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Three Visionary Speakers Announced for Liverpool Slush’D Conference – Leading the Charge in Tech Innovation

Liverpool Slush’D – the city’s biggest ever startup conference – has announced its first three keynote speakers, who are set to ignite conversations, inspire change, and drive innovation in the tech world.

  • Oliver Yonchev: Oliver is an entrepreneur, speaker and CEO of Flight Story, a marketing and communication company founded with Steven Bartlett, the Dragon’s Den star. Previously Oliver was MD of Social Chain AG, a world leading social media and e-commerce company. Within 5 years the company grew from a UK start-up, to a 750+ employee, $600m+ revenue business, operating across 21 locations. Oli has an eye for spotting growth opportunities in their early stages and is attuned to the disruptive potential of technologies in various industries. His talk titled “AI – Pay Attention or Die!” promises to be an insightful exploration of how Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the tech landscape and society.
  • Henry Whorwood: the Head of Research at Beauhurst, is a pioneer in tracking startup activity and investment across the UK. As the leader in their field, Beauhurst’s data reveals that the tech ecosystem in Liverpool City Region is showing promising growth across all metrics, making Henry’s insights invaluable for attendees seeking to understand the future of the city’s tech scene.
  • Phin Mpofu: As part of the C-Suite at BYP Network – an AI-powered jobs platform for black professionals – Phin plays a crucial role in the journey of this London-based scaleup. BYP Network’s mission to change the Black narrative is both powerful and inspiring. Through their proprietary platform, Javelin, currently in private beta, they enable career advancement for exceptional Black talent. Working with leading Fortune 500 companies like Goldman Sachs, Apple, Morgan Stanley, and more, BYP Network ensures that individuals not only attract and place top talent but also experience career growth and advancement. Phin will be talking about the role of community and ecosystems in driving business success.

The conference – dubbed a “celebration of entrepreneurial grit” – will bring together startup founders and operators, investors and policy-makers at Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle on 14th September.

The event is the UK debut of Slush – the Helsinki-based grassroots meetup for early-stage tech founders that was created by a group of students and evolved to become Europe’s foremost tech conference, attracting the biggest names in the startup and investment community.

Jonny Clark, Director of Liverpool Slush’D “We are thrilled to have these three trailblazers join us at Liverpool Slush’D,”

“Their diverse expertise and pioneering spirit align perfectly with our conference’s vision to drive tech innovation and build a thriving ecosystem in Liverpool. We look forward to their insightful talks, sparking engaging discussions, and inspiring our attendees to shape a brighter tech future.”

“Slush’D is a must-attend event for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in the tech industry. You’ll have access to game-changing insights, high-value networking opportunities, and exclusive pitches from some of the hottest startups on the scene. Don’t miss this chance to connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas and super-charge your tech ambitions.”

“Tickets for the event are disappearing fast, so book your place today.”

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