sTARTUp Day 2017 „From Zero to Hero“

The winter is coming and one the best winter festivals besides Christmas is fast approaching – it is less than 50 days until sTARTUp Day 2017. The festival is held at AHHAA Science Centre which is located at the city centre of Tartu.

This year’s theme of sTARTUp Day „From Zero to Hero“ concentrates on stories about those who we look up to in the world of business, or should look up to.  The aim of the three-day business festival is to inspire you to take matters into your own hands and guide yourself to success – in business, school or any other aspect of your life. Everyone can become a hero! The intriguing topic includes lots of keynote stories, vital skillsets, exciting workshops, open networking, and the best pitches.

The sTARTUp Day 2017 event is held in AHHAA Science Centre. From morning to night, the participants can enjoy a rich programme divided between four stages, two workshops and the entire science centre.

Elevator pitches are given on the pitching stage.  During the whole day, it is possible to deliver sales presentation to investors, partners and future customers. In addition, on the Firelight stage it is possible to ask well-known people for advice.

This year´s main topics are product development, biotechnology, branding, data security, space technology, etc.

It all starts with presentations and discussions about how the ecosystem and startup events help you to step up your game – December 7 brings you conference hacking, ecosystem and investment models and smart manufacturing.

The main festival day, December 8 is packed with amazing speakers, exciting seminars, countless pitches and interesting ideas around expo areas. There is also a casual networking area and organised matchmaking area if it is meetings you are after. The day ends with an awesome afterparty which will be held  in the sports hall in Turu street.

On December 9, you can visit creative industry expo, take part in tours around alternative Tartu and attend some open discussions to conclude your festival experience.

sTARTUp Day welcomes  startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, academicians, students, business enthusiasts and everyone who is interested in:

  • entrepreneurship and startups;
  • getting to know how to avoid making common mistakes in starting a business;
  • getting to know how to increase success rate;
  • meeting with interesting people, networking with greatest minds and making new contacts,
  • or just want to have fun and enjoy the inspiring vibes of the largest business festival in the Baltic States

There are Early Bird discount tickets available  until the end of October.

sTARTUp Day 2017 main organizing partners are University of Tartu, City of Tartu and the sTARTUp community. The Gold Sponsor of the event is Swedbank, Silver Sponsors Pipedrive and Elisa, Bronze Sponsor Contriber. Our supporting partners are Tartu Science Park, Tartu Business Advisory Services, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tartu Biotechnology Park, University of Tartu Idea Lab, Ole Rohkem., Contriber, sTARTUp Hub, SPARK HUB, Convertal, Mooncascade and Nevercode.

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