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Martin Vares: Tartu has a better business environment than Silicon Valley

“Without a specific goal there’s no point in going to Silicon Valley – nobody will wait for you there. There are plenty of people who are just wandering around and waiting for the magic to happen. It’s worth going when your business is there, but the opportunities are created with work and willpower,” says Martin Vares, CEO of Fractory.co

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Hero of the Week: Ermo Tikk, Head Organizer of sTARTUp Day

It’s the kickoff of our brand new column – Hero of the Week. Our first hero is Ermo Tikk – head organizer of sTARTUp Day. His role is to make sure everything comes together on the days of the event and that everyone knows their role and tasks. If the visitors of the festival are happy and enjoy the event, then his goals in this role are met.

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STARTUP DAY 2019 - WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?

On 23th to 25th January 2019, sTARTUp Day takes place for the third time. Being chosen to be the most innovative conference in Estonia last year, the bar is now set even higher. What to expect?
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sTARTUp Day 2017 – a bubbling universe in the center of Tartu

sTARTUp Day 2017 was simply amazing – sold out event with over 2600 attendees, 100+ speakers on four stages, different pitching competitions and mesmerizing afterparty with the headliner Tommy Cash. 8th of December 2017 is now sadly in the past but that doesn’t mean we won’t remember this year’s festival in a couple of months, maybe even years.
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The Coolest Stage at sTARTUp Day 2017 - the UT IdeaLab Pitching Stage

The IdeaLab of the University of Tartu, which has 1 of the 4 sTARTUp Day 2017 stages, will host a series of pitching competitions. On the UT IdeaLab stage, we will see and hear first-class business idea pitches by students and by the best startups from Estonia, the Baltic States and the Nordic region, science-based spin-off companies and teams from pre-incubation programs. The best teams will be awarded prizes and financing. 

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Peter Kentie Offers Tartu The Smartu Brand

Peter Kentie managed to get into people's hearts by introducing the overly popular "Just Estonishing" campaign with the easily used -est concept. As a big fan on Estonia and being a marketing genius that he is, the Dutchman now offers a concept for Tartu - Smartu. 

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For 3 days, sTARTUp Day 2017 will turn Tartu into the busiest place in Europe

sTARTUp Day 2017 is a busy day fulfilled with motivation and inspiration to all guests. The business festival will be packed with an exciting program from early in the morning until late in the night. The guests will be able to enjoy world-class keynote tracks, pitches by the best new early-stage startups, demos of the coolest innovations and so much more. So one thing is sure – this will be the most exciting day for startups and businesses on so many levels!

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Andrus Viirg: If you want something done, do it yourself!

Getting investors in Silicon Valley interested in one country's startups is not an easy job. Why would they care? It turns out they do care and for this, we have to thank one tireless representative of Enterprise Estonia in Silicon Valley - Andrus Viirg. 

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7 reasons why you should attend sTARTUp Day 2017

Last year, we held the sTARTUp Day business festival for the first time. With almost 3000 participants and 45 speakers from all over the world, the first-time event exceeded all the expectations and became the biggest business festival in the Baltic States.

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The biggest business festival in Estonia sTARTUp Day – From Zero to Hero!

The idea for sTARTUp Day was born just a year ago. Now we can proudly say that we are the biggest business festival not only in Estonia, but in the Baltic States! sTARTUp Day 2016 had 2800 enthusiastic participants, 60 amazing speakers and thousands of exiting ideas. And we are going to do it again on the 8th of December. It’s going to be HUGE!
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