At the Startup Nations Summit, delegates from around the world collaborate to identify, test and track innovative policy levers and smart public sector driven programs for new and young businesses. This year's three-day Summit starts on Monday, November 20.
|MONDAY, NOV. 20||Venue: All daytime sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, second floor.|
|10:00 - 12:00||MEETING OF THE STARTUP NATIONS MINISTERIAL STEERING COMMITTEE (Invite Only)
Planning meeting of government authorities leading the 2018 Startup Nations Ministerial.
|12:00 - 13:00||REGISTRATION & LIGHT LUNCH
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
|13:00 - 15:00||BREAKING MYTHS ABOUT HIGH-GROWTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The World Bank team leading the High-Growth Entrepreneurship Flagship Study will offer a participatory seminar to crowdsource and address policy concerns regarding policy levers to unleash the potential of this set of firms, regardless of a nation’s economic size or development stage. This session will set policy priorities for the road towards Startup Nations Ministerial in April 2018.
|15:00 - 15:30||Networking Break|
|15:30 - 16:45
||CRASH COURSE ON ESTONIAN E-GOVERNANCE
Offered by Estonian eGovernance leaders, this is a deep-dive into what digital disruption means. Topics include: e-residency, Data Embassies, and the history of e-Estonia journey. This is an exclusive opportunity to gain insights from the most advanced digital society and what possibilities it holds for startups.
|16:45 - 17:15||Networking Break|
|17:15 - 18:15||CRASH COURSE ON ESTONIAN E-GOVERNANCE (Group Breakouts)
This portion will offer an interactive breakouts offering Q&A with experts, mentors and companies.
Group A: eGovernance Technology Track
X-road – Integrating Government Silos
Privacy & Technology
Group B: eGovernance Business Track
Government Business Services
e-Residency and startups
GROUP C: E-governance Citizen Track
GROUP D: eGovernance Policy Track
e-Governance and Real-Time Economy
Technology and Governance
Shuttle buses will depart from Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
Shuttle buses will depart hotels to evening welcome reception.
19:30 - 22:30
|SNS WELCOME RECEPTION
Energy Discovery Center (Põhja pst 29, 10415 Tallinn)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications (MEAC) and Startup Estonia host SNS delegates for a welcome reception.
|22:30 - 23:00||Transportation
Shuttle buses leave for hotels.
|TUESDAY, NOV. 21||All Tuesday and Wednesday events are held at Kultuurikatel - at Black Box rooms, and open to registered delegates.|
Shuttle buses leave from hotels to venue.
|08:45 - 09:30||REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE|
|09:30 - 09:45||CORE SUMMIT LAUNCH
Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network.
|09:45 - 10:45||NEW POLICYMAKING APPROACHES & POLICY FRONTIERS
To spark the discussion, we will introduce innovative policymaking processes which evolved in response to entrepreneurial disruptions that changed the way we think about regulation. After short presentations, each roundtable will engage in a moderated discussion.
"The Sandbox Approach" by Peteris Zilgavis, Head of the Startups & Innovation, DG Connect, European Commission
"Regulatory Hacking for Startups" by Evan Burfield, CEO and Cofounder, 1776 Startup Incubator
|10:45 - 11:15||Networking Break|
|11:15 - 12:15||UNCOMMON POLICY SOLUTIONS
Startup Nations members and guests are invited to use this session as a sounding board for uncommon policy ideas they are currently working on. Discussants are asked to present their innovative policy instruments in advance via the Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP) for fluid discussion at SNS. SN members and entrepreneurs will provide feedback via roundtable discussion.
Policy ideas include:
"Universal Basic Income to Boost Entrepreneurship & Innovation" by Markus Kanerva, Senior Specialist at the Prime Minister's Office, Finland.
|12:15 - 13:00||Networking Lunch|
|13:00 - 14:00||LOCAL POLICY EXPERIMENTS
Discussion of city-level policy lessons for national level policymaking.
|14:00 - 14:20||ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOST CITY FOR SNS 2018|
|14:20 - 15:20||
LIGHTNING ROUND: 2016-2017 POLICY ACHIEVEMENTS
SN members that have championed new legislation or received positive evaluation results will share their experience and difficulties. Presenters are asked to share details of their achievements in advance via the Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP).
|15:20 - 15:50||Networking Break|
|15:50 - 16:45||INSPIRE NEW POLICY ACTION
Based on policy-related frustrations, Startup Nations members and delegates will brainstorm solutions via a Lean Policy Canvas.
|17:00 - 17:45||HIGH-LEVELPANEL: LAW, A PREREQUISITE FOR DIGITAL DISRUPTION|
|18:00 - 22:00||
STARTUP NATIONS AWARDS + RECEPTION
Startup Nations recognizes innovative public sector leaders and policy approaches from around the world through the Startup Nations Awards.
Startup Nations Awards Selection Committee members:
Kristin Schreiber, Director, COSME Programme and SME Policy, European Commission
Jason Wiens, Policy Director, Kauffman Foundation
Fiorina Mugione, Chief, Entrepreneurship Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Hugo Kantis, Director, Entrepreneurship Development Program (PRODEM)
Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia
Thomas M. Cooney, Policy Advisor to the Irish Government, European Commission, OECD and European Training Foundation
Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
|WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22||All Tuesday and Wednesday events are held at Kultuurikatel - Small Hall and Black Box rooms.|
|08:30 - 09:00||MORNING COFFEE|
|09:00 - 10:30||
SNS POLICY HACK: PART I
The Policy Hack is a signature activity of SNS Talllinn gathering policy shapers with stakeholders from across the ecosystem spectrum. Read about the policy solutions that will be hacked and validated, here. In this part of the Hack program, teams and mentors will be introduced to the rules and begin working towards the first round of pitching.
|SNS STARTUP TRACK PART 1: SCALING GLOBALLY
Startup Estonia and EIT Digital are also offering this track with a series of activities that raise awareness among startups about the role of policy in their path to scaling globally. Learn more about "startup track" activities.
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks
09:10 – 09:30 How to become a global scale-up?
09:30 – 10:00 Internationalization via corporates
10:00 – 10:30 What makes a great entrepreneurial environment
What makes a great entrepreneurial society and which aspects to focus on do achieve entrepreneurial people.
|10:30 - 11:00||Networking Break|
|11:00 - 12:30||
Teams will designate a member to pitch their respective solutions to a panel of mentors, which will select three finalists.
Evan Burfield, CEO and Cofounder, 1776 Startup Incubator
SNS STARTUP TRACK PART II: GLOBAL TALENT
11:00 – 11:20 How to get talent to move half way around the world?
11:20 – 12:00 Global competition for talent, a panel discussion
|12:30 - 13:30||Networking Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:30||SNS POLICY HACK PART III: FINE-TUNING PITCHES
SNS STARTUP TRACK PART III: ASIAN MARKET + GLOBAL INVESTORS
13:30 - 13:50 How to scale in the Asian markets?
13:50 – 14:30 Access to international investors
|14:30 - 15:00||
14:30 – 15:00 Final Pitches
15:00 – 15:30 Why Does Policy Matter?
|16:00 - 19:00||SME ASSEMBLY - IDEAS FROM EUROPE
The European Commission's SME Assembly will immediately follow SNS in Tallinn during November 22-24. This high-level meeting being hosted as part of Estonia's Presidency of the EU Council represents a unique opportunity for SNS delegates to deep-dive into the European approach to entrepreneurship ecosystem-building. The Assembly is by personal invitation only but will be open by special arrangement to official SNS delegates while space is available. If you are attending SNS and are interested in receiving an invitation, you must email SMEassembly@loweurope.eu.