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Speakers

Slush brings top-tier entrepreneurs, investors and media to share their latest stories, lessons and insights. More speakers will be announced every week.

Antti Vilpponen

Antti Vilpponen
Co-Founder, CEO at ArcticStartup

Antti Vilpponen has been running ArcticStartup from the early days of 2007 and began to work full time on the Northern European media company in 2009. Under him, the site has grown to become the largest and most influential Northern European startup media news site. Vilpponen also advises a few companies from new kinds of salads to mobile app development.

Kim-Mai Cutler

Kim-Mai Cutler
Writer, TechCrunch

Kim-Mai Cutler is a technology journalist at TechCrunch who has worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat and The Wall Street Journal, as well as in startups. She specializes in covering gaming, distribution and monetization of mobile applications and venture financing.

Mike Butcher

Mike Butcher
European Editor at TechCrunch

Mike Butcher is the European Editor for TechCrunch as well as the co-founder and shareholder of TechHub. A long time journalist Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.

Hamish McKenzie

Hamish McKenzie
Writer at PandoDaily

Hamish McKenzie is a Baltimore-based reporter for PandoDaily who covers tech policy, media, and China.Until early 2012, he was a freelancer, writing features for the Listener, New Zealand’s leading current affairs and arts magazine, and the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper.

Gang Lu

Gang Lu
Founder and Editor-in-Chief at TechNode

Dr. Gang Lu – Founder & Chief-Editor of bilingual tech blog TechNode.com, one of the most influential tech bloggers in China and worldwide, initiator of the most respectable annual startup-focus ChinaBang. Co-founder of OpenWeb Asia Workgroup and co-founder of kuukie.com, he is also prolific keynote speaker having been to e.g. TechCrunch Disrupt, APEC SME Summit and SXSW Technology Summit. He has MSc, PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, UK.