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Today sTARTUp Day 2017 business festival starts in Tartu


Memorable moments in the rearview mirror - the sTARTUp Day 2016

7 December / Today, on the 7th of December, the biggest business festival in the Baltic States starts with over 2500 attendees from 27 countries.

The sTARTUp Day 2017 business festival is happening only for the 2nd time, but already all the tickets are sold out, once again. The theme of this year’s event “From Zero To Hero” focuses on how to work oneself to the top with limited resources. During the opening day there will be numerous side-events around the city of Tartu: trainings and seminars on production, education, biotechnology, business and export topics.

On Friday, the 8th of December, the main festival day at Science Centre AHHAA takes place from morning until evening. Over 100 keynote speaker will step on the 4 stages of sTARTUp Day during the festival day. In addition, numerous seminars, training and pitching competitions will take place at the venue. As a big finale, the Best Early Stage Startup-up of Estonia will be announced on the main stage, who will receive investment and recognition as the most promising startup to watch.

The City of Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas is feeling proud that sTARTUp Day has emerged to be one of the business cards of Tartu as a top entrepreneurship centre, though having emerged just a year ago. “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 into 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,” added Klaas.

“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 Tartu Erik Puura is now certain.

sTARTUp Day 2017 is organized by University of Tartu, city government of Tartu and startup community of Tartu. Its Gold sponsor is Swedbank Estonia, Silver sponsors are Elisa and Pipedrive, Bronze is Contriber. Project is supported by European Regional Development Fund.

Marelle Ellen
Head of Marketing & PR
sTARTUp Day 2017
+372 52 690 71

Last changed 07.12.2017