Program

Here you can find the main program of sTARTUp Day 2019.

STARLIGHT
stage
SPOTLIGHT
stage
PITCHING
stage
09:00
Check-in & morning coffee 
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
10:00 - 10:35
Opening of sTARTUp Day 2019
10:35 - 10:55
Founder Story
Jevgeni Kabanov, co-founder of ZeroTurnaround, CPO of Taxify - From Zero to One with ZeroTurnaround
10:55 - 11:10
Founder Story
Kristjan Maruste, CEO & Co-Founder of Comodule – How to raise money to build a company, use it all to build a racing car, crash it and then build a company without any money
11:10 - 11:35
Founder Story
Roger Dickey, Founder of Gigster – Vacuum chambers, enterprise sales, and 1 million virtual drug dealers
11:35 - 12:10
Marketing
Patrick Mork, Chief Storyteller, Madmork Stories, ex-CMO of Google Play – Using the power of stories to launch brands such as Google Play and Pepsi Max
12:15 - 12:55
Founder Story
Panel: From one service to multi-product company
13:00 - 13:15
Corporate Innovation
Liisi Himma, Head of Corporate Banking, Swedbank – Digitalization of industry and how startups can help the economy to reach the next level
13:15 - 13:30
Founder Story
Martin Vares, CEO & Founder of Fractory – Digitized Industry - the Experience
13:30 - 13:45
Founder Story
Stenver Jerkku, COO & co-founder, eAgronom - From farmers to farmers
13:45 - 14:00
Corporate Innovation
Christian von den Brincken, MD of Business Development, Ströer - Dancing Salsa with the Elephant - How to do business with German corporations?
14:00 - 14:20
Corporate Innovation
Mailiis Ploomann, Head of Telecom Services, Elisa Estonia and Markus Lippus, co-founder and Data Science Lead, MindTitan - Elisa AI co-creation with MindTitan – how do we make it work?
14:20 - 14:35
Corporate Innovation
Eeva Tiainen, Senior Manager, Fazer Labs - Driving transformation and growth through open innovation
14:50 - 15:20
Gaming
Peter Vesterbacka, entrepreneur - Don't think. Do. Think
15:20 - 15:35
Gaming
Markus Pasula, co-founder, Grand Cru - Failure Story of Supernauts
15:35 - 15:50
Gaming
Olesja Marjalaakso, CEO & co-founder, Polka Dot Studio - Blending mobile games with fashion retail and influencers to create new level of engagement
15:50 - 16:05
Gaming
Marten Palu, CEO & co-founder, Gamecan - How we rewrote our game three times
16:15 - 16:25
Pitching
Jason Dydynski, Weekdone – Get your story straight- learning to tell your business story
16:25 - 16:50
Pitching
Reverse pitching: 3-minute pitches from investors
16:50 - 17:15
Pitching
Pitching: Best pitches from the pitching stage Day 1
11:10 - 11:25
Smart City
Lauri Sokk, Head of Smart City, Tartu City Government - Tartu: Smart City since 1632
11:25 - 11:45
Smart City
Hannes Astok, Deputy Director of e-Governance Academy & Development Manager of SmartCityLab Estonia: Cities Challenges - Opportunities for Start-ups
11:45 - 12:00
Smart City
Jonathan Raper, CEO, TransportAPI.com - How TransportAPI.com navigated the hype curve to deliver real Mobility-As-A-Service benefits
12:00 - 12:15
Smart City
Marek Rannala, Product Manager, Positium - Data based transport planning
12:20 - 12:35
Organizing Work
Riina Einberg, General Manager, Taxify - Creating a workspace for dynamic and scaling startup
12:35 - 12:50
Organizing Work
Raul Kaevand, CEO & co-founder, Clipman - Building a startup using freelancers
12:50 - 13:05
Organizing Work
Allan Martinson, CEO, LeapIN - Building the Republic of LeapIN: a 'virtual country' for global micro-businesses
13:05 - 13:20
Organizing Work
Einar Roosileht, CTO, Rush Street Interactive - Beyond success: a personal take on what matters in a work environment
13:20 - 13:35
Organizing Work
Alari Aho, co-founder, Toggl - Toggl way of remote work
13:40 - 14:00
Fuckup Story
Tõnu Runnel, co-founder of Sixfold; ex co-founder of Palleter - How we turned down a million euros and shut down Palleter
14:00 - 14:20
Founders Psychology
Carl Frauenstein, Director of Program, MonacoTech - What to look for in co-founders and first team members?
14:20 - 14:55
Founders Psychology
Panel: How far I can get without trust?
15:00 - 15:10
Founders Psychology
Dmitri Sarle, CEO, ArcticStartup - The Effect of Responsibility
15:10 - 15:40
Founders Psychology
Rain Sepp, CEO & co-founder, askRobin & Dmitri Sarle, CEO, ArcticStartup - How to use a mentor?
15:45 - 16:15
Fundraising
Panel: How to engage investors you want on crowdfunding platform?
16:20 - 16:35
Marketing
Robin Wauters, founding editor of Tech.eu - How to pitch to media & bloggers?
16:35 - 16:50
Marketing
Rytis Lauris, CEO & co-founder, Omnisend - E-mail marketing is dead
16:50 - 17:05
Marketing
Alex Birkett, Growth Marketing Manager, Hubspot - Reinventing organic user acquisition at HubSpot
10:30 - 11:25
Kaleidoskoop
11:30 - 12:45
Nordic PitchMatch (Science to Business)
13:00 - 13:55
STARTER Finals
14:00 - 15:00
sTARTUp Pitching – Part I
15:05 - 16:00
sTARTUp Pitching – Part II
16:00 - 17:00
EstLat-Accelerate Demo Pitching
17:05 - 17:35
Curriculum pitches from University of Tartu, Chair of Entrepreneurship
9:00
Check-in & morning coffee
10:00
10:00 - 10:35
Opening of sTARTUp Day 2019
10:30 - 11:25
Kaleidoskoop
10:35 - 10:55
Founder Story
Jevgeni Kabanov, co-founder of ZeroTurnaround, CPO of Taxify - From Zero to One with ZeroTurnaround
10:55 - 11:10
Founder Story
Kristjan Maruste, CEO & Co-Founder of Comodule – How to raise money to build a company, use it all to build a racing car, crash it and then build a company without any money
11:00
11:10 - 11:35
Founder Story
Roger Dickey, Founder of Gigster – Vacuum chambers, enterprise sales, and 1 million virtual drug dealers
11:10 - 11:25
Smart City
Lauri Sokk, Head of Smart City, Tartu City Government - Tartu: Smart City since 1632
11:25 - 11:45
Smart City
Hannes Astok, Deputy Director of e-Governance Academy & Development Manager of SmartCityLab Estonia: Cities Challenges - Opportunities for Start-ups
11:30 - 12:45
Nordic PitchMatch (Science to Business)
11:35 - 12:10
Marketing
Patrick Mork, Chief Storyteller, Madmork Stories, ex-CMO of Google Play – Using the power of stories to launch brands such as Google Play and Pepsi Max
11:45 - 12:00
Smart City
Jonathan Raper, CEO, TransportAPI.com - How TransportAPI.com navigated the hype curve to deliver real Mobility-As-A-Service benefits
12:00
12:00 - 12:15
Smart City
Marek Rannala, Product Manager, Positium - Data based transport planning
12:15 - 12:55
Founder Story
Panel: From one service to multi-product company
12:20 - 12:35
Organizing Work
Riina Einberg, General Manager, Taxify - Creating a workspace for dynamic and scaling startup
12:35 - 12:50
Organizing Work
Raul Kaevand, CEO & co-founder, Clipman - Building a startup using freelancers
12:50 - 13:05
Organizing Work
Allan Martinson, CEO, LeapIN - Building the Republic of LeapIN: a 'virtual country' for global micro-businesses
13:00
13:00 - 13:15
Corporate Innovation
Liisi Himma, Head of Corporate Banking, Swedbank – Digitalization of industry and how startups can help the economy to reach the next level
13:00 - 13:55
STARTER Finals
13:05 - 13:20
Organizing Work
Einar Roosileht, CTO, Rush Street Interactive - Beyond success: a personal take on what matters in a work environment
13:15 - 13:30
Founder Story
Martin Vares, CEO & Founder of Fractory – Digitized Industry - the Experience
13:20 - 13:35
Organizing Work
Alari Aho, co-founder, Toggl - Toggl way of remote work
13:30 - 13:45
Founder Story
Stenver Jerkku, COO & co-founder, eAgronom - From farmers to farmers
13:40 - 14:00
Fuckup Story
Tõnu Runnel, co-founder of Sixfold; ex co-founder of Palleter - How we turned down a million euros and shut down Palleter
13:45 - 14:00
Corporate Innovation
Christian von den Brincken, MD of Business Development, Ströer - Dancing Salsa with the Elephant - How to do business with German corporations?
14:00
14:00 - 14:20
Corporate Innovation
Mailiis Ploomann, Head of Telecom Services, Elisa Estonia and Markus Lippus, co-founder and Data Science Lead, MindTitan - Elisa AI co-creation with MindTitan – how do we make it work?
14:00 - 14:20
Founders Psychology
Carl Frauenstein, Director of Program, MonacoTech - What to look for in co-founders and first team members?
14:00 - 15:00
sTARTUp Pitching – Part I
14:20 - 14:35
Corporate Innovation
Eeva Tiainen, Senior Manager, Fazer Labs - Driving transformation and growth through open innovation
14:20 - 14:55
Founders Psychology
Panel: How far I can get without trust?
14:50 - 15:20
Gaming
Peter Vesterbacka, entrepreneur - Don't think. Do. Think
15:00
15:00 - 15:10
Founders Psychology
Dmitri Sarle, CEO, ArcticStartup - The Effect of Responsibility
15:05 - 16:00
sTARTUp Pitching – Part II
15:10 - 15:40
Founders Psychology
Rain Sepp, CEO & co-founder, askRobin & Dmitri Sarle, CEO, ArcticStartup - How to use a mentor?
15:20 - 15:35
Gaming
Markus Pasula, co-founder, Grand Cru - Failure Story of Supernauts
15:35 - 15:50
Gaming
Olesja Marjalaakso, CEO & co-founder, Polka Dot Studio - Blending mobile games with fashion retail and influencers to create new level of engagement
15:45 - 16:15
Fundraising
Panel: How to engage investors you want on crowdfunding platform?
15:50 - 16:05
Gaming
Marten Palu, CEO & co-founder, Gamecan - How we rewrote our game three times
16:00
16:00 - 17:00
EstLat-Accelerate Demo Pitching
16:15 - 16:25
Pitching
Jason Dydynski, Weekdone – Get your story straight- learning to tell your business story
16:20 - 16:35
Marketing
Robin Wauters, founding editor of Tech.eu - How to pitch to media & bloggers?
16:25 - 16:50
Pitching
Reverse pitching: 3-minute pitches from investors
16:35 - 16:50
Marketing
Rytis Lauris, CEO & co-founder, Omnisend - E-mail marketing is dead
16:50 - 17:15
Pitching
Pitching: Best pitches from the pitching stage Day 1
16:50 - 17:05
Marketing
Alex Birkett, Growth Marketing Manager, Hubspot - Reinventing organic user acquisition at HubSpot
17:00
17:05 - 17:35
Curriculum pitches from University of Tartu, Chair of Entrepreneurship
09:00
Check-in & morning coffee 
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
10:10 - 10:40
Marketing
Andrus Purde, CEO & co-founder, Outfunnel - No-BS marketing framework for early stage startup
10:40 - 11:10
Marketing
Cameron Manwaring, co-founder, Sharebility - How to make things go viral?
11:15 - 12:00
Space Technology
Christer Fuglesang, Swedish astronaut - Space journeys
12:05 - 12:30
Founder Story
Fireside chat with Oliver Leisalu, CTO & co-founder, Taxify and Sven Illing, Program manager of sTARTUp Day
12:35 - 12:50
Creative Economy
Marc Sands, marketing guru - Creativity starts with a strategy and ends with the execution
12:50 - 13:10
Creative Economy
Marcus Engman, founder, Skewed Productions - Designing IKEA
13:10 - 13:30
Creative Economy
Fireside chat: Marcus Engman, founder, Skewed Productions & Indrek Kasela, Partner, United Angels VC
13:30 - 13:40
Creative Economy
Sirla, co-founder, SprayPrinter - Estonian street artists hacking Silicon Valley
13:40 - 13:55
Creative Economy
Lisa Lang, CEO & founder, ThePowerHouse - Can you explain FashionTech to me?
13:55 - 14:05
Creative Economy
Reet Aus, fashion designer & founder, Aus Design - Making of Upmade
14:05 - 14:25
Show
Surprise Show – From Zero to Hero
14:30 - 14:55
Artificial Intelligence
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President, European Comission – How Europe could lead in AI?
14:55 - 15:25
Artificial Intelligence
Adrian Kaehler, CEO & founder, Giant.ai - Machine perception in the age of AI
15:25 - 15:40
Artificial Intelligence
Harri Ketamo, founder of Headai - Cognitive AI disrupting lifelong learning
15:45 - 16:00
Founder Story
Kaarel Kotkas, CEO & founder, Veriff - Y Combinator and growing as hell
16:00 - 16:30
Pitching
Reverse pitching: 3-minute pitches from investors
16:30 - 16:40
Founder Story
Sander Tammer, CEO & co-founder, Considero - Tutorial: when shits hits the fan
16:40 - 17:10
Pitching
sTARTUp Day Pitching 4 finalists & Nordic Angel Program 4 finalists
17:10 - 17:25
Pitching
Videos and winners of Superangel Drifting Pitching
17:25 - 17:50
Award ceremony and closing of the festival
10:10 - 11:25
Startup Ecosystem
Poliitikute debatt eesti keeles (politicians debate in Estonian)
11:30 - 11:40
Startup Ecosystem
Merilin Lukk, Startup Visa Project Lead, Startup Estonia - Access to Estonia for Tech Entrepreneurs
11:40 - 11:55
Startup Ecosystem
Kwun-Lok Ng, CEO & co-founder, Kipwise - Foreign founder survival guide to building a startup in Estonia
11:55 - 12:05
Startup Ecosystem
Adam Rang, Chief evangelist of E-residency program: E-Residency: The surprising story behind Estonia's government startup
12:05 - 12:45
Startup Ecosystem
Panel: What’s the best place to start a tech company?
12:50 - 13:30
Science to Business
Panel: Science to Business
13:30 - 13:40
Science to Business
Marko Turpeinen, Director of EIT Digital Finland, EIT Digital - Driving Europe’s Digital Transformation
13:40 - 14:00
Science to Business
Dylan Vickers, Senior Business Development Manager, Pitchbook: Fundraising - world statistics
14:25 - 14:40
Biotech
Tõnu Esko, Vice-Director, Estonian Genome Centre: Estonian Biobank – perfect launchpad for startups?
14:40 - 15:00
Biotech
Kristen Fortney, CEO & co-founder, Bioage Labs - Leveraging AI, genomics, and biobanks to extend human lifespan and healthspan
15:00 - 15:35
Space Technology
Panel: How to fund your space startup?
15:35 - 15:50
Fundraising
Triin Kask, CEO and Co-Founder of nevercode.io
15:55 - 16:10
Foodtech
Ann Plough, CEO, Rootbiome - What is food tech and why should you care?
16:10 - 16:20
Foodtech
Andre Veskioja, Manager of Product Development, BioCC - EIT Food possibilities for startups and students
16:20 - 16:35
Foodtech
Kätrin Karu, Sales & Marketing manager, Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies - Future of Food
16:35 - 16:45
Founder Story
Laurie Louvet, CEO & founder, Leeve - How to start from nothing
10:00 - 11:25
Elisa pitching competition
11:30 - 12:00
EstLat BioBoost pitching session
12:05 - 12:25
Tartu Creative Industries Centre pitching
12:25 - 12:45
Tallinn Creative Incubator pitching
12:50 - 13:50
Prototron pitching
14:00 - 14:30
Buildit pitching
14:35 - 15:55
Startup Wise Guys Batch 12 Demo Day
9:00
Check-in & morning coffee
10:00
10:00 - 11:25
Elisa pitching competition
10:10 - 10:40
Marketing
Andrus Purde, CEO & co-founder, Outfunnel - No-BS marketing framework for early stage startup
10:10 - 11:25
Startup Ecosystem
Poliitikute debatt eesti keeles (politicians debate in Estonian)
10:40 - 11:10
Marketing
Cameron Manwaring, co-founder, Sharebility - How to make things go viral?
11:00
11:15 - 12:00
Space Technology
Christer Fuglesang, Swedish astronaut - Space journeys
11:30 - 11:40
Startup Ecosystem
Merilin Lukk, Startup Visa Project Lead, Startup Estonia - Access to Estonia for Tech Entrepreneurs
11:30 - 12:00
EstLat BioBoost pitching session
11:40 - 11:55
Startup Ecosystem
Kwun-Lok Ng, CEO & co-founder, Kipwise - Foreign founder survival guide to building a startup in Estonia
11:55 - 12:05
Startup Ecosystem
Adam Rang, Chief evangelist of E-residency program: E-Residency: The surprising story behind Estonia's government startup
12:00
12:05 - 12:30
Founder Story
Fireside chat with Oliver Leisalu, CTO & co-founder, Taxify and Sven Illing, Program manager of sTARTUp Day
12:05 - 12:45
Startup Ecosystem
Panel: What’s the best place to start a tech company?
12:05 - 12:25
Tartu Creative Industries Centre pitching
12:25 - 12:45
Tallinn Creative Incubator pitching
12:35 - 12:50
Creative Economy
Marc Sands, marketing guru - Creativity starts with a strategy and ends with the execution
12:50 - 13:10
Creative Economy
Marcus Engman, founder, Skewed Productions - Designing IKEA
12:50 - 13:30
Science to Business
Panel: Science to Business
12:50 - 13:50
Prototron pitching
13:00
13:10 - 13:30
Creative Economy
Fireside chat: Marcus Engman, founder, Skewed Productions & Indrek Kasela, Partner, United Angels VC
13:30 - 13:40
Creative Economy
Sirla, co-founder, SprayPrinter - Estonian street artists hacking Silicon Valley
13:30 - 13:40
Science to Business
Marko Turpeinen, Director of EIT Digital Finland, EIT Digital - Driving Europe’s Digital Transformation
13:40 - 13:55
Creative Economy
Lisa Lang, CEO & founder, ThePowerHouse - Can you explain FashionTech to me?
13:40 - 14:00
Science to Business
Dylan Vickers, Senior Business Development Manager, Pitchbook: Fundraising - world statistics
13:55 - 14:05
Creative Economy
Reet Aus, fashion designer & founder, Aus Design - Making of Upmade
14:00
14:00 - 14:30
Buildit pitching
14:05 - 14:25
Show
Surprise Show – From Zero to Hero
14:25 - 14:40
Biotech
Tõnu Esko, Vice-Director, Estonian Genome Centre: Estonian Biobank – perfect launchpad for startups?
14:30 - 14:55
Artificial Intelligence
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President, European Comission – How Europe could lead in AI?
14:35 - 15:55
Startup Wise Guys Batch 12 Demo Day
14:40 - 15:00
Biotech
Kristen Fortney, CEO & co-founder, Bioage Labs - Leveraging AI, genomics, and biobanks to extend human lifespan and healthspan
14:55 - 15:25
Artificial Intelligence
Adrian Kaehler, CEO & founder, Giant.ai - Machine perception in the age of AI
15:00
15:00 - 15:35
Space Technology
Panel: How to fund your space startup?
15:25 - 15:40
Artificial Intelligence
Harri Ketamo, founder of Headai - Cognitive AI disrupting lifelong learning
15:35 - 15:50
Fundraising
Triin Kask, CEO and Co-Founder of nevercode.io
15:45 - 16:00
Founder Story
Kaarel Kotkas, CEO & founder, Veriff - Y Combinator and growing as hell
15:55 - 16:10
Foodtech
Ann Plough, CEO, Rootbiome - What is food tech and why should you care?
16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Pitching
Reverse pitching: 3-minute pitches from investors
16:10 - 16:20
Foodtech
Andre Veskioja, Manager of Product Development, BioCC - EIT Food possibilities for startups and students
16:20 - 16:35
Foodtech
Kätrin Karu, Sales & Marketing manager, Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies - Future of Food
16:30 - 16:40
Founder Story
Sander Tammer, CEO & co-founder, Considero - Tutorial: when shits hits the fan
16:35 - 16:45
Founder Story
Laurie Louvet, CEO & founder, Leeve - How to start from nothing
16:40 - 17:10
Pitching
sTARTUp Day Pitching 4 finalists & Nordic Angel Program 4 finalists
17:00
17:10 - 17:25
Pitching
Videos and winners of Superangel Drifting Pitching
17:25 - 17:50
Award ceremony and closing of the festival