Latitude59: This year’s biggest tech event brought almost 4000 participants to Tallinn

Last week, Tallinn hosted Latitude59, Estonia’s premier startup and tech event, bringing together global tech communities. This year’s event was a resounding success, with over 3,500 attendees, 900 startups, and 20 national delegations coming together to discuss the future of technology and innovation.

In his opening address, President Alar Karis highlighted the immense impact of the tech sector on our future. He emphasized the critical role startups play in transforming scientific discoveries into practical solutions and called for regulatory changes to foster AI adoption. 

This year’s themes, Connection and Responsibility, resonated throughout the event. CEO Liisi Org stressed the importance of these themes, stating, “Latitude59’s role is to bring crucial discussions about technology’s future to the startup community.”

Latitude59 drew an impressive crowd, including nearly 600 investors managing portfolios worth €30 billion. The event featured 195 speakers from over 60 countries, with a noteworthy 40% being women. The diverse range of topics covered deep tech, defense sector innovation, and the challenges of AI implementation.

One standout event was the “Thinking in Billions” short conference, focusing on health technologies, AI, data, and defense industry startups. This pre-conference day, dedicated to investors and decision-makers, underscored the collaborative spirit that Latitude59 fosters.

Latitude59 not only showcased Estonia’s thriving tech scene but also reinforced its position as a global hub for innovation. The event’s success underscores the vital role of entrepreneurial minds, inspiring leadership, lean companies, and proactive governments in shaping our digital future.

Riine Tiigi

Marketing Manager