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Latitude59

Latitude59 is the cosy spring gathering for people serious about startups, investing, and the future of governance.

What is Latitude59?

Startup conferences are about speeches, pitches and wooing investors. The big ones, they’re the cruise ships of seafaring. Latitude59 is the lovely yacht without the crowds. Only people who really matter.

Latitude59 is small by design. We like the cosy festival vibe. But there’s more to it. Entrepreneurship and digital technology aren’t limited to startups. They matter in society and governance.

Latitude59 2020 takes place on Thursday and Friday, 27 and 28 August in Tallinn, Estonia at the Kultuurikatel – a century-old power plant transformed into a one-of-the-kind creative hub.  In the true spirit of being the flagship event of e-Estonia, it will also be available online, all around the world.

Latitude59 is THE place to be for various networking opportunities, in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds for both startups as well as investors, and an overall chance to get together and reflect on the crazy strenuous months behind us and forge new plans for the future.

Expect showcases that reach way beyond the venue, pitching competitions attracting interest both on- and offline, and plenty of founder stories for inspiration and guidance on how to remain resilient during those challenging times. As an added bonus, startup ticket holders can apply to a dedicated mentor programme, designed to help overcome the most critical roadblocks and find answers to all the burning questions that have accumulated during the crisis and beyond. Stay tuned for the details.

Investors will have access to the most promising and fastest-growing startups from the region with a special spotlight also on those startups that were born out of the crisis. Together with our partners from Invest Estonia, we will once again provide all attending investors with a chance to get together, talk shop and share tips and stories, this time in the format of an investor breakfast.

As the Estonian government announced last week that Estonia will allow public events with restricted attendance then we will be adjusting both the programme and production accordingly. Our main goal is to guarantee the health and safety of our guests so rest assured all our programme elements will be adapted following the rules and guidelines that have been put into force to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To abide with the current regulations, 600 regular on-site tickets will be released for sale, with added online tickets also available. Check out our ticket page to see what each ticket type entails.

Latitude59 is intimate and cosy by design and with the focus of bringing together regional startups and markets, and international investors and possible business partners in a setting encouraging meaningful conversations. 

We’re in Estonia, the world’s pioneering digital country. Come and see for yourself! 

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