sTARTUp

sTARTUp Day is the hotspot for you and your business. Take part in various events designed to skyrocket your startup. It is THE event for your life-changing connections with investors, partners, and new valuable customers.


What to expect?


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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 two 200k investments. Find more information about sTARTUp Pitching here.


Ϟ Take part in Speed Dating with Investors

We're bringing together visitors, startups, investors, executives, and scientists for epic speed dating. All 1:1 interactions last for 4 minutes and take place at a designated area at the sTARTUp Day venue. Meet 20 investors per hour who are interested in investing in your field or 20 scientists, who are interested in taking your product to the next level! The perfect match might just change your life.


Ϟ A list of participating investors

Finding the right investor for your startup on the spot might 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.


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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. Check out this year's speakers! 


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, the pitchers also have the chance to win investments worth hundreds of thousands of euros. Find more information about sTARTUp Pitching 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 you can meet investors and other startups on-site and 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 gets 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 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 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 Invitation to the legendary sTARTUp Night

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




Investment funds that are attending sTARTUp Day 2022 are to be announced!