TechChill First day revealed Pitch battle finalists

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TechChill is a startup event that was founded in Riga, Latvia in 2012. organized by the founders of TechHub Riga – the first co-working space in Riga focusing on startups. It was held originally under the name of “TechCrunch Baltics”.

From a party 12 years ago to over 3000+ participants attending TechChill’s main event and 15+ side events – we’ve come a long way.

Today, TechChill is the place to come to explore the Baltic startup ecosystem, meet international investors, and, above all, it’s about building a global community.

Annija Mežgaile, CEO at TechChill
Annija Mežgaile, CEO at TechChill
Annija Mežgaile, CEO at TechChill
  • Sisko (Finland) – women-founded and led startup developing digital products to provide holistic health and well-being services for women and other people with vulvas. 
  • Codigy (Lithuania) – subscription-based SaaS service that helps engineering leaders and their teams to improve their processes and culture to build faster delivery flows.
  • Green Growth (Latvia) – real-time yield mapping platform for farmers. The solution consists of a set of sensors combined into a single architecture as well as a web application that displays yield data during the harvesting process.
  • zenoo (Lithuania) – dog food subscription service; the company offers pet food loaded with high-quality and 100% natural raw ingredients, freeze-dried using NASA technology.
  • Adventum Tech (Latvia) – smart engineering platform that optimizes complex construction and engineering processes through advanced data management that leads to efficient usage of financial, human, equipment, and material resources. 
Sisko pitch at TechChill 2023
Sisko pitch at TechChill 2023

Baltic countries are the next startup nations. The original “startup nation” is Israel – everyone knows it. This region has a lot of similarities to Israel – very small local markets, so our founders, from day one, need to build global companies.

We have a strong tech talent pool with excellent English skills and a hustle mentality to go and tackle big markets.

That generates a snowball effect, and with scaleups growing, they’re educating and training future talents, who would create new startups.

TechChill 2023 Riga
Andris Bērziņš, Managing Partner at Change Ventures