sTARTUp Day program is fulfilled with versatile side events

sTARTUp Day is a festival with many different side events. Visitors can participate in workshops, seminars, discussions, parties, meetups and so on – sTARTUp Day offers everything you can dream of! The festival program is very diverse and because of that, we have put together a list of all the side events.

Besides inspirational speeches, seminars and discussions you can you can go out after the program has ended and have fun at the parties happening around town. The side event program is divided through three days: 23 – 25 January.

List of the seminars and workshops which are a part of the main program can be found HERE


BioHackathon – sTARTUp Day 2019

Time: 9:00 – 18:00

Location: SPARK Demo (Narva mnt 3)

BioHackathon brings together mentors from Latvia, Estonia and elsewhere. The event focuses on business development, execution of the ideas and improving idea pitches. We expect entrepreneurs and students in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, and veterinary medicine but also people with established sector experience. If your idea is in any of the following areas, join us! At the Biohackathon all the participants can take part in seminars, pitching competition and sessions with international mentors.

Conference Hacking – sTARTUp Day 2019

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Location: sTARTUp Lounge (Raekoja plats 16)

Getting the most out of a business festival or a conference is a skill. At Conference Hacking, we'll give you know-how on planning your conference day, introduce you the program of sTARTUp Day, share insights on arranging meetings and many more. As an open discussion, we encourage you to help us answer the questions unanswered about the role of the ecosystem and events like sTARTUp Day. You can also collect your festival badge and wristband, get your morning coffee and meet other sTARTUp Day 2019 attendees for the first time.

Executive Day "Smart Manufacturing Meetup"

Time: 10:00 –  17:00

Location: Dorpat Conference Centre (Soola 6)

Executive Day is an exclusive business meetup where participants will get insights from industry leaders on boosting productivity, development of new products and services as a source of growth. The event ends with a festive dinner together with the speakers and Investor ticket owners. Please note that the event is accessible for Executive ticket owners only.  All participants have exclusive access to the official “drinks and networking” event in and the evening with Investor Day participants and other key people.

NB! The event accessible for Executive ticket owners only

Investor Day powered by EstBAN

Time: 15:00 – 19:00

Location: SPARK Hub (Narva mnt 3)

On 23rd January, you’re welcome to attend Investor Day – an exclusive investors' meetup to share experiences, learn from others and create meaningful connections. The program includes a fireside chat with Roger Dickey about his investment experiences, investors' panel, group work about teams’ due diligence and other topics. The event ends with a festive dinner together with the speakers and Executive ticket owners.

NB! The event accessible for Investor ticket owners only.

sTARTUp Pitching Training

Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Location: sTARTUp Lounge (Raekoja plats 16)

sTARTUp Pitching Training all about practicing, getting useful feedback and getting in the best possible shape for pitching at the sTARTUp Day. Teams will learn to represent their product, service, and company through value and communication. The workshop is led by Vaido Mikheim, Project Manager at Tartu Science Park. The event is only for Startup ticket owners and teams that will pitch at sTARTUp Day 2019.

Global Founders in Estonia vol. 7

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Location: Tartu Centre of Creative Industries (Kalevi 13)

Global Founders in Estonia (previously as “Foreign Founders in Estonia”) is a meetup series for all global startup founders in Estonia and the local startup community to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other. You're invited to have a lovely evening with other founders, the Startup Estonia team and the community to mix and mingle and of course to hear what is going on in the Estonian startup community.


Time: 20:00 – 22:00

Location: NAIIV (Vallikraavi 6)

sTARTUp KARAOKE Party takes place a day before the festival on 23rd of January, starting at 8 pm! It’s an opportunity to meet other festival visitors, get to know each other and take some time off before the main festival days. Come and practice being on stage and talking/singing into the microphone at the sTARTUp KARAOKE Party at Naiiv! This event is open for everyone!


Lexsoul Dancemachine – sTARTUp Day 2019 Networking Party

Time: 21:00 – 03:00

Location: Club Illusion (Raatuse 97)

The official networking party of sTARTUp Day 2019 will bring together the coolest festival visitors to keep on networking and take some time off before the final festival day. The evening will be full of magic, taking place at the oldest cinema in Estonia and starring Lexsoul Dancemachine, a raw smoking hot funk dance band supported with several kick-ass DJ-s. One thing is sure: you will dance as you've never danced before. And of course, there will be some more quiet areas for deep talks, VIP Lounge for VIP-s and a bar to fulfill all your needs.  

NB! The party is for sTARTUp Day 2019 ticket owners only.


Chain Reaction Workshop – sTARTUp Day 2019

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: SPARK Makerlab (Narva mnt 3, P entrance)

SPARK Makerlab – the first open makerspace in Tartu - welcomes you to a Chain Reaction Workshop! The goal of this event is to bring people together through communication, cooperation and joined creativity to build something awesome. You are provided with different objects, materials, and tools to create a working system – a chain reaction. Since the workshop brings together people from different age groups and occupations you will have a chance to not only create something fun but maybe also find a future co-worker, business partner or friend! This event requires registration!

Japan Tech Meetup sTARTUp Day

Time: 19:00 –  22:00

Location: SPARK Demo (Narva mnt 3)

This is The only meetup event in Estonia where you can get to know the Japanese market and its tech scene. Leading speakers from Japan will share their knowledge and experience and we provide you with chances to get a connection for your business or career. You can get to know them by the talks of awesome speakers from Japan and get connections with each other thanks to business speed dating. The event takes place on 25 January at SPARK HUB at 19.00-22.00.

The event is free of charge for startup day attendees and general entrance ticket for other is 10€.

Networking party (office party)

Time: 20:00 – 02:00

Location: gotoAndPlay & NOPE Creative office (Emajõe 1B)

It’s gotoAndPlay o’clock! We are inviting you to NOPE Creative’s and gotoAndPlay’s networking event. Come and see one of the coolest offices in Tartu, meet some fun new people, relax and network after the inspiring festival. We got great music, snacks, drinks, a whole separate room for ping-pong and much more! The event will take place at the office of NOPE design agency (Emajõe 1b), right across the river from sTARTUp Day’s venue and begins at 6 PM.

The party is for sTARTUp Day 2019 ticket owners only.

Harvest party at eAgronom – sTARTUp Day 2019 (office party)

Time: 18:00 – 23:00

Location: eAgronom's office (Aparaaditehas, Kastani 42)

Join eAgronom family and experience the coziest office at Aparaaditehas, coolest people and also shisha, drinks, good music and silent disco. You don't want to miss this crazy harvest party! We are waiting for you at Kastani 42, building no 4, third floor. We are young, crazy and have the best parties in town! The party is for sTARTUp Day 2019 ticket owners only.

sTARTUp Afterparty

Time: 20:00 – 22:00

Location: NAIIV (Vallikraavi 6)

Join us at NAIIV for an official afterparty of sTARTUp Day 2019. We bring together the coolest festival visitors to keep on networking and take some time off after three intense festival days. sTARTUp afterparty. After two days of sTARTUp Day, it is time to let loose. with GUU:D MUU:D! DJ's Fieldz and UHS KUMATU will keep you entertained from 8 PM until midnight. The party is for sTARTUp Day 2019 ticket owners only.

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