One week ago, September 17th, the first Slush event was held in Tehran with more than 250 participants. So, what is Slush? Slush is the focal point for Eurasian startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. Slush 2014 takes place on November 18-19th in Helsinki. In 2013, Slush gathered 7000 attendees and 1200 companies from 68 countries for the two-day event. Matching companies with relevant investors is at the very heart of Slush.
Top 12 Iranian startups were selected among 27 startups by Slush team and only 9 teams sent their presentation.
At the beginning, Martin Talvari, Chief Strategy Officer at Slush started his talk about their history and mission of Slush event. Right after his talk the teams started their pitch (in English).
You can watch all pitches one by one in English here:
The first pitch, Far.si:
The second pitch, Faralams:
The third pitch, Taskulu:
The fourth pitch, Naji:
The fifth pitch, Game In City:
The sixth pitch, TheatreJS:
The seventh pitch, Kikojas:
The eighth pitch, NFC:
The nineth pitch, Thought of Earth:
And the winner:
The judges were Neda Amidi, Investment Analyst at Plug & Play Ventures, Ehsan Golabgir, Founder & CEO of Albasco.com, Reza Hashemi, Co-founder of PersianBlog and CEO at Persian Commerce and Nasser Ghanemzadeh, Founder of Iran Startups, Techly and Startup Engine.
The winner of this event was TheatreJS, who had the great and interesting pitches. You can see a demo of TheatreJS here.
The winner of Slush In Tehran is invited to Slush 2014. The finals will be held in front of a worldwide audience at Slush 2014 in Helsinki on November 19th.
This event was held by the help of Finnair, Persian ICT Company, Iran Startups, Techly, StartupTV, Altoe University and Transfluent.