sTARTUp Day 2024 Survival Guide

sTARTUp Day 2024 begins already in two days! We are excited to welcome you to Tartu and help you have the best festival experience. Take a couple of minutes to read the following tips, and you’ll be ready to roll!

Pick Up Your Badge Early

You can collect your badge and wristband at the main festival venue on January 25 and 26, starting at 9 AM, or at any one of the locations listed at the button below.

Before collecting your badge, follow the link in the ticket email (sent from Fienta), assign the ticket, and fill in your name, company, and position – these will be printed on your badge. Keep your wristband and badge with you at all times during the event.

Take a Walk to the Venue

sTARTUp Day 2024 is taking place in the familiar setting of the University of Tartu Sports Centre at Ujula 4. Check out the venue map. The venue is open on January 25 and 26 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

As it’s a short distance from the city centre, we recommend walking or taking a bus to the venue. Courtesy of the City of Tartu, bus rides are free with the sTARTUp Day wristband during the festival days. There are a limited number of paid parking spots available at the venue.

Create Your Personalized Program

Find all the details about the stage program and seminars in the festival schedule and bookmark your favorite sessions in the Brella app. 

Please note that this year, the stage program is not recorded so it will not be possible to rewatch the program after the event. 

Don’t forget the nearly 30 side events from ice swimming to city tours, most of which taking place already on January 24. 

Also, reserve some time to visit the festival demo area and check out the amazing startups at the pitching stage.

Schedule a Meeting With Your Next Business Partner

Fill in your profile in Brella and let the magic match you with other attendees with aligned interests. Next, schedule 20-minute meetings in our matchmaking area powered by Karma.VC.

Download the Brella app from Google Play or the App Store, and join the event in Brella here. In the app, you can find relevant contacts, arrange meetings, create a personalized festival schedule, and access main event information, venue map, and the latest announcements.

Enjoy Food and Return Your Dishes

You can find awesome caterers serving food and drinks at our food court. Please note that we only use reusable cups and dishes in the festival area, including at the afterparty. Please do not throw them in the garbage but return them to the collection containers.

Instead of bottled water, free drinking water is available at sTARTUp Day for everyone. Bring your own bottle or use the reusable cups available.

Rock at sTARTUp Night

The biggest networking party in the sTARTUp City, sTARTUp Night, will take place in Kammivabrik (Teguri 28A) on January 25 at 8 PM. Expect a great show and live music, including a headline act by Bedwetters, a pop-up bar with food and drinks, and, of course, endless opportunities for networking and having fun!

Please Leave Pets at Home

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the University of Tartu Sports Hall by the venue operator, so please leave your furry friends at home.

Be Part of Tartu 2024 Opening Celebrations

This year’s sTARTUp Day will be special, as it overlaps with the opening week of the Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture title year

The Tartu 2024 Grand Opening will unfold in the city center on the evening of January 26, shortly after the curtain drops at sTARTUp Day 2024. So why not extend your stay in Tartu and be part of the historic celebrations?

I Will be Attending Visuals

If you want to share that you're attending sTARTUp Day 2024 in a way that's not just pressing the ''going'' button, we've got you! 

There are a few text snippets and two visuals you can use – one with the option to add your picture and the other with the work already done for you. 

Get your visuals here and let everyone know you're coming!

Enjoy Yourself

The festival days are going to be busy, but we hope you’ll still have some time to experience the unique spirit of Tartu by taking a stroll in the Old Town, or ice skating on Town Hall Square or visiting one of the city’s restaurants or cafes. Allow for chance encounters with other amazing guests, and most of all, have the time of your life.

And while at it, don’t forget to collect memories and share them on social media, using the hashtag #startupdayfest2024 and tagging our account @startupdayfest.

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