Creates Official Virtual Agent for Slush 2019, the Leading Global Startup and Technology Event

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and HELSINKI, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ —, a global leader in artificial intelligence for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced that the company has created the official virtual agent for Slush 2019, the premier international startup and technology event held each year in Helsinki.

The new virtual agent, nicknamed Botzilla, taps’s proprietary conversational AI technology to offer personalized information and assistance for more than 25,000 anticipated conference-goers who will gather for two days starting Nov. 21. Attendees of Slush include up-and-coming startup founders, some of the biggest investors in the game, and key players representing many of the fastest-growing tech companies from more than 130 countries.

“We are excited to put’s artificially intelligent virtual agent to the test in a new way as we help Slush 2019 event-goers navigate one of the world’s most prestigious, global tech events,” said Lars Selsås, co-founder and CEO of

Botzilla can help event attendees as they plan their ticket purchases, providing pertinent details on prices, as well as offering guidance on which types of tickets to buy. The AI-powered virtual agent is also ideal for learning about speakers at the event and discovering information on the services offered at Slush, including matchmaking and pitching competitions that facilitate meetings between startup founders and investors, as well as the showcase studio.

“Each year Slush has become more popular, and we’re always searching for better ways to make the Slush experience outstanding and something our visitors were not even expecting,” said Rasmus Ekholm, Product Lead at Slush. “Botzilla is an exceptional example of personalizing the event experience, and it will help us ensure a smooth Slush visit to our 25,000 attendees.”

About is a privately held software company that specializes in conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Inventor of the world’s most complete software for building, implementing and operating virtual agents powered by conversational AI technology, helps banks, financial institutions, and other enterprise companies focus on their business objectives and customer relationships while creating new lines of revenue and new customer experiences. With unlimited scalability, enterprise-level security and best-in-class privacy features,’s technology is used by hundreds of global companies and organizations. is a Norwegian software company founded in 2016 with North American headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif.

About Slush
Slush is the world’s leading startup and technology event. In 2019, Slush is organized in Helsinki on November 21–22, gathering together 25,000 attendees, including 4000 startups, 2000 investors, and 700 journalists, representing over 130 nationalities.

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