Why attend

sTARTUp Day is the largest business festival in the Baltic States bringing together the startup and business community. It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. The theme of sTARTUp Day 2017 is "From Zero to Hero", an intriguing topic with lots of keynote stories, vital skillsets, exciting workshops, open networking and the best pitches. Every one of us can become a hero and our aim is to inspire you to take matters into your own hands and guide yourself to success – in business, school or any other aspect of your life.

Festival is open for everyone who is interested in:
  • entrepreneurship and startups;
  • getting to know how to avoid making common mistakes in starting a business;
  • getting to know how to increase success rate;
  • meeting with interesting people, networking with greatest minds and making new contacts,
  • or just want to have fun and enjoy the inspiring vibes of the most awesome business festival held in Tartu!
sTARTUp Day is expected to host 2500 participants:  startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, academicians, students and business enthusiasts!
  • Get inspired by listening to the amazing speakers from different subject fields: creative industry, sports industry, biotechnology, space technology, data technologies. There will be keynote speakers to tell their stories about getting from zero to hero and a panel about the next big thing.
  • Learn important skills by listening talks, panels and debates on the most important skillsets. We have topics in three levels regarding your prior experience: beginners, intermediates and hard-core startuppers.
  • Get more in depth in exiting seminars where you can discuss your ideas and questions with the experts and speakers.
  • Listen to the best business ideas in pitches from the top Estonian startups, pitching competitions. The best student teams introduce their fresh and innovative ideas on UT Idealab stage.
  • Look around at our demo area and partner area to discover products and serviced that startups have come up to change the world.
  • Network with the greatest minds who have gathered in Tartu for sTARTUp Day at networking area
  • Mingle with investors, media representatives, speakers and mentors in Contriber Match-making area.
sTARTUp Day 2017 main organising partners are University of Tartu, City of Tartu and the sTARTUp Community. Our supporting partners are Tartu Science Park, Tartu Business Advisory Services, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tartu Biotechnology Park, University of Tartu Idea Lab, Ole Rohkem., Contriber, sTARTUp Hub, Spark Hub, Buildit, Convertal, Mooncascade.