4.16/5Total Reviews
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2024

START-UP

sTARTUp Day 2024

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About sTARTUp Day 2024

sTARTUp Day 2024, set to take place from January 24-26 in Tartu, Estonia, is shaping up to be a standout event in the startup world. The festival is expected to attract over 3,500 participants, fostering a startup-minded atmosphere in the smart city of Tartu. The event's rich program will unfold across three stages – Starlight Stage, Insight Stage, and Pitching Stage – featuring a diverse lineup of speakers such as Jaanika Merilo, Kaarel Kotkas, Alar Karis, and Kristjan Korjus. Covering a range of topics relevant to the startup ecosystem, the festival will include seminars, pitching competitions, and side events, catering to a broad audience. In addition to the main stage activities, the festival will also host a vibrant exhibition space and the iconic sTARTUp Night afterparty, where the day's discussions and pitches culminate in a festive atmosphere.

Networking is a central aspect of sTARTUp Day, supported by a matchmaking app for meeting scheduling, an investor day, and an executive day for more in-depth discussions and connections. Various ticket options are available, each offering different levels of access to the event's features, including VIP receptions and exclusive side events. The festival's global focus ensures a diverse and international environment, drawing startups, investors, and professionals from around the world. Organized by a consortium of local entities in Tartu and backed by numerous partners and sponsors, sTARTUp Day 2024 promises to be a dynamic and engaging experience for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and the startup culture.

When and Where

Event date

Jan 24 - 26, 2024

Event location

Estonia

Event type

Event fees

Organized by

sTARTUp Day

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Audio Reviews (4)

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28 days ago

Ivan

Sales Manager 

at Cloudvisor

Start Up Day was an awesome event this year. I truly enjoyed attending it. It was full of different things. So there was a pitch place where you can learn about new start ups and what they're doing. So it's very useful for investors. Also, you can listen to new exciting speakers. Besides that, there was an networking area and a networking app where you can meet people that are interesting for you. You can make new partnerships and find new leads for your company. So that was awesome. And besides that, like in general, the event was filled with amazing atmosphere. So it was a joy attending it. And I recommend it to everyone based in Nordics, Baltics and beyond. Just to make useful connections, learn about new trends and yeah, find long lasting partnerships.

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324 days ago

Patricia Cervantes

Co-founder and COO 

at Vibio Ltd

It was great to see startup day giving a platform to sex companies which are often excluded from mainstream startup events and especially now in a world where sexual freedoms like access to abortion and comprehensive sex education are under attack. It's more important than ever to give a platform to companies like and naked love who promote positive depictions of sexuality. All in all. It was a really enjoyable event. I will for sure be attending next edition.

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541 days ago

Katrin Kiviselg

Customer Success 

at KOOS.io

Startup Day is an amazing event. where myself, I could meet some existing clients and some clients that we had conversations with and could have some real discussions about why or how we should go forward with their decision regarding our product. I, we also loved them myself. I also loved the parties and I think that startup days, parties and events are some of the best ones of the year. So, I really am looking forward to Startup Day every single year.

Awards (4)

MOST

Recommended

Start-Up

2022

BEST FOR

Networking

Start-Up

2022

BEST FOR

Networking

Start-Up

2024

MOST

Recommended

Start-Up

2024

Reviews

Average Rating by Group

Total Reviews
7

Indrek KaldojaIn Person | speaker

Chief Financial Officer, eAgronom

3.82/5

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I was surprised by the decrease in the number of investors attending.
What did you like best about the event?
It's still one of Estonia's main startup events; however, it's mainly the same investors year after year.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
The organizers should finally understand that this event makes much more sense in summer (for example, August as it was in 2022 or the first half of Sept). Literally, everyone is saying this, but the organizers won't listen. :) It is crucial to get in more foreign investors. More and more startups are seen to attend only side events and not purchase tickets because it's difficult to meet investors inside, the meeting area is quite fully booked, investors get tired from speed dating, etc. It's becoming much easier to talk to them during the side events.
Overall experience
3.00/5
Networking opportunities
3.00/5
Technical support for setting up the session
5.00/5
Interactivity with the audience
5.00/5
Quality of the audience
5.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
4.00/5
Event venue
4.00/5
Food and beverages at event
4.00/5
Helpfulness of event staff
5.00/5

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Donnie SC LygonisIn Person | speaker

Innovation Strategist, KTH Innovation

4.18/5

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It was a good event with good talks but less good logistics.
What did you like best about the event?
The people, the vibe, and everyone were so helpful all the way through, especially since I had to rearrange my schedule at the last minute.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
Logistics. The food and snack situation was terrible for us speakers; there was a "VIP Lounge" where almost everyone went, so there was never any food, and the one (1!) coffee machine had a 20-minute queue. Not good. And even worse with lunches, there were supposed to be lunch tickets, but no one knew where they were, so that took 30 minutes to get one, and then when I got on, I had to stand in the food court queue to get lunch, and the queues were another 30-60 minutes, which of course I didn't have since I was due up on stage again. So, no lunch for me. Also, there were no checks for allergies (which I have), so I couldn't eat any of the food anyway—so good logistics. Also, transport to Tartu is less than good; all I got was "hop on a bus and get there" or "rent a car and get there," which is not a good organization for people coming in from all over the region. Event shuttle buses, event drivers, etc, would have been expected.
Overall experience
4.00/5
Networking opportunities
5.00/5
Technical support for setting up the session
5.00/5
Interactivity with the audience
5.00/5
Quality of the audience
5.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
4.00/5
Event venue
5.00/5
Food and beverages at event
2.00/5
Helpfulness of event staff
4.00/5

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IvanIn Person | attendee

Sales Manager, Cloudvisor

4.60/5

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sTARTUp Day 2024 was a blast!
What did you like best about the event?
I really liked how the event was organized, which included various areas where you could listen to speakers, learn about new startup ideas, and network with interesting people. Everyone is very outgoing in the event, so it's a great place to generate new leads for your company and to find partners.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
I think that everything was perfect, but some free coffee wouldn't hurt. Also, partnering with more prominent companies that can provide value to startups, such as AWS, HubSpot, and so on, would be nice.
Overall experience
5.00/5
Value for money
5.00/5
Networking opportunities
5.00/5
Usefulness of participating vendors/sponsors
5.00/5
Amount of new information learned
4.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
2.00/5
Event venue
4.00/5
Food and beverages at event
5.00/5
Helpfulness of event staff
5.00/5

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Audio Review

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Audio Transcript
Start Up Day was an awesome event this year. I truly enjoyed attending it. It was full of different things. So there was a pitch place where you can learn about new start ups and what they're doing. So it's very useful for investors. Also, you can listen to new exciting speakers. Besides that, there was an networking area and a networking app where you can meet people that are interesting for you. You can make new partnerships and find new leads for your company. So that was awesome. And besides that, like in general, the event was filled with amazing atmosphere. So it was a joy attending it. And I recommend it to everyone based in Nordics, Baltics and beyond. Just to make useful connections, learn about new trends and yeah, find long lasting partnerships.

Siim SalisteIn Person | speaker

Head of business development , Vegvisir

4.20/5

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Great, fast, and effective.
What did you like best about the event?
The Communication pre-event was very good. It was easy to navigate the floors once I arrived.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
I would’ve wanted to see who was talking on stage when I bumped into some room accidentally. Some live info screen would do.
Overall experience
4.00/5
Networking opportunities
5.00/5
Technical support for setting up the session
5.00/5
Interactivity with the audience
5.00/5
Quality of the audience
4.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
4.00/5
Event venue
4.00/5

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Helen VasilevskiIn Person | speaker

Managing Director, flect.

4.00/5

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It was an organized and well-run event.
What did you like best about the event?
There is a good mix of movement between the 'rooms,' the stages, and the opportunity to connect with people.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
For people new to the ecosystem/the event, assign a 'buddy' to facilitate introductions to people around the venue. This, of course, assumes that the person wishes a 'buddy'.
Overall experience
5.00/5
Networking opportunities
5.00/5
Technical support for setting up the session
4.00/5
Interactivity with the audience
2.00/5
Quality of the audience
4.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
4.00/5
Event venue
4.00/5
Food and beverages at event
4.00/5
Helpfulness of event staff
4.00/5

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Signe MillereIn Person | attendee

Business advisor, Estonian Embassy in Riga

4.89/5

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The conference was valuable, with remarkable speakers and a networking zone.
What did you like best about the event?
Networking zone. The topics were authentic. The speakers, companies, and participants were very high-level.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
I loved everything. The food also was very good. Programme was amazing.
Did you have a favourite speaker or session? Please tell us below
I met with representatives of the Estonian company Veera OÜ. Make a lot of valuable experience.
Overall experience
5.00/5
Value for money
5.00/5
Networking opportunities
5.00/5
Usefulness of participating vendors/sponsors
4.00/5
Session(s)
5.00/5
Amount of new information learned
4.00/5
Overall In Person Experience
Event destination
5.00/5
Event venue
5.00/5
Food and beverages at event
5.00/5
Helpfulness of event staff
5.00/5

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Tiina online | speaker

CEO, Happy Workplace

3.67/5

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Great event! Good communication.
What did you like best about the event?
New contacts. Wonderful people. There were some nice encounters and sharing. Inspiring presenters.
What could the organizers do to improve the event?
Maybe some guidelines, how to great the presentation, where the call to action is included (like TED talks have).
Overall experience
4.00/5
Networking opportunities
4.00/5
Technical support for setting up the session
5.00/5
Interactivity with the audience
3.00/5
Quality of the audience
4.00/5
Overall Online Experience
Navigation of virtual platform
3.00/5
Troubleshooting technical issues
3.00/5

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