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2 day programme, six hot topics, and more. Are you ready?

We're bringing together over 1000 of the brightest minds and most ambitious people from Latvia, the Baltic region and beyond to discuss the latest trends and discoveries in digital technologies, as well as their impact on startups and corporations, policymaking, and modern lifestyles.

A year after winning the pitch

Raimonds Kulbergs was one of the winners of last year's DFF & 500 Startups Pitch Competition, representing his startup Funderful from Latvia. Almost a year later, he gives us some insights on what it was like participating in the pitch competition, and what it has meant for his business.

Startup Day – Latvia

The Digital Freedom Festival in cooperation with Lattelecom, the Latvian Startup Association and the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association are inviting the Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia to show support for startups and acknowledge their contribution to the economy by creating an official Startup Day on September 12th. Here is the letter in Latvian, which we have signed and delivered to the Ministry. English version coming soon!

Marvin Liao – 500 Startups: Forget About Perfection!

Marvin Liao is a Partner at 500 Startups, running the San Francisco based accelerator program as well as investing in seed stage startups. He has worked in Silicon Valley for 18 years and will be one of the investors at the Digital Freedom Festival. He will also join other 500 Startups mentors in heading the judging panel at the pitch competition! For more information on how to apply to 500 Startups Pitch competition click here.

DFF Announces First Conference Speakers and Media Accreditation

The second global technology, startup, policy and lifestyle Digital Freedom Festival announces the first speakers and media accreditation. World leading think-tank at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley Singularity University (USA) founder Kathryn Myronuk; investor, ride-share company Uber Advisory Board member Paul Bragiel (USA); technology sector public relations specialist Ayelet Noff (Israel) and several others will speak at the conference.