The sSTARTUp Day business conference, taking place March 15-17, will bring together 4,000 start-up minded people to celebrate entrepreneurship in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest town.
The first day of the conference is reserved for side events, including special programs for investors and executives. According to the organizers, the March 16-17 event will be centered around the main venue of the University of Tartu Sports Hall, with more than 150 entrepreneurs and professionals sharing their insights and experiences on his two stages and seminars. To do.
This year’s program covers HealthTech, FemTech, SexTech, Digital Fashion, AI, EdTech, as well as leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Speakers include Martin Villig, Kristjan Maruste, Taizo Son, Adam Beaumont and more.
The sTARTUp Pitching Battle will see the region’s top startups compete for a €500,000 prize pool, with over 70 organizations exhibiting in the Conference Expo area. The evening program will feature his sSTARTUp night networking event, presented by the Tartu 2024 Foundation, before Tartu is crowned European Capital of Culture in 2024.
A growing startup hub
With a population of less than 100,000, Tartu is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tech companies, according to organizers.
“A number of rapidly growing startups have established development centers here and the University of Tartu serves as a key environment for fostering deep tech spin-offs. Local success stories include Unicorn It will include companies Playtech and Glia, as well as fast-growing start-ups such as Fractory, UP Catalyst and LightCode Photonics,” said the organizers.
At last year’s European Enterprise Promotion Awards, sSTARTUp Day was recognized by the European Commission as one of the top three initiatives supporting the internationalization of business in Europe.