MAY 18, 9:00 - 12:00
Startup & Tech Community Summit

Special networking event for key stakeholders contributing to the development of startup & tech ecosystem in the New East region. Organized by TechChill in terms of EMERGE conference
TechChill is a non-profit organisation founded in 2012 with an aim of supporting Baltic startups and bringing international industry players to Riga. If you are working with startup/tech communities, this event should be useful to build international connections, learn the best practices and get inspired. See you there!
Kristīne Korņilova

CEO at TechChill
Friday, May 18
08:30 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:30
Community Counts: The building blocks of a sustainable startup ecosystem
Natalie Novick, Research Director at European Startup Initiative
In this talk, we discuss some of the fundamental building blocks of successful startup ecosystems, and how startup communities of any size can work to create an enabling environment for their entrepreneurs. We go over some best practices to help build a sustainable ecosystem, as well as ways to help encourage founders to support community development.
Case study: building TechChill community
Ieva Upeniece, Community Manager at TechChill
Riga, Latvia
Insights on how to build a sustainable community and find the most efficient ways to do it. Lessons learned during 2 years of building TechChill community include the importance of slow networking and bringing the value as well as dealing with own mistakes and dealing with toxic partners.

Case study: developing professional tech communities
Alina Dolgikh, CEO at Space
Minsk, Belarus
Step 1 in building collaborations:
getting to know each other.
Kristīne Korņilova, CEO at TechChill
Riga, Latvia
Introductions, networking & breakfast.
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