SPEAKERS

Here are the speakers of sTARTUp Day 2022!

To find out more, click on the speaker's photo, and stay tuned for more program updates for sTARTUp Day 2022 soon. To find speakers for your preferred program, find the matching icons on the top right corner. 


 Day 1: Side Events on August 24


 Day 2: Embracing Innovation on August 25


 Day 3: Empowering Entrepreneurship on August 26


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Bonnie Roupé
Founder, Bonzun
Eric Edmeades
Serial Entrepreneur
Kaja Kallas
Prime Minister, Estonian Government
Shilei Zhang
Chief Commercial Officer, Solar Foods
Triin Hertmann
Founder, Grünfin
Peter Paxx
Co-Owner, BubblyBoba
Patrick Flesner
Partner and Growth Capital Investor, Lead X Capital Partners
Elisabet Gretarsdottir
Head of Strategy, DICE - EA Games
Eduardo Dominguez Puerta
COO, Vertical Aerospace
Oleksandra Bernatska
Co-Founder and CPO, Skyworker
Yaron Shilat
Head of Public Policy, Amazon Web Services
Sten Tamkivi
Co-founder, Plural Platform
Marko Oolo
General Partner, Superangel
Robin Saluoks
CEO, eAgronom
Kristel Leif
CEO, Solaride
Keith Wakeman
Co-founder & CEO, SuperBetter
Veljo Otsason
Managing Partner, Superangel
Mare Heinluht
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Swedbank
Remo Kirss
CEO & Chairman of DPD Estonia
Atul Dhingra
Vice President, MalwareBytes
Christoph Klink
Partner, Antler
Gary Urb
CEO, UpCatalyst
Cihat Kahraman
Co-founder & CEO, VSight
Gaspar Anton
CEO, Eyevi
Martin Vares
CEO and Co-Founder, Fractory
Rebecka Löthman Rydå
Investment Director, Inventure VC
Hristo Neiland
COO, .Cocoon
Indrek Gailan
Director of Transport Development and Investments Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia
Jevgeni Kabanov
Head of New Verticals, Bolt
Jin Han
Managing Director, Globus International
Tijana Kovacevic
VP of People, Superbet Group
Faris Sehovic
Head of Sales, Boku
Urmas Klaas
Mayor of Tartu
Kristjan Järvan
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
Andres Sutt
Former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
Kristjan Maruste
CEO, Kõu Mobility Group & ÄIKE
Petra Koivuvaara
Analyst, Maki VC
Laban Coblentz
Head of Communication, ITER Organization
Kadri Haljas
Co-founder, Mental Health Innovation HUB
Taavi Rõivas
Chairman, Auve Tech
Annette Toivonen
Author and Senior Lecturer, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Lauri Reuter
Founder & Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC
Liina Laas
Head of Expansion Baltics, Deel
Maarja Rannama
CEO, ITS Estonia
Marcel Gasser
Business Angel
Marcel Poelker
Founder, Taledo
Marek Alliksoo
CEO, SkyCorp
Mari-Ly Klaats
Co-Founder & COO, Auve Tech
Mihkel Tikk
Deputy Commander, Estonian Defence Forces Cyber Command
Nikolai Tolkatshjov
Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Brainbase
Ülari Kalamees
Co-founder, Cargoson
Avely Marjapuu
Co-Founder, Naine.fit
Toomas Häide
Co-Founder, Naine.fit
Mazin Gadir
Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, IQVIA
Per Horn
Entrepreneurship Lead and Regional Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia
Tuure Parviainen
Co-founder & CEO, Volare
Jaak Laineste
Director of Research, Sixfold
Will Van den Tweel
Project Director, Those Vegan Cowboys
Mart Maasik
Investment Director, UniTartu Ventures
Tiit Paananen
VP of Engineering, Veriff
Karin Künnapas
Co-director, kood/Jõhvi
Aleks Koha
Founder, Promoty
Olavi Lepp
CEO, Swedbank Estonia
Veera Pietikäinen
Investment Analyst, Voima Ventures
Ivo Lõhmus
Senior Product Manager, Glia
Piret Hirv
Head of Health Tech, Tehnopol and Connected Health Cluster
Jaïr Halevi
Startup Program Manager, Miro
Lona Alia
Head of Revenue, SafetyWing
Pirko Konsa
CEO, Modern Mobility
Rait Randrüüt
Head of Group Business Intelligence, Swedbank
Vincent Durand
Head of Startup-Corporate Programs, Hello Tomorrow
Sven Parkel
General Manager, Estonian Hydrogen Cluster
Taavi Laur
Co-founder, 5.0 Robotics
Joosep Merelaht
Co-founder and COO, Fractory
Triin Kask
CEO, Metatellus
Märten Kala
Product Officer, Others
Aastha Yadav
Global Product Strategy Manager, Bolt
Kati Torim
Marketing Strategist and Manager, Boost Yourself
Teet Torim
Co-founder, Boost Yourself
Martin Laidla
PR manager, Click & Grow
Dan Prits
Co-founder, Köömen
Kaspar Nummert
CEO, Sõbralt Sõbrale
Sirli Ratasepp
Co-founder & Designer, Naturewear OÜ (KIRA)
Susanna Vain
Environmental expert, Sustinere
Maris Riim
Sustainability officer, Swedbank
Gustav Juurikas
Finance Manager, Planet42
Dr. Anders Sandberg
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Birgit Pohlmann
Project Finance Manager, Swedbank
Stephan Goldenbaum
CEO, Solis BioDyne
Katrina Laks
CEO and Co-founder, Migrevention
Erki Mölder
Managing partner, Verge HealthTech Fund
Heikki Tilk
VP of Demand Gen, Fractory
Rao Zvorovski
Software Development Team Lead, Fractory
Viljam Viljasoo
Business Consultant, Tartu Ärinõuandla
Karl Kruusamäe
Associate Professor of Robotics Engineering, University of Tartu
Pavel Kopylov
Manufacturing, Educational Developer, EIT
Kadri Tammai
Head of Tehnopol Startup Incubator, Tehnopol
Heidi Kakko
Chair of the Council, UniTartu Ventures
Kaspar Päll
Founder and CEO, Wisby
Reigo Ahven
Founder and CEO, Fairmus
Rainis Venta
Technology Transfer Expert, Tallinn University of Technology and CBDO, IVEX Lab OÜ
Vaido Mikheim
Deep Tech Field Expert, Startup Estonia
Kärt Tomberg
Co-Founder and CEO, ExpressionEdits, a University of Cambridge spin-out
Erik Kaju
Director of Engineering for Spend and Cards, Wise
Uku Tammet
Senior Engineering Lead, Wise
Mari-Liis Orav
Senior Associate, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Silvia Urgas
Senior Associate, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Sander Kärson
Managing Partner, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Mirko Kikkamägi
Senior Associate, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Sergei Jergorov
Senior Associate, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Janek Jaago
B2B Services Area Manager, Tele2 and CCO, EdTech rocket ALPA Kids
Tiina-Mall Vannastu
Head of Marketing and Communications, Tele2
Olivia Kranich
Senior Associate, Sorainen
Oliver Kuusk
Associate, Sorainen
Mirell Prosa
Senior Associate, Sorainen
Toomas Prangli
Partner, Sorainen
Valdur Rosenvald
Co-Founder and CEO, Produktiivsusklubi
Arno Lehtsaar
Co-Founder and CMO, Produktiivsusklubi
Mari-Liis Kitter
Partner & Startup Team Lead, Miltton New Nordics and Co-Founder, kood/Jõhvi
Sander Sillavee
Startup Growth Consultant, Miltton New Nordics
Eva Maria Veitmaa
Integration Team Lead, Playtech
Anton Golovko
Chief Architect, Playtech
Kristjan Korjus
CTO and Co-Founder, Pactum AI
Asko Seeba
Co-Founder and Cloud Engineer, Mooncascade
Jonas Kiiver
Chief Technology Officer and General Manager Europe, Monese
Nishil Parekh
Head of Product, Lightyear
Flora Somogyi
User Research Lead, Lightyear
Paavo Pärn
CEO, Iffent
Indrek Tulp
Resource Valuation Program Manager, Estonian Research Council
Relika Alliksaar Williams
Development Cooperation Expert, EAS
Viktor Muuli
Head of the Field of Smart Specialization, Estonian Research Council
Tea Tassa
SekMo Action Coordinator, State Shared Service Centre
Martin Järvekülg
Research and Development Manager, Click & Grow
Ailet Õis-Saar
CEO, SUTU OÜ
Leon Aldoshin
Senior Partnership Manager, Payoneer
Krystel Abi Assi
Founder & Head of Business Development, Amazon Sellers Society
Martin Jõesaar
Co-Founder, Combat Ready
Remo Ojaste
Co-Founder, Combat Ready
Anna Pettri
Marketing Manager, Boku
Ana Gagoshvili
Head of Product Integrations, Boku
Soheil Ahmadzadeh
Head of Wellbeing, Happiness Foundation
Oliver Rutherford
Co-Founder, Afinity
Andrew Mitson
Director, Happiness Foundation
Ansis Līpenītis
CEO, .Cocoon Program
Aleksander Tõnnisson
Mentor & CSO, Cocoonity
Pablo Garrido
Investment Manager, EIT Urban Mobility
Peter Vest
Business Creation and Equity Portfolio Manager, EIT Urban Mobility
Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar
Head of the Smart Analytics Research Group, TalTech and Drug Hunter analyzer inventor
Helena Nulk-Leemets
Technology intelligence officer, Estonian Business and Innovation Agency
Marisa Schneider
Project Leader International Cooperation, UnternehmerTUM
Katre Eljas
Head of Academia – Industry Collaboration, TalTech
Kaisa Ehrpais
Project Manager-Analyst, STACC
Tiit Sepp
Data Science Team Lead, STACC
Özlem Canel
Ambassador, Netherlands Embassy in Estonia
Raimond Tamm
Deputy Mayor, Tartu City Government
Rainer Pesti
Business Development Manager, Ragn-Sells Estonia
Andres Kalm
Striga Technology OÜ
Mindaugas Civilka
Partner, Head of Technology Industry Group, TGS Baltic Law Firm
Ali Adil
Startup Program Manager, Microsoft
Indrek Palu
Member of the Board, Sambert OÜ
Stefan Gustafsson
Commercialisation Officer, ESA
Mariana Hagström
Founder & CEO, Avokaado
Valter Võhma
Partner, Attorney-at-Law, TRINITI Law Firm
Axel Stellbrink
European & German Patent Attorney, Stellbrink and Partner
Atul Choudrie
Chief Commercial Officer and MD BaaS, Monese
Mateja Sponza
Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Age Laine
Partner, Civitta
Kadri Adrat
Associate Partner, Civitta
Eva Pedjak
Member of Board and Shareholder, CRONIMET Nordic
Karen Burns
CEO & Co-founder, Fyma
Kristian Kalle
Co-Founder and CEO, VideoCV
Tõnu Tammer
Director, CERT-EE, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet
Jaak Vilo
Heads of Institute of Computer Science, Tartu University
Mari-Liis Lind
Co-Founder & CEO, VIVITA International & VIVITA Estonia
Ivo Lasn
Director, Member of the Board, Playtech Estonia, ITL
Ede Schank Tamkivi
Product Manager, Noorte Vabamu
Kristel Uibo
Entrepreneur
Heiti Mering
Founder, Digilogistika Keskus, Partnership Manager, Waybiller
Pia Salokoski
Head of Co-Innovation, CLIC Innovation
Ain Aaviksoo
Founder & COO, HeBA.One
Sandra Särav
Deputy Secretary General for Business and Consumer Environment, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Anu Liblik, CFA
Head of SSE/SME Department, Swedbank
Merili Vares
Leonardo Saroni
Partner, Prana Ventures
Markus Jakobsoo
Head of Compliance and Risk Management, SmartCap
Kärt Siilats
Partner, Go Beyond Capital
Maris Koka
Business Relations Specialist, University of Tartu/ADAPTER
Kaitlin McGovern
Manufacturing & Business Stakeholder Manager, Senior Program Manager, EIT