Day Zero: Side EventssTARTUp Day 2024 kicked off with a burst of over 30 side events on January 24. From Executive Day and Investor Day to the VIP Reception, there was a mix of workshops, tours, and networking bashes across Tartu. Attendees got to soak up knowledge, make connections, and have a blast while they’re at it!
Day 1-2: Main Festival Days
On January 25–26, the sTARTUp Day 2024 main festivities unfolded. It was a two-day power-packed experience for everyone, whether you’re a startup newbie, an investor, an executive, or just curious. Attendees got to gain practical skills and a hefty dose of motivation that’ll make them stand out in their field.
We were at it for the 8th time this year, and dove deep into the following topics:
Survival Strategies – How to navigate tough economic conditions and ensure business resilience during challenging times?
Marketing & Brand – Building a great product rarely suffices for market success. Let's dive into growth strategies and tactics from experienced pros in the business world.
Personal & Professional Pivots – Not every founder story ends in a successful exit, yet topics like founder breakup and resignation are rarely openly discussed. It's time to change that!
Sustainable Entrepreneurship – From big tech to humane technologies, from unicorns to zebras and bees. Is bigger always a better way, or do we need a shift in the way we build and invest in businesses?
Company Culture – Remote work and hybrid teams, generational shifts, and changing expectations to work. How to create a supportive company culture where people can be at their most productive and happiest?
And as always, we didn't forget about entrepreneurial skills, inspirational founder stories, and deep tech.
sTARTUp Pitching is the official pitching competition of sTARTUp Day where the finest startups get to showcase their brilliance on the main stage and compete for special prizes. And don’t forget the legendary sTARTUp Night afterparty – the perfect blend of business and fun, with music that hits the right notes. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, a chance to make a difference, your next big opportunity, or hands-on learning from experts – you're in the right place!