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A sTARTUp-minded city

The city of Tartu, the birthplace and location of sTARTUp Day, has found a special place in the hearts of many startups. The city attracts an increasing number of startups and startup-minded people, companies, and communities. The facts speak for...
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Lauri Reuter: From scientist to launching the first foodtech VC fund in the Nordics and Baltics

Lauri Reuter is a scientist turned investor and partner at Nordic Foodtech VC. The fund invests in deep foodtech companies based...
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Marcel Poelker from Taledo: “I'm a firm believer in humans behind the job.”

Marcel Poelker is the founder and CTO of Taledo, a Berlin-founded innovative recruiting platform that combines a human-centric approach to...
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What's wrong with him!? 5 ways leaders are slowing their business growth

Rather than focus on the faults of your team members, start the change with yourself and lead by example. You...
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Head of Program Artur Kamberg on this year's program highlights, freelance life and Tartu vs Tallinn

You may know Artur Kamberg as a radio voice, podcast and event host but did you know he is also...
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The University of Tartu spin-off company UP Catalyst makes the battery industry greener

It is estimated that by 2030 around half of the new cars sold are electric. The shift to electric vehicles...
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10+1 tested tips how to attract more visitors to your demo booth

This year’s sTARTUp Day will have the biggest demo area in the history of the festival. How to make your...
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A Guide to Burnout and Focus for High Growth Teams

Most founders and team leaders are familiar with the distractions that prevent us from achieving our goals. E-mails, texts, calls...
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Kalev Kärpuk from Adact: Founders should learn more from the mistakes of others

Kalev Kärpuk is the CEO and founder of Adact, a young gamification marketing startup that allows companies to create engaging...
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Designer Liis Tiisvelt from iLLIMOR loves making sustainable apparel for startups

Liis Tiisvelt is a designer and founder of the clothing brand iLLIMOR, which is characterized by sustainability – all clothes...
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Christoph Klink from Antler: Creating the right conditions for building great teams

Christoph Klink is Partner at Antler, a global early-stage VC firm founded in Singapore in 2017. He is co-leading Antler's...
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sTARTUp Day joins forces with Fractory

The Tartu-founded cloud manufacturing company Fractory joins as one of the co-organizers of sTARTUp Day.
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Avely Marjapuu and Toomas Häide from Naine.fit: Success starts with baby steps, both in business and fitness

Avely Marjapuu and Toomas Häide are founders of Naine.fit, an online fitness platform offering women a variety of training programs,...
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Marcel Gasser: "It's impossible to get to know who you truly are without meditation."

Marcel Gasser is an entrepreneurial nomad, business angel and mentor who helps entrepreneurs and investors in becoming fully aligned with...
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Our most popular reads in 2021

Here are the TOP 10 most popular interviews published on sTARTUp Day blog this year - full of interesting insights...
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10 startup terms from 2021 everyone should know

Part of the holiday routine is looking back and compiling various lists. So here is one from the sTARTUp Day...
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Meet our podcast hosts Marleen Aasa and Otto Oliver Olgo

It’s time to get to know Marleen Aasa and Otto Oliver Olgo, consultants at Miltton New Nordics and the hosts...
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sTARTUp Day 2022 will return as an epic summer festival

While we hoped to meet everyone already in January, we have to wait a bit longer this year. In light...
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Time to join sTARTUp Day 2022 pitching contest with a prize pool of over €350k

We are calling all startups to apply for the sTARTUp Pitching competition. This is your chance to shine on the...
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Volunteering at sTARTUp Day ‒ high energy, awesome people and new skills

What does it feel like to be part of the team organizing sTARTUp Day and experience the creative chaos behind...
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We’re ready, are you? The 6th sTARTUp Day season has officially kicked off!

While the emotions from sTARTUp Day 2021 are still high in the air, it’s time to kick off the next...
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