Finland’s startup conference Slush announces its first Asian edition in Tokyo

Gungho Entertainment Chairman Taizo Son and Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen speak at Slush 2014, Helsinki, FInland.

See the original story in Japanese.

Team Slush, the organizer team behind Finland’s annual tech startup conference Slush, announced today that it will hold its first Asian edition in Tokyo on April 24th, called Slush Asia.

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The organizing team for the Tokyo event is led by Antti Sonninen, former Rovio Entertainment Japan GM and now Beatrobo COO, and will invite prominent people in the tech industry as guest speakers, including Supecell CEO Ilkka Paananen, Rovio’s Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka, Mistletoe CEO Taizo Son, and DeNA founder Tomoko Namba.

The Bridge is proud to serve the Tokyo event as a media sponsor, so please stay tuned for more updates.

Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy