With a physical visitor ticket, you'll get onsite access to the Powering Inspiration program on January 29 as well as online access to the whole festival throughout January 27–29, 2021.

Powering inspiration is the place to be for startup-minded specialists, future founders and inspiration seekers. It’s where business meets celebration to create the perfect blend of motivational talks and practical workshops to skyrocket your future.

What’s in it for you:*

Ϟ A stage program full of inspiration

This is the heart of the festival. The talented speakers will make your eyes sparkle and ignite a fire to keep the entrepreneurial drive going until the next sTARTUp Day.

While we prepare the next program launch, see past speakers here.

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 part in specialized workshops

A variety of workshops will be available to sharpen your professional skills with world-class experts. workshops range from basic how-tos to industry-specific workshops.

Ϟ Awe-worthy demo area

This is the Mecca of entrepreneurship! Explore the latest innovations and discover new products, services, friends, opportunities and perhaps, your new career challenge.

Want to showcase your company at the demo area? Applications for the demo area open in October – stay tuned!

Ϟ Matchmaking with the best & the brightest

sTARTUp Day brings together thousands of startup-minded people from all over the world. You’ll have access to our matchmaking app Brella where not only can you physically meet with fellow attendees on-site, but also reach out to participants from other tracks and those taking part online. 

I think this is the perfect size, where you have some really great speakers and many interesting startups that are presenting in a really great floor to walk through.
– Jeremy Goldman, Author & Host of FUTUREPROOF

Ϟ Unforgettable side-events all over the city

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.

Ϟ A unique festival atmosphere

We believe the best deals and ideas come when you’re in a good mood, so in between the talks, workshops and matchmaking, take some time off to enjoy the unique festival atmosphere. You won’t find it anywhere else.

*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.