It is time to discover Riga! Hot on the footsteps of previous mini Seedcamps in Helsinki, Moscow, Tallinn and many other cities, Seedcamp now comes to the heart of the Baltics to find the most promising startups for global scaling.
Since TechHub Riga (www.techhubriga.com) was founded just over 18 months ago, we have seen dramatic developments in the local startup ecosystem, and the interconnections with the UK and Silicon Valley. Already three teams from Latvia – RepairyApp (www.repairyapp.com), Mighty Fingers (www.mightyfingers.com) and BuzzTale (www.buzztale.com) have joined the Seedcamp family, joining the many Estonian startups that are in the portfolio. Teams such as Infogram (www.infogr.am), Fastr (www.fastrbooks.com), Sellfy (www.sellfy.com), Cobook (www.cobookapp.com) and Froont (www.froont.com) are winning major press coverage and awards around the world, not to mention users.
So we are delighted that Seedcamp has finally decided to hold one of their events in Riga, and even better, that it is timed perfectly with TechHub Riga’s annual conference: TechChill Baltics. This year’s TechChill is dedicated to how startups go to market: we will cover sales, marketing and PR topics. On stage will be people with lots of experience to share in these areas, including Colette Ballou of Ballou PR, the premier PR firm for digital companies in Europe, and Shira Abel, advisor to many top startups, as well as journalists from TechCrunch, Arctic Startup and other top tech publications.
The Seedcamp pitch event is also linked to the TechChill startup pitching competition – we will select two of the top Seedcamp teams that hail from the Baltic States to fast-track into the finals of TechChill the following day. So a double-whammy for top Baltic startup teams.