Each summer, at the end of August, Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital professionals gather at one of the beautiful Baltic cities, discuss industry developments and cooperation, network and enjoy summer & various activities together. LVCA is very excited to be the host of Baltic VC Summit 2018 and to welcome you in Riga on the 23rd of August. Our special guest this year will be Ton van 't Noordende. Ton is experienced VC investor from the Netherlands and very active part of the European tech & startup ecosystem. He will be moderating the event and in between the sessions, he will take us on a journey to the Netherlands.
The Latvian Railway History Museum, which has the biggest broad gauge rolling stock collection in the Baltics, will serve as unique industrial environment for our event!
We would like to show you the unknown part of Riga – Andrejsala (Andrew Island). It is located just a few steps from the Centre of the city, but hidden behind the former industrial port buildings. In recent years, Andrejsala has developed into a significant art, culture and entertainment centre with exhibition halls, clubs, workshops and studios. It is a trendy leisure spot for young people during summer nights. AQUA LUNA is one of the top waterfront restaurants there. You will have the chance to enjoy very nice food and, during the evening, a top Latvian artist, who’s name will be revealed later, will entertain us all night.
CEE and Scandinavian NVCAs
European Investment Fund
European Bank of Reconstruction & Development
Thursday, 23 August 2018
OPENING REMARKS: Edgars Pigoznis/ LVCA / chairman of the board
MODERATOR: Ton van 't Noordende/ VC investor and influencer / The Netherlands
Updates from LVCA, LtVCA and EstVCA on Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian markets
PE/VC fund regulatory framework, TGS Baltic
Panel discussion: Where and how Baltic VC/PE is heading?
Ton is a well-known speaker on events & startup conferences all around the world - from moderating panels to judging and keynoting at a wide array of international conferences. He is an expert on topics like the State of Tech and VC in Europe, Emerging Tech (AI/ML), the secret behind successful fundraising and on what defines the different European Tech hubs & cities. Currently he leads deeptech investor 01Ventures. At the same time, with ambition to change the world, in 2017 he travelled to over 40 cities to meet key influencers in the tech scene. He tried to discover 'the secret sauce' & the 'origin stories' of those respective cities, attracting and bringing together founders, toptier VCs, superangels & community leaders. In 2016 Ton with his partners founded Angel Island (angelisland.co) with the purpose of connecting the unconnected. They rented an island near Amsterdam and some tall ships. Then they got together a curated group of 200 angel investors & 200 early stage founders and 'locked' the island. No pitching allowed, no keynotes, no name tags and a strict "zero asshole policy".
We have two payment methods. You can either pay by credit card or invoice. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will immediately be registered for the event and granted with ticket. If you choose to pay by invoice, you will receive your ticket only when the invoice will be covered. We have a limited amount of tickets, please be aware and cover the invoice as soon as possible.
Baltic VCA members €250
Non members €350
For the overnight stay we suggest to book one of the following hotels in Riga. Due to high season and Latvia’s centenary celebration, please book hotel at your earliest convenience. No rooms are guaranteed starting May. The special price is for the accommodation starting 22 August till 24 August.