Latvia National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Startup Wise Guys

Description

Startup Wise Guys is Europe’s most international startup accelerator and top 3 in terms of portfolio size. Our unique approach to full time acceleration, 100+ active mentors per batch and a values driven management team has ensured a startup survival rate above 77% since 2012.

Best Coworking Space

Coworking Riga

Description

Coworking Riga is inspiring and cozy office environment, located in city centre of Riga. Perfect for small businesses, freelancers or anyone looking for a flexible and productive workspace.

TecHub Riga coworking space

Description

TechHub Riga is a community based coworking space of new technology startups who meet, work, learn and collaborate!

Venture Faculty

Description

Our mission is to realize the potential of the Latvian startup community and to strengthen its position in the European startup ecosystem, while ultimately improving society in Latvia.

Best Newcomer

Brette Haus

Description

Brette Haus creates accessible, truly portable homes that unfold the freedom of movement while seamlessly blending in with the environment. Unfold your home anywhere! Prefabricated folding houses designed and manufactured in Latvia.

Best Social Impact Startup

CastPrint

Description

CastPrint brings fracture treatment to the 21st century.

Brette Haus

Description

Brette Haus creates accessible, truly portable homes that unfold the freedom of movement while seamlessly blending in with the environment. Unfold your home anywhere! Prefabricated folding houses designed and manufactured in Latvia.

CheeksUp

Description

CheeksUp started with a small 3 people team and tech company, but 1 year later it became a single lady company. CheeksUp founder Ilze didn’t give up and continued to develop the company and test the product. After several pivots, Ilze found the way how CheeksUp can help children.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Diana Lace

Description

Diana is looking for the best early-stage startups at Superangel VC and helping to build local startup ecosystem at the Latvian Startup Association.
She is also the founder of Global Shapers Riga hub, initiative powered by World Economic Forum. For over two years Diana was heading the investment and operations processes at a venture capital fund Overkill Ventures, running two acceleration programs and scouting 18 investments in 18 months.
She is a frequent panelist and speaker on the topics of inclusion, youth empowerment and early-stage startups.

Founder of the Year

Olga Maksimova - LOVAT

Description

Co-founder of LOVAT – VAT compliance platform which works for 57 countries and a partner at MarkPrior – a VAT consulting firm.
She has nineteen years of experience in providing advice in VAT and other Indirect Taxes for companies in more than 50 countries. She is Co-Author of the book “Taxation of Foreign Companies” and several articles in tax matters. Olga is a member of National Advisory Council on Tax Legislation reforming. Regular speaker at different events including International VAT Association and Tourism Tax & Law Association.
She is a competitive triathlete. Married, has 4 children.

Toms Niparts

Description

Self-starter and problem solver with a massive energy tank.

Two-time FinTech co-founder. At the young age of 24, was leading a team of 50 people with close to 10M EUR annual revenue in a foreign market, directly reporting to billionaire-owner – only to quite the well-paid job to start his next venture.

Working on a solution that helps over 1 billion unbanked people in Asia to access financial services.

Startup of the Year

Brette Haus

Description

Brette Haus creates accessible, truly portable homes that unfold the freedom of movement while seamlessly blending in with the environment. Unfold your home anywhere! Prefabricated folding houses designed and manufactured in Latvia.

CastPrint

Description

CastPrint brings fracture treatment to the 21st century.

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