When
20th of February, 2019
Time
10:00-15:00
Where
Lielā ģilde, Amatu Street 6, Riga, Latvia
Admission
Invitation only

Riga Venture Summit is an international startup ecosystem policy roundtable with a focus on the Baltic startup ecosystem development.

The first Summit took place on November 6 2015, bringing face-to-face key policy makers, business leaders, startup founders and investors from the Baltics with prominent international experts. RVS 2015 resulted in birth of the Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV”. The second time Riga Venture Summit was held on February 9 2016 with the focus on two hot startup topics – Attraction of talent and capital in Baltic region. The active discussions led to establishment of strong communication network among startup ecosystems of all Baltic countries.


On February 20th, 2019 On February 20th, 2019 Riga Venture Summit will bring leading Baltic startup minds and host local and international experts to zoom into discussions about most effective practice of how to support innovations among government organizations and startup communities all the way from visions to actions.

The main topic:
  • Drivers of innovation - from vision to actions
  • More information at info@startin.lv
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Speakers & Special Guests

Speaker

Ralfs Nemiro

Minister of Economics
Speaker

Kat Borlongan

Director at French Tech Mission
Speaker

Kevin Koym

Founder & CEO of Tech Ranch Austin
Speaker

Martynas Pilkis

Chief specialist at Financial markets policy department at Ministry of Finance of Lithuania
Speaker

Sigita Zuloniene

Project Manager at Startup Lithuania
Speaker

Marily Hendrikson

Co-founder and board member at TallinnSec
Speaker

Voitto Kangas

CEO at Maria 01
Moderator

Janis Kreilis

Founder of YourMove
Moderator

Ton van 't Noordende

Deeptech investor at 01 Ventures
Moderator

Stewart Rogers

Senior Editor at GritDaily
Speaker

Egita Polanska

Chairwoman of Startin.LV, Startup recruiter at Startup Wise Guys
Speaker

Olga Barreto Goncalves

Chief Startup Instigator at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Speaker

Janis Upenieks

Adviser of Prime Minister
Guest

Ieva Ilves

Expert on digital public policy and cybersecurity, co-founder of Digital Freedom festival
Guest

James Berdigans

CEO & Founder at Printify
Guest

Eriks Eglitis

State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics
Guest

Reinis Znotins

Sub-committee of Information Technologies and Innovative Entrepreneurship of the parliament of the Republic of Latvia
Guest

Raimonds Aleksejenko

Deputy State secretary at Ministry of Economics
Guest

Anna Andersone

Founder of Riga Tech Girls
Guest

Marija Rucevska

Co-Founder of TechChill Foundation
Guest

Dagnija Lejina

Startin.lv Board Member, co-founder of Digital Freedom festival

Agenda

Breakfast & Registration

Opening remarks

Brief intro by Startin.LV and Ministry of Economics

Overview of startups ecosystem in Baltics

Overview of the latest innovations and success stories

Innovation as a mindset

• Case study from Lithuanian Ministry of Finance
• Case study about government initiative from France
• Roundtable discussion "Can governments adapt startup mindset?"

Coffee break

Building the ecosystem

• Case study about community building in Finland
• Case study about community building in USA
• Roundtable discussion "How to build collaborative communities"

Closing remarks

Lunch & Networking