Riga will host the leading technology startup conference in the Baltic countries “Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics 2015” on November 7. It is the biggest tech startup event in the Baltic region that brings together more than 650 startups and tech talents, investors, executives and media to share the experience and know-how of Silicon Valley. Started in 2012 in Vilnius as a big success, until now it has attracted more than 6,000 participants already.
The main topic of the conference is “Money goes where talent grows” to highlight the value of ideas and talented teams.
“Great companies can be born anywhere, whether it’s Silicon Valley, Amsterdam or Riga. If we have ideas and talented teams, healthy startup ecosystem and ambition to solve global problems and thus to scale the business, money will follow,” says Uldis Leiterts, the founder of Latvian startup success story – web’s favourite data visualization service Infogr.am. He is also the initator of the event “Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics 2015” which he brought from Vilnius to Riga.
There is also going to be an opportunity for promising startups during the event to join an intensive 1-day boot-camp with Silicon Valley mentors, to pitch their idea to investors on the SV2B main stage and to compete for the main prize. Pre-accelerator stage IT and tech startups from Baltics, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe are going to take part in the competition.