Program 2019

Here you can find the main program of previous sTARTUp Day in 2019.  We are are currently working on the speakers list of sTARTUp Day 2020. Stay tuned!

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