"It is widely estimated that education technology is the next big thing. That is why many education startup companies are also participating in Slush every year. This year, xEdu Business Accelerator has also organized an education side event called Xcited. The event included both the stage program on learning and a demo area for startups. The popularity of the demo area was so big that it was impossible to move around the stands. The energy level was like in a small village."Sanoma Pro.

"Combining education and technology is one of the hot topics and investment opportunities of the near future, summed up the founder of Skype Niklas Zennström at Slush on November 30. This was also reflected in Slush's program this year. Organized for the first time XcitED side event brought together over one thousand entrepreneurs, investors and professionals interested in the future of education." — TEK.

Education was strongly represented in Slush’s education side event yesterday. XcitED brought to Helsinki Messukeksus education professionals, edtech startup entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. — Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö.

The xEdu team is grateful to everyone involved in organizing XcitED — the greatest edtech event of Slush 2017. Our volunteers, partners, speakers, startups and our guests, of course — without you it wouldn't have happened!

  • More than 1000 people visited the event.
  • More than 260 viewers joined XcitED online stream provided by Telia Digitalist TV.
  • #XcitED was among the Top hashtags on 30 November with more than a million impressions. Thanks for being active!

We have gathered the most exciting moments from the event in our gallery. Find yourself and share with your friends.  Also, in case you have missed some of the great discussions at XcitED, with Digitalist TV by Telia you can revisit the event and enjoy the stage program once again.

Photo credit: Elissa  Jokela

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