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.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
We want to take you from good to great.
Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.