Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Toomas Hendrik Ilves is President of the Republic of Estonia now serving his second term in office. During his presidency Toomas Hendrik Ilves has been appointed to serve in several high ICT positions in the European Union and he's been promoting Estonia’s IT-development since it restored its independence. His interest in computers stems from an early age – he learned to program at the age of 13. In recent years, president Ilves has spoken and written extensively at international forums on European integration, transatlantic relations, startup culture, e-government and cyber security.
Toomas Hendrik-Ilves is visiting Tokyo this March and attending FINEST startup event in Tokyo, providing Japanese startups an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the most startup friendly president in the world!
Estonia and Finland, Tallinn and Helsinki together form one of the hottest and FINEST startup scenes in Europe – the birthplace of Skype and Rovio!
Enterprise Estonia and Latitude59 have joined forces with Startup Sauna and SLUSH to offer the best Japanese startups a possibility to gain an insight into what is happening in Estonia this spring! Apply above to participate in the pitching contest in Tokyo!
Come and learn about the secrets of a country that has more startups per capita than any other in the world!
The go-to place for the Nordic and Baltic startup scene this spring.
Welcome the light
The goal of the conference is to bring together innovators and startup entrepreneurs in Tallinn, Estonia to meet angel investors, VCs and those supporting the global expansion of companies.
Latitude is a partner of Estonian ICT Week - a week full of smart ICT events that bring together the brightest brains from around the world.
- 17:30 Registration
- 18:00 Opening by Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Republic of Estonia
- 18:15 Case study: Transferwise
- 18:30 Case study: Lampserve
- 18:45 Panel discussion: Grow local, then global – or global from the start?
- 19:45 Pitching starts
- 21:00 Networking starts
- 21:10 Winner announced
- 22:00 Doors close
"Here you have a big black guy, a skinny Indian guy and we are investing in a country in Estonia. I love globalization, it's great!"
The Sacramento Kings owners Vivek Ranadivé and Shaquille O'Neal announcing their investment in the Estonian startup Pipedrive on October 30, 2013
“Grow local then global – or global from the start?”
PRIZES FOR THE WINNING STARTUPS:
FREE FINNAIR TICKETS TO THE LATITUDE59 CONFERENCE IN ESTONIA - TAKING PLACE ON APRIL 28-29, 2014
PARTICIPATION IN THE LATITUDE59 STARTUP PITCHING CONTEST
5 MILLION YEN WORTH OF MICROSOFT CLOUD SERVICES
THE PRIZE FOR EVERYBODY:
LEARN THE SECRETS OF A COUNTRY WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF STARTUPS PER CAPITA (BY ANGELLIST)