Tallinn, and more specifically the efficient grassroots startup ecosystem there, is putting together a conference on June 7th and 8th called Latitude59. The conference is “aimed at the startups and enterpreneurs in our region – 300 miles both sides of the latitude 59”, says Priit Salumaa, one of the numerous people involved with the conference. Despite being a startup focused conference, they have created a wider focus to the program pulling in people from outside the usual internet focused startup industry.

The first day of the conference is titled Technology Alternatives and it touches on numerous topics including biotechnology, green technology as well as building the next Rovio into the region. The second day is titled Startup thinktank and flows through different panel discussions and 1:1 chats.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Latitude59 as a media partner, but also as an event partner. Those attending Latitude59 will also get a discount to our Arctic15, which we’re putting together in October this year. Those who have bought a ticket to Latitude59 will receive a discount closer to summer in their inboxes.

In addition to two days presentations on stage, the event also features startup demos at the exhibition area. This opportunity is given free of charge to interested companies up to 20th of May.

The timing of the conference is also great, it’s just in the beginning of the summer season – a time that hasn’t typically seen many conferences take place. Estonia is also executing well and fast on their startup agenda, so it’s great to see more events like this take place in the region to enable startups to meet other entrepreneurs, potential clients and investors.

Tickets to the event are available for an early bird price of just €59 until May 14th. From May14th onwards, tickets will be €99.