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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Day Two: Human Side of Tech on Highway Stage

The main day of TechChill will be officially opened by our patron, the President of Latvia Mr Raimonds Vejonis, as well as the Minister of Economics, Mr Arvils Aseradens. The main stage programme The Human Side of Tech is also the key focus of TechChill this year, divided into three parts – Tech That Solves

Day One: The Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship

  The tech and innovation conference TechChill will have a lot to offer, and not just for startups. On Day 1 of the agenda, some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the region as well as global experts in their field will offer some great advice on building a successful business. Step by step we

TechChill Pitch Battle finalists announced

TechChill Pitch Battle jury has selected 10 startup teams who will take part at the Pitch Academy before the upcoming TechChill conference, get mentoring and compete for the opportunity to pitch on the main stage and win the top prizes. The battle, which started out as a competition of a few local startup teams 6

StartUp Europe Award to be Presented at TechChill

StartUp Europe Awards aims at increasing the entrepreneurship in the European Union. Latvian Startup association, Latvian Public Relations Association (LASAP), TechHub Riga and TechChill have united efforts to give recognition to entrepreneurs who were extremely successful promoting Latvian startups by being innovative and competitive during 2016. The award will be presented during TechChill.   “StartUp

TechChill Full Agenda Announced

From Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship to the Human Side of Tech – in less than a month TechChill will be be hosting founders, investors and entrepreneurs in Riga, the snowy capital at the heart of the Baltics. 

Pitch Battle winners will get a chance to go to Silicon Valley

With only a week left to apply for Pitch Battle at TechChill, Europe’s leading B2B accelerator Startup Wise Guys will join forces with the famous Helsinki-based accelerator Startup Sauna for Pitch Academy on February 9th. Both accelerators will bring in their own experience and top notch mentors for the one-day intensive bootcamp and mentoring sessions for 10 selected startups before 5 of them conquer the big stage of TechChill and compete for a paid trip to Silicon Valley to meet investors.

Enter Student Challenge to Get a Free Pass

TechChill is proud to announce we have partnered with our friends at Monea and Accenture to ensure more students – the hackers, founders, challengers and CEO’s of the future – get to experience the inspiration of the startup world and participate at the 2-day event. 

Pitch Battle Applications Open

The Pitch Battle, as well as the Pitch Academy, an intensive 1-day bootcamp for qualifying startups on the day before will be hosted by Startup Wise Guys, one of the leading startup accelerators in Europe. Applications are open until January 15.

First Speakers Announced

This coming February, Riga will be hosting TechChill startup and tech event for the sixth year in a row. Over the course of two days, the event will offer lectures, stories and panel discussions by more than 40 speakers from all over the world.

TechChill 2017 Focus: Human Side of Tech

This year’s agenda at TechChill, the annual tech event in the Baltics, will focus on the experiences and insights at the core of startup life, aptly named The Human Side of Tech.