Slush brings top-tier entrepreneurs, investors and media to share their latest stories, lessons and insights. More speakers will be announced every week.
Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Cluster, Skolkovo
Vasily Belov is the Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Cluster at Skolkovo and specializes in national policy in energy saving and energy efficiency, investments, innovations, public-private partnership. Thus cluster helps to support innovative development in breakthrough technological solutions and currently has some 180 companies in the oil and gas, metallurgic and energy sectors residing in the cluster.
Co-Founder & CTO, SoundCloud
Eric Wahlforss is the co-founder & CTO at SoundCloud. Originally from Sweden, Eric is currently based in Berlin – a city which he believes is a big startup itself, always changing and under construction. SoundCloud, described as Twitter “only for ears”, has over 10 million registered users to date.
Founder at MySQL
Monty Widenius is the main author of the original version of the open-source MySQL database, the world’s most popular open source database. Monty is also the Founder and CEO at Monty Program Ab that is developing MariaDB, the new community-developed branch of MySQL, and a co-founder and investor at Open Ocean Capital.
Managing Director, Space Systems Finland
Veera Sylvius is the Managing Director of Space Systems Finland (SSF). SSF’s main business revolves around system and software design in technology areas like nuclear industry, GPS technology, machinery and space. Little known fact: SSF played a crucial role in Galileo satellites and the GOCE mission, so Veera will surely have challenging stories to share.
Co-Founder & CTO, Wrapp
Andreas Ehn is the co-founder & CTO of Wrapp, a mobile gift card service. Before founding Wrapp, Andreas was the CTO of Spotify, where he was responsible for building the technology behind the service. Andreas has described himself as a man who can get interested in almost anything as long as he feels it’s important. Not surprisingly, he is also an angel investor.
Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures
CEO, BT Wood
Timo is the CEO of BT Wood, specializing in development and marketing of novel wood treatment chemicals. Timo has extensive experience from international business and management of sales & marketing. He has worked in key positions of global life science companies for more than 20 years.
Nick Rosa is the co-founder and MD of Sandbox Industries and the founding partner of Healthbox. Healthbox is a healthcare startups’ accelerator program that supports healthcare innovation by partnering with promising entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Pekka is CEO of Valkee, a private health care technology startup company that develops and markets portable medical therapy devices for treating mood disorders and other light-dependent diseases. Pekka has an over 20-year global track record of transformational leadership roles at Nokia, Zed and Coca-Cola.
Co-Founder & CMO, ZenRobotics
Jufo is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of ZenRobotics, a Finnish high-tech company specializing in robotic recycling technology. Previously a successful marketing professional with a number of international awards under his black belt, Jufo is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful companies, including Hybrid Graphics Ltd, later acquired by NVIDIA.
Ari Ketola is the CEO of Ductor, a Finnish biotechnology company with a solid portfolio of proprietary and patented technology for biologically producing ammonia and phosphates from recycled materials. In addition to being the co-founder and early-stage financier as well as CEO and Chairman, Ari is also the inventor of Ductor technology.
Ami Rubinstein is the CEO of Optomeditech, a Finnish medtech startup with patent pending technology in the field of intravenous catheters and blood sampling. With Optomedtech’s breakthrough IV-line technology, he aims to make the process faster, more reliable and less damaging to the vein. Ami has a wide range of global experience in different industries as an entrepreneur, a consultant and a manager, both in small business and large corporate environments.