SNS Startup Track: Asian market + Global investors

Event Details :

13:30 - 13:50  How to scale in the Asian markets
Ott Jalakas (Lingvist)
Asia has lately started coming to the attention of many startups across the globe as a potential target market ripe with opportunity. However, scaling in the Asian market can be quite challenging as there many unknowns. What should a startup look out for and what to definitely do and not do while expanding to these markets? What are the little tips and tricks to use and what to look out for?  Ott Jalakas, COO of Lingvist, an AI-based language-learning startup, will share his first-hand experience in what it’s like to be active on the Asian market. 

13:50 – 14:10  The joys and the challenges of being a female leader in the technology industry
Kristel Kruustük (Testlio)
Kristel Kruustük, CEO of Testlio and the Estonian Young Entrepreneur of the Year of 2017, started her path as a founder of the software testing startup at the age of 23 and has since come across countless prejudices about herself, her career choices in technology and leadership and her company. Now, one of the most successful startup founders in Estonia, she is here to inspire every current and aspiring startup founder with her story of persistence, passion and hard work.

14:10 – 14:30   International growth capital in Europe
Tapio Siik (EIT Digital), Nicolas Brien (France Digitale), moderated by Alexis Poulin

The availability of growth funds for promising scale-up companies is still limited in many markets across Europe, and even the developed venture capital markets like the UK, Germany and France depend on international investors. Therefore, founders must prepare to raise capital internationally from day one. The experts in this discussion round share their view on the situation of growth companies in Europe and possible ways to overcome financial growth hurdles.

Event Time : 13:30 Wednesday - To - 14:30 Wednesday

Event Venue : Kultuurikatel Black Box