TechChill Baltics 2016 opens applications for pitch battle

TechChill Baltics 2016, the winter’s hottest startup conference, returns on February 11th, offering the amazing stories and an opportunity to meet tech entrepreneurs, investors and media from Europe and the USA. As of today, applications are open for the startup pitch battle that will begin with one intense mentoring and pitch training day on February 10th and a pitch by the best teams on the TechChill Baltics 2016 big stage in front of an exclusive 400 people crowd.

Applications are open till January 18th, the application form can be found here.

The Battle

The pitch battle is an important part of the conference, amongst its previous winners are such startups as, Bliu Bliu, TrackDuck and Edurio, who have together raised more than EUR 2.5m in venture and angel investment. This year, as TechChill Baltics celebrates its 5th anniversary, we bring a new format to this pitch competition. The best 10 teams among the applicants will be selected for the TechHub Riga Academy, which takes place on February 10th and offers a one-day bootcamp in pitching, business development and marketing. At the end of that day, the Academy’s mentors panel, made up of experienced industry experts, will nominate the 5 best startups to pitch on stage in the final TechChill Baltics pitch battle.

Applications are eligible from startups that fit the following criteria:

  • have a working prototype - mobile app, marketplace, social network, gadget or any other product/ service that is IT and tech-related;
  • are at the seed financing stage looking for EUR 100,000+ investment;
  • are ready to conquer global markets;
  • are ready to learn and gain new knowledge.

Application deadline is January 18th, the application form can be found here.

Got your EARLY BIRD already?

The last early-bird tickets are available till December 20th! They can be purchased on the official conference webpage, offering the tickets for startups (49€), TechHub members (35€), students (35€) and investors (299€), and standard tickets (149€).

Let's talk about business

The central topic of TechChill Baltics 2016 is business development, including topics in marketing, business planning, funding and receiving advice on how to develop one’s tech product or service more effectively. The hosts are proud to announce that Nilan Peiris, VP Growth at TransferWise and Ex-Senior Manager at Accenture, has joined the speakers' list. His passion towards disruptive technologies, marketing, social change and strategies helps companies build better products and makes him a perfect Growth Hacker. More info on speakers.

TechChill Baltics 2016 strategic partner is Lattelecom. To strengthen the potential of Latvia’s digital development, Lattelecom already supports TechHub Riga, providing the optical Internet at the new premises of the foundation on Kalku street 12. Lattelecom creates and implements innovations aimed at maintaining the leading position in the industry and providing its customers with wider opportunities for modern life.

The host of TechChill Baltics is the foundation TechHub Riga, the first and biggest IT and tech co-working space that gathers more than 30 startups under one roof and regularly organizes the events related to startups, entrepreneurship and technology, such as monthly Meetups and TechHub Startup Academy. TechHub Riga main sponsor is Rietumu bank.

TechChill Baltics 2016 also partners with Microsoft, Embassy of Israel and LIVE Riga, and TestDevLab, Hump, Voog, Dizaina studija WIG, Comedy Latvia and Aurum IT.