Meet Startup Estonia at sTARTUp Day!

It’s finally time to enjoy the unique festival atmosphere of sTARTUp Day! The Startup Estonia team is feeling incredibly excited and can’t wait to meet you all! We invite you to celebrate entrepreneurship together with us and warmly welcome you to join empowering and vibrant events that we organize or take an active part in during the sTARTUp Day.

Here are all of the events that we will supercharge from 25th to 27th of August, 2021:

BUILDING THE FUTURE CYBERTECH TALENTS (invite only)

Come say “Hi!” to Marily Hendrikson, Cyber Security Project Lead
When: August 25, 16:00-18:00
What’s in it for you: The focus of the meeting is on growing the cyber security talents of the future. How to accelerate the development of cyber security capabilities? How does this area evolve? How can young people contribute and what opportunities are still untapped in the ecosystem? During this community meetup, we will touch upon and tackle these questions. Visionaries in the field will open up the future, while young people will be able to share their experiences and perspectives.

GLOBAL FOUNDERS IN ESTONIA MEETUP VOL. 14

Come say “Hi!” to Annika Järs, Startup Visa and Foreign Relations Project Lead
When: August 25, 16:30-19:30
Where: Kampus (Rüütli 7)
What’s in it for you: The Global Founders in Estonia meetup is built specifically for all global early-stage and experienced founders, entrepreneurs, startup team members based in Estonia, and the local startup community. We invite you to hear real-world founder stories, discuss business breakthroughs, learn the best practices of starting & scaling up in Estonia and cultivate valuable relationships. This is an open mic event, so you can also introduce yourself at the microphone, share your experiences or raise pertinent discussion points.


THE REPUBLIC OF UNICORNS - HOW ESTONIA HAS DONE IT

Come say “Hi!” to Eve Peeterson, Head of Startup Estonia
When: August 26, 10:45-11:25
Where: Starlight stage
What’s in it for you: The panel discussion focuses on the key aspects for startups and the government to collaborate towards one goal. We'll remember some important milestones and key factors that have made our Unicornia possible. In addition, we will talk about the future - what is the growth vision of our startup scene and what are the opportunities to take to make that come true.


MOVING YOUR STARTUP (AND FUTURE) TO THE LAND OF UNICORNS

Come say “Hi!” to Merey Beisembayev, Marketing Intern
When: August 26, 11:45-12:10
Where: Festival Studio
What’s in it for you: Tune in to the candid, insightful discussion between two international startup founders (Edilson Osorio Junior & Emre Tinaztepe), who successfully relocated their startups (and lives) to Estonia. We will walk together through their journeys and learn valuable lessons from their experiences.


EXPERT GROUP WORKSHOP

Come say “Hi!” to the whole Startup Estonia team
When: August 26, 12:45-15:00
What’s in it for you: The workshop will help newly formed expert groups among the local startup community with the formation process and concrete goal setting, but also with purpose, shared ownership, and clear mid-term goals. This event is only for the expert group members and if you’d want to know more, do not hesitate to contact the Startup Estonia team.


HOW TO DESIGN LEARNING FOR KIDS, WITH KIDS?

Come say “Hi!” to Inga Kõue, EdTech Sector Project Lead
When: August 26, 14:00-16:00
Where: SPARK Demo (Narva mnt 3)
What’s in it for you: We invite you to join educators at the EdTech Community meetup, which will follow after the panel discussion “How to design learning for kids, with kids?”. The community meetup promises to be exciting to everyone interested in education innovation.


STARTUP COMMUNITY MEETUP (invite only)

Come say “Hi!” to the whole Startup Estonia team
When: August 26, 17:30-20:00
What’s in it for you: Meet your fellow startup community members, discuss the future plans, share the news and opportunities your organization is working on, and most importantly - celebrate our most amazing community and have a really good time in a good like-minded company.

FINDING YOUR WAY TO DEEP-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Come say “Hi!” to Inga Kõue, EdTech Sector Project Lead
When: August 27, 10:00-10:45
Where: Seminar room 2
What’s in it for you: What do we know about deep-tech business development? How research-intensive deep-tech emerges and positions itself in the market. Does deep-tech need special treatment or special funders? Does deep-tech save the Estonian and world economy?! Join a discussion group where top technology leaders and ecosystem gurus share their experiences and opinions.


FUTURE SIGNALS: CYBERSECURITY FOR ESTONIAN STARTUPS & FOUNDERS

Come say “Hi!” to Marily Hendrikson, Cyber Security Project Lead
When: August 27, 12:10-12:35
Where: Festival Studio
What’s in it for you: Kristen Davis (CinqC) and an Estonian Cybersecurity expert will share pragmatic and practical advice along with methods and tools for startups & entrepreneurs that don't have a cyber budget or expertise but want to create a robust & secure business. This is part of a series of interviews for the Estonian edition of the future signals Cybersecurity Report powered by Startup Estonia.


STARTING UP: CREATING A FUTURE FOR INTERNATIONALS IN ESTONIA

Come say “Hi!” to Annika Järs, Startup Visa and Foreign Relations Project Lead
When: August 27, 16:00-16:20
Where: Seminar room 2
What’s in it for you: Join the panel session to explore the untapped potential of international students not only as employees but as startup founders and future employers. We will explore the ecosystem created to support international students and look at case studies of successful internationals building their startup careers in Estonia.

We wish you an unforgettable and enjoyable sTARTUp Day experience! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions and see you at the festival venue!

Photo by: Kiur Kaasik

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