FROM ZERO TO HERO

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

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


why attend?

4400

Participants

150

Speakers

350

Startups

160

Investors

60

Media

60

Countries

120

Pitches

85

Companies
Exhibiting

speakers 2020

We had 150+ speakers! Here are some of the highlights:

Milda Mitkute
Co-Founder, Vinted
Hjalmar Winbladh
Managing partner, EQT Ventures
Andres Schabelman
VP of Expansion, Fiverr
Jeremy Goldman
Author & Host, FUTUREPROOF podcast
Hermione Way
Brand Consultant, former Head of European Communications at Tinder
Marvin Liao
Former Partner, 500 Startups
Adeo Ressi
CEO, Founder Institute
Connor Swenson
Mindfulness & Productivity Coach, ex-Googler

TOPICS

Founders’ psychology
Is founding a startup with your best friend a good idea? Discussions about mentorship and evolving as a founder.
Space Technology
Space is new frontier for startups – from data analytics and water purification to SpaceX rockets.
Science to Business
Is an invention an innovation when it’s not on the market? How to overcome the struggles when getting your academic research to the market?
Smart City
New trends like big data and sustainable development will change cities as we know them. What will future cities look like?
Advanced Analytics
High-level data science gives you the opportunity to better understand and predict future events. How can you use advanced analytics to step up your company?
Founders' Stories
The true zero to hero stories that are here to inspire all current and future founders working on their big break.
Health-Tech
Starting a health-tech startup is more difficult as you need to build up a lab in addition to a company. What opportunities can it bring?
Marketing & Sales
Learn how to grow your company through innovative marketing and sales techniques taught by the industry leaders.
Startup Ecosystem
Every starting company needs support, but what kind of support and who should offer it is up for debate.
Fin-Tech
Fin-tech innovates the financial sector that has been around forever. How are some of the top fin-tech companies disrupting the sector?
Cyber Security
Cyber security will help you not lose millions. It needs to be a priority when you have a lot to lose.
Mobility
Mobility was the most invested in sector of 2019. What does the future of the sector hold?

Experiences

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, Fractory.co
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
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
Entrepreneur
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
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
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

BLOG

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