Meet your hosts!

This year Latitude59 will have three stages, almost one hundred speakers, and around two thousand attendees. In addition to the main program, there´s also a side program that will occasionally take you off the premises entirely. You´ll have the Demo Area, matchmaking space, and coffee breaks. Oh, and probably something else more.

To make the attending of the conference as smooth as possible for you, the event has four amazing hosts. They will be there to guide you through the intense program, stage highlights and practical stuff. And, they´re all fans of the event, as you will see from their answers to the question “Why attend Latitude59?” from below. So, let´s get acquainted!

Kai Isand  is the COO @ Garage48 Foundation, the longest-running startup organisations in Estonia. In addition to that, she´s the CoFounder of a design hackathon called YourDesignWorks. She´s passionate about community initiatives where the result could be anything from a valuable connection to a start of a global success story. So why Latitude59?

If Estonian developers could build Skype, if two guys from Estonia can disrupt a whole industry worldwide, if Estonian teams are building robots from the future right on our own soil, then surely can you. But you might just need the right connection, some new piece of knowledge or your next investment to take your startup to the next level. Great products are built by great people with the help of great people. And you will meet them all at Latitude59!

Priit Salumaa is an indispensable idea generator, problem solver and innovation seeker, an entrepreneur, startup activist, and a software engineer. He´s the co-founder of the Estonian leading software and product development company Mooncascade, and behind several other tech community initiatives. He is also a CoFounder of Latitude59.

I have been to all of the Latitude59's so far. Although, the event is growing year by year, it still offers the opportunity of intimate networking and has been surprising me every year with contacts I've made. The program has also got better and better again every year astonishing with its quality. Because of this and the cozy feeling the event offers, this is in my mind the go to startup conference in our region in the spring. And believe me, I've been to a ton :)

Ede Schank Tamkivi is the CEO of Eesti 2.0, a private non-profit initiative to bring technology to schools. She started her career in press, radio and TV journalism, is a published author and takes an academic interest in diaspora studies in the field of social and cultural anthropology. 

Latitude59 is obviously the major networking event for anyone who's someone in the startup-world on both sides of the Ural Mountains. Curiously enough, the combination of never-waste-time yet never-stop-trying mindset of people who attend the event creates such a positive and supportive vibe which, accompanied by a chance to hear first-hand experiences and thoughts of the latest "big buzz" founders and world leaders, would be a disappointment to miss.

Having mastered the experience of working as a lawyer, entrepreneur and investor, Yrjö Ojasaar has helped many European high growth companies secure angel and venture capital investments, including Fortumo, Pipedrive, Tahe Outdoors, PiBond, Incron and others. He also serves as an advisor, mentor or board member for several international incubators and accelerators.

Latitude is the preeminent gathering of startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate innovations teams in the Baltics. The amazing international speakers, awesome startups and great parties make this event a must attend for anyone in the startup ecosystem.

Purchase a ticket before they´re sold out and join us May 25 - 26, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia at Latitude59!