The focus of TechChill has always been the human side of tech – the-real-deal founder talks that don’t shy away from the harsh and demanding realities of startup life. However, we’ve only scratched the surface so far, and we know it.
This May we’re stepping out of the office and visiting fellow startup events all over Europe. Make sure catch us on the Roadtrip, say hi and find ways to collaborate!
What happens when 20+ of European tech & startup event organisers meet?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
50 Pitches later: What will they remember 6 days after your talk?
Gleb Maltsev listens to around 900 speeches a year ranging from a 60-second pitch to a 45-minute keynote. He’s trained speakers for such pitching showcases as Slush, Latitude59, TechChill, and LOGIN.
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.
Bancor’s Galia Benartzi on the role of blockchain
We can agree that money is one of the most central elements in all of our lives, and we can also agree on the fact that most of us know little about how it works. Right?
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.
Angie Jones of Twitter – the present and future of innovation
Angie Jones, the Senior Software Engineer at Twitter, is about to join us at TechChill to speak about how to keep the momentum of fast delivery while also embracing the quality initiatives.
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.
We need more young people in tech (and what we plan to do about it)
The future of tech rests on the shoulders of the students of today. They will be the future founders, entrepreneurs, challengers and curious minds.
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.
Fifty Founders Battle main prize – 10 000 EUR
Seed and early stage startups are welcome to apply to the Fifty Founders battle at TechChill and compete not just for investor attention, but also the main prize – 10 000 EUR.
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.
Revolut founder Nikolay Storonsky on making the future of FinTech
This world-known challenger bank has chosen no other place than Vilnius to open its fourth office in. And as it turns out, we share more than just the love for the Baltics.
Miki Kuusi – from the local ecosystem to global outreach
With the Student Challenge just launched, it’s time to introduce a speaker who to look up to and whose story to find inspirational when diving into new challenges.
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!
“The Ethical Hacker” Ralph Echemendia takes the stage in Riga
Ralph Echemendia, also known as the Ethical Hacker, is about to take the stage on how to hack your way to NASA, the U.N. and the Hollywood entertainment industry while keeping it ethical.
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.
A Nordic Hack Tour for the ages
Finnish startup superheroes are bringing their knowledge treasure trove to the Baltics and what a Hack Tour this will be!
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.