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What happens when 20+ of European tech startup event organisers meet?

Written by Kristine Kornilova, CEO of TechChill Foundation This year the Startup Sesame Summit in Valencia was dedicated to the future of tech events and how they can change the world. Our CEO Kristine joined the group of organisers in the spotlight to explore some of the key challenges of our industry. As a Startup […]

Techies in a palace; what was the buzz all about?

It’s now been over a month since the seventh TechChill took place, and what a rollercoaster ride it was! Year by year the startup community grows bigger, and so do we by creating a place for founders, investors, media, and techies to meet. Let’s have a look at some facts and numbers as an actual […]

Kristine Kornilova to step in as the new TechChill CEO

Kristine Kornilova will take on the role of CEO of TechChill Foundation. Kristine is a long-time team member, who until now filled the role of COO. The former CEO Marija Rucevska will stay on the team as a Member of the Board. TechChill team will continue working on several projects aimed at supporting startup ecosystem […]

Startup community movers gather at the Tech Ecosystem Summit

The day before TechChill, Tech Ecosystem Summit took place in Swedbank Latvia HQ, bringing together community movers and shakers from the region. Around 30 key community players from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Denmark arrived early in Riga to spend time solving some of their shared challenges. Before the event, […]

Anatomy Next wins the Fifty Founders Battle

Anatomy Next, a human body simulator for doctors to practice in virtual reality, were the winners of the TechChill Fifty Founders Battle on Friday night. The health tech startup went home with a check for 10 000 EUR, no strings attached, to invest in their company. The main prize was presented by Google for Entrepreneurs. […]

Y-Vonne Hutchinson on tech ethics

Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the Founder & CEO of ReadySet and the Co-founder of Project Include, and her theme in this year’s TechChill will be about tech ethics. ReadySet is a high touch strategy consulting firm that helps companies build sustainably and inclusively through data-driven approaches. Their clients range from major technology companies to small nonprofits. […]

Future Founders Playground: bring your kids to work (and play!)

Family values are at the core of TechChill. That’s why this year, we’re introducing the Future Founders Playground – a place where our future talents can express themselves! The playground is powered by LMT and organized by the Learn IT coding workshop team. At TechChill, we want to make sure being a part of the tech and startup family […]

Discover Latvian success stories at the Magnetic Latvia stage

At TechChill, make sure to visit the Magnetic Latvia stage, organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. This stage will offer a look at the startup success stories and promising ideas, and what Latvia and the Baltics can offer to startups. The Minister for Economics of the Republic of Latvia Arvils Aseradens and General Director of the […]

What to expect from the Riga Venture Summit 2018

The Riga Venture Summit (RVS) is an international startup ecosystem policy roundtable discussion aiming to provide a deep dive into the realm of startup ventures. This year the topic of discussion will be focused on the best practice of corporate-startup cooperation. On one hand, you have innovation-driven startups and success stories that change life as […]

Meet the Founders’ Battle Finalists

One of the most gripping and exciting parts of TechChill is the startup competition. The Fifty Founders Battle, presented by Google for Entrepreneurs and hosted in partnership with Microsoft Latvia and Startup Wise Guys, will give the stage to 50 promising and inspiring early-stage startups to showcase their ideas. The startups this year come from […]