sTARTUp Day is a community-organized festival. The idea of sTARTUp Day was born in the beginning of December 2015 in a sauna.
Back then, there were many amazing events happening all over Tartu, however, all of them were too small to appeal to international investors or journalists. Our aim was to organize one bigger event that would bring all of the smaller events under one roof to collectively create a bigger impact. The idea was pitched to the community in a sauna and got positive feedback instantly.
The very first sTARTUp Day was organized in December 2016 and was sold out with 3000 participants – all thanks to a collective community effort.
Four years later, sTARTUp Day is organized by 9 very different organizations. They work together, combining their ideas and knowledge to create a business event with a unique festival vibe. The diversity in the community allows us to have a varied range of focus topics all of which have strong input from our co-organizers.
City of Tartu
University of Tartu
Tartu Science Park
Tartu Biotechnology Park
Tartu Business Advisory Services
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries