Early bird tickets go on sale for the upcoming Baltic tech summit in Riga, Latvia
With February just around the corner, the annual summit of entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the Baltics is gearing up as TechChill announces their headline speakers and tickets to the event.
The conference is slated to be on February 11, 2015 in the city of Riga, Latvia at the Club Godvil hall.
Organizers have expressed excitement with the lineup for this year’s event, with TechHub Riga CEO Egita Polanska noting to the press that, “We celebrate 5 years, and TechChill, one of the central startup events in Northern Europe, promises an interesting change – the concert hall Godvil as the new conference venue is just one of the announcements!”
Visitors to the event can expect an array of discussions on hot topics like business development, marketing, and of course funding. Opportunities for networking will likely be a considerable draw for many of those in attendance, looking to branch out in this market.
How does it compare to similar events?
Based on previous events, some 400 people are expected to take part in the conference, making this one of the more intimate settings for this type of gathering. By comparison, Web Summit in Dublin hosted over 30,000 global guests, while the more regionally focused SLUSH in Helsinki pulled in an impressive 15,000 attendees.
Smaller conferences offer a certain appeal for entrepreneurs looking to connect directly with the key actors in a given ecosystem. Events like TechChill 2016 offer visitors from outside the local scene a glimpse into the growth and development that is ongoing in Riga, as well as a chance to network with other Baltic players as the region’s tech community continues to heat up.
Among the speakers that are expected to take the stage are Silje Vallestad, the CEO of Bipper, Co-founder and Investment Partner at InReach Ventures Roberto Bonanzinga, Monty Munford who founded the Mob76 agency, and Inception Growth’s CEO Ross Kingsland.
Standing behind the conference are important local and international sponsors. TechChill has named Latvian telecom Lattelecom as their strategic partner. The company is already active in supporting the startup scene as a backer of TechHub Riga. Microsoft is also listed as a partner alongside the Embassy of Israel in Latvia.
Startups looking to take part in their pitch competition can start sending in their applications from December 15 through January 18.
Tickets to the conference can be bought here, with reduced prices running through December 20.