SNS Startup Track: Great ecosystems & talent

Event Details :

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 of the startup track
Robin Wauters (TechEU)

09:10 – 09:30  How to scale internationally with your startup?
Tiit Paananen (Pipedrive)

Startups can now reach international markets from day one. Although this early global traction can happen organically for some startups, most often than not, the reality is that startups must be strategic about systematically scaling from their home market to any other international market. But where to begin and what to keep in mind when wanting to expand to new markets? Tiit Paananen, Head of Quality Engineering at Pipedrive, a cloud-based sales software startup with clients in 140 countries, will shed a light on the topic through his experience with helping to scale a startup.

09:35 – 10:15 Global competition for talent - the game is on!
Mari Vavulski (Startup Estonia), TBA (Startup Canada), Sten Tamkvi (MOVE Guides) Moderated by Robin Wauters
The great hunt for talent is on! Governments around the world are creating special policy measures and visa exceptions in order to attract talented people to high paying jobs in technology companies and startups. In this panel, we will explore the questions of how to get people to move half way around the world, what makes an ideal startup environment for international talent and what are the issues needed to be address by special talent visa schemes.
10:20 – 10:40 Salad bowl or melting pot: the ingredients for a great startup ecosystem 
Natalie Novick (European Startup Initiative)
How do we know what makes for a great entrepreneurial ecosystem and how do we measure it? As technology has developed, the tools for entrepreneurship have changed with it, and policymakers have struggled to attract and support a new generation of entrepreneurs. Existing economic incentives and support provided by local and federal governments has gone unused. In today’s digital economy, one size or rather one model does not fit all. Every community has the potential to be a great startup ecosystem if they can recognize and build upon their existing strengths.

Event Time : 09:00 Wednesday - To - 10:45 Wednesday

Event Venue : Kultuurikatel Black Box