Side Events

Calendar

 

February – April

 

February 25

Swedbank Seedtalks

 

 

April 8

Roadshows

 

 

April 13

Startup Jam Session

 

 

April 28

Dokobit warm-up event by Dokobit

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Name

 

Admission

May 7

16:00-18:30 Launch//Baltic Tech Day   Open to all

May 10

11:00-12:30 Fifty Founders Bootcamp   Fifty Founders semi-finalists

May 11

17:00-19:00 Student Academy Day 1 by Racoons, TechHub Riga, Riga City Council   Students, Registration required
17:45-20:15 Investor Day by Practica Capital   Invitation only

May 12

16:00-17:40 Angel Investor Training by AWS   Startups and Investors, Registration required

May 13

17:00-19:00 Student Academy Day 2 by Racoons, TechHub Riga, Riga City Council   Students, Registration required

May 14

11:00-13:00 Community Round-up Ecosystem representatives, Invitations only

May 14-16

  LMT IoT Hackathon by LMT   Registration required

May 18

 

10:00-20:00 Karma Matchmaking by Karma   Invitations only
19:00-20:30 FinTech Talks by TWINO   Open to all

May 19

15:00-17:00 Future Hub Demo Day by Swedbank  

May 20

10:00-18:00 Fifty Founders Battle

  TechChill pass holders

May 21

15:25-16:45 (Finale)

 




May 19

10:00-18:00 Masterclasses   TechChill pass holders

May 19

10:00-11:00 How to become an investing genius by Twino   TechChill pass holders
11:00-12:00 How design can help you find your big business idea by Printify   TechChill pass holders
12:00-13:00 Stop selling products start buying customers by Google   TechChill pass holders
13:00-14:00 EIC Fund: Catalyst for de-risking   TechChill pass holders
13:00-14:00 Karma Academy for Founders: M&A – What does it take?   TechChill pass holders
14:00-15:00 Cloud Computing – Enabling startups without the ties by Oracle   TechChill pass holders
15:00-16:00 On product and storytelling   TechChill pass holders
15:00-16:00 Karma Academy for Founders: The Power of the Entrepreneur as a Person   TechChill pass holders
16:00-17:00 Karma Academy for Founders: B2B Pricing & Packaging   TechChill pass holders
16:00-17:00 AWS: AI to Add Startup Value   TechChill pass holders
17:00-18:00 Product-Market Fit is Really Hard. Make it Easier!   TechChill pass holders
17:00-18:00 Journey from Academia to Startups and then to Industry by IT Cluster   TechChill pass holders

May 21

18:00-20:00 Whiskey by Jameson   TechChill pass holders

 




May 20-21

10:00-18:00 Roundtables   TechChill pass holders

May 20

11:00-12:00 Deep-tech startup acceleration: when collaboration with corporates turns crucial   TechChill pass holders
11:00-12:00 Deep tech B2B software   TechChill pass holders
12:00-13:00 European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator: Financing Innovation   TechChill pass holders
12:00-13:00 How startups influence sustainable development and climate change?   TechChill pass holders
13:00-14:00 How startups can speed up the circular economy?   TechChill pass holders
14:00-15:00 The evolution and trends of Greentech (and Cleantech).   TechChill pass holders
15:00-16:00 Doing business around the globe in the 21st century: are e-signatures a future   TechChill pass holders
16:00-17:00 Working with the Enterprise – how startups can win the corporate customer   TechChill pass holders
17:00-18:00 Role of Science and Technology in Business Growth: the Baltic perspective   TechChill pass holders

May 21

10:00-11:00 AgeTech – an emerging industry in Europe   TechChill pass holders
11:00-12:00 Smart City: Dead before prototyping   TechChill pass holders

 

Latvian Startups to Watch

The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia is proud to present to you 20 Latvian startups to watch.

These are startups that are already changing the status quo and improving the practices in finance, households, education, cities, healthcare, and the list goes on. We would like to shed light on twenty existing Latvian startups, some smaller, some bigger, but all with one unifying element – exceptional growth potential.

When: 7-21 May
Where: PINE platform
Admission:  TechChill pass required.

Baltic Tech Day


Join us at TechChill 2021 online event series “Point of No Return” (as dramatic as it sounds) virtual opening to take a closer look at the current state of the Baltic startup ecosystem and tackle the importance of knowledge for growth. What changes are here to stay, or are we at the point of no return?
🔵 Insights of leading investors in the Baltics
🔵 Shared knowledge of well-known start-ups
🔵 Experience stories of emerging founders
🔵 Passionate discussions of business leaders

When: May 7 16:00-18:30
Where: https://www.facebook.com/techchillHQ/live/
Admission: Open for all, no TechChill pass required.

Fifty Founders Bootcamp

The bootcamp, will prepare 50 selected startups for pitching at the Fifty Founders Battle. Startups will gain first-hand experience in pitching and receive feedback from experienced pitching coaches, who will prepare them to shine not only on the Founders stage on May 21 but also beyond.

When: May 10 11:00-12:30
Where: https://www.facebook.com/techchillHQ/live/
Admission: Exclusive for the selected Fifty Founders Battle Startups only. For questions contact Aris at Aris@techchill.co

 

Student Academy powered by Raccoons


For multiple years in a row, it’s the must have side event of TechChill. This year is no exception we are giving you, students, the chance to get to know the startup ecosystem and get your hands dirty! The Challenge will consist of two events on the 11th and 13th of May. You will get to:
⚡️hear short presentations from startup founders and ecosystem players;
⚡️you will have to challenge yourself by developing your ideas (as silly or serious as you want).

When: May 11 and May 13 17:00-19:00
Register: https://ej.uz/student_challenge2021
Admission: Open for all registered students

Investor Day by Practica Capital

TechChill 2021 Investor day is an exclusive informal get-together for the investors coming to TechChill 2021 brought to you by Practica

When: May 11 17:45 -20:15
Register: https://techchill.co/investor/
Admission: Entry with TechChill 2021 Investor Pass or Invitation. For more information contact aris@techchill.co

 

Angel Investor Training Powered by AWS


Angel investing has not only become trendy and highly profitable, but it has also emerged into being a powerful source of fuel for the economy, jobs, and innovation. Are you an Angel? Or maybe a startup looking to find out more about angels? Join us; let’s train together!

When: May 12 16:00-17:40
Register: https://cutt.ly/NbUsWBT
Admission: Entry to registered only participants

Community Round-up


TechChill would not be the same without its great community partners. So we will take this opportunity to grab some cool beer and round up for the afternoon chill with a view of what’s new. What’s poppin’ in the Latvian startup ecosystem? Is remote networking an oxymoron?

When: May 14 16:00-19:00
Admission: Invitation Only, or more information contact katrina@techchill.co

LMT IoT Hackaton


Are you ready to discover the ever-growing potential of IoT solutions in the mobile network? Welcome to the LMT IoT Hackathon. You will have an opportunity to use the new LMT IoT management platform while discovering the full potential of smart devices. From increasing work efficiency and developing new business models and solutions to improving user experience and attracting potential customers – you will get to find just the most creative solutions for it all. Main focus – new sensor solutions for today’s business environment and everyday challenges. IT professionals, passionate tech enthusiasts, digitization process architects, designers, business and marketing specialists, apply now!

When: May 14-16
Registration: https://eventornado.com/event/lmt-iot-hackathon-2021#home

Fintech Talks Powered by Twino

Our friends at TWINO are ready to properly warm you up before TechChill 2021 at their panel discussion and networking event – FinTech Talks by TWINO. The agenda will look into what a dramatic ride was 2020 for industry players and what are the learnings for future of FinTech.

When: 18.05. 19:00-20:30
Where: facebook live/ delfi
Admission: open to all, no TechChill pass needed.

 

Future Hub Demo Day by Swedbank

12 weeks of intensive co-creation and 10 Future Hub GreenTech startup and Baltic market-leading enterprise duos are ready to demo!

Where: https://fb.me/e/10OAmDKYp

Masterclasses

Listening to Keynotes is inspiring. Yet, a masterclass is a unique opportunity to have hands-on work with the speaker or mentor. We have four masterclasses lined up for the most curious:
// How to become an investing genius? by Twino/ Roberts Lasovskis
//Product-Market Fit is Really Hard. Make it Easier by Michelle E Messina
//Academic potential to build great products: Journey from Academia to Startups and then to Industry by IT Cluster and more

When: 19.05. 10:00-19:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders. Get your here.

 

How to become an investing genius by Twino

In this masterclass, you’ll learn the simple rules to make the most of your investments. How much do you need to retire without worries? Where should you invest in? How to invest smart and safe? The masterclass will be hosted by TWINO Investment Platform Lead Roberts Lasovskis and Lead Product Designer Eduards Priedītis. See you soon!

When: May 19 10:00-11:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to TechChill pass holders. Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

How design can help you find your big business idea by Printify

Design is often seen as something that happens after a business idea has been locked down but in this masterclass session Alex MacLeod, Head of Design at Printify, will show how Design methods are actually the key to generating big business ideas which have the best possible chance of commercial success.

When: May 19 11:00-12:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Stop selling products start buying customers by Google

We are living in a more competitive world than ever. To create a long-term competitive advantage, we have to change our approach to business growth strategy, marketing goals, technology usage and HR. In this masterclass, we will cover topics from causes to solutions in order to get ready not only to survive but also grow, go global and gain a sustainable advantage over the competition.

When: May 19 12:00-13:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

EIC Fund: Catalyst for de-risking

The objective of the session is to present the newly created EIC Fund and its investment strategy. The EIC Fund is a venture capital Fund created by the European Commission with a number of specificities vis-à-vis regular venture capitalists. The talk will aim at describing how the EIC Fund fills the funding gap at the start-up stage where the EU venture capital market underperforms compared to the global venture capital market.

When: May 19 13:00-14:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Karma Academy for Founders: M&A - What does it take?

Join an M&A session with Sven Raeymaekers (Partner at GP Bullhound), Priit Potter (founder of Plumbr, exited to Splunk), Tommi Uhari (Partner at Karma) to get your answers to everything related to Exits! What do you do once you receive a TS or a verbal indication of interest? What are the things that may come back to “bite you” later down the M&A line? How to maximize deal value once you decided to sell?
The Karma Academy is the pit stop to world-class know-how sessions for startup founders.

When: May 19 13:00-14:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Cloud Computing - Enabling startups without the ties by Oracle

In this session hear from Max Dunhill from Oracle for Startups how cloud infrastructure is driving growth and enabling startups to do more than ever before and without the vendor lock -in. Max explores the abundant capability of cloud infrastructure and demonstrates how access for Startups is even easier than you might think.

When: May 19 14:00-15:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

On product and storytelling

A discussion between EQT Ventures partners Ted Persson and Martin Eriksson, who have spent over four decades combined crafting digital products.

When: May 19 15:00-16:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Karma Academy for Founders: The Power of the Entrepreneur as a Person

Erik van de Loo is a Professor at INSEAD, where he is a program co-director of “Consulting and Coaching for Change” at the Global Leadership Centre. Having worked with number startups, VC funds and multinational corporations, he is specialised in organisational culture and leadership, helping leaders to understand themselves in their roles and interactions with individual employees, teams, and organizations.
The Karma Academy is the pit stop to world-class know-how sessions for startup founders.

When: May 19 15:00-16:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Karma Academy for Founders: B2B Pricing & Packaging

Join Kyle Poyar, Operating Partner at OpenView Venture Partners, on B2B Pricing & Packaging session. OpenView is a Boston-based VC firm investing in the expansion stage providing operational support to their companies. Kyle has helped OpenView’s portfolio to accelerate revenue growth by attracting, retaining and monetizing more of the right customers. Like he says: Hottest products are bought, not sold!
The Karma Academy is the pit stop to world-class know-how sessions for startup founders.

When: May 19 16:00-17:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

AWS: AI to Add Startup Value

5 top questions startups need to consider to augment business value with AI, by AWS Solution Architect Lead, serial entrepreneur, and startup advisor.
1. How AI change the way startups build software? and everything else, e.g. hiring, marketing, business metrics?
2. Should I consider AI at all? If so, when?
3. How to make sure AI will create business values for my startup?
4. Shorten time to market
5. Build my own AI models — how to overcome data issues?

When: May 19 16:00-17:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Product-Market Fit is Really Hard. Make it Easier!

Startups can find nearly everything necessary for success in Silicon Valley, including investment capital, expert mentorship, and market access. However, 90% of startups fail within five years, the majority from the inability to achieve product-market fit (PMF). This Masterclass digs into why PMF is so challenging and the top factors that ensure greater success. You will learn what contributes to market misalignment and how to increase the chances of success while minimising PMF failure rates.

When: May 19 17:00-18:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Journey from Academia to Startups and then to Industry by IT Cluster

Academic potential to build great products: Journey from Academia to Startups and then to Industry.
What does it take to transition from academia to the world of entrepreneurship to products for the biggest and oldest industry in the world, farming? Presented by the academic-turned-entrepreneur Dr. Dragana Vukasinovic, the masterclass explores how startups can use the academic potential to build quality products, needed in the industry, and what the preconditions are to make such partnerships.

When: May 19 17:00-18:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Whiskey by Jameson

Surprise masterclass by Jameson, details will be revealed soon!

 

When: May 21 18:00-20:00
Where: in the place past point if no return

Roundtables

Roundtables bring together speakers, experts & attendees for informal and insightful chats around topics that matter. Browse all the Roundtable discussion topics and bookmark events in PINE platform!

When: 20.05. 10:00-18:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Deep-tech startup acceleration: when collaboration with corporates turns crucial

 

What is the true potential of deep-tech startups and how can corporates help them grow? STARTUP3 virtual accelerator will host a roundtable to discuss if and how corporates should partner up with startups in developing new products and what do such partnerships entail.

When: 20.05. 11:00-12:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Deep tech B2B software

 

When: 20.05. 11:00-12:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

How startups influence sustainable development and climate change?

When: 20.05. 12:00-13:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator: Financing Innovation

The EIC Accelerator funds high risk startups and SMEs to develop their innovations. The session will offer an insight on how Europe supports companies to develop and scale up game-changing innovations. In the aftermath of the Covid19 crisis, the need to support deep tech research and innovative start-ups and SMEs is more important than ever for Europe to emerge stronger from the crisis.

When: 20.05. 12:00-13:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

How startups can speed up the circular economy?

When: 20.05. 13:00-14:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

The evolution and trends of Greentech (and Cleantech)

When: 20.05. 14:00-15:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Doing business around the globe in the 21st century: are e-signatures a future

Europe has set a common regulation for the EU countries, regulating the usage of electronic signature, guidelines for Digital Single Market and other operations, etc. but the rest of the world has different rules. Are there any workarounds? How to make sure e-signed documents are secure and legally binding in Europe and the rest of the world? What challenges do businesses face? What’s expected from the regulatory and legal side?

When: 20.05. 15:00-16:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Working with the Enterprise – how startups can win the corporate customer

In this roundtable, you will hear about the experiences of startups working with large corporates. We will discuss the challenges faced by startups when looking for customers and the possibilities for startups to get a foothold in the enterprise market.

When: 20.05. 16:00-17:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Role of Science and Technology in Business Growth: the Baltic perspective

 

When: 20.05. 17:00-18:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

AgeTech - an emerging industry in Europe

There are over 100M senior citizens in Europe, and the number is growing. However, almost 50% of them are digitally excluded. It affects the economy and the health of senior citizens. The primary reason our elders avoid using digital services is that they aren’t tailored to their needs.

 

The Age-Tech market will grow to an estimated $8.5 trillion by 2025 in Europe. However, the Age-Tech startups are still pretty rare in the EU. What should we do to build an emerging Age-Tech ecosystem in the EU?

When: 21.05. 10:00-11:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Smart City: Dead before prototyping

 

When: 21.05. 11:00-12:00
Where: TechChill event platform – Pine
Admission: Open to all Tehchill pass holders.
Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Fifty Founders Battle FINALE!


50 startups started the day, only 5 remain! After a day filled with battles 5 startups came out on top! The tension is in the air, the spotlights are on. Who will be THE ONE?

When: 21.05. 16:00-17:00
Where: Pine platform
Admission: Open to TechChill pass holders. Get yours: https://techchill.co/#passes

Party of no return

Want to have an epic party? Yes, we would like to chill with all of you as we have always loved to do during TechChill. But as this time we are doing everything differently – let us show you the peaceful side of Latvia. Let’s grab a drink and enjoy a bit of great music and just chill.

When: May 21 18:00-19:00
Where: in the place past point of no return: link
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