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 Meet the makers of tomorrow
Ϟ A large demo area full of innovation           Ϟ Vibrant side events
Ϟ International pitching competitions            Ϟ Unforgettable parties 


STATISTICS

Based on sTARTUp Day 2022

3900

Participants

182

Speakers

320

Startups

200

Investors

40

Media

52

Countries

86

Pitches

94

Companies
Exhibiting

speakers 2023

Taizo Son
Founder, Mistletoe
Shannon Kalayanamitr
CEO, 5G Catalyst Technologies
Dominnique Karetsos
CEO & Co-Founder, Healthy Pleasure Group
Amina Sugimoto
CEO, Fermata Inc.
Martin Villig
Co-Founder, Bolt
Jay Johnson
CEO, Coeus Creative Group
Patricia López Trabajo
CEO & Founder, Myhixel
Timmu Tõke
CEO, Ready Player Me

Experiences

I would suggest that anybody who's in the business, or thinking of starting a business, or thinking of investing in business should be here!
Eric Edmeades
Serial enterpreneur
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
At sTARTUp Day you'll see businesses that will change the world!
Jaïr Halevi
Startup program manager, Miro
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
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
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
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.com
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
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

BLOG

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