We are happy to announce our 4th ArcticEvening in partnership with Connect Estonia which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia on the 28th January from 6pm to 9pm at Von Krahl Bar (Rataskaevu 10/12). To see more on what type of an event ArcticEvening is go here.
The evening goes as follows: We kick off the evening with a very brief introduction off the Estonian and Finnish startups scenes. After that we will have 4 hot new startups pitching their products each having 3 minutes for their pitch. After each pitch we take a short Q&A. If you’re a startup see intructions below to apply.
After the startups are done presenting we will continue with a Panel of prominent figures from the Finnish and Estonian startup scenes discussing the respective startup ecosystems, startups, entrepreneurship, investing and everything that comes with it. To give you a taste, the high level panel include for example Sten Tamkivi of Skype.
We will end the evening with a lively networking where people from different scenes meet each other, find partners and make valuable connections that can lead to concrete business deals.
We will cap the participation to first 100 participants that sign-up. The participation is free, but once you sign-up you should show up or you’ll end up on our black list. We recommend to sign-up fast since all the previous ArcticEvenings have been sold out. You can sign-up below:
What: ArcticEvening in partnership with Connect Estonia
Where: Tallinn, Estonia at Von Krahl Bar (Rataskaevu 10/12, map here)
When: 28.1.2009 at 6pm to 9pm (the bar is open until wee hours for networking after the event)
View event on Amiando. The official Twitter/Flickr tag for the night is #arcticevening
Are you a startup? Pitch on stage!
If you would like to pitch at the Tallinn ArcticEvening on the 28th, do send us a short pitch (max 1 x A4) to events-at-arcticstartup-dot-com, where you outline:
1) The name of your team or company
2) Your contact information
3) The product/service idea and business model
4) Market size for your product or service
6) Why should you be picked to pitch
We will choose the four best startups. The deadline to apply is 21st January 2009! Possible travel costs will be paid by the startups.
If you would like to know about sponsoring opportunities for ArcticEvening drop us an email at ville-at-arcticstartup-dot-com
Sten Tamkivi, Chief Evangelist, Skype
Sten Tamkivi is Skype’s Chief Evangelist, building relationships with engineering communities, media, governments and academia around the world. Based in Tallinn, he also looks after Skype Estonia, the company’s largest office globally as local General Manager.
Allan Martinson, Managing Partner, MTVP
Allan Martenson is currently the Managing Partner at MTVP. During his career as an entrepreneur, Martinson has been launching, managing and exiting several companies in the Baltic TMT sector, all of which became leaders in their respective industries.
Taneli Tikka, CEO, RunToShop
Taneli, a serial entrepreneur and dealmaker, has an active history of startup life. Taneli has been an entrepreneur since 1999 and has headed multiple companies including; IRC-Galleria.net (Sulake Dynamoid), RunToShop, Magenta, MobileCRM, and Taika Technologies.
CONNECT Estonia is an entrepreneurial membership-based business network with the aim of stimulating the development of growth companies by linking entrepreneurs with know-how, venture capital and other business resources. Connect Estonia is the leading network for supporting start-up’s and technology growth companies in Estonia.
Connect Estonia has operated over 5 years across different sectors as an independent non-profit organisation bringing currently together some 70 member businesses.
Jüri Kaljundi is also bringing the OpenCoffee Tallinn to the ArcticEvening.
We have only 100 seats available. Remember that signing-up is binding even though it’s free!
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