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The DFF x 500 Startups Pitch Competition

The Digital Freedom Festival will offer an exclusive opportunity for startups to showcase their ideas and take part in a competition organised by 500 Startups, where the winner will get a fast track to the Finalist interview for Batch 25 at Silicon Valley acceleration program. With all the investor attention and investment money, this will no doubt be an excellent chance to raise capital and accelerate growth.

Digital Freedom Festival Announces This Year’s Topics and Events Programme

Beginning with Startup Day on September 12th, the Digital Freedom Festival (DFF), in cooperation with partners, kicked off a series of events and activities aimed at leaving a lasting effect on the development of the startup and technology community in Latvia. In turn the main topic at the Digital Freedom Festival conference, which will be held this year on November 30th and December 1st in Riga, will be Human & Machine, acknowledging the important role of technology in the lives of humans. During the conference there will be lectures and discussions about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, green technologies, smart cities and digital detox.

Startup Day Celebrated With a Far-Reaching Programme

For the second year Startup Day was celebrated in Riga with a far-reaching programme. The day highlights the contribution of startups to innovation and economic development in Latvia. Masterclasses, the Startup Community Forum, Startup Brand TOP10 presentations, the official Startup Day party and other events were held during the day, gathering more than 1000 attendees.

Startup Day to be Celebrated on September 12th With an Inclusive Programme

Startup Day will be celebrated in Riga for the second year on September 12th with an inclusive programme. Events will highlight the contribution from startups to innovation and economic development in Latvia. The programme includes masterclasses, a startup community forum, Startup Brand TOP10 presentations, an official Startup Day party, along with many other activities.

Smart Cities and People: Who Will Take Control?

The first ever Digital Freedom Festival Summer Edition was held this summer at the conversation festival LAMPA. For two uplifting days we sharpened our minds, expanded horizons and broke stereotypes about technology. During the panel on smart cities architect and OUTOFBOX Architecture Founder Pēteris Bajārs, anthropologist and city planner Viesturs Celmiņš, and DFF Co-founder Juris Šleiers talked both about the opportunities provided by smart cities.