This year the plans for TechChill are ambitious, therefore the location has to be a good fit and able to host all the attendees, expos, stages and much more.
VEF Culture Palace is among the most interesting venues in uptown Riga. The building was constructed in 1960 and since then it has served as a venue for various cultural events – international meetings, congresses and art exhibitions, as well as performances of well-known foreign artists and local theatre companies.
Now, after the grand renovations, it is open again and ready to host TechChill 2018.




Taxify One of the most convenient ways to get around town is by using the convenient taxi app Taxify, available on iOS and Android. By the way, that’s the favourite transportation way for team TechChill. Use the code: TechChill to get a discount on your first ride. Read more on how to activate the code here.



Public transportation Plan and schedule your travel using Google maps and Trafi, both available on iOS and Android:

Tram Nr. 1, 3, 6 (direction- “Jugla”) to Gustava Zemgala gatve

Bus Nr. 1 (direction- “Berģuciems”), 14 (direction- “Zvēraudzētava”), 21 (direction- “Jugla”), 40 (direction- “Jugla”) to Gustava Zemgala gatve

Trolleybus Nr. 12 (direction- “Šmerlis”) to Gustava Zemgala gatve



VEF Culture Palace

Ropažu iela 2, Riga, LV-1032, Latvia
Tel.: +371 67037832


The event & the venue are both disabled-friendly!



RIGA AIRPORT Riga is the heart of the Baltics and hosts the main airport of the region Upon landing if you choose to use public transportation, visit one of the terminal kiosks inside the airport to purchase a bus ticket. Then leave the terminal and head towards the bus stop across the parking lot. The bus Nr.22 will take you directly to the city centre.

RIGA COACH TERMINAL The Coach terminal is located right beside the Old town and next to the city centre.

TALLINN, TARTU & VILNIUS BUSES 2018 is no exception when it comes to arriving at TechChill in style. Start networking, get to know the people around, share the excitement and maybe even throw your own practice pitching battle during the ride!The buses will take all the registered TechChill pass holders directly to Riga and back, and for free! That being said, the number of seats is limited, so don’t postpone booking yours:

TALLINN EXPRESS organised in partnership with Send Grid, Garage48 and Lift99

NORTH BUS: TARTU organised in partnership with sTARTUp Day and SparkHub

SOUTH BUS: VILNIUS organised in partnership with Rise Vilnius


With the event taking place in a palace, your stay in Riga has to be royal as well. Thanks to our accommodation partners, we offer great deals for more than 10 hotels around Riga, depending on your hotel or location preferences.

Take a look at all the partner hotels, offers and booking contact details here to place a reservation.


Not the biggest fan of queuing up at the registration while still wrapped up in coats? No worries, we got you covered! Come and meet us

February 5-6 anytime between 8:00 – 20:00 at Caffeine Brivibas iela 39

to collect your pass, and warm up with a free cup of coffee!


Check out the agenda, side events and the speakers announced to plan your TechChill 2018 schedule.

There is something for all attendees! Sign up for the matchmaking and networking tools:

Startup Includer – connects startups, investors, executives, and speakers in the most efficient way. Browse the most relevant people for you and set up the meetings prior to TechChill to have a productive and valuable event experience.

Grip is a networking app for all attendees and offers you to launch new connections, partnerships, and collaborations. Once you fill out your profile information, the app suggests the most relevant people you should meet. Arrange the meetings before and expand your network during TechChill.

Frank enables you to find out who wants to hire you and what they are willing to offer. 90-second signup with no CV needed. 100% anonymous. Sign up anytime before or at TechChill.


If you’re looking for reasons to visit Riga apart from TechChill (which we know you’ve got your passes for already) then look no further – LiveRiga has them all listed here!  

From Old Town’s medieval legacy to the Art Nouveau marvels of the city centre, check out some of Riga’s most memorable sights and attractions.
For the dedicated explorers, check out all the things to do and see in Riga, especially all the current cultural, entertainment and outdoor events.


Last but not least – TechChill is organised to bring inspiring ideas and forward thinking minds together and allow them to develop in a supported environment. Just like the team at TechChill itself, at the event, we gather people from different countries and backgrounds. We’re dedicated to providing a harassment-free and encouraging event experience for everyone involved, regardless of the gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.


Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion, deliberate intimidation;

Sustained disruption of talks or other events; Inappropriate physical contact;

Excessive use of alcohol;

The use or possession of any illegal substances or weapons;

Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors.

You get the idea, right? Now, let’s move on to enjoying the unique bunch of people we have brought together and find ways to help each other!