Excited about the future of Education? Join 1000 EdTech-heads who share your passion! Professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and pioneers from all around the world will meet at #XcitED17. Are you one of them?

 
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When?

Thursday, November 30th
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?

 

Join the live stream on Telia Digitalist TV


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