We’ve set the date and are on the final stretches of the preparations for the second ArcticEvening this year, to be held in Tallinn on the 1st of June. I don’t want to give away too much at this point on the program itself as we’re still finalising it. However, I do want to announce a small part of the program now so startups can prepare for it and consider it if they’d want to participate.
During the day, we’re organising the startup pitching competition part of the Third Annual Tallinn Conference by The International Technology Law Association and Enterprise Estonia. We wanted to extend this into the evening as well. We’re not going to be running it as a competition or anything as such, but we want to enable as many startups and early stage entrepreneurs to get their word out to the community at our event.
Therefore, if you’re an entrepreneur with an idea, but haven’t founded the company yet or you’re an entrepreneur looking for co-operation in the startup community and don’t exactly know what you’re looking for – sign-up using the Google Docs form below. We’re going to be inviting about 20-30 people on stage for one minute to pitch their idea/startup and what you’re looking for.
Remember, this isn’t a competition – we just want people to know these companies and thus bring them some visibility in the community. Needless to say, we’ll be putting the selected companies online on ArcticStartup.com as well so you’re going to be receiving quite a bit of visibility just for one minute. Oh, almost forgot – we’ll be live streaming the event together with Yaika and sharing that online too.
And a note to those who haven’t been at our Tallinn events – they’re always a blast. You’re bound to see the local investors, be that VC or angels, in the crowds as well as the dynamic startup entrepreneurs that make it so much fun. Strongly recommended!
Finally, we’re negotiating a deal with one of the hotels in Tallinn for cheap hotel rooms, so you won’t be burdened with the costs if you’re coming in from Finland, Sweden or any of the other neighbouring countries. More on this soon – watch this post for updates on the hotel deals.