March update: new TechChill CEO, X-Europe for deeptech startups and more

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With TechChill 2020 a month ago we thought it’s a great time to give you an update to what we have planned for the upcoming months and the year! First things first, we are excited to share the news in TechChill leadership team – Madara Ermansone has taken the role of CEO of TechChill and will drive the planning, execution and all things TechChill 2021!

Madara joined the team for TechChill 2019 as Partnership Manager, was promoted to COO for TechChill 2020 and now will use her experience and knowledge to succeed as the CEO of the organization! Alongside the new CEO, we also have a new CMO – Anna Marija Ķiesnere, who was leading Communication for TechChill 2020.

Ernests Štāls has taken a new challenge and joined Superhero Capital as a Venture Partner. TechChill family couldn’t be happier and we all wish him the best of luck! Ernests still remains an active TechChill board member alongside Andris K. BērziņšMarija Ručevska and Līva Pērkone!

Welcome to X-Europe!

We at TechChill are joining forces with F6S, TNW Events, Design Terminal and Growth Tribe to bring you the #XEUROPE programme for deeptech European startups innovating the fields of HealthTech, AgriTech, AI/ML, SpaceTech, GreenTech, and Cybersecurity. For the next 2 years, we will be sharing open applications for each field.

Are you a HealthTech startup in need of a little push? X-Europe by Startup Europe could be the perfect programme for you!

Join X-Europe’s launch. You could get extensive support from all #XEUROPE partners in: online training, one-on-one mentoring, access to an extensive talent network, access to the accelerator or incubator programme, annual tech events, and more.

Find more information and apply here!

TechChill podcast is back

We are ready to share with you diverse and insightful content to keep yourselves busy and entertained!

To begin, TechChill podcast is back with Suvi Haimi, CEO of Sulapac, sitting down with #techchillfamily member Anna Vildaus to talk about the journey from scientific research to business idea!

Listen to the new episode here!

Hacking the crisis with HackForce hackathon

The first virtual hackathon in Latvia HackForce took place last week. In 48 hours over 850 people from 25 countries joined the public Slack, 70 mentors helped the teams to succeed and all that to find solutions for the crisis caused by the coronavirus. Thanks to the extensive support and help, hackathon ideas are already being implemented in real life! Hackathon was organised by volunteers form Latvian startup community.

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