Agenda - TechChill
Highway
12:00
Opening
12:10
Block#1:
Starting-up Strong: Success stories begin with strong foundations
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Block#1
12:10 - 12:35
Keynote #1:
Ben Costantini
CEO (Startup Sesame)
"How to hack tech conferences?"
12:35 - 13:00
Keynote #2:
Yael Elad
CFO (Aleph VC)
"Negotiation process: taking control"
13:00-13:25
Keynote #3:
Gabi Kool
CEO & Chairman of the Board (PINS)
"A Virtual Currency to Drive Good Innovation: Scaling a Fintech Product to New Markets"
13:25-13:50
Firesidechat:
Armands Broks
CEO & Founder (TWINO Group)
Jevgeņijs Kazaņins
P2P Platform Lead (TWINO)
"Synergy of Failure and Success"
Moderated by
13:50
Networking Break
14:10
Block#2:
Growing a Thicker Skin: The challenges of development, scaling and growth
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Block#2
14:10-14:35
Keynote #1:
Fil Guijarro
Mentor (TechStars)
"Best practices in B2B sales for startups"
14:35-14:50
Keynote #2:
Marc Lamik
Head of Innovation and Partnerships (Zalando SE)
"One-size-fits-all product management ... NOT"
14:50-15:15
Keynote #3:
Lauren Proctor
VP of Marketing (Jobbatical)
"Desire As A Strategy - How to Make Your Brand Irresistible with Data and Human Desire"
15:15-15:40
Keynote #4:
Hampus Jakobsson
Co-Founder (Nordic Makers)
"Raising from angel investors"
15:40
Networking break
15:55
Block#3:
Creating a Culture: Building a Community for Innovation
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Block#3
15:55-16:15
Keynote #1:
David Bizer
Founder and CEO (Talent Fountain)
"Culture First"
16:15-16:35
Keynote #2:
Nurit Reder
VP Operations (Wix.com)
"Friendship, data and transparency, how does it all connect to one organizational culture?"
16:35-16:55
Keynote #3:
Asia Lindsay
Europe Community Lead (Toptal)
"The Tangible Benefits of Community"
16:55-17:10
Panel:
Stephane Gantchev
Partner (LAUNCHub Ventures)
Samer Karam
Organizer (BDL Accelerate)
Martin Villig
Co-Founder (Taxify)
"Start small, grow big, give back. How to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem and what is the real value of a startup community in creating success stories?"
Moderated by
17:15
Pitch Battle Semi-Finals
18:15
Pitching Crash Course by Peter Hopwood
18:30
Closing remarks of DAY 1
Riga Venture Summit (Investor Pass only)
10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:30
Start-up Ecosystem Policy High-Level Roundtable
12:00
Networking lunch buffet
13:00
13:00
Panel 1: Smart hubs – Baltic cities competing for global smart capital and global attention featuring representatives of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius city councils, startup evangelists from Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm (TBC) and leading regional VCs
14:30
Coffee break
15:00
Panel 2: Melting pot between East and West – attracting startup talent to the Baltics, featuring startup founders and talent management firms from the Baltics and beyond
16:30
Reception
Riga Venture Summit (Investor Pass only)

Side Events

18:00
VR/AR strategy meetup
20:00
TechChill Day 1 Party