The philosophy behind Slush remains the same:
help the next generation of startups 

World’s leading startups and tech event bring together founders and tech talents to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and students. 

Welcome to join us at the coolest Slush Shenzhen 2019, no matter if you’re start-ups, investors, media or university students, as long as you are interested in innovation and high-tech, you can always find it hard to resist the temptation to take part in this event.

Peter Vesterbacka ( The Mighty Eagle )

This speaker needs no introduction. The Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka is visiting us in Shenzhen this summer (it will be hotter than in Finnish sauna!) Peter is Rovio Entertainment Corporation co-founder and Angry Birds creator.

Michael Redding

Michael Redding, Managing Director of Accenture Venture Capitals. Mike has 28+ years of experience in incubating and launching tech projects. If you want to run your own high tech company — he is the guy you want to chat with (check out his interview.

Dan Brody

Dan Brody is the Managing Director, Tencent Investments, he is also responsible for overseas investments. Previously, he served a variety of executive management roles with Spotify, Tudou, Google, Motorola, USITO, and several startups.

Grover YU

Mr. Grover is managing BGI’s international operations, he has successfully built multicultural sales, marketing and production teams across the world. He is currently leading the company’s international projects, including a 50M USD partnership with US-based Natera.

Max Huang

Mr. Max Huang is the Vice President of Internet and Xpeng Motors, Previously, Max served as Development Manager for AsiaInfo and Technical Director for Alibaba. 

Xpeng Motors is an electric vehicle and technology company that designs and manufactures the smart car. Xpeng is equipped with experts from top companies in the field and is the main pioneer of this industry.

Eric Pan

Eric is also the founder of Chaihuo x.factory and Maker Faire Shenzhen. Seeed is a technology service company to provide open hardware and agile manufacture services. Seeed works closely with technology providers to offer an open, modular and structured solution for IoT and AI.

Sherry Xian

Sherry Xian the Chief Data Officer at iCarbonX. iCarbonX aimed at building an ecosystem of digital life based on the combination of consumers’ big life data, internet and artificial intelligence.

The company was valued at a $1.2B during it’s “Series A” funding of a $45M on Jul 15, 2016.

Andy Lei

Andy leads the Walmart China omni-channel strategy development and digital transformation.

He has worked with top China startups to combine Walmart retail knowledge and startups technologies together for retail innovations. Omega 8 is awarded as one of the top 2019 innovation initiatives in the retail industry.

Erik Ackner

Erik is a German technology enthusiast and startup ecosystem builder. Erik leads growth at Canadian smart home and spatial tech company Mercku.

Previously, Erik directed Europe’s largest startup accelerator Startupbootcamp in Chengdu. Companies in his program have raised more than $40 million and continue to grow globally.

Derek Kwik

Derek Kwik has a background in i-banking, direct investment and management consulting. He was a part of the core team which managed funds for the HKSAR, Singapore GIC, Sun Microsystems, Mitsui, Fujitsu, NTT Docomo and PCCW.

Chadwick Xu

Chadwick Xu Co-Founder & CEO, Shenzhen Valley Ventures.

Chadwick Xu co-founded one of China’s largest manufacturing facilities, accumulating the world’s leading corporates such as Huawei, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, and Xiaomi Technology.

James Chou

Garrett Winther

Garrett Winther, Partner, HAX Accelerator. HAX Accelerator is a seed accelerator focused on hardware startups based in Shenzhen and San Francisco. For the last 6 years, HAX has invested in over 200 companies across the world. Maybe you could join this number?

Naruse Koichi

Meet Koichi Naruse, Vice President of Samurai Incubate Inc. Since 2010, Naruse Koichi has started and engaged in investment and incubation of different Japanese startups. Established in 2008, Samurai Incubate Inc is an early-stage Japanese Venture Capital firm and the first Incubator in Japan; with branches in Tokyo, Rwanda and Tel Aviv, Samurai Incubate has invested in over 150 startups.

Lahournère Elvie

Lahournère Elvie is the Digital & Innovation Director, at Natixis, APAC. Elvie is responsible for promoting and facilitating the Digital and Innovation Strategy across the APAC platform and the bank globally. Elvie has a broad experience in the technology landscape in China as the co-founder and board member of French Tech Hong Kong.

Timo Lei

Timo Lei/雷熙文 is responsible for @King & Wood Mallesons’ global networks Prior to KWM, Timo was the Chief Business Development Officer and managing director of PwC Greater China. Microsoft for Startups named him as an entrepreneurship tutor.

Wilson Chow

Wilson WY Chow will take part in the panel discussion “How Corporate Work with Startups” along with James Chou (Microsoft for Startups) and Timo Lei/雷熙文 (King & Wood Mallesons’).

Wilson has extensive experience in providing assurance and advisory services to companies in the TMT industry, ranging from start-ups to global tech giants.

What is SLUSH ?

SLUSH was founded in 2008 in Helsinki, Finland. It is now the largest technology venture event in Europe. The core of SLUSH is to provide a docking platform for start-ups and investors. At the same time, we will create a globally influential technology innovation and entrepreneurial community. 

Our mission is to help the next generation of entrepreneurs who want to change the world to succeed! *If you have any questions, please send an email to!



Shenzhen Blog Editor