Oslo x Slush Tokyo 2017: Startups wanted

The Japanese market has traditionally been hard to enter for international companies, but a growing local startup scene is helping to change this and making it easier, also for foreign founders. Oslo Business Region partners up with Slush Tokyo to support and highlight Norwegian startups.

Slush Tokyo was born as a side event from Slush Helsinki, and has become one of the largest startup and technology events in Japan. Last year,  the event gathered than 4.000 attendees from all around the world, including 360 startups, 100 investors, 200 journalists and 70 speakers, and included keynote talks, tech demo booths and meetings between startups, investors and media.

Read more about Slush Tokyo.

Call for startups to join us at Slush Tokyo 29-30 March 2017
Application deadline 15 February

We are searching for 2-3 high-growth startups who are entering the Asian/Japanese market and are curious about the Japanese startup ecosystem. The event offers a platform for startups to get to know key people in order to develop their business. In addition and in collaboration with our Nordic partners we open doors, organize side-events and connect with relevant people.

What we offer

  • 1 ticket to Slush Tokyo 2017
  • Financial support for travel and accommodation
  • Support in promoting and connecting you with network in Japan and at the conference.
  • Attend the #NordicMade side-event in collaboration with Slush Helsinki, Oslo Innovation Week, Cloudberry and other Nordic partners.


  • Norwegian early to mid-stage startups who are entering the Asian, preferably the Japanese, market.

How to apply

  • Send an e-mail to siw@oslobusinessregion.no as soon as possible, before 15 February
  • Who are you? A brief description of the company and the person/founder traveling
  • Why you would like to attend Slush Tokyo? Include leads in Japan

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Posted on: February 8. 2017