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Techhub Riga Saeimas Innovation & Science Sub-Commission presentation February 18th 2014
 

Techhub Riga Saeimas Innovation & Science Sub-Commission presentation February 18th 2014

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The Latvian parliamentary sub-commission on Innovation and Science asked TechHub Riga to present on our members and the impact of innovative startups on the economy. This presentation talks about ...

The Latvian parliamentary sub-commission on Innovation and Science asked TechHub Riga to present on our members and the impact of innovative startups on the economy. This presentation talks about TechHub and its growth and the last three slides (in Latvian) provide some of our views on the relevant considerations for the Latvian economy.

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    Techhub Riga Saeimas Innovation & Science Sub-Commission presentation February 18th 2014 Techhub Riga Saeimas Innovation & Science Sub-Commission presentation February 18th 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • The Center of the Startup Community in Latvia
    • What is TechHub?  Co-working space for new technology startups  Founded in London (by Elizabeth Varley (CEO) and Mike Butcher (Editor, TechCrunch Europe)  Based at Google Campus in London  Now also in Riga, Bucharest, Swansea, Bangalore and Manchester  First and leading co-working space  Sponsored by Google, Pearson publishing and BlueVia  TechHub Riga is the first international expansion location for TechHub
    • What is TechHub Riga?  Co-working space for new technology startups  Startup event organiser  We help establish international contacts  Goal is to help create the “Skype of Latvia”  Startted from Open Coffee Club  Non-profit foundation  Board are unpaid volunteers  Income is from member fees and paid events
    • TechHub Riga Membership In 2 years we have: •Resident space full: 70+ •Well over 100 total members •Meetup.com event participant list 800+ •Mailing list: 900+ •Twitter: 1,900+ followers
    • TechHub Riga Events  Monthly Meetup  Mobile Monday  Developer meetups  Ruby On Rails  DevClub  Python User group  Big data  Etc.  Visiting speakers, including top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
    • Partner Events  Our space, with prominent sponsor logos, is also increasingly used by partners for their events
    • TechHub Riga Member Success TechHub Riga resident startups have already raised over EUR €2.5M, including from top international investors:
    • TechHub Riga Publicity in Latvia Local media follow us, they love what we do!
    • Startup/jaunuzņēmums nav parastais MVU • • • • Parasti nav ienākumu kamēr izstrādā produktu Meklē biznesa modeli (“product-market fit”) Ātra izaugsme vai ātra nāve Nav aktīvu kurus var izmantot par nodrošinājumu • Vienīgie finansējuma avoti ir akciju kapitāls vai neapmaksātais darba spēks
    • Kāpēc šie uzņēmumi ir īpaši? • Spēlē globālā tirgū no pirmās dienas – Ir globlālais izaugsmes potenciāls – Veiksmīgie būs starptautiski uzņēmumi ar mātes uzņēmumu Londonā, Ņujorkā vai San Fransisko • Veido jaunu intelektuālo īpašumu un vērtību • Salīdzinoši liela investīciju ieplūde uz maz darbinieku skaitu • Nes Latvijas vārdu pasaulē
    • Ko valsts var darīt lai atbalstītu? • Nesajaukt uz inovācijam balstīto uzņēmumu atbalstu ar “dzīvesstila” uzņēmumu atbalstu • Finansiālo atbalstu vajag pareizā formā: investīciju vairošana nevis grantu programas un trešo pušu pakalpojumu finansēšana – LGA mazo aizdevumu programa laba – Eņģeļu un riska kapitāla ko-investīciju veicināšana – Tehnoloģiju inkubātors Rīgā, kur cilvēkresursi nevis telpas ir galvenais pienesums • Padarīt dzīvi maziem uzņēmumiem vieglāku!
    • Contacts Andris K. Berzins, Chairman and Co-Founder andris@techhub.com mob. +371 29568157 Alise Lezdiņa, Manager alise@techhub.com ++371 29667744 riga.techhub.com