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 proof of that!

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.

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.

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.

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.

TechChill Stage Programme is LIVE

The most inspiring tech, startup, and entrepreneurship event in the Baltics invites all tech enthusiasts to discover something special in Riga. The two-day event will host three different stages, each with a particular focus, but all having one thing in common – to inspire, encourage and embolden entrepreneurs for their next step forward.

Max Kelly and Techstars making the future heroes

Max is the Managing director at the world’s leading accelerator programme for early-stage startups- TechStars in London. Their mentoring programme is indeed making the future tech stars, Latvian startup Toneboard- just to name one.

Viola A. Llewellyn and Africa’s first FinTech

Viola A. Llewellyn is the Co-founder and president of award-winning Ovamba Solutions, Inc., Africa’s first FinTech company to create technologies to serve African SMEs with innovative Sharia-compliant finance products, eCommerce, and logistics services. Ovamba’s technology gives global accredited and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the fast-growing African private sector.

Sheel Mohnot and the 500 Startups FinTech fund

Sheel Mohnot is a Partner at 500 Startups and raising the 500 FinTech Fund focused on investing in fintech globally. 500 Startups has already invested in more than 1800 tech startups and currently holds an open call for already the 23rd batch.

Announcing the first 25 startups of the Fifty Founders Battle

TechChill will host the Fifty Founders Battle, startup pitch competition showcasing the most promising and inspiring startups from the Baltics, Nordics and beyond. There is only a month left for startups to apply for the open call for the Fifty Founders Battle. Meanwhile, meet the first 25 teams to take part, recommended by our community partners.

Volunteer at TechChill

To execute the biggest tech and startup conference in the Baltics yet, we announce the open call for volunteers. This is your opportunity, if you’re interested in the world of tech, startups and can offer a hand in building the leading conference in the Baltics!

Building bridges between startup communities

Over the years TechChill has evolved from a small local meetup to an international event, but our core values remain the same. From the time when like-minded tech people in Riga came together for the very first TechChill back in 2011, it has always stayed an event organised by the community, for the community.

Baltic Tech Goes to San Francisco

Riga and San Francisco might be on almost the direct opposite sides of the globe; however, the distance is not a deterrent for Latvian startups coming over to build some bridges, make some contacts and meet the right people on the other side of the pond.

Join the Swedbank Student Challenge for a Free Pass

Interested in startups, the world of tech, and up for a challenge? Then you’re in luck! We have partnered with Swedbank, the leading bank in the Baltics, to offer 100 students a free pass to the most inspiring tech event in Riga!

TechChill partners with fintech leader TWINO

TechChill, the startup community initiative and largest tech event in Latvia will be partnering with TWINO, one of the leading Baltic fintech success stories, as an important boost to Riga as a growing fintech hub.

Meet our first investors extraordinaires

Apart from bringing renowned founders, investors & future vanguards to the startup season kick-off in Riga, TechChill will also host some of the most experienced and influential investors from the region.