The third annual Start-Up Regatta that connects the sport of sailing and the start-up community will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of August.
This year we have the opportunity to invite up to 70 investors and start-up companies to join in on the fun.
The 2-day event consists of learning about folkboats, a friendly sailing competition, an after-sail event for networking and a side-event for showcasing the best Estonian start-up ecosystem has to offer. It is a unique opportunity for both the captains and startuppers alike.
Each investor is manually matched with 2 start-ups from the local ecosystem, given a yacht and a captain, a brief theory lesson and literally thrown into the deep end. Since the folkboat is known for its seaworthy character, safety, reasonable speed and good behavior, we are able to invite everyone on board – even those of you with no previous sailing experience.
The captain of the yacht is able to manage it without any help, but the hope is that you will be able to take the “wheel” and try out what it’s like to be a captan, as well. While conditions can vary, the weather gods have been kind to us at this time of year in previous year and we are fairly certain that it will be a magnificent event to learn what sailing is all about. Of course, safety comes first, so before allowing you on board, we will give you both a theoretical class and a safety course, as well.
16:15 Opening words
16:30 Theory class with Signe Riisalo
17:00 Safety demonstration with Estonian Lifeboat Institution
18:00 Start on sea
20:30 Dinner and drinks at the harbour
21:00 Concert – Liisi Koikson + TIKS
23:30 The end
The main criteria for joining is the desire to say that you’ve learned something new this summer and wanting to write “you can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails” under a photo of you on a boat in LinkedIn. To be a bit more specific, we are inviting:
Local start-ups from Estonia and neighbouring countries that think about or are actively raising money and want to meet investors who can make that a reality.
Price: 500€ for 2 participants
Start-up and scale-up investors from Nordics, CEE, Southern Europe and everywhere else that are interested in deal-flow and network in the region.
Price: €800 per person / €1200 per 2 people / €1500 per 3 people