One Minute Startup News: sTARTUp Day

On December 8th, the local entrepreneurs are gathering in Tartu for a Startup Day

The sTARTUp Day business festival will be held in Tartu for the second time. The main topic of the event is “From Zero to Hero”, covering keynotes by leaders of international startups who have the experience of developing a successful company using limited resources.

The event will be packed with amazing speakers, exciting seminars, countless pitches and interesting ideas around expo areas. If it’s meetings you’re after, we have a casual networking area and organized matchmaking for that. The day will end with an after-party you wouldn’t want to miss!

Over 100 keynote speaker will step on the 4 stages of sTARTUp Day during the festival day, including our CEO, Dmitri Sarle. As a big finale, the Best Early Stage Startup of Estonia will be announced on the main stage, who will receive investment and recognition as the most promising startup to watch.

“All development organisations work on the mutual goal of creating an attractive environment for businesses and start-ups in Tartu, enabling the innovative ideas to establish successful business models. Our efforts are assured as 13 of the TOP 30 ideas of the TV program Ajujaht came from Tartu or Tartu county,” commented Urmas Klaas, The City of Tartu Mayor.

 “The massive event that has sTARTUp Day become, started from just a modest idea by the University of Tartu of merging all the small events into one. Seeing the international success now, 2 years later, we can say that we succeeded,” the Vice Rector for Development, University of Tart Erik Puura is now certain.

sTARTUp Day 2017 is organized by University of Tartu, the government of Tartu and startup community of Tartu with support of Swedbank Estonia, Elisa, Pipedrive, and Contriber.