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.

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 changed a higher gear. World’s second Smash was held on November 28th–29th, 2017 in Helsinki. The SMASH participants were represented by 79 startups, 30 investors, and different actors from sports and health genres. Altogether, over 500 participants representing 46 nationalities participated to the two-day event.

In 2018 the Smash is heading abroad. The first ever Smash satellite event, SMASH London, was organized in May and SMASH Iberia will be organized in October.

WHAT?

Smash is dedicated to sport, health, 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 8, 2018 in Korjaamo, Helsinki.

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.

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

― John Bingham

Why attend?

Latest News

Smash 2019 Dates Announced

Thank you all for being a part of SMASH Helsinki 2018! In 2019, SMASH London will be the first Smash event organized on 25 April together with London Sport. SMASH Helsinki will come back as 2-day event and it will be organized on 2-3…

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HookedOn SMASH!

Find you perfect business partners and arrange meetings at SMASH with the new business networking tool HookedOn. As you know, SMASH is all about start-ups and e.g. our development director Jan is a start-up entrepeneur himself. His company…

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

– Mahatma Gandhi

Programme

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Wednesday, 7 November

13:00 - 17:00

SMASH Partners' Day

13:00 Business Finland Services
Petri Tulensalo, Head of Sport Cluster, Business Finland
13:30 City of Helsinki startup services
Lauri Määttänen, NewCo
14:00 Distrito Digital
Rami Alanko, Accele1
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 IPR, Data and International growth
Markus Myhrberg, Lexia
15:30 Different ways to use SportTech
Alex Zurita, London Sport
16:00 Mingling
17:00 Partner's Day ends

10:00 - 16:00

Movesense Meetup

See the programme:
https://www.movesense.com/news/2018/10/movesense-meetup-agenda-on-nov-7

Thursday, 8 November

9:30

DOORS OPEN

10:00

GET SMASHED!
Welcome by the Team SMASH

10:15

INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD BRON

Richard Bron, Chairman and CEO Concorde Media Group

Moderator: André Noël Chaker

10:45

INVESTOR PANEL DISCUSSION

NORDEA GROWTH/Vesa Riihimäki
FiBAN/Riku Asikainen
BAKER BOTTS/David Ramm

11:15

START-UP SUCCESS STORIES

BCASTER, CEO/Founder Janne Neuvonen
YONOTON, CEO Teemu Karenius

11:45

NORDEA LIFE INNOVATION CHALLENGE FINAL

Diske, Jolly Dragon, SleepCircle

12:30

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30

"THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE"

James Hewitt, Chief Innovation Officer Hintsa Performance

14:00

"BLOCKCHAIN IN SPORTS"

Benjamin Penkert, Head of Consulting leAD Sports

14.30

HEALTH TECH DISCUSSION:
"ACTIVE AGING - How can technology help maintain an active and healty life as a senior"

Merja Rantakokko (JAMK), Jari Numminen (SOTE/Digi), Seppo Salorinne (Kamu Health) and Risto Soila (Beat2Phone)

15:10

"WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU STOP COMPETING?"

Paul Clayton, Senior Scientific Advisor Zinzino

15.30

COFFEE BREAK

16.10

"KUORTANE OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER HELPS FINNISH JAVELIN THROWERS TO WIN MORE MEDALS"

"Wearable Movesense sensors by Suunto and data analytics by Solita power the next generation of training tools"
Pekka Koskela, Kuortane Olympic Training Center, Henry Jalonen, Solita ja Terho Lahtinen, Suunto

16.40

"GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP PROJECT"

Henrik Sandberg, Principal Scientist VTT

Vuokko Lantz, Product Manager Emberion Oy

17:10

SMASH HELSINKI PITCHING CONTEST FINAL

Exero Technologies, Helt Global, Hilla Entertainment, Runteq, Sportapost, Race Trace

18:00

CLOSING OF SMASH HELSINKI

19:O0

AFTERPARTY
Radisson Blu Plaza

Don’t count the days, make the days count

– Muhammad Ali

Speakers

Smash presents key speakers from the top of their fields

Benjamin Penkert

Head of Consulting leAD Sports

Paul Clayton

Senior Scientific Advisor Zinzino

James Hewitt

Chief Innovation Officer Hintsa Performance

Richard Bron

Chairman and CEO Concorde Media Group

Vuokko Lantz

Product Manager Emberion Oy

Henrik Sandberg

Principal Scientist VTT