Slush is a global tech event initiative which offers a unique opportunity to the best startups to connect with a global audience and engage with the tech community at large. The event is designed for growing companies at all stages and from all industries. The event is held in Helsinki, Shangai, Singapore and Tokyo.
Slush Tokyo is the ideal platform for companies who want to enter the Asian market while bringing together young tech enthusiasts, key industry players and different community builders under one roof.
This year's Slush Tokyo event was held on February 22-23rd at Tokyo Big Sight, the largest international convention and exhibition center in Japan. With over 6,000 attendees and a select number of the best startups in the world invited to showcase, Slush Tokyo lived up to its reputation as the premier tech conference in Asia.
Versus showcased as the first ever African startup at the Slush Tokyo event. Versus combines online and offline consumer data to give brands actionable and competitive insight for the African market. Versus' Chief Executive Officer, Kemdi Ebi, represented the team by delivering the presentation as well as at Versus' dedicated stand at the event grounds.
"We're grateful to the Slush Tokyo team for the warm reception. To be the first African Startup to play a part in this year's event was simply awesome. Not only to garner further validation on Versus as a solution beyond the African shores but also to get to meet so many other amazing members of the global tech community." Kemdi said. "It is also very clear that bridging the right opportunities between the African and Asian market within the tech startup ecosystem is very important."
"Our vision with Versus remains to offer insights to improve emerging market economies. We truly believe the more competitive insights companies have, the better the quality of goods and services -- which in turn spurs greater commercial activities." said Kemdi Ebi, Co-founder, CEO of Versus. "With our dedicated team working tirelessly to ensure quality and accuracy of data, the hope is brands can equally make the best and most intelligent choices to improve the respective industries they serve."