Estonian National Museum
Estonian National Museum, Muuseumi tee 2, 60532 Tartu, Estonia

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Event Date Wed Aug 25 MSK - Fri Aug 27 MSK (2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Aug 25 2:00am - Fri Aug 27 1:00pm
Location Estonian National Museum
Muuseumi tee 2, 60532 Tartu, Estonia
Region EMEA

sTARTUp Day is a festival where business combines with celebration, entrepreneurship and good vibes – and that's how great ideas are born.
sTARTUp Day is a festival where business combines with celebration, entrepreneurship and good vibes. We believe in a startup mindset – it’s about getting things done, no matter what, getting yourself back on track after failing and always dreaming as big as possible. That’s a startup mindset – and the mindset of everyone at sTARTUp Day.

What’s in it for you?
Ϟ A stage program full of inspiration
This is the heart of the festival. Alongside loads of hands-on seminars, we’ve got two stages filled with 100+ world-class speakers and a pitching stage with more than 150 young talents unveil their big ideas. Get inspired by the speaker list of sTARTUp Day 2019.

Ϟ Discover the latest innovations in the Demo Area
This is the mecca of entrepreneurship! This is where you’ll find all of the latest innovation – take a look and you’ll discover new products, new friends, new opportunities – and perhaps, your next career challenge.

Ϟ Side events
The city of Tartu will turn into an exciting sTARTUp hub during the festival, with festival events running around the city day and night.

Ϟ Legendary networking parties
We always come up with awesome social opportunities at sTARTUp Day. In the past we've had concerts with local superstars and amazing office parties. This year we're doing something even more amazing – be prepared!


2021 Speakers

Kersti Kaljulaid
President of the Unicorn Factory

Pekka Hyysalo
CEO, FightBack

Marc Porat
Partner, Millenial Advisors

Andrei Herasimchuk
Principal Product Designer,

Melissa Sassi
Global Head, IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator

Kinga Stanislawska
Managing Partner & Co-founder, Experior VC

Antti Niittyviita
Testing Guru & CEO, Prove Expertise

Adam Fisher

Jamshid Alamuti
Co-founder & CEO, Neural Jam Initiator

Taavi Rõivas
Chairman, AuVe Tech

Mari Joller
Founder & CEO, Snackable

Eve Peeterson
Head of Startup Estonia

Wytze De Haan
Founder, The Hatchet & Formerly at TNW

Allan Eesmaa
Co-founder, Synctuition

Reshma Sohoni
Co-founder, Seedcamp

Olavi Lepp
CEO, Swedbank Estonia

Riho Terras
Chairman Of The Supervisory Board, Milrem Robotics

Ann Margit Sepp
CMO, Resolw & Ex-Googler

Mihkel Tammo*
Leader, Rohetiiger

Kaisa Lipponen
Senior Vice President, Sustainability & Communications, Paulig

Stoyan Yankov
Productivity Coach, Author & Professional Speaker

Chris Hales
Media Artist

Artur Schaback
Co-founder & CPO, Paxful

Simona Andrijauskaitė
Co-founder & CBDO, Interactio

Karen K. Burns
CEO & Co-Founder, Fyma

Katrin Fjodorova
Customer Experience Manager, Lindström

Peter Paxx
Award-Winning Magician and Entrepreneur

Devika Thapar
Co-Founder & COO, Wilbe

Age Petter
CEO, Swedbank Investment Funds

Janer Gorohhov
Co-Founder & CPO, Veriff

Robert Kitt
CEO, Utilitas Tallinn & Estonia

Mait Ojamaa
Head of Sales, Ex-Scoro

Kaidi Ruusalepp
Founder & CEO, Funderbeam

Ilona Baumane-vitolina
External Consultant, Amrop

Ragmar Saksing
Greentech Sector Manager, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol

Chris Turner
Freestyle Rapper & Stand-Up Comedian

Andre Krull
Managing Director, Nortal

Meelis Kadaja
Chief Business Development Officer, Icosagen

Maud Moullec
Business Incubation Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA)

Margus Uudam
Founder & Partner, Karma Ventures

Mihkel Rembel
Startup Manager, Microsoft

Dr. Stefan Gustafsson
Business Incubation Officer, European Space Agency

Anna Albert
Product Manager, Fortumo

Anna-greta Tsahkna
CEO, Timbeter

Nin Castle
Co-founder, Reverse Resources

Jordan Valdma
CEO, Producement

Taavi Kotka
Head of Jio Research Center in Estonia, Jio

Andrew Lee Miller
Early-Stage Startup Marketing Advisor

Urmas Klaas
Mayor of Tartu

Evelyn Mora
Founder, Digital Village

Evelin Uibokand
Crisis Management, Tartu City Government

Sten Tamkivi
Partner, Taavet+Sten

Jaan Praks
Assistant Professor, Aalto University

Antti Perli
Counsel, Ellex

Ann Runnel
Co-founder and CEO, Reverse Resources

Jaan Hendrik Murumets
Founder & CEO, Krakul

Kaarel Holm
Co-founder & CEO, MeetFrank

Priit Salumaa
CEO & Founder, Better Medicine

Ash Ravikumar
Entrepreneurship Development Officer, CERN

Aleksander Tõnnisson
Founding Partner, .Cocoon Ventures

Kristi Saare

Mats Kuuskemaa
Head of Business Strategy, e-Residency

Triin Kask
Board Member, Estonian Founders Society

Ivar Kruusenberg
CEO & Co-founder, PowerUp Energy Technologies

Anton Albiin
Project Manager, Association of Swedish Game Developers

Sille Pettai
Manager & Board Member, SmartCap

Andrei Korobeinik
MP & Vice-Chair, Central Party Fraction

Ansis Farhad Lipenitis
CEO, .Cocoon

Kalev Kaarna
Venture Development Manager, Superangel

Kristjan Tamla
Head of Retail Business, EfTEN Capital AS

Kaari Kink
Venture Development Associate, Superangel

Ants Vill*
Chief Operating Officer, Skeleton Technologies

Liis Narusk
Co-founder & CEO, Certific

Siim Sikkut
Government CIO, Estonia

Amy Guttman
Journalist, Forbes

Leonoore Riitsalu
Researcher of Behavioural Policy, University of Tartu Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies

Priit Vaikmaa
CEO, TextMagic

Toomas Prangli
Partner, Sorainen

Andres Sutt
Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia

Raimo Ülavere
Certified Coach

Indrek Neivelt
CEO, Respiray

Tõnis Arjus
Leading City Architect, Tartu

Killu Tõugu-Sanborn
Managing Director, Oxford Finance

Martine Päi
UX/UI Designer, Singleton

Kristina Kallas
Chairman, Eesti 200

Jacob Johnson
Founder, innovosource

Carlos Paniagua
CTO & Co-Founder, Glia

Vytenis Buzas
CEO and co-founder, NanoAvionics

Katrina Laks
Co-founder & CEO, Migrevention

Raul Källo
Founder, Viveo Health

Sven Parkel
General Manager, Biopark

Jüri Kaljundi
Co-founder, Weekdone, Koosloodus & Garage48

Veeli Oeselg
Partner, CIVITTA

Jurgen Herzmann
Co-founder & COO, Singleton

Jari Strandman
CEO, Helsinki Innovation Services

Emil Syundyukov
Tehnical and Medical Product Lead, Longenesis

Enelin Paas
Head of Business Development, SafetyWing

Sander Kärson
Partner, Co-Head of M&A Practice Group and VC Industry Group, TGS Baltics

Alari Aho
Founder, Toggl

Andrus Oks
Founding Partner, Tera Ventures

Jeremija Hranjec
Project Manager and Innovation Consultant, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre

Annika Järs
Startup Visa & Foreign Relations Project Lead, Startup Estonia

Emily Wai Sum Elenurm
Team Manager, Swedbank

Sandra Saarniit
Design Sprint Facilitator & Trainer, Studio Leek

Kalev Koppel

Tero Vauraste
Regional Director Europe, ICEYE

Aigi Young
Project Manager, KYLAS

Natalia Storozhuk
Business Development Manager,

Waqar Ahmed
Software Engineer, Swedbank

Tähe-Kai Tillo
Co-founder & Design Sprint Facilitator, Studio Leek

Valdur Rosenvald
Co-founder & CEO, Produktiivsusklubi

Arno Lehtsaar
Co-founder & CMO, Produktiivsusklubi

Merle Liisu Lindma
HR Business Partner, Microsoft

Erko Risthein
CTO, Producement

Martin Goroško
Head of Business Development, Tehnopol

Kärt Raud
Associate, TGS Baltics

Deiwin Sarjas
Director of Engineering, Glia

Mihkel Kanarik
Fraud R&D Manager, Microsoft

Paul Künnap
Partner, Sorainen

Olivia Kranich
Senior Associate, Sorainen

Eero Loonurm
Head of Study in Estonia

Kadri Moppel
Project Manager, KYLAS

Mindaugas Civilka
Partner and Head of Technology Industry Group, TGS Baltics

Kadri Tammai
Head of Tehnopol Startup Incubator, Tehnopol

Urmas Simson
Credit Portfolio Manager, Swedbank

Kaie Hansson
Chief Innovation Officer, Eurora

Maret Ahonen
sTARTUp Lab Manager, University of Tartu

Aksel Joonas Reedi
CFO, Münt

Marilin Berg
CEO, Münt

Kene Vernik
Sleep Technologist & Therapist, Nordic Sleep Centre

Merike Liiva
UX/UI Designer

Enrique Sarap
Associate, Tera Ventures

Maria Laanelepp
Project Manager, University of Tartu Sandbox

Hanna Ental
Creative Designer, Hanna Ental Studio

Andres Kostiv
Google Design Sprints Facilitator & UX Designer, Futurist Estonia

Mikk Peetrimägi
FraudOps Manager, Microsoft

Andre Lindvest
CEO, UBIK Solutions

Oliver Kuusk
Associate, Sorainen

Tanel Kärp
Head of Interaction Design Curricula, Estonian Academy of Arts

Kätlin Lepp
Director of People Operations, Glia

Margus Holland
Head of Digital Banking, LHV

Märten Kala
Co-founder, MÜNT

Germo Saar
Creator, designer, draftsman & producer, Woogs

Jakob Rosin
Chairman of Board, Estonian Blind Union

Viktor Muuli
Manager of Smart Specialisation, Estonian Research Council

Relika Alliksaar Williams
Development Cooperation Expert, EAS

Lauri Liivat
Counsel, Sorainen

Age Rosenberg
Founder & Coach, Headflow

Age Laine
Partner, CIVITTA

Dr. Olga Tshubrik
Member Of The Management Board, TBD-Biodiscovery

Johanna Elisabeth Taalmann
IT-Recruiter, Swedbank

Karl-Oskar Masing
Data Scientist, STACC

Annika Oper
Digital Advertising Team Leader, Convertal

Joanna Kurvits
Former CEO, Student Foundation

Anneli Saaroja
Project Manager, Adapter

Olga Vovk
Co-founder & COO, CyberWiseSpace

Epp Kaasik
Senior SEO Specialist, Convertal

Helena Jugapuu
HR Specialist, Swedbank

Pirko Konsa
CEO, Modern Mobility

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Tartu Linn
• Tartu Ülikool
• Swedbank
• Teaduspark
• Ärinõuandla
• Contriber
• Loomemajanduskeskus
• Biotehnoloogia park

• Startup Estonia
• Kredex

• Elisa
• Glia
• Veriff
• Sorainen
• TGS Baltics
• Civitta
• Microsoft
• FoundMe
• Tehnopol
• EstBAN
• Invest in Estonia
• Visit Estonia
• E-residentsus
• Super Angel
• Singleton
• Pallas
• Tartu 2024
• NRW Global Business
• Amrop
• US Embassy
• TeraVC
• Jakob Päll
• Creditinfo
• Silen
• Respiray
• Introwise
• SafetyWing
• Enterprise Europe
• Icosagen
• Beast
• Eesti Aiad
• Valge Klaar

• sTARTUp Hub
• UT Startup Lab
• Tartu Hotels
• Hektor Design Hotels
• SPARK Demo
• Convertal
• Velvet
• Founderly
• S2B Launch Pad
• Shift
• Techchill
• Technopark
• Edge 196
• Ole Rohkem
• Platform6
• Infoshare
• Beanbags
• Scale-up Champions