Last Saturday Riga was at the forefront of Europe's start-up scene as it hosted the largest technology start-up event in the Baltics “Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics” (SV2B). The principal focus of the conference was on "Money", "Growth" and "Talent" - three topics derived from the event's tagline "Money goes where talent grows".
The event brought together more than 650 start-up and tech entrepreneurs and investors as well as media and NGO representatives. In addition to that, a number of world renowned speakers also participated in the conference and shared stories of their successes and failures thus inspiring the local entrepreneurs not to be discouraged by initial setbacks.
The conference culminated with the announcement of “Sorry-as-a-Service" – a British apology service provider – as the winner of "TechHub Riga Academy's" start-up mentoring contest. Estonian educational app "Levidera" did not go home empty handed either, as they received a special prize from Rietumu Bank.
Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics started in 2012 with an idea to share the experience and know-how of Silicon Valley.