We believe that the best ideas and deals come when business meets celebration, which is why at sTARTUp Day you will find a unique blend of practical knowledge and a festival atmosphere.
Inspirational keynote by Pekka HyysaloPekka was a championship-winning pro skier until he had an accident in 2010 that almost ended his life. His helmet cracked and Pekka suffered a serious brain injury, landing him in a coma for 17 days. When he woke up, he had a choice: give up or fight his way back to normal life. Although doctors predicted it would take 2 years for him to even walk again, Pekka returned to skiing in just 11 months and now with his company FightBack, Pekka is inspiring everybody to hope, think positive and not give up on what’s most important to you.
Social entrepreneurshipIn a time of immense greed, waste and climate change, social entrepreneurship has emerged to the spotlight as a way to battle the deterioration of the planet. After all, where else are we going to live?
Sharing their expertise will be Nin Castle (Reverse Resources), Vahur Afanasjev (bestselling author) and other social entrepreneurs.
Founders StoriesThe sTARTUp Day motto is "From Zero to Hero", meaning every hero story has to start from somewhere. Sharing their entrepreneurial journeys are Arthur Schaback (Paxful) who went from homeless to multimillion-dollar startup founder and recently crowned Young Entrepreneur of the Year Jaan Hendrik Murumets (Kraakul).
A buzzing event, full of energy, excellent pitches, great speakers and loads of passion. I loved being part of sTARTUp day!
– David Beckett, Pitch Coach at Best3Minutes
At sTARTUp Day, Allan Eesmaa (Synctuition) will be showing you how to clear your mind so you could achieve more.
Creative blockDo you think of yourself as a creative person? We don't mean that in the sense of the ability to draw or sculpt. Creativity is being able to make decisions on your feet, innovate, and think outside of the box. Let your creative juices flow and create your own movie (yes, you read that right!) collectively with other participants and explore the world of gaming.
Leading the block will be media artist Chris Hales.
Ϟ sTARTUp Pitching Powered by EstBAN
We're bringing to you the brightest startups in the region looking for investments in various pitching competitions! The grand finale of these is our annual sTARTUp Pitching Powered by EstBAN where the TOP 10 startups compete for a €200k investment, €10k equity-free cash and other prizes. Find more information here.