Side events at Latitude59 2022

May 18, 2022

  • 9:00 – 13:00 Thinking in Billions at Kai Art Centre 

Government officials around the world are becoming conscious that developing innovative solutions requires experimentation with no guaranteed success. That said, with no clear blueprint of what experiments to take on or who to carry them out, it’s challenging to get started.

Thinking in Billions was designed to shed light on the various measures that innovative policy makers are testing out locally in collaboration with the private sector. Initiatives created to bridge the gap between public and private sector and spur innovation in the surrounding economy. Register here:

  • 09:00/11:15 Dive into e-Estonia at a visit to the Briefing Centre

Want to know more about what makes e-Estonia e-Estonia? How digitalisation simplifies the daily lives of citizens and companies alike? What the Estonian investment environment is like? Why one should think of remote work right here and much more?

Find out at this 2-hour visit to the e-Estonia Briefing Centre. Places are limited, registration required. Transfer from in front of Nordic Hotel Forum. Bus will take you back there after the visit. Contact person:  

09:00 departure registration
11:15 departure registration

This special Latitude59 side event digs into data. Marketing data. Looks into the often-underestimated digital marketing maze. A specially designed seminar and workshop for VC investors.

Observations of hundreds of startups’ and VCs’ marketing approaches.
🧐Why do startups in the scaling phase often fail in marketing?
🧐How to attract those who won’t fail?
🧐How to be an “above expectations” investor with top-notch knowledge of digital marketing dos and don’ts?

🎤 SPEAKER: Māris Naglis, Global VP of customer success, Httpool

Register HERE!

      • 11:00 – 13:30 Latitude59 warm-up round-table and networking lunch for Finnish and Estonian startup communities 

      Finland and Estonia are both well known for their lively startup communities that have become strongly intertwined over the years. The recent visionary report on Estonia-Finland future cooperation entitled 1+1=3 recommends creating a FinEst startup hub, which would see the already flourishing joint efforts on the startup scene concentrated and reinforced. What could be the next steps and best gains from future cooperation are themes that we are eager to discuss with you. Jussi Tapio, Founder and Community Strategist at Ghostcompany Oy, will moderate the discussion. The event is invite-only. 

        • 11.30 – 13.30 Wise Guys Portfolio Showcase at Proto Fractory. 

        We are excited to see you on-site at Latitude59, catch up, enjoy the kick-ass pitches from our Portfolio startups. During the event, you’ll hear pitches from 10 international startups in SaaS, Cyber, and Sustainability verticals. The event is for investors, Latitude59 participants, Startup Wise Guys family, and all people interested in startups. 

        Please register here:

        • 14.00 – 17.00 Investor Day at Kai Art Centre

        We welcome both investors, who are already investing in the region as well as those who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities! Investor Day is a great way to spend time with other investors, listen to hot topics discussed on the stage, and enjoy the exclusive dinner for investor ticket holders only. More information: 

        • 12.30 – 14.30 Founders-only lunch hosted by 3VC and Tera Ventures 

        Founders-only lunch is an invite-only event where a curated group of founders gets the chance to mingle with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and have meaningful conversations about how to successfully master the struggles of entrepreneurship. The event is invite-only, it will be 1:1 through email/socials – thus, no registration.

        • 16:00-19:00 „How to hack yourself and your company” Latitude 59 side event for corporates presented by Elsavie @ Net Group

        Do you have the guts to really change and meet a new reality? What’s your unique secret sauce to make it happen?

        Come learn tricks and tips for going through change and finding balanced growth in the middle of unknown times for yourself and find options that can support your organization’s growth plans and digitalization processes with real-life examples.

        • Elsavie, the upcoming startup for microbiome and gut health tests, is there to help to solve the magic behind your health and gives you science-packed know-how on how to boost your health.
        • Net Group will pitch how they were asked by Elsavie to help build Health Account (Tervisekonto) system for them but at the end of the day, we developed a growth plan with a globalization strategy, including a new organization structure and information systems architecture, to support their rapid growth plans.

        Besides the magnific views of Tallinn, healthy snacks and shots will be provided, to power up your gut health for the upcoming Latitude 59 days.

        Join us in Latitude 59 official side event for corporates on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 pm in Net Group office space (Tammsaare 92, 8th floor). Register now

        • 17.30 – 21.00 Investor Dinner at Põhjala Tap room 

        Investor Day (incl dinner) is registration based. More information about the registration will be sent to Investor ticket holders. 

        • 17.00-21.00 Beamline Accelerator Dealflow Party  

        Stay clean & join us to see the top 10 future-defining cleantech startups from Beamline Accelerator Batch #2. 🚀 Those strong founders ⤵️ are looking for investments – good news for all the investors out there! Statistics say now’s the time to go green with your portfolio! Register here: 

        • 18.00-22.00 Global Founders Meetup by Startup Estonia 

        The Global Founders in Estonia meetup is built specifically for all global early-stage and experienced founders (especially Startup Visa holders), entrepreneurs, startup team members based in Estonia, and the local startup community. Sign up here: 

        • 19.00 – 22.00 Ecosystem Dinner by Germany’s Digital Hub Initiative  

        We welcome all startup founders interested in entering the German market. Digital Hub Initiative is Germany’s national tech innovation ecosystem initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. 12 Digital Hubs provide the platform for collaboration and innovation for thousands of startups, corporate companies, SME, academic and research institutes.

        Limited capacity, first come first served:

        • 19.30 Ninja Night by Nordic Ninja at Kampai  

        NordicNinja is the most active Japanese VC is Europe, focused on investing in digital infrastructure, climate, and the best teams in the world who just happen to be from the New Nordics. NinjaNight will gather together all the significant ecosystem members visiting Latitude59 from all over New Nordics, Japan, and beyond – to celebrate building meaningful companies with some drinks and snacks.

        • 20.00-23.00 E-residency Community Meetup 

        E-residents have formed a truly international community of freelancers, musicians, game devs, traders, and business owners who are operating their companies from the borderless world of the cloud. Latitude59 is legendary for attracting a large number of e-residents to come and visit Tallinn, and we want to use this opportunity to bring the community together. Come spend an evening among e-residents, the e-Residency team, EERICA, and friends of e-Residency! More information:

        May 19, 2022 

        • 8:30 – 10:00 (Investors only) Roundtable breakfast by Re-Pie Ventures, at Energy Discovery Center (Põhja pst 29, Tallinn)

        Please RSVP by Saturday, 16th May 2022 via:

        • 16.30-17.30 Ecosystem Health Check Workshop 

        by DEEP Ecosystems at Naiiv Tallinn (Patarei Sea Fortress). Moderated by: Thomas Kösters, Managing Director DEEP Ecosystems, and Takhmina Lolakova, Coordinator of DEEP Startup Ecosystem Conference/European Startup Initiative. Invite-only event. 

        • 17:00 – 18:00 Purpose Driven Sustainable Innovations – A Fireside Chat with Derek Distenfield, Silicon Valley, US

        Organised by Treebuddy Earth. 
        Müürivahe 23a, Tallinn

        Follow in FB Live:


        • Derek Distenfield, COO, Co-founder, GSD Venture Studios, Silicon Valley, CA, US
        • Pekka Harju-Autti, CEO, founder, Treebuddy Earth, Vajrakila Innovations Ltd, Finland
        • Maris Prii, Head of Investor Relations in the US, Estonian Investment Agency
        • Dagnija Lejina,Co-founder and CEO, Digital Freedom Festival, Latvia
        • Rasmus Udde, Early stage Electrification startups @Sunly, Estonia

        Thomas TJ Jackson, Senior Adviser and Partner GSD Venture Studios
        Aleksi Neuvonen, COO, Treebuddy Earth

        • 17.30-19.00 Startup Community Meetup by Startup Estonia 

        at Naiiv Tallinn. After the workshop, the fun will continue at Naiiv with a Startup Community Meetup. Regardless if you participate in the workshop or not, you are welcome to come network, share your news, and enjoy some snacks and drinks with our lovely community and guests from other ecosystems! Invite-only event. 

        • 17:45-21:30 Panel discussion: How to win the trust of crypto regulators? Success stories, challenges and learnings

        Yolo Group HQ
        Suur-Patarei 13, Tallinn

        Binance, Single.Earth, Hedman Law Firm, Vespia, and the Ministry of Finance of Estonia will discuss what the future regulations will bring to the crypto industry. Join our upcoming panel and take part in the discussion! Registration is required as spots are very limited.

        This event is organized in collaboration with the Yolo Group

        Register here:

        • 18:00-20:00 Sake Party: sake-fuelled Japanese-style networking pop-up @ KaiF 
        Organised by GIG-A / Nordic Asian Venture Alliance / Kobe City / Shibuya City
        Pre-registration needed:
        • 18.00-21.00 Karma VC x Accel Partners Drinks. Invite-only event. 

        • 18.00-19.00 Speaker & Partner VIP Dinner. Invite-only event. 
        • 19.00-… Latitude59 Official Afterparty. 

        20th of May 

        • 7.30-8.30 #karmarun Latitude59 2022 edition

        We are pleased to announce that the #karmarun is back again to be part of your Latitude59 morning ritual. Come join us to discover Tallinn whilst giving a great start to the day, hopefully leaving you more energised for the event whilst making a few new friends along the way. 

        The run will start at 7:30am in front of Kultuurikatel and will last for about an hour. The more seasoned runners will be going at a 6:00/km pace and the more relaxed joggers will follow at a more leisurely pace – feel free to choose the pace for you! Everyone is welcome and see you in Tallinn! Register here: 

        • 9.00-10.30 Coffee morning: bridging the diversity gap in startup investments by EstBAN,  Httpool

        EstBAN and Httpool are inviting the operators, VCs, and startup founders to discuss how to support, empower and encourage no not only build a diverse team and run it in a sustainable and inclusive way BUT allow access to more funding, as the data shows – the diverse teams create more value. Register here: 

        • 19.00 – 00:00 Latitude59 Unofficial Afterparty x Tikker

        Do you know what’s fresh, big, shiny and green like a Dutch cucumber? We know! Our unofficial afterparty at Uus Laine!

        We’ve all had pretty intense 2 days. We are offering a smooth cooldown, where you can feel fresh as a cucumber, solidifie new friendships and go nuts on a dancefloor. The team will be there, peeps from Latitude will be there. Let’s go together and sail out from this conference, filled with new perspectives and ideas.
        Uus Laine will provide us with refreshing drinks at their outstanding venue. There is also an awesome open-air area, where you can argue, fall in love or grab a bite to eat. Tikker will not give rest for the wicked and invites all to participate in Killer Instinct tournament, where you can resolve long-term disagreements or prove to yourself that you are capable of everything.

        If you’d like to add your side event to the official side events program of Latitude59, please contact and send us the information.