sTARTUp Day is bringing together startup-minded people to celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu & online.

Ϟ Inspiring-educational stage program         Ϟ Organized matchmaking 
Ϟ Hands-on seminars with professionals       Ϟ Speed dating
Ϟ A large demo area full of innovation           Ϟ Vibrant side events
Ϟ International pitching competitions            Ϟ Unforgettable parties 


Attend in person, online or both – it's up to you! All ticket types grant access to all three festival days. NB! If you're attending in person, we will be checking visitors' infection safety. Be prepared to show proof of being fully vaccinated, a negative test result, or recovery from COVID.


January 26

- Smart Manufacturing Meetup
- Investor Day
- Networking Parties
... and so much more


January 27

- Science to Business
- Practical Startup Skills
- Pitching Competitions
- sTARTUp Night


January 28

- Inspirational Keynotes
- Entrepreneurial Impact
- Mental Health
- Self-Development


Based on sTARTUp Day 2021

















speakers 2022

Check out sTARTUp Day 2022 speakers:

Patrick Flesner
Partner and Growth Capital Investor, Lead X Capital Partners
Eric Edmeades
Serial Entrepreneur
Artur Schaback
Co-Founder & COO, Paxful
Pauliina Martikainen
Venture Capitalist, Maki VC
Shilei Zhang
Chief Commercial Officer, Solar Foods
Atul Dhingra
Vice President, MalwareBytes
Janis Upmanis
Co-Founder & CEO, GetUGo
Gaspar Anton
CEO, Eyevi


The sTARTUp festival is amazing – I just can’t believe how well organized it is! I mean it’s like I’m in New York or London.
Hermione Way
Brand Consultant, formerly at Tinder
sTARTUp Day is an event with a casual and positive atmosphere, always at an interesting venue. Perfect for networking – big enough to attract people and small enough to find all the relevant ones.
Martin Vares
Founder & CEO,
I think that this is the perfect size, where you have some really great speakers, and also me. You also have so many interesting startups that are presenting in a really great floor to walk through.
Jeremy Goldman
Author & Host, FUTUREPROOF podcast
Tartu is a fantastic city. Only for seeing Tartu I think that you should go there. I had high expectations, but it was far better than I expected.
Peter Vesterbacka
Me personally, I love helping and sharing some of the things that we’ve learned the hard way. I hope I get invited back again next year!
Marvin Liao
Former partner, 500 Startups
I was surprised about the size of this event and the vibes around it. It’s an area that is going to see so many good startups coming out of this area over the next 5 to 10 years for sure.
Hjalmar Winbladh
Managing partner, EQT Ventures
Networking opportunities at sTARTUp Day exceeded all of our expectations and led to several new business partnerships. Such a vibrant entrepreneurial community was created in Tartu – a combination of business and pleasure.
Annet Muru
Marketing Manager, STACC
sTARTUp Day is an excellent example of Tartu’s entrepreneurial environment – full of ingenious people, endless possibilities and encouraging people to become more entrepreneurial and innovative.
Urmas Klaas
Mayor of Tartu
The great experience I had, was that you meet so many people from all over the world. There is one room, but the world is in it.
Lisa Lang
CEO & Founder, The PowerHouse
The atmosphere was very friendly, and I was surprised by the high quality of local and international startups presented at the event. Months later, I am still in touch with entrepreneurs and investors that I met in Tartu, which is of big value.
Magda Lukaszewicz
Investment Associate, Balderton Capital
sTARTUp Day is a great event for 1-on-1 meetings. Big enough to find the people of interest, but not too big to get lost in the crowd. It also gives an excellent overview of the whole Baltic startup scene.
Marek Kiisa
Partner, BaltCap Growth Fund
A buzzing event, full of energy, excellent pitches, great speakers and loads of passion. I loved being part of sTARTUp day!
David Beckett
Pitch Coach, Best3Minutes


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