sTARTUp Pitching

Startups – this is your chance to shine in front of over 3000 attendees from all over the world: potential investors, clients, partners, and international media. In addition to visibility, the best startups will be listed among the best in the region and awarded unbelievable prizes.

sTARTUp Pitching is the official pitching competition of sTARTUp Day. We are looking for early-stage to scale-up startups who want to raise funds. Preferred applicants have a strong mission and a scalable business model. Your startup should have a functioning product with traction/feedback, a strong team, and be ready for an investment.

“A week ago I was super happy because we had recently closed our pre-seed round, and now this… This is a good example of how things in the startup world can change. It takes a day or two to really get used to this idea."
– Toms Niparts, the founder of Jeff App & sTARTUp Pitching 2020 winner


Ϟ  Up to €200,000 EstBAN-led syndicate investment

EstBAN is putting together an angel syndicate to invest up to €200k in the most investable startup team from sTARTUp Day 2022 deal flow. EstBAN syndicates have invested almost 2.7M € into awesome startup companies. From our portfolio, you can find skyrocketing teams like VSight, Jeff App, Fractory, TranslateWise, ATOM Mobility, Adact, and numerous others.

Ϟ Up to €100,000 investment from .Cocoon Ventures

.Cocoon Ventures is putting together a syndicate to invest up to €100k for one team. This investment includes the price of the founder(s) ticket to join .Cocoon Program for a year (1:1 mentoring, events, and team assessment) to support startups during rapid growth, investment round, and facing different challenges.

Ϟ €10,000 equity-free cash from Swedbank

Our partner Swedbank will give €10k equity-free cash to one of the teams to fund their growth.

Ϟ€20,000 data center services from Greenergy Data Centers

Every piece of online information must be physically located somewhere. Future-proof your business with world-class infrastructure at the largest data center in the Baltics to make your data secure and green and always available. 4kW rack for free for 18 months with the option to use day offices at the GDC data center near Tallinn.

Ϟ 3 x $5000 in Amazon Web Services credits

Our partner Cloudvisor will give three startups $5000 in Amazon Web Services credits each to cover their AWS bills.

Cloudvisor is an Advanced tier AWS partner with a focus on startups and has helped more than 100+ startups so far to grow, scale, and optimise costs on AWS.

Ϟ €7,500 legal support from Sorainen

60 hours of legal advice worth 7500 € from an award-winning international law firm Sorainen whose previous customers include Google, Bolt, Microsoft, and Swedbank among others. In 2016, Sorainen was chosen to be the European Law Firm of the Year, and in 2021, shortlisted by Financial Times as one of the 30 most innovative law firms in Europe.

Ϟ 5 000 legal mentoring from TGS Baltic 

Our partner TGS Baltic offers free legal mentoring in the amount of 40 hours.

Ϟ Tera Ventures mentoring package

The winning team has an opportunity to pick the brain of their investment team and get advice on expansion to new markets like the USA, UK, and Asia. In addition to the advice from Team Tera, the mentoring package will be extended to the international advisory committee members. Moreover, they will make bespoke introductions to their investor network to facilitate a perfect match for the space you are in!

Ϟ €3000 equity-free cash and mentoring from Head of Tele2 Estonia Chris Robbins

Tele2 will give €3K equity-free cash to one of the teams, but that's not all because only that would be kind of boring, wouldn't it? Therefore the team we love the most will get an epic goodie bag and half a year of mentoring from our CEO Chris Robbins to really boost their inner rebels. Chris has formerly been the CEO of 1Stop-Experiences Inc, CEO & Customer Champion of Bite Lithuania, Chief Customer Officer at Wind Mobile, CMO at Vodafone Czech Republic and overall a cool guy who's really into marketing, value-based leading, and startups.

Ϟ S2B Work Space for 3 months

Tartu Science Park is giving three months of hot desk membership for three people in their newly opened S2B Work Space in the Delta Business Building. The winning startup will become a part of the sTARTUp Tartu community and have modern and ergonomic working conditions.

Ϟ Pitching training for TOP 40

Teams who have been chosen to pitch in the TOP 40 will get a chance to take part in intense pitching training by Gleb Maltsev. Are you bold enough to book the dates already? Paint your calendars on the 5th, 12th, and 19th of August!

This is not the whole list. More awards are on their way!


1 October 2021
Applications open
31 July 2022
Deadline for applications
4 August 2022
Announcing TOP 40 teams who will pitch at the pre-finals
5 August 2022
Pitching training by Gleb Maltsev for TOP 40 - part I
8-11 August 2022
TOP 40 pre-finals in Zoom
12 August 2022   
Pitching training by Gleb Maltsev for TOP 40 - part II
19 August 2022
Pitching training by Gleb Maltsev for TOP 40 - part III
25 August 2022
TOP 40 pitching at sTARTUp Day
26 August 2022
TOP 5 pitching at sTARTUp Day & award ceremony

Ϟ Technical details for TOP 40 startups pitching on the stage

All the teams will have 3 minutes for the pitch and 2 minutes for the questions. The working language is English. Slides are strongly recommended. All the TOP 40 teams will receive one free Startup ticket per team.

In case of any questions, feel free to contact