Friday, October 4th
North Pole stage
09:00
Registration

10:00-10:15
Festival Opening
Egils Levits (The President of Latvia)


10:15-10:40
Role of students in the development of a modern and sustainable country
Egils Levits (The President of Latvia), Tālis Juhna (RTU Vice-Rector for Research), Mārcis Auziņš (Chairman of the UL Senate), Toms Baumanis (RSU Vice-Rector for Administration and Development)

10:40-11:15
Presentation of "Innovation Grants for Students" program
Mārtiņš Brencis (The Central Finance and Contracting Agency), Signe Bāliņa (University of Latvia), Tālis Juhna (Riga Technical University), Agrita Kiopa (Riga Stradins University), Kristīne Carjova (Latvian Maritime Academy), Kārlis Krēsliņš (Ventspils University of Applied Science), Representative from Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

11:15-11:30
What to expect today? Short brief of the day

11:30-12:00
Stop trying to be different!
Liene Briede, Lead of Entrepreneurship & Innovation support programs @ RTU Design Factory

12:00-12:30
Future of work
Alexander Radchenko, Head of CRM & Digital Interactive @ Cognizant Latvia

12:30-13:15
From labs to life: Making innovation an everyday
Andris Anspoks Deputy director for Innovations at Institute of Solid State Physics @University of Latvia), Andris Šutka (Leading Resercher at Riga Technical University), Marina Petrakova (Riga Tech Girls), Emil Syundyukov, Computer scientist, CoFounder @ Koatum, CTO @ Longenesis


13:15-14:00
AI super-powers for startups to disrupt traditional businesses
Evalds Urtans (CEO, CTO @ asya.ai), Mārtiņš Začests, AI Business Developer @ Tilde

14:00-14:30
Why most of the healthcare startups fail?
Reinis Jansons Chief Medical Officer @ Anatomy Next

14:30-15:00
Startup culture. Printful's & Draugiem Group startup experience. Do's and Don'ts.
Raitis Puriņš, Head of Marketing @ Printful

15:00-15:30
The Influence of Technology in UX Role
Domas Markevičius (UX Design Lead @ Wix Design Systems)

15:30-16:00
Turning traditional banking upside down
Tautvydas Grinius Business Development Manager @Revolut

16:00-16:30
Creative Industry Start-Ups: Solfeg.io
Lauma Kazaka Co-founder @ Solfeg.io

16:30-17:00
Improvisation for entrepreneurs
Improv Comedy Riga

17:00-18:30
10k Pitch Battle

18:30-19:00
Improv Comedy Riga


19:00
Award and closing ceremony
    South Pole stage
    09:00
    Registration

    11:30-12:00
    You've finally got a business idea? Great! NOW WHAT???
    Dāvis Suneps, @ Register a Company in Latvia

    12:00-12:30
    Starting your business. You should know this before!
    Sergio J Ramos, Program Manager & Community Builder @ Tetuan Valley (Madrid)


    12:30-13:00
    Finding Future Business Ideas
    Jānis Braunfelds (RTU researcher, industrial doctor), Kristīne Veģere (RTU researcher, co-founder of several startups), Jānis Kampars (Associate Professor at Riga Technical University & Technical director at Index-Tree)

    13:00-13:30
    Titanic Challenges Breaking Into the Mobile Market
    Paulius Papreckis UX Design Lead @ Wix.com


    13:30-14:00
    Where we are losing our time? (LV)
    Laura Arnicāne @ seekthesimple.com

    14:00-14:30
    How can I get all this money: support available for start-ups in Latvia
    Olga Barretu-Gonsālvisa, Chief Startup Instigator @ Magnetic Latvia Startup

    14:30-15:00
    Digital Business Opportunities
    Andis Arnicāns (seekthesimple), Beata Jonite (Advisor to Minister of Economics (PR & communications), Raimonds Kulbergs (Klix.app)

    15:00-15:30
    International Accelerators from the inside - Latvian start-ups that participated in world's famous accelerators
    Mikus Losāns (TrustSearch - CV Labs), Raimonds Kulbergs (Funderful - 500 Startups), Kristiāns Karlsons (Plug and Play Ventures)

    15:30-16:00
    Save the world & make money. Social entrepreneurship it is!
    Liene Reine Miteva (Head of the Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association)

    16:00-16:30
    4 essential tools to be prepared to speak in any place, at any time
    Dāvis Golds (European public speaking champion, Club Coach @ Toastmasters International)

    18:30 - 20:00
    Design thinking Workshop
    Sergio J Ramos, Program Manager & Community Builder @ Tetuan Valley (Madrid)

    EXPO
    • University of Latvia Student Business Incubator
    • RTU Design Factory
    • REDBULL
    • POWER
    • GLOBAL SHAPERS RIGA
    • FOUNDATION CONNECT LATVIA
    • YES FAMILY LATVIA
    • LABS OF LATVIA
    • LatBan
    • Institute of Solid State Physics
    • Go Beyond
    • New Door Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator
    • Ernst&Young
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