About Us

It’s the startups that make winters hot

Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2000+ attendees, including the fastest growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. TechChill is organized by a non-profit foundation of the same name, empowering the Baltic startup ecosystem throughout the year.

This year is no exception – the two-day agenda at TechChill 2019 will feature 70+ speakers and 20+ side events, as well as some legendary afterparties.

Welcome to the Baltics

The Baltic region is a great place to do business. It’s booming with talented entrepreneurs ready to take on new challenges. Riga offers a great life quality and infrastructure, one of the fastest internet speeds in the world and links to most capitals in Europe.

The region has been a historic crosspoint between East and West, with the tech industry now reinvigorating this tradition in the digital age. Latvia’s startup ecosystem provides an unparalleled mix of reasonable startup costs, access to international talent, startup-friendly regulation, and TechChill is your way in.

History

TechChill has always been organized by the community, for the community. TechCrunch Baltics, the first edition of TechChill, was organized in partnership with TechCrunch as a launch event of the first co-working space for startups in Riga – TechHub Riga, in 2012.

At its inception, TechChill was one of the many projects at TechHub Riga. But in 2015 Marija Ručevska took over the project and brought it to the next level – adding global ambition, growing the team and event x2 each year. By 2017, TechChill outgrew its role as a “side-project” at TechHub Riga and was established as an independent non-profit foundation, empowering the startup ecosystem throughout the year.

In a span of just 6 years, what started as a community gathering grew into to two-day conference bringing together 2000+ attendees, while still maintaining a relaxed atmosphere and its signature size that fosters connection-building. Next edition of TechChill takes place February 21-22  in Riga, Latvia, join us there.

TechChill in the media

// Riga’s startups are putting little Latvia on the big tech map (Wired)

// Latvia’s Tech Hub Of Riga Is Leading The Way For Women…And Drones (Forbes)

// How this shy country wants to become the Silicon Valley of the Baltics (The Next Web)

// TechChill: Founders, Entrepreneurs, Challengers and Curious Minds (Irish Tech News)

 

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