28-29th November 2017

Ticket Sale 2017 Opening Soon

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.

― John Bingham

What is Smash ?

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE & EXPERIENCE WITH TECHNOLOGY

Smash is the world’s first meeting place where sports, passion and technology will find each other.

WHAT?

Smash is a new official Slush side-event, dedicated to sport, technology and start-ups. Smash is an arena for curiosity, meeting and developing, where new perspectives, ideas and partners are waiting to be found. The arena caters for all sport, from elite sports to keeping fit as well as for spectators. At Smash we develop sports and technology in an appropriate form of co-operation.

Smash takes place on November 28th-29th, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.

WHY?

For us at Smash, sport is the greatest source of passion and enthusiasm. That is why we are willing to work tirelessly, so that both playing and following sport should always be more fun and more rewarding.

We want to exceed the limits by bringing together the best ideas from sport and technology. The first of its kind in the world, we offer a meeting place where sports, passion and technology will find each other.

WHOM?

One needs to be inspired, to overcome the challenges of everyday life or to find the right partners. Another is developing an innovative technology or service, in which lies new opportunities. So a platform is needed where the missing pieces can fall into place.

At Smash we inspire and make ideas into reality. One can find something new, while another can move forward. Together we can find something that at present doesn’t even exist. The shackles of everyday life can be stripped off for a moment to indulge in the flow of sport.


SLUSH SIDE-EVENT

Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene in Helsinki on Nov 30th – Dec 1st, 2017. 17 500 attendees, 1 million live streams, 2 300 start-ups, 1 100 venture capitalists and 600 journalist from over 120 countries come to Slush to drive business and to experience phenomenal atmosphere.

Latest news

The sold out SMASH-event got sports enthusiasts and technology experts together

December 13, 2016, 10:36 am

SMASH, an official Slush side-event focused on sports and health, enabled sports, passion, and technology to encounter for the first time on November 29th. The Smash participants were represented by 50 startups, tens of investors, and different actors from Finnish sports genre. Altogether, 400 participants from ten different countries participated to the event. The Smash[…] Read article »

Smash Ticket Sale has ended!

November 26, 2016, 9:00 am

The official ticket sale of Smash has ended last night. The organizers are now expecting over 350 sport tech lovers from all around the world to enter in the steam power plants doors. Smash will rock the sports world for the first time in the history on Tuesday November 29th at Kattilahalli, in Helsinki, Finland. The[…] Read article »

Event

 

Smash rocked the sports world for the first time on November 29th, 2016 at Kattilahalli in Suvilahti, Helsinki. Altogether, 400 participants from ten different countries participated the event.

On 2017 Smash changes a higher gear and turns this one-day event into two days. World’s second Smash will be held on November 28th–29th, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. More details to be released soon.

 

 

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Why attend?

Startups

Smash is aimed at all sports, exercise and technology start-ups and growth companies. We offer an incredible framework to together raise awareness, network and develop partnerships and launch new products. Investors are on the move and relationships are created. We will help you jump ahead in the sports arena.

Demo zone

In the demo area growth companies openly exchange ideas and showcase their products and services. Registered startups are also free to make the most of the virtual display wall. The demo area also has stands for partners and growth companies – enquiries about this here.

Pitching

Smash offers the best few teams the opportunity to pitch on the main stage in front of the entire audience. Passage to the main stage will be decided by a pitching contest. The registration for the contest has now been closed. Stay tuned for the winners!

Investors

At Smash the most innovative and growth-oriented operators meet, all in search of partners. You will find grass-roots players as well as growth companies ready to conquer the world. Exercise and well-being is a constantly growing megatrend. The alliance of sport and technology is just beginning and therein lies the unlimited commercial potential. Trailblazers will reap the rewards first.

Matchmaking and meetings

Matchmaking is dear to the heart for Smash. Investors can access the profile information of registered startups and can propose a meeting. The Smash team is at hand to support the organization of a successful meeting.

Partners

Smash attracts and brings together sports people, investors, the media and the trendiest startups alike, so your brand has the opportunity to be where everything is at. Meet your audience, launch new products and inspire with your insights. Let the fresh winds of sport and technology blow your brand’s sails.

Media

The newsworthy nature of sport or inspiring business stories hardly needs to be clarified. But could the manner of sports reporting be revolutionised? Or what happens when every athlete can develop his/her own media? Be the first to report new stories of technology and sports – sports fans are already out there waiting to receive. Media representatives may register for the event here.


 

Don’t count the days, make the days count

– Muhammad Ali

Schedule

Program for 2016

Hosted by André Chaker, business consultant, writer & speaker at C&C Global Advocates Oy

09.30 COFFEE AND SETTING THE TONE

10.00 OPENING WORDS

Case Finland: How Do We Get Organised? The Change from Three Perspectives, Mika Aaltonen, Ph.D, Research Director at FCG

10.30 IMPROVING YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH TECHNOLOGY

Keynote: Technology, Innovation and Superheroes, Mounir Zok, Director of Technology and Innovation, U.S. Olympic Committee 

Case: Using innovation and technology to better understand the body and performance, Mehdi Kordi, Physiologist & PhD Researcher, English Institute of Sport 

Case: Analytics – the game changers in sports! Petteri Alahuhta, Business Development Manager, VTT

12.15 LUNCH

13.15 HOW TO INSPIRE AND SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Health Panel:  More physical activity and better health with technology, Karita Reijonsaari, Director of  Business Development, Public Services, Terveystalo; Pekka Puustinen, Chief Customer Officer, Ilmarinen & Gerard Bruen, CEO, Omegawave

Keynote: Learnings from professional sports, lifestyle lessons for the corporate world, Joni Kettunen, CEO, Firstbeat

Case: Smart Life Insurance, Sonja Lehtonen, Liaison Director, LähiTapiola

Case: Happy Healthy People at work – a wellbeing solution from Vierumäki, Vallu Lukka, Vierumäki; Ella Korhonen, Vierumäki & Juha Hällfors, Mercuri International Oy

First half of pitchings

15.00 COFFEE

15.30 HOW TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND FAN ENGAGEMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Keynote: VR at Google – What we have built, what have we learnt, and where are we headed, Greg Ivanov, Business Development at Google

Keynote: LOVING THE GAMES! Learnings from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Spectator Experience, Alex Nisbett, Head of Design at Livework

Keynote: Sport is changing, is this an opportunity to create better experiences? Victoria Waddicar, Senior Sales and Business Development Executive at Ixonos

Case: From Ice Hockey to Sports EntertainmentJukka Kohonen, CEO, Jokerit Hockey Club

Second half of pitchings 

17.00 AFTER WORK COCKTAILS / DINNER BUFFET

Case: The story of Burst, Ken Yaffe, President of Yaffe Sports Ventures LCC; Bryant McBride, CEO & Co-founder, Burst 

Pitching winner rewarding

Smash reserves the right to changes!

When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.

– Terry Bradshaw

Speakers

Smash presents key speakers from the top of their fields

 

André Chaker

Owner C&C Global Advocates Oy

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Mounir Zok

Director of Technology and Innovation U.S. Olympic Committee

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Greg Ivanov

Partner Development Manager Google

Greg Ivanov from Google is one of the keynote speakers at Smash.

Alex Nisbett

Head of Design Livework

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Mika Aaltonen

Ph.D., Research Director Finnish Consulting Group

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Joni Kettunen

CEO Firstbeat Technologies Ltd.

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Victoria Waddicar

Senior Sales and Business Development Exec. Ixonos Plc

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Karita Reijonsaari

Director of Business Development, Public Services Terveystalo

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Pekka Puustinen

Chief Digital Officer Ilmarinen

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Gerard Bruen

CEO Omegawave

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

– John Wooden

Partners

Startups

Startups at the Demo Zone

Startups at the pitching competition

Meet team Smash

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Our Smash team combines a long and varied experience of exercise and sport. We have gained this experience among others from sports governing bodies, sports clubs and other organisations in the field. Burning passion for sports as well as for the world of start-ups unite us. In these worlds amazing stories and results are created with passion, will and talent. We want to offer a ground-breaking platform where people are empowered to act and achieve new heights.

Tommi Kolehmainen

CEO
tommi@sportsmash.net
+358 400 885 088

Hanna Iiskola-Kesonen

producer
hanna@sportsmash.net
+358 400 569 792

Arto Ahola

co-producer
arto@sportsmash.net
+358 400 938 666

Esa Niemi

advisor

Roger Talermo

advisor

Hanna-Mari Ukkonen

event assistant
hannamari@sportsmash.net
+358 504 037 827

Tuuli Turunen

communications assistant
tuuli@sportsmash.net
+358 443 088 229


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