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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.

What to expect from TechChill in 2018

Every year in February, hundreds of founders meet in Riga to kick off the startup season. The biggest city of the Baltics is growing up to become a welcoming meeting place of young talent and bright minds from across the region, with investors flying in to meet startup teams from the Baltics, Nordics and EasternEurope.

Latvian delegation is heading to Slush

On Wednesday, TechChill brought together two key parties for closer partnership between the Baltic-Nordic startup scene – Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics Arvils Ašeradens and Rasmus Ekholm, Head of European Operations at Slush.

TechChill joins Startup Sesame Alliance of Tech Events

TechChill joins Europe’s largest alliance of tech events First event from the Baltics and CEE region to join Startup Sesame The Baltic startup event TechChill is honored to join the Startup Sesame family, the largest alliance of Europe’s tech events that helps startups grow with conferences, education and networking. TechChill happens every year in February

Startup support program presented at Riga Venture Summit

“Support for startup companies is one of my top priorities. The aim of the government is the restructuring of economics to make it innovative”, said Arvils Ašeradens, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Economics at the opening of the discussion forum “Riga Venture Summit”. Currently, “Riga Venture Summit” is the only event in

TechChill 2017 brings together 1100 attendees

SprayPrinter Takes The Top Prize At TechChill The Baltic tech event brings together 1100 attendees from 26 countries   The team of Sprayprinter (Tartu, Estonia) beat out four other teams at the TechChill Pitch Battle to take the top prize – a paid trip to Silicon Valley, with a full agenda and meetings with selected