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Program Curator

Salary Competitive

About Slush Program Team:

The program curator is part of Slush’s Program team, which takes care of all the 170 main stage speakers at Slush. Program team’s mission is to bring the successful venturers of the startup ecosystem to Slush to share their knowledge, learnings, and stories from the years of building their startups or VCs on stage. Our stages are one of the most visible parts of Slush and have a tremendous impact on the event and industry even years after.

Join the program team that works rigorously in researching, thinking, and communicating ideas and content with speakers, creating unique talks for Slush stages, and connecting the speakers with promising startup builders. The speakers we have worked with range from Twitter, Paypal, and Twitch co-founders to leaders from Tinder, Revolut, and OnlyFans to Managing Partners of Sequoia, Accel, and Lightspeed Ventures to the Finnish Prime Minister and former Vice President of the United States.

What you can expect from your role as a Program Curator:

Program team works closely together to build the stage program at Slush. As a program curator, you get to take ownership of one of our three main stages. This includes

  • Researching, finding, and inviting speakers

  • Establishing and maintaining speaker relations

  • Producing the speaking engagements (talk descriptions, preparation calls, stage schedule)

  • Managing speaker experience together with Speaker Operations (logistics, side events)

  • Planning and creating one mentoring concept to connect speakers with Slush startup visitors

  • Leading volunteers working on your stage

What we expect from you:

  • A curious mindset for the world around us and a perspective on the problems our world faces

  • Interest in entrepreneurship, startups, and technology

  • Great research skills and ability to comprehend ideas and content quickly

  • Capability to synthesize broad ideas into interesting, individual components

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (English)

  • Empathy and humility. In addition to establishing meaningful relationships with our speakers, you’ll be working in the intersection of internal teams to support their work

  • Self-starter with great execution skills: capable of advancing own projects independently

We at Slush don’t look for ready-made packages but rather for people with limitless potential. The broader team at Slush will support your growth and more importantly clarity of thought combined with relentless curiosity towards the inner workings of the startup ecosystem trump previous experience.

Commitment: The role is based in Helsinki and we are looking for one candidate to start in March and two in June 2023. There’s a possibility to start in August as well. The role is a fixed-term position until the end of 2023.

For more information or questions please contact us at anna.song@slush.org

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Working at

Slush is the world's leading startup event connecting founders with what and whom they need while building a new, inclusive and more purposeful culture of entrepreneurship. Slush is organized annually and in 2022, we are back in Nov 17-18. In addition to the main event, we have 3 other products: Node by Slush, Soaked by Slush and Slush'D that all aim to create and help founders.

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