#STARTUPDAY 2019 to be held at VEFRESH

This year #STARTUPDAY is triggering cross-industry cooperation by joining forces with VEFRESH and lighting up VEF district on September 12th.  In the startup world, your network is only as effective as your contacts. Your ability to cooperate and establish meaningful connections plays a crucial role in business success - unicorns are only born through deliberate, visionary and well-thought-out partnerships.

Celebrate with us the #STARTUPDAY on September the 12th

Save the date - September 12th, and mark #STARTUPDAY celebration in your calendars!  September 12th has already become a long awaited startup community get-together occasion - last year #STARTUPDAY gathered more than a thousand people throughout the series of events and workshops. This year we are aiming to double the number of participants and take the celebration to a new level!

DFF Goes to Conversation Festival LAMPA

For the second year from June 28-29, the Digital Freedom Festival will participate in the conversation festival LAMPA in Cēsis to expand your digital horizons and break stereotypes about technology. The overarching theme of the Conversation Festival LAMPA 2019 is ‘daring’. Daring to be open, to listen to differing opinions, to go wherever a conversation leads you.


Investor Day is exclusively designed for the benefit of investors and startups attending the Digital Freedom Festival. It is a unique opportunity to meet influential players of the investment scene, form new connections, and discover the next big projects in the industry. This year we are standing strong with global sustainability and impact movement. Sustainable investing is fastest-growing investment sector reaching $23 trillion globally based on Global Sustainable Investment Review.

8 Startup Exit Tips from Conversational AI Platform’s Funderful Founder

Funderful deploys AI driven virtual assistants trained to have authentic conversations with students and donors, engaging them at key stages in their journey to enrolling or giving. In 2016 Funderful won 500 Startups Pitch Competition at the Digital Freedom Festival and went to Silicon Valley for 6 month mentoring programme. In January 2019 the Latvian-made conversational AI platform for campus-wide communications was acquired by US higher education market leader Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL).