TechChill 2020 Agenda: What to expect from Founder Stories?


We all know the importance of “giving back” to the community in order for the startup ecosystem to properly work. Successful founders and entrepreneurs have a lot to share, they’ve taken quite a few smart steps along the way, and perhaps also made some mistakes.

Whether you’ve already built a successful business, are currently setting one up, or are just thinking about trying one day – when it comes down to it, we all want to be inspired. At TechChill, we talk to founders and entrepreneurs day in and day out, so we’re never short on tales of startup heroism and tragedy. 

TechChill 2020 Founder Stories shared on the stage will include:

Martin Villig. Hear from the Bolt co-founder himself what was their struggle and what decisions Bolt had to make that created an impact on a wider community and built his path to philanthropy.

Miķelis Baštiks. At the beginning of summer 2019 Miķelis, Partner and Designer at Asketic, faced a question of how to create a design language for dynamic and fast organizations rooted deeply in the startup world. Hear him talk about the future of the design process in the age of data. In the end, it’s all about not making things too complicated.

Dmitri Sarle. Join this interactive session led by the former CEO of Arctic Startups – to explore how to build successful companies without experiencing burnout and still stay true to your calling.

Inès Leonarduzzi. Digital is a wonderful tool, but it also pollutes and damages society. During her keynote, Inès will share her extensive experience in the digital industry and her notion of digital ecology.

Stewart Rogers has been on a personal mission to understand why more and more startup workers and founders are having mental health issues and – as a result – are turning to self-destructive behaviours as coping mechanisms. In this new keynote on the topic, he reveals his latest research, explains why gifted individuals have it harder than most, and details what we can collectively and individually do to stay healthy and alive in 2020 and beyond.

Timo Soininen. In the 2018 Small Giant Games, Finnish mobile games studio announced its alliance with Zynga for $560 million. Given that most acquisitions fail, it was also a huge risk for both sides. During his keynote, we’ll learn how one company can buy another without quashing the culture and creativity that made it a success.

To hear all these great speakers and more, get your TechChill 2020 pass here.
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