The Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Seedcamp, Co-Founder of Synctuition and Many More – sTARTUp Day Unveils The Program!

Business festival sTARTUp Day announced the program of this year’s hybrid event. The festival brings to the stage over a hundred speakers in the course of two festival days and one side event day. On 25–27 of August, the Estonian National Museum in Tartu will become a meeting place for all the startup-minded people, with world-class performers sharing their experiences on four stages, dozens of practical seminars, sTARTUp Pitching Powered by EstBAN, and many side events.

“The festival program offers new perspectives, heated discussions, and inspiring success stories for everyone,” said Triin Kask, the Program Manager of sTARTUp Day. On August 25, Reshma Sohoni, the founder and managing partner of Seedcamp, one of Europe’s leading venture capital funds, will conquer the stage at Investor Day. Seedcamp has made almost 400 investments, including in Estonian companies such as Wise, GrabCAD, and Teleport.

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and the CPO of Paxful, will talk about his journey from zero to a multimillion-dollar startup. Paxful makes buying and selling cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone and is currently making record results, forecasting growth in all markets.

On August 26, Melissa Sassi, the head of IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, will share her experience with international technology companies such as Microsoft and IBM. Her passion is to empower early-stage startups through technology and business acceleration. Melissa is also the Founder & CEO of MentorNations, a youth-led digital skills movement that has taught tens of thousands of young people to code across twelve countries.

The last day of the festival brings Allan Eesmaa, co-founder of the meditation app Synctuition, to the stage. His greatest drive is to show the world that we can have better control over our lives through smart mindfulness techniques that shape our inner world for the better.

This year, sTARTUp Day takes place in the form of a hybrid event, meaning you can participate on-site in Tartu, as well as virtually. Head Organizer Marili Vihmann said that it is extremely important for sTARTUp Day to ensure a memorable and safe festival experience for the participants. “We are working closely with the Health Board, and we consider the use of COVID-19 rapid tests, as well as nasal sprays developed at the University of Tartu, that prevent infection and air purifiers (Respiray) developed in Tartu Science Park. For the first time, we will expand to outdoor areas with the event. We hope to set a good example in organizing major events and encourage people to take part.”

The festival is organized by the city of Tartu, University of Tartu, Tartu Science Park, Contriber, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Tartu Business Advisory Services, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, and Swedbank. Ticket prices rise on May 6!