sTARTUp

With a physical startup ticket, you'll get onsite access to the Chasing Unicorns program on January 28 as well as online access to the whole festival throughout January 27–29, 2021.

We've created the most effective opportunities for you to meet investors, business partners, and customers. Now, it's up to you – take the possibilities and skyrocket your startup. 


What to expect*

Ϟ Inspirational-educational stage program

We all need a little inspiration from time to time. Founders will be sharing their success & fuck-up stories and experts will share their best tips & tricks of the trade. In addition to physical access to the Chasing Unicorns stage program, you will have access to a live stream of the whole festival. 



Ϟ Full online access

In addition to the physical program at the venue, you'll be able to see the rest of the stage program online. You'll also have access to all of the online perks like special side-events and virtual meetings. See more information here.


Ϟ Take your startup to the next level with specialized workshops

Need a little help with marketing, legal, finance, strategy, mindfulness or HR? Sharpen your skills with world-class experts and take your business to the next level.


Ϟ Early access to organized matchmaking

sTARTUp Day brings together thousands of startup-minded professionals from all over the world. You’ll have access to our matchmaking app Brella where not only can you meet investors and other startups on site, but also reach out to participants from other tracks and those taking part online. Use the opportunity to get your next investment, potential employees, mentors and prospective clients – 2 weeks before the general public get access.

sTARTUp Day is an event with a positive and casual atmosphere, always at an interesting venue. Perfect for networking – big enough to attract people and small enough to find the relevant ones. 
– Martin Vares, Founder & CEO of Fractory

Ϟ A list of participating investors

Finding the right investor for your startup on the spot may be a challenge. We’ll provide you with a database of all participating investors so you can do some research beforehand and find the right person to approach.


Ϟ Visibility on the sTARTUp Day website

We will feature your startup in our database on our website. This will allow investors, participants and potential participants to easily find information about your startup.


Ϟ Awe-worthy demo area

This is your chance to shine in the Mecca of entrepreneurship! Discover the latest innovations, accelerators, business opportunities, potential employees and prospective new clients. The demo area will be accessible in person or online.


Want to showcase your company at the demo area? Find more information here.



Ϟ sTARTUp Pitching

sTARTUp Pitching is the official pitching competition of sTARTUp Day! The best of the best startups get to pitch on the main stage and compete for amazing prizes. In addition to equity-free cash, free legal counseling and tickets to the top conferences in the world, last year the EstBAN-led syndicate gave out a €180k investment. Find more information about sTARTUp Pitching here.


Ϟ Legendary side-events

What’s a business festival without legendary side-events? We will be taking over Tartu by hosting a variety of events all over the city – expect networking parties, empowering meetups, workshops and a great time. This year may be different, but it won’t be any less memorable.  


Ϟ Invite to the legendary sTARTUp Night

Our afterparties are the place to be – quite literally. Just a couple of examples are Tartu’s first-ever parking lot party and a performance by prorapsuperstar Tommy Cash surrounded by a 270° video projection. We’re stepping up our game this year. You don’t want to miss it.



*Some perks may differ for physical and online ticket owners and are contingent on the COVID-19 situation in Tartu at the time of the event. The health & safety of all of our participants is our top priority and some of the mentioned perks may change depending on the COVID-19 situation in Tartu at the time of the event.


Investment funds who attended sTARTUp Day 2020