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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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