Radisson Blu Sky Hotel 

MONDAY, NOV. 20

 
11:00 - 12:00 MEETING OF THE STARTUP NATIONS MINISTERIAL STEERING COMMITTEE
Closed planning meeting of the six government authorities leading the 2018 Startup Nations Ministerial.
12:00 - 13:00 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel 
13:00 - 15:30 SNS UNCONFERENCE
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel 
Facilitated discussions to crowdsource policy priorites for the year ahead. Please share your policy ideas ahead of SNS via the Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP). 
15:30 - 16:45
 
ESTONIAN E-GOVERNANCE CRASH COURSE
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel 
Estonian e-governance experts will allow SNS delegates to deep-dive what digital disruption means for the public sector. 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 COFFEE BREAK
17:15 - 18:15 ESTONIAN E-GOVERNANCE CRASH COURSE (continued)
Crash course on Estonian e-governance, followed by Q&A sesion with experts, mentors and companies.
19:00  TRANSPORTATION
Shuttle buses depart from the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel  to evening welcome reception.

19:30 - 22:30

SNS WELCOME RECEPTION
Energy Discovery Center
Hosted by Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
22:30 - 23:00 TRANSPORTATION
Shuttle buses leave for hotels.
   

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

All Tuesday and Wednesday events are held at Kultuurikatel - Small Hall and Black Box rooms.
07:30 - 08:30 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
08:30 - 10:00 POLICY SUMMIT 2017
Small Hall
This is the annual forum where the members of the Startup Nations policy network exchange experiences and ideas about new policy approaches to unleash entrepreneurship. Mandatory for SN members.
10:00 - 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 POLICY SUMMIT 2017 (continued)
Small Hall
11:30 - 13:00 STARTUP TRACK REGISTRATION
Startup Estonia will lead the SNS startup track, with the aim of increasing awareness among startup entrepreneurs about the importance of engaging government early on to minimize regulatory risk.
12:00 - 13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 POLICY SUMMIT 2017  (continued)
Summit Hall

STARTUP TRACK
Black Box

15:00 - 15:30 COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING
15:30 - 16:45 POLICY SUMMIT 2017 (continued)
Small Hall

STARTUP TRACK
Black Box

16:45 - 17:00 BREAK
17:00 - 17:45 DIGITAL DISRUPTION & STARTUP POLICY: HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION
Small Hall
Discussants from the Startup Nations Ministerial Secretariat, the Estonian government, the European Comission, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and EIT Digital.
19:30 - 23:00 STARTUP NATIONS AWARDS + RECEPTION
Black Box 
   

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22

All Tuesday and Wednesday events are held at Kultuurikatel - Small Hall and Black Box rooms.
08:00 - 08:30 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
09:00 - 10:30 SNS POLICY HACK: PART I
Small Hall
Brainstorming among policy hack team members.

STARTUP TRACK
Black Box

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING
11:00 - 12:30 SNS POLICY HACK: PART II
Teams will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with expert mentors.

STARTUP TRACK

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH + NETWORKING
13:30 - 14:30 STARTUP TRACK
14:30 - 15:00 SNS POLICY HACK: FINAL PITCHING COMPETITION
Black Box
15:00 - 15:30
 
WHY DOES POLICY MATTER?
Black Box
Panelists include representatives from EITD, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Startup Estonia.
15:30 SNS CLOSING
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.