Slush Shanghai Opening Ceremony
Welcome to Slush Shanghai 2016
开场致辞 - Opening Words from Deputy Governor of Pudong New Area
Welcome from Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
Welcome to the Slush Shanghai Pitching Competition
First Rounds of Pitching
Marketplace E-commerce Group 1A - 10:15 ~ 10:38
Welcome from Shanghai Pufa Bank
Evolution of Workplace
What is Slush?
No Fear to Scale Up: Espoo Innovation Garden and Startups In Shanghai
Mayor of Espoo
Seeing the Impossible: From Virtual to Reality
Chairman at FIVR
A hard core gamer with hands in game production, design, advertisement, press and education. Olli has worked on each part of game’s life cycle reaching from concept pitching of license games to reviewing cover games for the largest gaming magazine in Finland.
After a decade long career in gaming, Olli took a chance in VR and pioneered the last 3 years in developing games for the new platform. As the VR industry began to mature his focus grew from one company to multiple and now as the head of an active VR accelerator in the heart of Helsinki he is turning Finland into the best place in Europe to create Virtual Reality.
Head of Business Development at HTC Vive China
Sam Li is the Head of Business Development at HTC Vive China, he oversees all business development and partnerships for HTC Vive in China. Sam has over 15 years of work experience from multinational companies like Rovio, Affle and Nokia. Prior to joining HTC Vive, Sam was the General Manager, China at Affle, where he oversaw company’s China operations. Before Affle, Sam was the Country Director, China and Director of Business Development & Key Account at Rovio Entertainment – Maker of Angry Birds. Prior to Rovio, Sam spent 11 years at Nokia working on various business and technology roles across Europe, China & Southeast Asia.
Sam is a brand builder at his heart and a business developer in his head, he loves disruptive thinking and strives to follow his “customer first” work philosophy at all times.
Sam holds a bachelor’s degree from Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology in Finland, he lives in Shanghai currently.
从张江看中国创业生态系统 (Chinese Startup Ecosystem: the Zhangjiang Example - in Chinese)
Chairman & CEO of Shanghai Zhangjiang Group Company Ltd.
New Media and What to Make of It
Founder & CEO at TechNode
Gang Lu is the founder and chief editor at Technode.com, a leading China tech blog that targets to bridge the Chinese technology sector and the English speaking world. He is the guest editor of the world's top web2.0 blog ReadWriteWeb.com. Technode was known as Mobinode.com, his personal blog, which covered the Internet market news in Asia especially in China and was also voted as the best China Tech Blog in 2007 and 2008.
Gang Lu has MSc, PhD in wireless communications. He is Internet expert, China Internet Strategist, known speaker, co-founder of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup. OpenWeb.Asia is the first independent workgroup focusing on Asia Internet industry, and is also the organizer of OpenWebAsia conference which is the first truly pan-Asia web technology event bringing together executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from throughout Asia.
From Hollywood to China: Love at First Sight
Film Director & Producer
Frontiers of Wechat and Chatbots
Co-founder of Rikai labs
Originally from the US, Edaan has co-founded two companies in the US and in Asia. After selling LMD Management (a real estate company) in 2014, Edaan returned to English language education where he spent four years as a teacher in the US and Korea. In addition, he has published four English Grammar books for Compass Media.
RIKAI Labs based in Shanghai and San Francisco builds chatbots for messaging focused platforms like WeChat by combining Artificial Intelligence and gamification with live native English teachers.
CEO and Founder of Rikai Labs
David 'DC' Collier is the CEO of RIKAI Labs, a startup building chat bot applications. RIKAI's is building a chat app to learn English on WeChat.
Originally from London, DC has founded 4 companies in 4 countries and had two successful exits. TripMedia Ltd in London developed CD-ROM games. Gamelet.com in SF was a very early internet game developer, acquired by PacketVideo Corp. Pikkle KK in Tokyo was a leading mobile social game company. Acquired by KLab (3656:Tokyo). RIKAI Labs in Shanghai and SF is developing apps for the new wave of chatbot and messaging focused platforms, combining AI with gamification and human teachers.
Silicon Valley Meets Chinese Innovation
Founder & CEO of Zero Zero Robotics
How Tech Changes Traditional Business
PwC China Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) Partner
Executive Vice President & Partner of Flower+
Co-founder and CTO at Liulishuo
Chinese Millennials: The New Normal
Global UX Director at designaffairs
Master Student of Fudan University
Industry-Academia Partnership in App Development
Principal Investigator at Neuroscience Centre Zurich
享受自我进化的生命 (Enjoy a Life of Self-Evolution - in Chinese)
Co-founder & CEO at Ximalaya FM
Disrupting Learning - What Next?
CEO at Dyad.com
Founder of JULES
Jon’s 28 years experience in investment banking, private equity and start-up companies in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors have positioned him well to lead this exciting EdTech company called JULES Ventures.
He is the Managing Principal at Vigilant Assets since 2007. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Head of South East Asia Investment Banking at CLSA.
Jon’s banking experience began in Los Angeles at Union Bank in 1988 and extended to Asia as Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia for Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in 1999 and then starting Vickers Advisory Partners in 2003.
Jon’s life-long passion in technology, fishing, audio/music, and supercars have sustained his interest in seeking to make a difference in the tech space by nurturing successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the future.
Jon has an MBA from Washington University and a BSc. Finance from the Kelley Business School at Indiana University
Set Your Life on Fire - Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame
Founder of Bonzun
Bonnie Roupé, 柔向盈 is a Swedish-born serial entrepreneur, best known as the founder of Bonzun www.bonzun.com, a health company for pregnant women with an innovative pregnancy app, a virtual midwife! Bonzun was listed as top digital health apps by Bayer and top mobile internet startup by GMIC in Beijing.
Before starting Bonzun Bonnie Roupé started a publishing house which she sold to concentrate on Bonzun. The idea was born after she struggled herself to find helpful information about medical complications during her second pregnancy.
Bonzun gives 15-20 million pregnant women in 35 of China's most deprived areas direct access to qualified maternal care. Bonnie Roupé is listed as Sweden’s top entrepreneurs, she has worked in Internet and mobile since 1999 and has developed over 250 mobile solutions for consumers. She is the innovator behind the worlds first app for blood testing that was launched together with the largest state owned hospitals in China, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital. In 2005 she was named the most promising entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden and in 2012 she was listed as one of Sweden's super talents.
2010s的互联网服务 (Internet services in 2010s - in Chinese)
President/Co-founder, Shanghai Qiniu Information Technologies
Founder and President of PeopleNet
Digital Currency Financial Services for the Bottom 80%
CEO at BitMEX
How to Be a Talented Founder and Make Your Investors Rich?
Co-Founder & CEO of DreamFunded.com / Angel Investor
Manny Fernandez is a Silicon Valley angel investor, serial entrepreneur and a keynote speaker. He is the co-founder and CEO of DreamFunded and the founder of SF Angels Group.
Fernandez has been successful with both his own ventures as well as helping other startups achieve success as an advisor. He won the equity crowdfunding leadership award while co-founding DreamFunded.com. Prior to co-founding DreamFunded, Fernandez founded SF Angels Group in San Francisco and has been an investor with TiE Angels since 2012. Fernandez was just named in Inc. Magazine’s list of the top 33 entrepreneurs to watch in 2016 and was named 2014 SF Angel Investor of the Year. He is the 14th most followed Angel Investor on Twitter with over 100,000 followers.Manny is passionate about encouraging and building startups and this July DreamFunded.vc was the first SF based FINRA/sec approved equity crowdfunding platform which allows everyone to be able to invest in startups.
CCtalk - Re-inventing Live Classroom for Online Education
Partner of Hujiang EdTech & President of Hujiang CCtalk Cloud
Opportunities and Trends of Investment Overseas
Founder & Chairman of Global Venture (ZZ) Group
Design in China
Co-founder at SuccessfulDesign.Org
Co-Founder & COO at Tezign.com
Daisy(Xiaoqian) Guo is the co-founder and COO of Tezign.com, an online platform connecting creative professionals with projects using cutting-edge data
technology. In the past year, Tezign.com has helped over 2000 enterprises
ranging from NGOs, institutions, startups to Fortune 500 to fulfill their design
demands. Tezign.com aims to rethink the future of how enterprises work with
the exchange of innovative ideas and knowledge among young professionals.
Prior to founding Tezign.com, Daisy was a part of the curating team for the
Chinese pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012. She has also experience curating
exhibitions in Italy, Spain and Germany. Her design background and consistent
reflection on design industry gives her more insights into today's creative
economy, leading to the foudation of Tezign.com in 2014. Daisy holds a Bachelor
of Landscape Architecture from Central Academy of Fine Arts. As an active
member of the Global Shapers Community Beijing Hub, she was named as a
Global Shaper by World Economic Forum in 2014, continuing to contribute to
Investing Across the Great Wall
Managing Partner at Ruvento & EnchantVC
Driven by a love of innovative technology, Slava Solonitsyn has dedicated his career to getting intelligent startups off the ground. With his expert guidance, many projects have grown from simply having an idea, to developing a working prototype and releasing a market-ready product.
Slava has a background in physics but started his early career in the gaming world where he managed international projects for Disney and Electronics Arts. After completing his MBA in Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College in London, Slava decided to turn his attention towards venture capitalism.
In 2011 Slava co-founded Ruvento Ventures, an incubator and venture firm supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Under his leadership, Ruvento incubated and fund- ed over 15 companies including Touchjet, Crepop, Intellect Motion, Smartmissimo, Click Storm, and Lovebyte—all of which raised follow-on funding or were acquired.
Towards the end of 2015, Slava raised a new VC fund under Ruvento that focused on global investments in IoT and hardware. Slava has invested in a number of notable startups, including Prenav, Naked Labs, Megabots, Touchjet, Eight Sleep, Vantage Robotics, Clever Pet, Boom.aero and others.
In March 2016, inspired by David Rose’s book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things, Slava founded Enchant, a hardware 2.0 accelerator devoted to bringing connectivity to the familiar objects of our daily lives. SPRING Singapore supported the program as part of its mission to make Singapore a more enchanted and smart city.
CEO of Yifei Investment Holding Ltd.
On the Road, You're Not Alone
Senior partner at PwC Shanghai and Central Markets Leader
Two Ends of the Silk Road: Startup Ecosystems in China and Finland
Co-Founder for OneSight
The Power of Trusting Your Instincts
Founder of Appsitude
20 best startups from the first round present their business ideas and compete for the 5 slots available in the Pitching Finals.
Experiences in Founding Startup Companies
Associate Dean for College of Engineering, University of California Berkeley
10 top startups from the Nordics reveal their secrets. Alexander Hjerström, Airinum Bonnie Roupé, Bonzun Jakob Johansson, Gleechi Jarno Alastalo, Heimo Jesper J. Jensen, Ideanote Ville Kivistö, Mindfield Aki Soudunsaari, Naturvention Torsten Szabolcs Sándor, Socius Ole Jørgen Seeland, Staaker Ingólfur Shahin, Travelshift
How to Bootstrap and Succeed in China
CEO and Founder of Sunteng
David Zhang is the founder and CEO of Sunteng, a leading marketing technology company. He is featured in Best Young (80’s/90’s) C-Level Executives in Marketing Technology (F-Marketing 2016).
Previously, Mr Zhang was working in gaming department of Netease (one of the largest and most famous Chinese Gaming Co’s) before starting an analytics co which subsequently failed and he then became the CTO of Guangzhou Youzhiyi information, a local gaming startup.
In 2011, he realized what he did wrong with his first startup and setup Sunteng, a web & mobile analytics platform and later one of the first Chinese programmatic DSP.
He has bootstrapped and built the business as a solo founder, scaling it from 15 to >150 people in 2.5 year - with no VC funding.
In recognition of its technology, the company was been awarded “The BES annual DSP”, “The most powerful DSP” and “The best partner” from Baidu also it was awarded in 2016 “The highest growth potential enterprises” and “The best mobile advertising platform” from Chinese digital Marketing Committee.
Sunteng partners with Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba, along foreign internet giants such as Google and Twitter to deliver real-time personalized marketing, leveraging the latest in big data technologies and machine learning algorithm to deliver the best campaigns across major platforms such as Wechat, Youku and iQiyi.
With offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, Sunteng serves Fortune 500 clients like IBM, Qualcomm and SAP to Chinese giants like Tencent Games, Netease and Perfect World.
Sunteng is following its vision to become the dominant marketing technology giant in China and is now one of the fastest growing marketing technology companies in China.
Founder Story: IdMask
Founder of IdMask
Allowing Failure Allows for Success
The Secret to Growth Hacking in China: It's Not What You Think
Program Director at MOX
A Paradox Story: Don't Sprint the Marathon
COO of Paradox
Paradox Interactive’s COO Susana has been a part of steering the company through various stages of change during her 12 years at the company. From the transition of being a developer to becoming a publisher for internally developed and externally developed titles, from physical to digital distribution, from single game launches to focusing on extended game life cycles while introducing changes in business models and working alongside the players to grow its community while growing the company. Her main focus has been the publishing business, marketing and communication. Alongside this she has worked on the organization and its development as well as built Paradox's internal and external brand. Susana has worked extensively with other countries and cultures, in particular the US and UK. She spent a year in New York setting up the company’s first US office in 2006.
In May 2016 Paradox (PDX) listed on Nasdaq First North in Sweden and Susana was an integral part of the project group.
Secrets of Successful Investment
Founding Partner, FreesFund
Partner and Founder, Lightspeed China Partners
Partner and Co-founder of Blue Lake Capital
Startup and Innovation Ecosystem in Japan
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
Co-founder and CEO of Xenoma
Makings of Success: How I've Chosen Who to Invest In
Founder & managing partner at Click Ventures
China Going Global
Investment Partner, SOSV
Roads Less Travelled
Founder and CEO at Qyer.com
Believe in Young People
Co-founder of GSR Ventures
Currently being the co-founder and a Managing Director of GSR Ventures, Allen has been focusing on investments in the firm's digital practice, looking at early-stage companies in the Internet, Mobile and New Media sectors. Allen also serves on the boards of Airkitchen, AdMaster, Le Cake, ofo, Xuele, Xuexibao, YangCheDianDian, YunNiaoHuoYun and Zhoutao Intelligence. He also led GSR's investment in DiDi Taxi, ele.me, and Yingke.
Prior to GSR, Allen co-founded eBaoTech, a leading provider of insurance core back-end systems. He led the development of the core products, as well as the business division for North and East Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Allen has rich experience in software product development and global expansion. Allen has also worked for McKinsey Greater China, earning deep consulting and implementation experience in strategy, process re-engineering, cost reduction, and IT systems.
Opportunities Don't Happen, You Create Them
CEO, Founder of Hangzhou Boru Network Technology
Keynote: Qin Shuo
Founder, Commercial Civilization Research Center of China & Chin@ Moments
The top 5 best startups from China and abroad compete for the pole position. There can be only one!
Pitching Competition Award Ceremony
The Legendary Afterparty