a notable lineup of speakers and investors to facilitate founder and investor dialogue and celebrate entrepreneurship.

“We’re excited to bring Slush to Singapore due to the fantastic creativity and innovation being fostered here, as well as it being a great access point for the region”.
Peter Vesterbacka, Co-Founder at Slush

Slush is a non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship, driven by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and music festival organizers. Although Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy remains unchanged: to help the next generation of great, globally triumphant companies move forward.

Slush has experienced increased momentum since the inaugural in Helsinki in 2008. It expanded to Tokyo and Beijing early 2015 and is currently making its way into Singapore and Shanghai this year.

The presentation will be centred around what could the world be in 2026.

The event will include notable investors such as Khailee Ng, Managing Partner at 500 Startups, Saemin Ahn at Rakuten Ventures, and an impressive lineup of speakers such as:

John Collison, Co-Founder at Stripe

Eric Migicovsky, Founder at Pebble

Oswald Yeo,Co-Founder and CEO at Glints

Quek Siu Rui, Co-Founder and CEO at Carousell

With several other successful entrepreneurs already a part of this initiative, Slush Singapore will be an inspiring and inclusive event that recognizes and supports the innovative, purposeful, and impactful nature of successful entrepreneurship. It is expected to be amongst the largest start-up movements in the region, radically changing how entrepreneurship is perceived in Northern Europe, Japan, and China.

Slush Singapore will be held on September 20, 2016 at Resorts World Convention Centre, Sentosa, Singapore.

Registration to Slush Singapore / Techventure at http://singapore.slush.org.

For more information on SWITCH, visit www.switchsg.org.

Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) is a brand new platform concept in Singapore where complementing tech and innovation events come together to “plug and play”. SWITCH brings together partners in the technology, innovation and enterprise ecosystem in a series of complementary tech events in Singapore.

SWITCH is the first platform in Singapore that will aggregate an array of public and private sector players in the innovation and enterprise ecosystem, to come together to build a concept week that showcases Singapore’s vibrant entrepreneurial and technology innovation ecosystem. SWITCH will feature exhibitions, conferences, workshops and activities revolving around topics such as open innovation, technology transfer, tech entrepreneurship, venture funding, and talent development. It also aims to open up a new genre of events that showcase the intersections of technology and lifestyle - the way we live, learn, work and play.