Get your hands on the next unicorn from the Baltic Rim!

As the geographical location suggests, the Digital Freedom Festival is a meeting place for ambitious startup founders from the Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and beyond. The DFF team is focused on getting startups, as well as scale-ups from these countries to create diversity and present ideas that haven’t yet been pitched in any other European country so far. Its a great chance to see the best in Riga!

Pitch opportunities for seed, pre-seed, and startups focused on artificial intelligence!

Good traditions should be continued, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re continuing our cooperation with 500 Startups – a world-leading accelerator. You have the chance for a spot on the shortlist of seed startups selected by our 500 Startups partners.  The best one will get a “fast track” to the next batch in Silicon Valley.

Join the judging panel

There is going to be a special focus this year on startups working in the artificial intelligence field. Winners of the DFF & Rockstart Artificial Intelligence Pitch competition will have the opportunity to take part in the final selection round for the first European AI accelerator programme hosted by Rockstart in the Netherlands, and taking place during autumn of 2018. You will definitely find some stars here! Investor Pass owners will be invited to join to the judging panel.

Meet the Latvian Business Angels and startup ideas

The Latvian Business Angel Network (LatBAN) will also look at pre-seed startups this year, so they are welcome to apply to pitch as well. LatBAN will host a special event for investors who are coming from all around the world.

Events are all about networking

The DFF team has always been focused on networking, as it is a very important part of any event. At the DFF you will also have the opportunity to meet some good contacts, while exploring the expo area where startups, as well as corporates, are going to present their business. Overall 1300 people are expected to attend, so there will be many possibilities to attract employees and partners.