Latitude59 2020 takes place on Thursday and Friday, 27 and 28 August in Tallinn, Estonia at the Kultuurikatel – a century old power plant transformed into a magnificent creative hub.
For the first time ever, Latitude59 will be also held as a hybrid event, due to the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering access to the event both online and offline.
With 2500 attendees, including nearly 300 investors and more than 700 startup representatives, the tech gathering joins key players who are serious about startups, investing, and the future of smart governance.
What’s in it for startups?
The startups will get the best of both worlds, online and offline. Investors are already lining up to meet you, see the first confirmed VC funds here. Latitude59 is THE place to connect with not only investors but other startups and meet your new partner, employee or co-founder, or learn about all the e-services that Estonia has to offer.
Matchmaking supported by Karma VC will be open for the whole week on the Talque platform and on 27 – 28 August physically in Kultuurikatel.
L59 pitching competition has also taken a new form – streaming the pre-finals of the top 50 startup pitches on 3 – 7 August. Be ready to get inspired by those startups who have remained creative and resilient during these difficult times.
The teams making it to the final will compete for a:
- 200K EUR syndicate from EstBAN
- 10K EUR cash prize from Latitude59
- 10K USD of free AWS services by Cloudvisor to one of the finalists
- More prizes to be added.
Applications for Pitching Competition close 27 July – APPLY HERE
And that’s not all. For the first time ever Latitude59 is also hosting mentoring sessions with experts worldwide. Speakers from 2020 and previous years have agreed to commit their time to host themed mentoring sessions such as:
- Fundraising – crafting the perfect narrative and thinking strategically
- Building your IP strategy
- Building your one-page sales playbook
- Product delivery for technical teams
- No-BS marketing framework for startups
The list of 50 mentors includes Cristina Fonseca, Venture Partner of Indico Capital Partners and co-founder of Talkdesk, Rand Hindi, co-founder and CEO of Zama who recently exited his previous venture Snips, James Isilay, co-founder and CEO of Cognism, and Vicky Brock, co-founder of Vistalworks, to name a few.
Latitude59 Online demo area
Chosen early-stage startups will also get a chance to host a demo booth at our online demo area powered by Tehnopol. It’s the perfect chance to showcase your startup to the most active investors in the region and get media visibility in the European tech sites.
Tehnopol Startup Incubator team is also present at the physical event in Kultuurikatel, doing onsite video interviews with some of the highlighted startups and showcasing the demo area teams at the physical event.
Learn more about the online demo area.
Stage programme / will be streamed for anyone interested and will include interaction option for online ticket holders
Day #1 will include practical interactive sessions on financial planning, business model and best remote work practices. It’ll be again introduced regional high-growth companies at the Best of the Baltics States showcase and the most promising startups of local acceleration programmes at the Demo Afternoon.
Day #2 is dedicated to Founder Stories but will also feature the region’s investors pitching their cash, connections and know-how in the Reverse Pitch. For the 3rd year in a row, Karma Academy focuses on helping founders through business challenges.
First batch of speakers include: Jeff Kofman, Rainer Sternfeldt, Vicky Brock, Niko Karstikko, Raimonds Kulbergs, Riina Einberg, Kristen Davis, Adrian Suarez, Enelin Paas, Petra Tammisto, Juuso Koskinen, Myron Seto, Pauliina Martikainen.
You can secure your tickets.