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Marii Ingriin Saaremäe on bringing back the good old Refresh conference in a whole new way

In January 2023, Refresh, the biggest product, UX design and front-end conference in Estonia, is returning after a 4-year hiatus. We had a refreshing chat with Marii Ingriin Saaremäe, Head Organizer of Refresh, about the upcoming conference and more.
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Kristjan Lind – the Estonian Young Entrepreneur of 2022!

Kristjan Lind is the CEO and co-founder of Bikeep, the leading smart commercial scooter and bike parking and charging provider....
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Juudit Gross: a career change to IT must start with interest and desire to work there

The career change from sea surveyor to IT developer was a logical step for Juudit (30), but at the same time...
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What do teens and your future employees really want? Wise shares 3 key takeaways from the latest survey

Wise has been keeping a close eye on the youth for years now and has asked Kantar Emor to survey...
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sTARTUp Day joins forces with Fractory

The Tartu-founded cloud manufacturing company Fractory joins as one of the co-organizers of sTARTUp Day.
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Meet our podcast hosts Marleen Aasa and Otto Oliver Olgo

It’s time to get to know Marleen Aasa and Otto Oliver Olgo, consultants at Miltton New Nordics and the hosts...
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Sandra Saarniit on supporting local startup community and personal growth

This week’s hero is Sandra Saarniit, Startup Community Development Manager at Startup Estonia whose mission is to foster collaboration and...
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Martin Kikas: "I scare off laziness with my fears."

Ö STUDIO is a dynamic form of collaboration between audiovisual companies and artists that offers specialized art-directed multidisciplinary solutions such...
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Culture is what separates a great company from an average one

Finding specialists with certain specific skills can be challenging in Estonia. But widening the search for talent from across borders...
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Digital nomads: a community of modern age builders and innovators

By their very nature, digital nomads are inquisitive thinkers – they left the comfort of their hometown, the familiarity of...
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E-Residency of Estonia: The digital key to the perfect base for your growing startup

Even while travel remains constrained, launching the next global startup means taking a global perspective. Digitally, we are all closer...
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Triin Kask: "Female founders are catching up!"

In the most recent episode of the sTARTUp Day podcast, our program manager Triin Kask talked about statistics related to...
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Time donation as an effective team building method

You know that feeling when you come back from a team event and feel really lucky because it was just...
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Exciting news from .Cocoon Ventures!

We have two awesome announcements for you! For their first investment, .Cocoon Ventures joined the investment round for Jobilla with...
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Ede and Sten Tamkivi – fearlessly breaking stereotypes

Both women and men, entrepreneurs and employees in startups and large corporations, are trying to find and improve work-life balance....
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Wrapping up the startup year 2020

This year has been unpredictable, challenging, and demanding for all of us. You could even say that the everyday life...
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Trust and shared values are fundamental for a thriving community

The statement “Think globally act locally” has never been more relevant. The restrictions on travel, meetings, and many other areas...
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Remato – this year’s most outstanding startup in Tartu!

Each year, the City of Tartu awards its best companies, including one noteworthy startup. This year, the title of the...
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7 challenges that make startups fail (and solutions)

One of our co-organizers, .Contriber has been working with startups since 2014 when they opened offices and co-working spaces in...
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Mart Lättekivi: "Maybe the midlife crisis just hit me at the age of 24."

Mart Lättekivi is our amazing COO! He has been in the sTARTUp Day family for 3 years now. The first...
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How Business Events Have Adapted to the COVID-19 Crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the whole world, forcing businesses to adapt and innovate to stay afloat in...
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New workforce sharing platform Share Force One emerges to help businesses resolve workforce-related problems during the crisis

Developed by members of the sTARTUp Community and headed by Lauri Sokk, the first Head Organizer of sTARTUp Day, Share...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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