Program

sTARTUp Day 2019 starts on 23rd January with several side events such as Investor Day and Executive Day – learn more about side events here.
24th and 25th January are the main festival days in the UT Sports Hall where the inspiring-educational stage program is complemented with hands-on seminars, countless pitches, organized matchmaking, and a large demo area, followed by parties and other side events.


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
Jevgeni Kabanov, CPO of Taxify – From Zero to One with ZeroTurnaround
10:55 - 11:20
Roger Dickey, Founder of Gigster – Gigster Founder Story
11:20 - 11:55
Patrick Mork, Madmork – Using the power of stories to launch brands such as Google Play and Pepsi Max
12:00 - 12:40
From one service to multi-product company
12:40 - 12:55
Kristjan Maruste, 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
13:00 - 13:15
Liisi Himma, Swedbank – Digitalization of industry and how start-ups can help the economy to reach the next level
13:15 - 13:30
Martin Vares, Founder of Fractory – Founder Story
13:30 - 13:45
Stenver Jerkku – eAgronom Founder Story
13:45 - 14:00
Christian von den Brincken, Ströer – "Dancing Salsa with the Elephant - How to do business with German corporations?"
14:00 - 14:20
Mailiis Ploomann and Markus Lippus – Elisa AI co-creation with MindTitan – how do we make it work?
14:20 - 14:35
Eeva Tiainen, Fazer – Driving transformation and growth through open innovation
14:50 - 15:20
Fireside chat with Peter Vesterbacka (Lightneer)
15:20 - 15:35
Markus Pasula, Co-founder of Grand Cru – Failure story of Supernauts
15:35 - 15:50
Olesja Marjalaakso, Polka Dot Studio – Blending mobile games with fashion retail and influencers to create new level of engagement
15:50 - 16:05
Marten Palu, CEO & co-founder of Gamecan - How we rewrote our game three times
16:10 - 16:25
Jason Dydynski, Weekdone – Get your story straight- learning to tell your business story
16:25 - 16:55
Reverse pitching: investors to startups
16:55 - 17:25
Pitching: best startups from pitching stage
11:10 - 11:25
Lauri Sokk, City of Tartu – Tartu – Smart City since 1632
11:25 - 11:45
Boyd Cohen, IoMob – Blockchain Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities
11:45 - 12:00
Jonathan Raper, TransportAPI – How TransportAPI.com navigated the hype curve to deliver real MaaS benefits
12:00 - 12:15
Marek Rannala, Positium – Data-based transport planning
12:20 - 12:35
Riina Einberg, Taxify – Creating a workspace for dynamic and scaling startup
12:35 - 12:50
Raul Kaevand, Clipman – Building a startup using freelancers
12:50 - 13:05
Allan Martinson, LeapIN - Building the Republic of LeapIN: a "virtual country" for global micro-businesses
13:05 - 13:20
Alari Aho, Co-founder of Toggl – Remote work
13:20 - 13:35
Einar Roosileht, CTO of Rush Street Interactive – Creating a work environment where people would want to work?
13:40 - 13:55
Tõnu Runnel, Co-founder of Sixfold – How we turned down a million euros and shut down Palleter
13:55 - 14:20
Carl Frauenstein, MonacoTech – What to look for in co-founders and first team members?
14:20 - 15:05
Founders Psychology
15:05 - 15:35
Rain Sepp, CEO of askRobin & Dmitri Sarle, CEO of ArcticStartup
15:40 - 16:10
How to engage investors you want on crowdfunding platforms?
16:15 - 16:30
Robin Wauters, Tech.eu - How to pitch to media & bloggers?
16:30 - 16:45
Rytis Lauris, Omnisend – E-mail marketing is dead
16:45 - 17:00
Alex Birkett, Hubspot – Reinventing organic user acquisition at HubSpot
10:30 - 11:30
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 - 15:55
sTARTUp Pitching – Part II
16:00 - 17:00
Est-Lat Accelerate
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 - 11:30
Kaleidoskoop
10:35 - 10:55
Jevgeni Kabanov, CPO of Taxify – From Zero to One with ZeroTurnaround
10:55 - 11:20
Roger Dickey, Founder of Gigster – Gigster Founder Story
11:00
11:10 - 11:25
Lauri Sokk, City of Tartu – Tartu – Smart City since 1632
11:20 - 11:55
Patrick Mork, Madmork – Using the power of stories to launch brands such as Google Play and Pepsi Max
11:25 - 11:45
Boyd Cohen, IoMob – Blockchain Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities
11:30 - 12:45
Nordic PitchMatch (Science to Business)
11:45 - 12:00
Jonathan Raper, TransportAPI – How TransportAPI.com navigated the hype curve to deliver real MaaS benefits
12:00
12:00 - 12:40
From one service to multi-product company
12:00 - 12:15
Marek Rannala, Positium – Data-based transport planning
12:20 - 12:35
Riina Einberg, Taxify – Creating a workspace for dynamic and scaling startup
12:35 - 12:50
Raul Kaevand, Clipman – Building a startup using freelancers
12:40 - 12:55
Kristjan Maruste, 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
12:50 - 13:05
Allan Martinson, LeapIN - Building the Republic of LeapIN: a "virtual country" for global micro-businesses
13:00
13:00 - 13:15
Liisi Himma, Swedbank – Digitalization of industry and how start-ups can help the economy to reach the next level
13:00 - 13:55
STARTER Finals
13:05 - 13:20
Alari Aho, Co-founder of Toggl – Remote work
13:15 - 13:30
Martin Vares, Founder of Fractory – Founder Story
13:20 - 13:35
Einar Roosileht, CTO of Rush Street Interactive – Creating a work environment where people would want to work?
13:30 - 13:45
Stenver Jerkku – eAgronom Founder Story
13:40 - 13:55
Tõnu Runnel, Co-founder of Sixfold – How we turned down a million euros and shut down Palleter
13:45 - 14:00
Christian von den Brincken, Ströer – "Dancing Salsa with the Elephant - How to do business with German corporations?"
13:55 - 14:20
Carl Frauenstein, MonacoTech – What to look for in co-founders and first team members?
14:00
14:00 - 14:20
Mailiis Ploomann and Markus Lippus – Elisa AI co-creation with MindTitan – how do we make it work?
14:00 - 15:00
sTARTUp Pitching – Part I
14:20 - 14:35
Eeva Tiainen, Fazer – Driving transformation and growth through open innovation
14:20 - 15:05
Founders Psychology
14:50 - 15:20
Fireside chat with Peter Vesterbacka (Lightneer)
15:00
15:05 - 15:55
sTARTUp Pitching – Part II
15:05 - 15:35
Rain Sepp, CEO of askRobin & Dmitri Sarle, CEO of ArcticStartup
15:20 - 15:35
Markus Pasula, Co-founder of Grand Cru – Failure story of Supernauts
15:35 - 15:50
Olesja Marjalaakso, Polka Dot Studio – Blending mobile games with fashion retail and influencers to create new level of engagement
15:40 - 16:10
How to engage investors you want on crowdfunding platforms?
15:50 - 16:05
Marten Palu, CEO & co-founder of Gamecan - How we rewrote our game three times
16:00
16:00 - 17:00
Est-Lat Accelerate
16:10 - 16:25
Jason Dydynski, Weekdone – Get your story straight- learning to tell your business story
16:15 - 16:30
Robin Wauters, Tech.eu - How to pitch to media & bloggers?
16:25 - 16:55
Reverse pitching: investors to startups
16:30 - 16:45
Rytis Lauris, Omnisend – E-mail marketing is dead
16:45 - 17:00
Alex Birkett, Hubspot – Reinventing organic user acquisition at HubSpot
16:55 - 17:25
Pitching: best startups from pitching stage
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 - 10:30
Hermione Way, Former communication manager at Tinder – Learnings from 10 years of marketing in startups
10:30 - 10:50
Andrus Purde, Co-founder of Outfunnel – No-BS marketing framework for early-stage startup
10:50 - 11:10
Cameron Manwaring, Co-founder of Sharebility – How to make things go viral?
11:15 - 12:00
Christer Fuglesang – Keynote by Swedish astronaut
12:05 - 12:30
Fireside chat with Oliver Leisalu, Co-founder of Taxify
12:35 - 12:50
Marc Sands – Creativity starts with a strategy and ends with the execution
12:50 - 13:10
Marcus Engman, Founder of Skewed Productions – Designing IKEA
13:10 - 13:40
Creative Economy – challenges and opportunities
13:40 - 13:55
Lisa Lang – Digitalizing the fashion industry
13:55 - 14:05
Reet Aus, Fashion designer & founder of Aus Design - Making of Upmade
14:05 - 14:25
Surprise Show – From Zero to Hero
14:30 - 14:55
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of European Comission – How Europe could lead in AI?
14:55 - 15:25
Adrian Kaehler, CEO and founder of Giant.ai - Machine perception in the age on AI
15:25 - 15:40
Harri Ketamo, Founder of Headai – Cognitive AI disrupting lifelong learning
15:45 - 16:00
Kaarel Kotkas, founder of Veriff - Insights about fundraising
16:00 - 16:30
Reverse pitching: Funds and accelerators to startups
16:30 - 17:00
The best pitches from NAP and sTARTUp Pitching
17:00 - 17:15
Superangel Pitching – Drifting pitch videos and winner
17:15 - 17:40
Award ceremony and closing of the festival
10:10 - 11:25
Poliitikute debatt eesti keeles (politicians debate in Estonian)
11:35 - 12:10
Startup Ecosystem: Startup Visa and E-Residency
12:10 - 12:45
Building a startup ecosystem
12:50 - 13:30
Science to business – Should universities push spinoffs to markets?
13:30 - 13:50
Dylan Vickers, PitchBook – Science to Business
13:50 - 14:05
Marko Turpeinen, Director of EIT Digital Finland – EIT Digital – driving Europe's digital transformation
14:30 - 15:05
Space Technology – How to fund your space startup?
15:05 - 15:20
Kristel Kruustük, Co-founder of Testlio – Insights about fundraising
15:20 - 15:55
Biotechnology – from lab to the world
15:55 - 16:05
Laurie Louvet, Co-founder of Leeve – How to start from nothing
16:10 - 16:25
Ann Plough, CEO of Rootbiome – What is foodtech and why should you care?
16:25 - 16:35
Andre Veskioja, BioCC – EIT Food possibilities for startups and students
16:35 - 16:50
Kätrin Karu, TFTAK – The future of food
10:00 - 11:25
Elisa pitching competition
11:30 - 12:00
EstLat BioBoost pitching session
12:05 - 12:45
Tartu Creative Industries Centre pitching
12:50 - 13:50
Prototron pitching
14:00 - 14:30
Buildit pitching
14:35 - 15:55
Startup Wise Guys pitching
9:00
Check-in & morning coffee
10:00
10:00 - 11:25
Elisa pitching competition
10:10 - 10:30
Hermione Way, Former communication manager at Tinder – Learnings from 10 years of marketing in startups
10:10 - 11:25
Poliitikute debatt eesti keeles (politicians debate in Estonian)
10:30 - 10:50
Andrus Purde, Co-founder of Outfunnel – No-BS marketing framework for early-stage startup
10:50 - 11:10
Cameron Manwaring, Co-founder of Sharebility – How to make things go viral?
11:00
11:15 - 12:00
Christer Fuglesang – Keynote by Swedish astronaut
11:30 - 12:00
EstLat BioBoost pitching session
11:35 - 12:10
Startup Ecosystem: Startup Visa and E-Residency
12:00
12:05 - 12:30
Fireside chat with Oliver Leisalu, Co-founder of Taxify
12:05 - 12:45
Tartu Creative Industries Centre pitching
12:10 - 12:45
Building a startup ecosystem
12:35 - 12:50
Marc Sands – Creativity starts with a strategy and ends with the execution
12:50 - 13:10
Marcus Engman, Founder of Skewed Productions – Designing IKEA
12:50 - 13:30
Science to business – Should universities push spinoffs to markets?
12:50 - 13:50
Prototron pitching
13:00
13:10 - 13:40
Creative Economy – challenges and opportunities
13:30 - 13:50
Dylan Vickers, PitchBook – Science to Business
13:40 - 13:55
Lisa Lang – Digitalizing the fashion industry
13:50 - 14:05
Marko Turpeinen, Director of EIT Digital Finland – EIT Digital – driving Europe's digital transformation
13:55 - 14:05
Reet Aus, Fashion designer & founder of Aus Design - Making of Upmade
14:00
14:00 - 14:30
Buildit pitching
14:05 - 14:25
Surprise Show – From Zero to Hero
14:30 - 14:55
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of European Comission – How Europe could lead in AI?
14:30 - 15:05
Space Technology – How to fund your space startup?
14:35 - 15:55
Startup Wise Guys pitching
14:55 - 15:25
Adrian Kaehler, CEO and founder of Giant.ai - Machine perception in the age on AI
15:00
15:05 - 15:20
Kristel Kruustük, Co-founder of Testlio – Insights about fundraising
15:20 - 15:55
Biotechnology – from lab to the world
15:25 - 15:40
Harri Ketamo, Founder of Headai – Cognitive AI disrupting lifelong learning
15:45 - 16:00
Kaarel Kotkas, founder of Veriff - Insights about fundraising
15:55 - 16:05
Laurie Louvet, Co-founder of Leeve – How to start from nothing
16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Reverse pitching: Funds and accelerators to startups
16:10 - 16:25
Ann Plough, CEO of Rootbiome – What is foodtech and why should you care?
16:25 - 16:35
Andre Veskioja, BioCC – EIT Food possibilities for startups and students
16:30 - 17:00
The best pitches from NAP and sTARTUp Pitching
16:35 - 16:50
Kätrin Karu, TFTAK – The future of food
17:00
17:00 - 17:15
Superangel Pitching – Drifting pitch videos and winner
17:15 - 17:40
Award ceremony and closing of the festival