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Keith Siilats’ Words of Wisdom to Future Founders: “Start After You’ve Put Aside Enough money From For Day Job.”

Keith Siilats is an entrepreneur, co-founder and CTO of Bolt Mobility, a company that's developing and renting electric scooters. This spring, Bolt Mobility caught the attention of the most prominent media outlets worldwide because of their partnership announcement with the...
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sTARTUp Day idea founder Andres Kuusik leaves footprints to Tartu Pioneers' Alley

This year Andres Kuusik, sTARTUp Day idea founder, was added to Tartu Pioneers' Alley. The purpose of the alley is...
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Kicking Off the Program of sTARTUp Day 2020

New season means new beginnings! As sTARTUp Day is the most innovative festival in Estonia, we aim to keep our...
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Swedbank Has Stepped Into the Co-Organizers Circle

We have some great news – Swedbank is now one of the 9 co-organizers of sTARTUp Day! 
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First Speakers Revealed: Hermione Way and Marvin Liao will join at sTARTUp Day 2020!

It’s that time of the year again – we’re going to reveal the very first speakers of sTARTUp Day 2020....
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Hero of the Week: Meet our new Head Organizer Marili Vihmann

Marili has been with sTARTUp Day since the very beginning. She started as the volunteers’ team lead and was a...
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Call For Heroes – Suggest a Speaker For sTARTUp Day

Summer is almost over, which means that the sTARTUp Day team is back in the office and busy organizing the...
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Must-Attend Startup and Business Events in the Region

There is an abundance of startup and business events popping up all across Europe throughout the year. Choosing which ones...
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UX Tartu 2019 presents: Cleveron — helping people save time through innovation

On this Thursday, 18th of April, the event UX Tartu will take place for the third time already! UX Tartu...
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Kaarel Kotkas: “If you have momentum you have everything.”

Kaarel Kotkas is a founder and CEO of Veriff. He is the brain and driving power behind Veriff who inspires...
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Marcus Engman: “IKEA has promised to make all their products parts of a circular economy by 2030.”

Each year, IKEA sells 3,800 000 products designed by 20 designers and put on display by 1000 interior designers, says...
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LeapIN – the OS for micro businesses

LeapIN’s fresh CEO Alan Martinson talked about the challenges of freelancers and micro businesses and how LeapIN is there to...
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Marc Sands: you have to trust the people you work with

Marc Sands has done a remarkable marketing career. He’s a former The Guardian marketing director, director of Media and Audience...
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Tõnu Esko – the Success Story of Estonian Genome Project

Estonian Biobank is a success story: they have collected biosamples from almost 170 000 Estonians, which is a very big...
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From drifting to Alpine House, Superangel keeps putting startups to the test (videos!)

Superangel fund is known for putting startups to the test. You might find yourself jumping out of an airplane 4km...
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TRIT won 11th Kaleidoskoop Finals at sTARTUp Day

sTARTUp Day Pitching Stage was opened by business ideas competition Kaleidoskoop 11th Finals. Team TRIT that develops a solution for...
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Adam Rang | The e-Residency programme is continually gathering popularity

Adam Rang works as Chief Evangelist at the e-Residency programme, Estonia's first government startup, to help create a valuable network...
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Adrian Kaehler: “Once you could only spy on someone, now we can spy on everyone.”

Adrian Kaehler has been an avid scientist from a really young age, enrolling in university at the age of 14....
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Startup visa gives an access to Estonian tight startup ecosystem

The Estonian startup ecosystem is in the process of rapid growth. Past two years have shown that the Estonian ecosystem...
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Day 2 done & some changes in the program

We had an amazing second day of the festival – many many many super inspirational keynotes, panels, surprises rolled out...
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Lauri Sokk – TARTU: SMART CITY SINCE 1632

Lauri Sokk finds that the smart city concept is a way of thinking. It's not a big goal you have...
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Jevgeni Kabanov shared his lessons learned on building a great product

Jevgeni Kabanov built his first company at an early age of 16. Already then he made thousands of dollars building...
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Rain Sepp & Dmitri Sarle about mentorship: “A good mentor should not give you an easy time but should challenge you instead.”

Rain Sepp, CEO & Co-Founder of askRobin and Dmitri Sarle, CEO of ArcticStartup discussed the benefits of mentorship programs from...
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Jonathan Raper: “transportAPI.com is a growth story from zero to a million.”

TransportAPI was started in 2012 and has been up and running ever since. At the moment, 25% of bus and...
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Eeva Tianen – innovating food industry through collaboration

Disruption is seen in every industry. But what does transformation mean for food companies and industry? Eeva Tiainen, Fazer’s senior...
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Roger Dickey: “Culture can get you through tough times.”

Roger Dickey is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor and founder of Gigster. He gave us 22 sharp lessons from...
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Patrick Mork: “Good stories are like good cocktails – they release awareness and excitement.”

Patrick Mork is Chief Storyteller who for example has built and led the marketing team that launched Google play and...
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The Festival has kicked off & ex-Tinder Hermione Way canceled

Now we can proudly say that Day 1 of sTARTUp Day is done!
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Your Survival Guide to sTARTUp Day 2019

It’s finally here! Long-waited sTARTUp Day 2019 “From Zero to Hero” festival kicks off already tomorrow! Three days of community-organized...
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Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang: “You have to trust your crew but also admit your own mistakes.”

Christer Fuglesang is a Swedish first and only astronaut. His career is truly inspirational – he has worked in European Space...
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Hero of the Week: Rein Lemberpuu, CEO and Founder of .Contriber: “You Often Have to Work on Balancing the Opposites.”

Rein Lemberpuu – a man who needs no further introduction. Though if you do – he is one of the...
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The Successful sTARTUp Year 2018

Tartu is the only city in the world which is in the word ‘sTARTUp’. 2018 was a remarkably successful year...
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sTARTUp Day program is fulfilled with versatile side events

sTARTUp Day is a festival with many different side events. Visitors can participate in workshops, seminars, discussions, parties, meetups and...
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Future unicorns hit the stage in sTARTUp Pitching finals

sTARTUp Pitching has reached to its finals where the jury has chosen 21 teams to participate in. Almost 250 startups...
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sTARTUp Day is born from synergy of the community

sTARTUp Day, which has now grown to be the biggest business festival in the Baltics, was brought to life two...
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Ex-Google Play marketing manager Patrick Mork: “Only the paranoid survive.”

Patrick Mork is a highly respected marketing expert with over 25 years of experience of which 18 years in technology...
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The amazing world of female entrepreneurship

How to succeed in the business world? How to make your ideas come to life? We had a chat with four...
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Oliver Leisalu, CTO & Co-Founder of Taxify: “Be passionate about what you’re doing.”

Oliver Leisalu is the CTO and the third co-founder of Taxify of whom we yet don’t know much. Oliver will...
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Sirla, Co-Founder of SprayPrinter: “The value of street art is in creative freedom.”

Who would be a better person to discuss the essence and future and street art with, than street art specialist...
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From community to the world – how did sTARTUp Day begin?

sTARTUp Day 2019 is in about two weeks, can you believe it? But before we move on by introducing the...
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Cameron Manwaring, Co-Founder of Shareability: “Companies should focus on sharing.”

Forbes 30 Under 30. Helped to win an Oscar. Have worked with Cristiano Ronaldo, Turkish Airlines, Pizza Hut, Sony, Pepsi,...
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Peter Vesterbacka, Co-Founder of Lightneer: ”I Always Knew That I Wanted to do My Own Thing.”

Peter Vesterbacka is a Finnish entrepreneur and mobile game developer who is most famous for being part of wildly successful...
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Dr. Ben Miles, Founder of Spin Up Science: “Science is One of the Pinnacle Activities in Which a Society Can Engage.”

Dr. Ben Miles is the founder of Spin Up Science which goal is to connect scientist and engineers across academic...
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Sten Tamkivi, Chief Product Officer of Topia: “Don’t say a bad word about anything you're not ready to do better yourself.”

Sten Tamkivi is the Chief Product Officer of Topia and the President of Estonian Startup Leaders Club. He is a...
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Fashion Designer Reet Aus: “For Some Reason, Our Society Doesn’t Value Failures.”

Reet Aus is a fashion, theatre and film artist, with a goal to focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable creation....
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Marketing Entrepreneur James York Is Advising What’s Hot in Social Media Marketing in 2019

James York is a native New Yorker and former stockbroker turned professional entrepreneur and marketer. He has been the Head...
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Laurie Louvet, CEO of LEEVE: “Being an Entrepreneur Means Facing New Adventures and Challenges Every Day.”

Laurie Louvet is a true traveller who believes that learning new languages opens doors and makes people to become more...
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Andrus Purde, Co-Founder of Outfunnel: “One can only hope that people have the patience not to take one marshmallow now but wait for two.”

Andrus Purde is an Estonian marketing guru with over 20 years of experience in marketing. After working at Skype and...
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Almost There! Revealing Some More Speakers of sTARTUp Day 2019

It’s time to reveal this month’s selection of some speakers of sTARTUp Day 2019 “From Zero to Hero”. We’re proudly...
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Chief Street Debater Tomo Kihara: “We should be cautious about how we teach AI to make decisions.”

AI is something that everybody is always talking about. Why AI is such a big deal? What's the hype and...
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Time To Have an Open Conversation About Investing And the Role of Executives in Corporate Innovation

On January 23 at business festival sTARTUp Day a lot of side events happening, biggest of them are Investor day...
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Kadri Bussov, CEO of ESTCube: “Failing Is One of the Greatest Things That Can Happen in Life.”

Kadri Bussov is the CEO of Estonian Student Satellite Foundation ESTCube – she is coordinating the construction of the ESTCube-2...
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5 Tips On How To Pitch Like a Professional

Pitching is a good tool for gaining attention for your ideas, finding investors and challenging yourself. In addition, it helps...
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Estonian Startup Nevercode Partners with Google and Launches a Dedicated CI/CD Tool for Flutter Apps

Today at the Flutter Live event held in London, Google announced the release of Flutter 1.0, an open-source mobile SDK...
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Tõnu Runnel, Co-Founder of Sixfold: “Be Ready to Let Go of the Status Quo No Matter What the Question Is.”

Tõnu Runnel is a true multi-talent – he is an entrepreneur, a designer, and a photographer.
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Marili Vihmann, Head Organizer of sTARTUp Talks: “It’s truly a blessing to be a human being with one’s emotions."

Marili Vihmann is the Head Organizer of sTARTUp Talks, the official side event series of sTARTUp Day. Her daily challenge...
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Time to Reveal Some More Speakers of sTARTUp Day 2019!

It’s been a while, so it’s time to introduce some more speakers of sTARTUp Day 2019! As you already know,...
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Alissa Vassilkova, Co-Founder and CEO of Estelon: “You Just Have to Believe in Yourself and Try.”

Alissa Vassilkova is the CEO and the Co-Founder of Estelon, which is one of the world’s most luxurious speaker brands....
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sTARTUp AI Will Cut Through The Hype of AI

On 13th December sTARTUp Talks, the official side events series of sTARTUp Day will continue – the second event is...
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Andres Kuusik: How Can Traditional Companies Collaborate with Startups?

Business festival sTARTUp Day will continue with its mission to change a widespread belief in traditional companies about startups pouring...
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Kaarel Kotkas, CEO & Founder of Veriff: “We Are Creating Trust in a World That is Otherwise Considered Anonymous.”

Kaarel Kotkas might be young but definitely not inexperienced. His company Veriff has completed the Y Combinator program, which is...
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.Cocoon Offers a Mentorship Program That Focuses on the Psychology of Startup Founders

Next to numerous business incubators and accelerators, there’s now a new program called Cocoon. Its innovative and unique approach focuses...
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sTARTUp Day Gives a Possibility to Be Part of the International Festival Organizing Team

Volunteers have always been in the epicenter of a successful festival – they are responsible for the image of the...
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Martin Vares, Co-Founder & CEO of Fractory.co: “You Have to Celebrate Even the Smallest of Victories.”

Martin Vares is the CEO & co-founder of an on-demand manufacturing platform Fractory.co, which has been an astoundingly successful startup...
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Must-Read: What Startup Psychologist Noa Matz Suggests to Win Investors

Is founding a startup with your best friend really a good idea? How to succeed in business without going crazy?...
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Hero of the Week: Kei Karlson, Co-Founder of GoWorkaBit Where Fun Factor is a Serious KPI

Year: 2013, location: the legendary Garage48 hackathon. An idea which would change the whole job market was born – it’s...
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10 Tips to Get the Most out of a Business Festival

Business events are a great place to gather inspiration and practical knowledge, to network or to raise investments. With good...
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Hero of the Week: Märt Aro, Co-Founder of DreamApply: “You Can Be Stupid, But Be Stubborn.”

Märt Aro has taken a mission upon himself – to develop the field of education by the educational software DreamApply...
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sTARTUp Day Announces the Competition sTARTUp Pitching

Do you know what Fractory.co and Guestjoy have in common? Both of them have raised investments from the Nordic business...
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Hero of the Week: Richard Murutar, Founder & CEO of SprayPrinter: “My Goal is to Have World Peace by 2021.”

Richard Murutar is a man with a vision of making our planet a better environment for us and our children....
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Hero of the Week: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO of eAgronom, Robin Saluoks

Robin Saluoks - co-Founder and CEO of eAgronom, Hero of the week. And yesterday the title of the Young Entrepreneur...
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Former Tinder’s Head of European Communications Hermione Way Will Speak at sTARTUp Day

Let’s continue with the powerful woman by announcing the next speaker of sTARTUp Day 2019 – Hermione Way, dating app’s...
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Game Producer Edvin Aedma Suggests: How To create a Successful Computer Game?

The new Estonian computer game Circle Empires enjoys its international success as the earnings are already 15 times the size...
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Hero of the Week: Triin Kask, Co-Founder & CEO of Nevercode

“Believing in yourself is the most crucial asset that you have. Trust life and trust that everything turns out good...
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Estonian Marketing Guru Andrus Purde Gives Advice About Dogs And Sugar Gliders

There are lots of people who call themselves marketing gurus but few who really are. Andrus Purde is a man...
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Hero of the Week: Kristel Kruustük, Founder & CEO of Testlio

Kristel Kruustük is the Co-Founder and CEO of Testlio, software testing and QA management platform that has become one of the...
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Martin Vares: Tartu has a better business environment than Silicon Valley

“Without a specific goal there’s no point in going to Silicon Valley – nobody will wait for you there. There...
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Hero of the Week: Kelly Kangur, Co-Founder & CBO of Decomer Technology

Decomer Technology is developing a novel water-soluble and edible packaging material. Our next Hero of the Week is Kelly Kangur, Co-Founder...
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First 10 speakers of sTARTUp Day 2019 revealed

As you already know, this year’s sTARTUp Day will be bigger than ever. It’s time to announce the first 10...
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About last year: the best early-stage start-up GuestJoy is moving towards a global footprint

Remember the amazing hotels guest communication tool GuestJoy? That’s right – it’s the best early stage start-up from our last...
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Hero of the Week: Ermo Tikk, Head Organizer of sTARTUp Day

It’s the kickoff of our brand new column – Hero of the Week. Our first hero is Ermo Tikk –...
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sTARTUp Day 2019 - What's New This Year?

On 23th to 25th January 2019, sTARTUp Day takes place for the third time. Being chosen to be the most...
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sTARTUp Day 2017 – a bubbling universe in the center of Tartu

sTARTUp Day 2017 was simply amazing – sold out event with over 2600 attendees, 100+ speakers on four stages, different...
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Kertu Kriisk: "Startups and Companies are More Productive When Working Together"

Product development is an unending process, starting with studying the market, continued by creating the product, testing and also then...
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THE 7 GOOD REASONS WHY STARTUP DAY 2017 IS A ROCKETSHIP FOR STARTUPS

Launching your own startup might seem a risky deal: only 1 out of 10 start-ups survive, that is a statistic...
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The Coolest Stage at sTARTUp Day 2017 - the UT IdeaLab Pitching Stage

The IdeaLab of the University of Tartu, which has 1 of the 4 sTARTUp Day 2017 stages, will host a series...
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Enterprise Estonia has approved sTARTUp Day 2017 with the grant for international conferences

Enterprise Estonia has approved our request to support sTARTUp Day 2017 with the grant for international conferences. The grant will...
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Tartu’s ambition: to become the top centre for startups in the Nordic countries

Thanks to an international university community, rapidly developing research, inspired citizens and venturesome startups, Tartu now has all the factors...
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Peter Kentie Offers Tartu The Smartu Brand

Peter Kentie managed to get into people's hearts by introducing the overly popular "Just Estonishing" campaign with the easily used -est...
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For 3 days, sTARTUp Day 2017 will turn Tartu into the busiest place in Europe

sTARTUp Day 2017 is a busy day fulfilled with motivation and inspiration to all guests. The business festival will be...
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Andrus Viirg: If you want something done, do it yourself!

Getting investors in Silicon Valley interested in one country's startups is not an easy job. Why would they care? It...
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7 reasons why you should attend sTARTUp Day 2017

Last year, we held the sTARTUp Day business festival for the first time. With almost 3000 participants and 45 speakers...
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Looking back at sTARTUp Day 2016: the first-time business festival that exceeded all the expectations!

Last year, for the first time, Tartu was turned into a business megafest. Thousands of start-ups, professionals, corporates, students, academics...
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The biggest business festival in Estonia sTARTUp Day – From Zero to Hero!

The idea for sTARTUp Day was born just a year ago. Now we can proudly say that we are the...
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