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Politicians debate at sTARTUp Day: "As a small country we have nothing but our reputation to shake the table"

January 31, politicians debated on the topic “Estonia's Competitiveness 2020” on the sTARTUp Day stage. The panel featured Riina Sikkut (Social Democratic Party), Siim Kiisler (Isamaa), Kaja Kallas (Estonian Reform Party), Andrei Korobeinik (Estonian Centre Party) and Kristina Kallas (Estonia...
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Milda Mitkute, founder of Vinted: “Being a leader and being an expert are two different things”

Milda Mitkute is the co-founder of the online marketplace Vinted, where people sell and buy second-hand clothes. With more than...
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Christos Vaitsis: “Innovation in health is not easy to stumble upon”

Christos is the Manager of the EIT Health Accelerator program for the EIT Health Scandinavian node. The Accelerator provides support...
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Sacha Michaud - Co-founder, Glovo: “We’ve been able to rise to the top by being faster, more focused and more efficient”

Sacha Michaud is an English entrepreneur who has founded several companies during his career, for example, one of the largest...
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Helen Kokk “Be sure to find a balance between health and work”

Helen is a partner and head of service design/user experience in Nortal. She has created user experience for both public...
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The future of startup ecosystems as impact creators for the society - Sten-Kristian Saluveer

Sten-Kristian is an Estonia/Japan based curator, audiovisual producer, and content & technology entrepreneur bridging Asia with Europe. He is the...
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Metallica did not break Tartu!

At sTARTUp Day, the largest business festival in the Baltics, Tartu's Smart City presented data that was collected during the...
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Hero of the week - Urmas Klaas, the Mayor of Tartu

sTARTUp Day 2020 Hero of the week is Urmas Klaas - the Mayor of Tartu! He has been a great...
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TOP 10 startups that impressed RIA.com at sTARTUp Day 2020

This year the sTARTUp Day 2020 event in Tartu gathered hundreds or smart and young people who were telling visitors...
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sTARTUp Day 2020 in numbers - a record year!

Baltics’ biggest business festival sTARTUp Day took place for the 4th time on 29-31 January in UT Sports Hall in...
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sTARTUp Day selected the best early-stage startup - Jeff App

At sTARTUp Day took place legendary pitching competition with 33 competitors that were selected from 277 applicants. The winner of...
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Jeremy Goldman: "Human beings are people who innovate, and the reason why we innovate is because of a problem we created as part of the last innovation."

For two decades, futurist Jeremy Goldman has been working with companies looking to modernize, innovate, and disrupt their current business...
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Hermione Way: “If your company doesn't have a story from the beginning, you're not going to survive”

Hermione Way, the world-renowned brand consultant, and marketeer, joined sTARTUp Day to share her lessons to fellow startups. The following...
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Laura Dekker: “I feel more lonely in a big city than in the ocean”

Laura Dekker is the founder of the World Sailing Foundation. Her journey was initiated by the love of sailing. Dekker...
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Johan Bergqvist: “The culture might change as you grow as a company"

Johan Bergqvist, formerly VP of Corporate Finance and Treasury of Spotify, is now CFO of Bolt. During his Spotify career,...
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sTARTUp Day pitching TOP 7 - the best startups in Estonia at the moment

sTARTUp Pitching had 32 teams competing for a place in TOP 7 - list of the best business ideas currently...
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Martti Paatela “Give a chance to the unthinkable ideas and you might win something big”

Martti Paatela is the co-founder and CEO at Epic Foods – a restaurant that does not exist. It’s a sustainable...
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Andres Schabelman, VP of Expansion, Fiverr: "I use my own life as a model for how to build startups."

Andres Schabelman believes that creating from the heart is the path to a meaningful life and the creation of movements...
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Your Survival Guide to sTARTUp Day 2020

You know what makes hacking sTARTUp Day easy? Coming prepared. Check this list and you have all the information needed...
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Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO of PowerUp Energy Technologies: “Running a science-based company takes a lot of persistence”

Ivar Kruusenberg is the CEO and founder of PowerUp Energy Technologies. After a long career as the University of Tartu...
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State-owned energy company Eesti Energia is collaborating with startups

Eesti Energia is one of the partners of sTARTUp Day and is represented at the festival both in the demo...
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sTARTUp Mindset - what does it really mean?

When we talk about sTARTUp Day, we’re always saying that we’re bringing together people with the startup mindset – not...
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TOP 32 teams of sTARTUp Pitching 2020

sTARTUp Pitching is the official pitching competition of sTARTUp Day. In 2020, 248 teams from 30 different countries applied and...
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Marvin Liao, 500 Startups: “Always optimize for the high quality in the people you are around”

Marvin is a former partner of 500 Startups, with over 19 years of experience in venture capital, technology businesses, and...
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Rein Lemberpuu, CEO of .Cocoon: “Mentoring and coaching are dead?"

Working daily with startup founders and mentors in .Cocoon Founders Mentoring Program, I have seen the value that can be...
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Head organizer of sTARTUp Day Marili Vihmann: “If I can’t do it anymore, I keep on going!”

Katrin Hinrikus and Mihkel Vetemaa started the Täitsa Pekkis podcast in 2018. They bring you stories from awesome Estonian people,...
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Kadri Tuisk: “Many problems an entrepreneur faces are new even to the world”

Hero of the Week Kadri Tuisk is the founder and CEO of Clanbeat  - a personal growth support tool helping...
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Patrik Etelävuori, Finnair Digital Transformation Lead: "We are open for innovation"

sTARTUp Day stands for Tartu! We are always happy when offices are opened and jobs created here. For example, the...
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Transactions with startup shares – a few things to keep in mind

You have an excellent idea and your product is going to change the world. You decide to establish a company...
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Kaidi Ruusalepp: “Successful people see opportunities where others see risks”

Hero of the week - Kaidi Ruusalepp is the founder and CEO of Funderbeam, the global funding and trading platform...
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5 hacks to show up in Google search results for free

sTARTUp Day asked Convertal about the best tricks for better SEO. They wrote an article with great advice for starting...
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Lauri Kinkar: “Start selling as the first thing you do.”

I've been building Messente for the past six years, together with our great team and two incredibly talented co-founders -...
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Taavi Tamkivi: “I was worrying about all the people who were getting hurt”

Hero of the Week Taavi Tamkivi is the co-founder and CEO of Salv. Salv is an anti-money laundering user-friendly platform...
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Throwback to 2019 sTARTUp City highlights

2019 is over and now it’s time to take a look back to everything that has happened in sTARTUp city!...
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Frank Salzgeber: “We need to take more risks!”

Frank Salzgeber is a serial entrepreneur and the Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at European Space Agency – meaning...
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Hero of the Week - Martin Jeret: “Fear of not succeeding is never a good reason to say no”

Our Hero of the Week - Martin Jeret became CEO of Nevercode in September. At the beginning of December Nevercode signed...
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Tartu Wall of Fame has been opened in SPARK Demo

Since the end of November, the SPARK Demo features Tartu's own Wall of Fame, which currently shows 13 outstanding startups....
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Hero of the Week - Taniel Põld: “I am inspired by Estonian startup landscape”

Taniel Põld is the CEO of Degritter, a company specializing in ultrasonic cleaning of vinyl records and is particularly distinguished...
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Connor Swenson, Mindfulness & Productivity Coach: “People need to understand their goals and how they will be measured”

Connor Swenson teaches mindfulness and meditation practices that help people be more productive and find greater wellbeing in their lives....
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sTARTUp Day brings Fiverr and Airbnb experience to Tartu - the program is launched!

Baltics biggest business festival sTARTUp Day just launched its program of the 2020 festival on January 29-31. This year the...
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The best gift ideas from Estonian startups

Ho. Ho. Ho. What are the similarities between Christmas and sTARTUp Day? Both are getting closer and closer and bring...
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Hero of the Week - Heikki Mägi: “Leadership is about inspiring the people around you.”

Heikki is an entrepreneur, coach, trainer, active health blogger, and a hobby chef. He’s a co-founder and CEO of Fitlap....
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Sorainen: Startup fundraising – how to do it right?

Building a startup may seem like fun and games at first, but there are quite a few legal things to...
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Stenver Jerkku: “Even if everything seems to fail, always look for learning opportunities.”

Stenver Jerkku is a software engineer, a leader, a public speaker and an entrepreneur but most importantly – the co-founder...
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TransferWise: How To Teach Technology To Youngsters?

sTARTUp Day has put together an exciting program for youngsters. Youth Area’s agenda includes idea-generating and prototyping workshops and offers...
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Hero of the Week - Mari Joller: “I want to reinvent how people search for audio”

Mari Joller is an Estonian tech entrepreneur living in New York, who builds companies that are enabled by artificial intelligence...
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Hero of the Week - Kristjan Maruste: “I decided that failing my startup would just equal an MBA"

Kristjan Maruste is the CEO and co-founder of Comodule that creates a universal operating system to digitize light vehicles such...
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James York: Is the US market right for your Startup?

James York is a native New Yorker, and former stockbroker turned professional entrepreneur and marketer. He has been the Head...
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Raine Toss (k u u l design): “Each failure is necessary for growth”

Raine Toss is the founder and designer of the Estonian clothing brand k u u l. The brand was initially...
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sTARTUp Day is looking for the next unicorn at the sTARTUp Pitching Competition

At the business festival sTARTUp Day 2020, startups have the opportunity to present their business idea in front of 4,000...
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The University of Tartu is ranked in the top 300 in Business and Economics according to the newest Times Higher Education rankings

The University of Tartu’s ranking has risen in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings! The University of Tartu is ranked...
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30 speakers have joined sTARTUp Day – find out who!

As sTARTUp Day 2020 is getting closer, its schedule is being filled with more and more awesome speakers. Here are...
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Ivo Remmelg: “The biggest mistake is to invest in emotions”

Ivo Remmelg is an entrepreneur and one of the founding members of EstBAN. Ivo has over 25 years of experience...
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Priit Alamäe: “Our projects are shown as an example for other institutions in different countries”

Priit Alamäe has been known in Estonia as an entrepreneurial activist for more than 20 years mainly for being the...
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Martin Kristerson: "Teamwork makes the dream work"

Martin Kristerson is the founder and CEO of UpSteam – one of the fastest-growing early-stage startups of Estonia. While he...
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Enelin Paas: "Trust only the science, psychology, data, and concrete numbers."

Enelin Paas is a full-stack strategic marketer. For the last 5 years, she has traveled across more than 40 countries...
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Rain Rannu: “I wanted to do something that would not exist unless I do it.”

Rain Rannu is probably best described as a guy with many talents. He is known as a serial entrepreneur, who...
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Laura Dekker: “Fighting for your dreams and goals is always worth it!”

Laura Dekker is the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. At the age of 14, while her...
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Ardo Kaurit - the Estonian Young Entrepreneur of the Year!

Ardo Kaurit started building electric bicycles with two friends 5 years ago. At first, it was more of a side-hobby...
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The Best Thoughts from the Business Conference sTARTUp Psychology

On the 30th of September, sTARTUp Day’s official side event sTARTUp Psychology took place for the first time. The event...
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Milda Mitkute: “Cultural Fit is More Important than Professional Skills”

Milda Mitkute is the co-founder of Vinted – the largest pre-loved fashion marketplace. The idea for Vinted came from Milda’s...
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Former Tinder’s Head of European Communications Hermione Way Will Speak at sTARTUp Day

Hermione Way, dating app’s Tinder former Head of European Communications will be speaking at sTARTUp Day 2020!  We asked her...
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Marcel Gasser: “My Mission is to Combine the Business and Spiritual World”

Marcel Gasser is an entrepreneurial nomad who has had the opportunity to work on many amazing projects all over the...
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Keith Siilats’ Words of Wisdom to Future Founders: “Start After You’ve Put Aside Enough Money From Your Day Job.”

Keith Siilats is an entrepreneur, co-founder, and CTO of Bolt Mobility, a company that's developing and renting electric scooters. This...
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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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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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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 Allan Martinson talked about the challenges of freelancers and micro-businesses and how LeapIN is there to help...
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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 Bolt: “Be passionate about what you’re doing.”

Oliver Leisalu is the CTO and the third co-founder of Bolt (previously Taxify) of whom we yet don’t know much....
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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 on...
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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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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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