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Startup Community Forum and Startup BBQ

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Event Details

Whether you love the summer heat and will need the comfort of good company as it’s over and autumn begins, or you have been cooked enough and want to celebrate the arrival of cool air, a great place for getting together at the end of summer will be our local startup event darling combo of Startup Community Forum (hosted by Startin.LV and Startup Latvia (LIAA)) + Startup BBQ (hosted by TechHub Riga).

Heat aside, 2023 has been a tough year. Investments have dried up, the war continues, and living expenses keep rising. But the world keeps turning and we need to come together to show that our little startup community is more tightly-knit and resilient than ever. Come and share what’s up with you!



This year Startup Community Forum and BBQ is taking place on the very brink of autumn – August 29. Let’s come together and transition from summer to fall together. It’s a Tuesday, but that’s why we have the BBQ – so you get enough energy for the rest of the week!

Startup Community Forum | 10:00-17:00 | RTU Science and Innovation Centre, Ķīpsalas iela 6A | Ecosystem workshop & brunch (invite only), community announcements on startup support programs and open calls.

Startup BBQ | 18:00-23.00| K. K. fon Stricka villa, Aristida Briāna iela 9,| Networking. Connecting. Grilling. Being human. A lot of fun. A lot of smiles.


IMPORTANT: this is a celebration of the ecosystem by the ecosystem, and without your participation, there would be no community and no grilling without the ingredients. So – you know the drill – bring something to share for the grilling and give us a message if you want to organize a fun activity for others! Remember, when startup ecosystem players join forces, everything is possible!

Bottom line – tickets are limited, grab some for Startup Community Forum, Startup BBQ, or both!


Note: If you are out of the loop on why it’s not called Startup Day anymore, then oh boy, do we have news for you! Instead of the old format of Community Forum being part of Startup Day, it now has it’s own day – with extra focus so that everyone gets a chance to tell the community their news. Meanwhile, Startup Day is now merged with Latvian Startup Awards – taking place for the first time this year, and celebrating the best of our community.


Kindly note that the event will be held in English.

Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV, Startup Latvia, and TechHub Riga (Organizers) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event co-hosted or co-presented by the Organizers without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph or video.

Organizers may use the photograph or video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by the Organizers, including but not limited to websites, social media, e-communications, brochures, invitations, posters, flyers, books, Newsletters, etc.

A person attending an Organizers event who does not wish to have their recorded or photographed image used or distributed, or have their image recorded or photographed, should make their wishes known to the Organizers teams, and/or by contacting Startin.LV at [email protected]


Community Forum is financed by the Technology Transfer Programme, project of the European Regional Development Fund.



August 29, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Riga, Latvia(GMT+03:00)


RTU Science and Innovation Centre / RTU Zinātnes un inovāciju centrs

RTU Science and Innovation Centre / RTU Zinātnes un inovāciju centrs 6A Ķīpsalas iela 1048 Rīga Latvia

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Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV”

Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV” is a non-profit non-government organization, established in 2016 in a grassroots movement to unite the voices of the Latvian startups, develop the startup community and facilitate mutual understanding within the startup environment.

To date, Startin.LV has evolved as one of the leading Latvian startup ecosystem development organizations, with 100+ members united by the shared goal of economic growth through innovation and cooperation. While having fun, too.

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TechHub Riga

TechHub Riga is a startup based community known for sharing knowledge and offering a platform for innovative entrepreneurship. Through various programs and events, we're reinforcing the existing tech ecosystem and building the next generation of founders. 

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