The xEdu team is grateful to everyone involved in organizing XcitED 2017 — the greatest edtech event of Slush. 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.

Stay #XcitED — we will be back in 2018!

 
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When?

Thursday, November 30th 2018
14:00 — 19:00

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Where?

SLUSH. Kokoustamo, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
Room 101

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Why?

Because there’s no better time than Slush to get together all the players of the EdTech ecosystem.

Because there’s no better place than Finland to innovate in the education industry.

XcitED 2017 Program

Opening Speech by Peter Vesterbacka, Pasi Joronen
Keynote by Anne Tham: Child Entrepreneurs: How to create, nurture and develop them in schools
Fireside chat: Building the spirit of entrepreneurship in Education.
Startup story: 8-year old CEO Shailaja with her mother Komi Sam

14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:00

  Peter Vesterbacka  Co-founder of Lightneer and Fun Academy

Peter Vesterbacka
Co-founder of Lightneer and Fun Academy

  Pasi Joronen  Co-founder of Polkuni

Pasi Joronen
Co-founder of Polkuni

  Anne Tham  Founder of AceEdVenture

Anne Tham
Founder of AceEdVenture

  Saku Tuominen  Founder and CEO of HundrED

Saku Tuominen
Founder and CEO of HundrED

  Pekka Peura  Principal at Startup High School

Pekka Peura
Principal at Startup High School

  Jussi Hinkkanen  CEO at Fuzu

Jussi Hinkkanen
CEO at Fuzu

  Shailaja Grace Guillory  8-years old entrepreneur

Shailaja Grace Guillory
8-years old entrepreneur

 

Keynote by Sirpa Tuomi: Educating the next responsible generation
Fireside chat: Where is the balance between Ed & Tech?
Startup story: Lyfta

15:00 - 15:10
15:10 - 15:45
15:45 - 15:55

  Sirpa Tuomi  Marketing Director at Neste

Sirpa Tuomi
Marketing Director at Neste

  Elin Wallberg  Corporate Citizenship & Partnerships Manager at Samsung

Elin Wallberg
Corporate Citizenship & Partnerships Manager at Samsung

  Marta Sjögren  Principal at Northzone

Marta Sjögren
Principal at Northzone

  Jukka Sormunen  Headmaster of Kuopio Classical Sport High School

Jukka Sormunen
Headmaster of Kuopio Classical Sport High School

  Paulina Tervo  Co-founder of Lyfta

Paulina Tervo
Co-founder of Lyfta

  Serdar Ferit  Co-founder of Lyfta

Serdar Ferit
Co-founder of Lyfta


Keynote by Pramath Raj Sinha
Fireside chat: Social & Emotional Learning. Can technology help us learn empathy and social skills?
Startup story: Mightifier

16:00 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:45
16:45 - 16:55

  Anni Klutas  CEO at Dare to Learn

Anni Klutas
CEO at Dare to Learn

  Pramath Raj Sinha  Ashoka University

Pramath Raj Sinha
Ashoka University

  Kati Tiainen  Director, WW Digital Learning Strategy at Microsoft

Kati Tiainen
Director, WW Digital Learning Strategy at Microsoft

  Topi Litmanen  Educational Scientist at Claned Group

Topi Litmanen
Educational Scientist at Claned Group

  Mervi Pänkäläinen  Founder of Mightifier

Mervi Pänkäläinen
Founder of Mightifier

  Viivi Pentikäinen  Lifeskills for schools

Viivi Pentikäinen
Lifeskills for schools


Keynote by Michael Staton. EdTech: Preparing for and Reskilling in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Fireside chat. Investing in Education: How to spot (and become) a unicorn?
Startup story: 3DBear

17:00 - 17:10
17:10 - 17:45
17:45 - 17:55

 
  Michael Staton  Partner at Learn Capital

Michael Staton
Partner at Learn Capital

 Anna Grotberg Director at Parthenon-EY European Education Practice

Anna Grotberg
Director at Parthenon-EY European Education Practice

  Inka Mero  Co-Founder of Pivot5

Inka Mero
Co-Founder of Pivot5

  Benoit Wirz  Partner at Brighteye Ventures

Benoit Wirz
Partner at Brighteye Ventures

  Kristo Lehtonen  CEO at 3DBear

Kristo Lehtonen
CEO at 3DBear

 

Nordic EdTech Award
5G meets pedagogics – opportunities and challenges. Anna Laine, CDO, Education Sector, City of Helsinki; Janne Koistinen, 5G Program Director at Telia Finland; Antti Korhonen, CEO, xEdu Accelerator

18:00 - 19:00
18:30 - 18:45

 

Nordic EdTech Award Jury

 
  David Helgason   Founder of Unity Technologies

David Helgason
Founder of Unity Technologies

  Johan Brand   Founder of Kahoot!

Johan Brand
Founder of Kahoot!

  Linda Liukas  Creator of Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas
Creator of Hello Ruby

  Marie Claire Maxwell  Head of Tech and Start-Up Lead, Asia Pacific, Business Sweden

Marie Claire Maxwell
Head of Tech and Start-Up Lead, Asia Pacific, Business Sweden

  Salóme Guðmundsdóttir   CEO of Icelandic Startups

Salóme Guðmundsdóttir
CEO of Icelandic Startups

 
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Demo Area

Come and get inspired by innovations in education.
50 edtech startups will be showcasing their solutions at #XcitED

Tickets

XcitED Event + EdTech Award Pass
 

€95

XcitED Event, EdTech Award + 2nd Day of Slush Pass. 

€395

Got the Slush pass? Join XcitED for free by adding your name to the list.

Free

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Nordic Edtech Award

Highlighting the best Nordic EdTech innovations.

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Can't join us in Helsinki?

 

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Our Partners

 
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