All you need to know upon arriving at TechChill 2020

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We know that a lot of work goes into preparing for a conference like TechChill 2020. Meetings to book, people to meet, stage content to choose from, side-events not to miss. To make it easier for you, we have prepared this handy guide to help you make the most out of your time. Check the relevant basics to help you hit the ground running from Day 1.

 

To pick up your TechChill 2020 badge, you have various options:

Early badge claim: On Wednesday, February 19, you can pick up your badge at the side event venue Fantadroms from 10am to 5 pm (Address: Gustava Zemgala Gatve 74a) or at the official conference side event  FinTechTalks by TWINO from 6:30pm at Spikeri Concert Hall (Address: Ģenerāļa Radziņa krastmala 3). 

At TechChill 2020 venue – Hanzas Perons: On the conference days (February 20-21) from 09:00.
Bring your ID along. And remember to keep your wristband and badges on you throughout the two days.

 

How to power up your networking

One of the best things about TechChill 2020 week is the people you get to meet, here are three ways you can power up your networking.

Register for the networking app Talque to connect with other attendees even before TechChill 2020.

Check out and book the side events and don’t skip the legendary afterparties – the official party of TechChill 2020 The BIG Party on the evening of Day 1 as well as The Shift party on Friday for those still in Riga on the evening of Day 2! 

 

How to plan your activities (we have a tool for that)

We take great pride in handpicking visionaries and game-changers to deliver you the new and unexpected, and we wouldn’t want you to miss them. The best way to keep track of everything is through the Talque networking app, where besides connecting with other attendees you can also:

Browse the stage agenda and add the presentations, panel discussion and fireside chats that you’re interested into your Talque calendar.

Book a spot at the roundtable discussions taking place on both days at the conference at Roundtables by British Embassy Riga area. 

 

How to navigate the agenda

The agenda this year is divided into two stages: the Go Big Stage and Founder Stage. 

The Go Big Stage will host speakers who will share their knowledge and insights about the Big Shift topics – 5G, Blockchain and GreenTech!

For a deep dive into the startup life head to Founder Stage for an opportunity to hear the Fifty Founders Battle pitches and stay for the industry-specific panel discussions. The stage also covers Marketing and Sales talks as well as Founder stories

 

Where to check up on what’s hot in the region

If you want to catch up on the latest innovations in the region make sure to stop by the Business Expo area and don’t miss the Startup Expo for a chance to see what the hottest 28 startups are working on.  

Where to meet up with others and get some work done

We have prepared several locations where you can have meetings and catch up on work if needed.  

Book your meetings via Talque app and have your meetings at one of the tables in Karma Dealroom, Media Room or other meeting locations spread through the venue.

If it is work you need to catch up on, make your way to the Techhub pop-up co-working.

 

Where to network, have a coffee or beer and unwind at the venue

Spending a day or two at TechChill is a high energy activity, to unwind and have some impromptu meetings head over to Swedbank Coffee and Cocktails Lounge for a coffee. This year, thanks to Mežpils beer brewery, we have our beer – Small shift! It can be enjoyed at our side events as well as every conference day after 3pm. Also, it has a little challenge on the label, so make sure to look into that. You will be able to chill and enjoy your time at TWINO Lounge or Startup Wise Guys lounge. If you want to unwind completely try out the massage chairs at the Detox Zone.

 

Where to hydrate at the venue

It’s not only the coffee that’s on offer. There will also be Water Bar by RTU Design Factory where you will be able to refill your water bottle, so remember to bring one. If you don’t have your water bottle with you, you’ll be able to “buy” a cup for two euros at “Patapa” deposit stand. After you’re done using the cup or want to change for new, you can return it and get your money back.

 

How about lunch? 

When hunger hits, make sure to check out Street Food Latvia area just outside the venue for delicious foods both with meat as well as vegan.

We will have tasty meals from:

  • BAOBUN LATVIA
  • VEGSTOP.LV
  • UZBEKU PLOVS OGRE
  • EL SANTO X
  • CHARLSTONS BBQ FOOD TRUCK
  • GUSTAME CHURROS
  • VAN COFFEE

 

 

For other practicalities, such as the location of the venue, transportation options and hotel deals check out the practical information page. If you still have some questions at the venue, feel free to visit the Info Deck by iDeal Business.

 

Haven’t gotten your pass to TechChill yet? No problem. Get your two-day pass or the one-day Friday Frinight pass here

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