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latitude59 2022

Event Details

Come join the unicorns of the North at Latitude59

19-20 May 2022

Flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society

19-20 May, 2022 at Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia | Online






Nikola Pavesic

Director of Startups at Infobip

Born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland and the UK, with tenure in Tanzania and, for a rather long time, Japan. Nikola has worked in the public sector for the UN which is how he originally arrived in Japan in 2011. He has worked in tech for a long time – running startups and working with Nikkei, the leading Japanese business media, in Tokyo.

Nikola is currently leading the Startup Ecosystem department at Infobip – the best hidden tech success story from the most unlikely of places – and supporting tech ecosystems around the world.

Kersti Kaljulaid

Former President of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid served as the President of the Republic of Estonia from 2016-2021. During her time in office, she made her presence felt in both her homeland and the international arena.

Previously she had been serving as a Member of the European Court of Auditors, advising Prime Minister Mart Laar and holding diferent top level positions in energy, investment banking and telecom sector. Genetic engineer and economist by education, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu from 2012 to 2016.

In summer 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed President Kaljulaid to the position of Global Advocate for the ‘Every Woman Every Child’ strategy on the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents around the world for the next two years. She was also the first Estonian to be featured in the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Kersti Kaljulaid has become a sought-after speaker at high-level forums on digital, security and foreign-policy topics and more broadly for analysing and interpreting societal and economic change.President Kaljulaid is a vocal advocate of human rights, rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy. One of the principles in the in office of president has been the one she set out upon her inauguration: “I am never silent when our security is in question, when our freedoms are at stake or when those weaker than us are treated unjustly.

Ethan Pierse

Director of The CryptoAssets Institute

A sought-after MC and moderator as well as a prolific keynote speaker, Ethan currently educates and inspires audiences on the Web3 Economy (NFTs, DAOs, Social Tokens, the Decentralized Creator Economy) and the larger Tokenized Securities discussion in the Blockchain Economy. His French Tech News and upcoming European Tech-focused media interview Europe’s leading tech entrepreneurs and investors to tell the important stories of Europe’s innovation ecosystems.

Ethan is the host of The Web3 Economy News, French Tech News, and Startup Stories with Scaleway podcasts and media. He is the Founder of Borderless Ventures, Creator of the $ETHAN social token on Rally.io, and Director of The CryptoAssets Institute.

David Goldberg

Global CEO of Founders Pledge

David is the co-founder and Global CEO of Founders Pledge. He moved into the non-profit sector from an eclectic commercial background. Having run the gauntlet of finance, start-up, and academia, he started Founders Pledge to make it absurdly easy for entrepreneurs to do good in their work and lives. Following high school, David joined Mortgage Capital Associates, one of the largest privately held mortgage banks in the U.S., where he launched the secondary marketing department. After that, he worked as a mortgage and investment banker at CS Financial in Beverly Hills. David also founded and ran a boutique real estate firm in Germany and was the general manager of Urban Motion. David is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Cambridge.

Triin Hertmann

Co-founder and COO of Grünfin

Triin Hertmann is the co-founder and COO of Grünfin. She has more than 20 years of experience in technology and fintech. Her early career in private equity and corporate finance led her to join Skype’s finance team in 2005 to help build the company’s finance and planning processes. As the second employee at (Transfer)Wise in 2011, she helped set up the startup’s payment operations and finance processes, and later was in charge of the company’s global offices and people operations. She’s an active angel investor, with a keen focus on impact start-ups and female founders.

Lubomila Jordanova

CEO & Founder, Plan A

Lubomila Jordanova is the co-founder and CEO of Plan A, a Berlin-based company developing an end-to-end platform that uses machine learning and science to enable businesses to manage and improve their carbon and ESG performance. She is also the co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of over 1300 startups which are connected to over 500 advisors from VC, media and business. Prior to Plan A, she worked in investment banking, venture capital and fintech in Asia and Europe. She is a BMW Responsible Leader, Marshall Fund Fellow for 2021, 100 Top Women in Germany 2020 (Focus Magazin), Top 50 Women in Tech in Germany 2021 (Handelsblatt), and Obama Leader Europe 2022.

Devika Thapar

Co-founder at Wilbe.com

Devika Thapar is Co-founder at Wilbe.com, the Home for Scientist Leaders, where they educate, support and invest in scientist founders. In less than two years they have built an end-end platform to support a growing community of entrepreneurial researchers from University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, Max Planck Society and more. Devika has been commercializing frontier technology for the past decade, formerly as head of new product development at IBM Watson in New York, where she spent five years commercialising AI solutions for large enterprises across USA and Europe and prior to that at Yale’s Tech Transfer Office operationalizing a program of spinout evaluation. She began her career in strategy management consulting with Accenture India.

Kaarel Kotkas

Founder & CEO at Veriff

Kaarel is the strategic thinker and visionary behind Veriff. He keeps Veriff’s team one step ahead of fraud and competition in the dynamic world of online identification. With plenty of energy and enthusiasm, he encourages the Veriff team to stand for honesty in the digital world. In March 2020, Kaarel was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Estonia. Also, Nordic Business Report named Kaarel one of the 25 most influential young entrepreneurs in Northern Europe in 2018.

Latitude59 is back – join us to celebrate 10 years of the flagship startup and tech conference!


January 16, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Latitude59 will be happening on 19-20 May 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia at Kultuurikatel, when we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. The world is changing rapidly and so are the opportunities and challenges we face in the ongoing pandemic, but also from climate change, in work environments, mental and physical health, work-life balance, the list continues. But one thing is clear: when nothing is certain, anything is possible; and we’ve seen some amazing tech solutions coming out during that time.

Last year was a crazy successful year in the startup world. Even just in Estonia, we witnessed several historical moments like Wise becoming the first Estonian decacorn, Bolt still going strong with massive investments, some of the companies exited and startups raised over 950 million euros! And no doubt, there will continue to be huge changes across the whole startup world.

But now more than ever we see how important it is to broaden the discussion and take actions about topics like sustainability, diversity, impact, but also how to connect science and technology, and how corporations can work together with startups and venture funds. Therefore, Latitude59 2022 will be about PURPOSE and INCLUSION!

Latitude59’s new team and extended family will welcome 2500 attendees, including more than 300 investors and 700 startup representatives, but also the government officials, corporations, and the key players in the startup ecosystems.

All the best parts of Latitude59 will remain; an exciting conference program with international speakers, high-level matchmaking and meaningful networking, pitching competitions, demos, side events, inspiring mentor sessions, and most importantly seeing you all in Tallinn again for a full in-person conference! (And of course with a possibility to join us online as well!)We will announce more details about the conference program, content, matchmaking, and pitching opportunities soon. Stay tuned!

The Latitude59 family can’t wait to see you all on 19-20 May in Tallinn! Liisi OrgCEO

Celebrating 10 years of Stories. Success. Memories.

Why attend as a startup

Giant conferences are cool until they’re not. Latitude59 is an intimate event with quality at its core. With almost as many investors as startups, so you’re in fundraising heaven.


Latitude59 pitching competition is open for all promising startups. Best teams will get an access to inspiring mentors and investors, top 10 to the EstBAN investor syndicate and top 5 will get a chance to pitch on the main stage of Latitude59. This year’s competition will be the Baltic’s pre-finals for the Startup World Cup – the biggest pitching competition in the world.


The L59 demo area presented by Tehnopol is your opportunity to put yourself on the centre stage at L59 – we can only accommodate 50 startups!
Showcase your product in front of potential investors and customers, gain immediate customer feedback and conduct first-hand market research, receive media coverage and more.


After the hugely successful mentor programme in 2020, we’re hosting mentoring sessions with experts worldwide to help startups in their challenges this year and beyond.


Get access to quality investor and capital contacts. We will soon be announcing the first confirmed VCs.

You will join our online matchmaking system, for an easy and efficient way to find your perfect match and agree to meet either online or offline.

Learn more about the e-services for startups.

Why attend as an investor

With 1.3m people, Estonia barely beats Prague.

But its startups raised 950 million euros in 2021.

It has produced seven unicorns. After the US and Israel, it is the #3 destination for venture funding.

(Per capita. The king of all comparisons.)

Investor perks

Join the regions most active investors.

Connect with people behind the newest and hottest startups of the regionParticipate in different know-how and trends discussionsGet the regional startup overviewIncrease visibility among startups and media representatives



19 (Thursday) 11:51 am - 20 (Friday) 11:51 am Tallinn, Estonia



Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn 10415