One of the most gripping and exciting parts of TechChill is the startup competition. The Fifty Founders Battle, presented by Google for Entrepreneurs and hosted in partnership with Microsoft Latvia and Startup Wise Guys, will give the stage to 50 promising and inspiring early-stage startups to showcase their ideas.
Gleb Maltsev listens to around 900 speeches a year ranging from a 60-second pitch to a 45-minute keynote. He’s trained speakers for such pitching showcases as Slush, Latitude59, TechChill, and LOGIN.
TechChill Stage Programme is LIVE
The most inspiring tech, startup, and entrepreneurship event in the Baltics invites all tech enthusiasts to discover something special in Riga. The two-day event will host three different stages, each with a particular focus, but all having one thing in common – to inspire, encourage and embolden entrepreneurs for their next step forward.
Bancor’s Galia Benartzi on the role of blockchain
We can agree that money is one of the most central elements in all of our lives, and we can also agree on the fact that most of us know little about how it works. Right?
Max Kelly and Techstars making the future heroes
Max is the Managing director at the world’s leading accelerator programme for early-stage startups- TechStars in London. Their mentoring programme is indeed making the future tech stars, Latvian startup Toneboard- just to name one.
Angie Jones of Twitter – the present and future of innovation
Angie Jones, the Senior Software Engineer at Twitter, is about to join us at TechChill to speak about how to keep the momentum of fast delivery while also embracing the quality initiatives.
Viola A. Llewellyn and Africa’s first FinTech
Viola A. Llewellyn is the Co-founder and president of award-winning Ovamba Solutions, Inc., Africa’s first FinTech company to create technologies to serve African SMEs with innovative Sharia-compliant finance products, eCommerce, and logistics services. Ovamba’s technology gives global accredited and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the fast-growing African private sector.
We need more young people in tech (and what we plan to do about it)
The future of tech rests on the shoulders of the students of today. They will be the future founders, entrepreneurs, challengers and curious minds.
Sheel Mohnot and the 500 Startups FinTech fund
Sheel Mohnot is a Partner at 500 Startups and raising the 500 FinTech Fund focused on investing in fintech globally. 500 Startups has already invested in more than 1800 tech startups and currently holds an open call for already the 23rd batch.
Announcing the first 25 startups of the Fifty Founders Battle
TechChill will host the Fifty Founders Battle, startup pitch competition showcasing the most promising and inspiring startups from the Baltics, Nordics and beyond. There is only a month left for startups to apply for the open call for the Fifty Founders Battle. Meanwhile, meet the first 25 teams to take part, recommended by our community partners.
Volunteer at TechChill
To execute the biggest tech and startup conference in the Baltics yet, we announce the open call for volunteers. This is your opportunity, if you’re interested in the world of tech, startups and can offer a hand in building the leading conference in the Baltics!
Building bridges between startup communities
Over the years TechChill has evolved from a small local meetup to an international event, but our core values remain the same. From the time when like-minded tech people in Riga came together for the very first TechChill back in 2011, it has always stayed an event organised by the community, for the community.
Fifty Founders Battle main prize – 10 000 EUR
Seed and early stage startups are welcome to apply to the Fifty Founders battle at TechChill and compete not just for investor attention, but also the main prize – 10 000 EUR.
Baltic Tech Goes to San Francisco
Riga and San Francisco might be on almost the direct opposite sides of the globe; however, the distance is not a deterrent for Latvian startups coming over to build some bridges, make some contacts and meet the right people on the other side of the pond.
Revolut founder Nikolay Storonsky on making the future of FinTech
This world-known challenger bank has chosen no other place than Vilnius to open its fourth office in. And as it turns out, we share more than just the love for the Baltics.
Miki Kuusi – from the local ecosystem to global outreach
With the Student Challenge just launched, it’s time to introduce a speaker who to look up to and whose story to find inspirational when diving into new challenges.
Join the Swedbank Student Challenge for a Free Pass
Interested in startups, the world of tech, and up for a challenge? Then you’re in luck! We have partnered with Swedbank, the leading bank in the Baltics, to offer 100 students a free pass to the most inspiring tech event in Riga!
“The Ethical Hacker” Ralph Echemendia takes the stage in Riga
Ralph Echemendia, also known as the Ethical Hacker, is about to take the stage on how to hack your way to NASA, the U.N. and the Hollywood entertainment industry while keeping it ethical.
TechChill partners with fintech leader TWINO
TechChill, the startup community initiative and largest tech event in Latvia will be partnering with TWINO, one of the leading Baltic fintech success stories, as an important boost to Riga as a growing fintech hub.
A Nordic Hack Tour for the ages
Finnish startup superheroes are bringing their knowledge treasure trove to the Baltics and what a Hack Tour this will be!
Meet our first investors extraordinaires
Apart from bringing renowned founders, investors & future vanguards to the startup season kick-off in Riga, TechChill will also host some of the most experienced and influential investors from the region.
Founders, investors & future vanguards – meet the first speakers
As we prepare for the 7th edition of TechChill, we are looking forward to hosting some of the most fascinating entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and game-changers on our stage in February.
What to expect from TechChill in 2018
Every year in February, hundreds of founders meet in Riga to kick off the startup season. The biggest city of the Baltics is growing up to become a welcoming meeting place of young talent and bright minds from across the region, with investors flying in to meet startup teams from the Baltics, Nordics and EasternEurope.
Latvian delegation is heading to Slush
On Wednesday, TechChill brought together two key parties for closer partnership between the Baltic-Nordic startup scene – Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics Arvils Ašeradens and Rasmus Ekholm, Head of European Operations at Slush.
TechChill joins Startup Sesame Alliance of Tech Events
TechChill joins Europe’s largest alliance of tech events First event from the Baltics and CEE region to join Startup Sesame The Baltic startup event TechChill is honored to join the Startup Sesame family, the largest alliance of Europe’s tech events that helps startups grow with conferences, education and networking. TechChill happens every year in February
Startup support program presented at Riga Venture Summit
“Support for startup companies is one of my top priorities. The aim of the government is the restructuring of economics to make it innovative”, said Arvils Ašeradens, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Economics at the opening of the discussion forum “Riga Venture Summit”. Currently, “Riga Venture Summit” is the only event in
TechChill 2017 brings together 1100 attendees
SprayPrinter Takes The Top Prize At TechChill The Baltic tech event brings together 1100 attendees from 26 countries The team of Sprayprinter (Tartu, Estonia) beat out four other teams at the TechChill Pitch Battle to take the top prize – a paid trip to Silicon Valley, with a full agenda and meetings with selected
The Opening Speech of the President of Latvia
The Opening Speech of the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis at TechChill Riga, Feb 10, 2017 Dear startups, businessmen, investors, students and guests, I’m happy to welcome you all here today at the TechChill. This event brings together the brightest minds and talents from the Baltics and beyond. Special greetings to those of
Express mentoring at TechChill
It not just about networking and connecting, TechChill is a also a great opportunity to get real advice on things that matter for your business! If you are looking for professional advice from the experts in the fields of legal issues, investing, export deals, integrated digital advertising solutions and more – visit express mentoring corner
Day Two: The Human Side of Tech on Underground Stage
While the Highway stage will be dissecting Tech That Works, the Underground stage attendees will dive deep into the industry headfirst. As for begining we will focus on trending industries, such as VR & hardware. Block #1 Trending Industries: Virtual case studies in VR & hardware Airdog’s CEO and founder Edgars Rozentals will
Investors coming to TechChill
The mutual matchmaking between promising startups and experienced investors is one of the key aspects of TechChill. As the international profile of the Baltic region as a promising startup hub has grown, as has the success of startups such as TransferWise with roots in the Baltics, so has the interest of more and more international
Day Two: A Baltic State of Mind
Discussion panel: Baltic startup ecosystem On TechChill Day Two on the Highway stage, on the last part of the day we’ll turn to the Baltics, starting with the panel discussion “In the Baltic Tiger’s Den: What’s cooking in the Baltic ecosystems?”. The panel will be moderated by Daniels Pavļuts, former Minister of Economics and