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Keeping Latvian startup community STRONG

We help Latvian startups grow by giving them access to knowledge, network, opportunities and business perks. We support the whole ecosystem by gathering and analyzing startup data, and advocating for startup-friendlier business environment.

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Keeping Latvian Startup Community STRONG

We support Latvian startups’ growth by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing the tech community to build the strong economy of tomorrow.

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Who we are
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Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV” is a non-profit non-government organization, established in 2016 in a grassroots movement to unite the voices of the Latvian startups, develop the startup community and facilitate mutual understanding within the startup environment.

To date, Startin.LV has evolved as one of the leading Latvian startup ecosystem development organizations, with 100+ members united by the shared goal of economic growth through innovation and cooperation. While having fun, too.

Our Commitments

I. Enhance support for our members

We offer startups access to knowledge, community and opportunities. We advocate for startup interests in the policy-making processes.

II. Strengthen Latvian startup ecosystem

We collaborate with ecosystem representatives, governmental institutions, universities, and other policy shapers to create a united force for entrepreneurial growth.

Our Impact

We’ve been restlessly fostering a competitive environment for Latvian startups and seeking the best deals for our members. We’ve also played pivotal roles in some of the key legislative projects within the ecosystem. With each new member we become stronger, our voice grows louder, and our work – more impactful. Join us on this journey!

2016

Startin.LV establishment

  • Driven startup community activists joined forces to establish the Latvian Startup Association, the platform that enables startups to initiate ideas, be heard, receive support in fulfilling their needs and solving problems
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2017

Introduction of Startup Law

  • Latvia becomes one of the first countries globally to pass a Startup Law, offering financial support and tax reductions for Latvian-based startups
2017

Startup Visa program

  • Working closely with the Ministry of Economics, Latvian Investment Development Agency, and The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Startin helps to develop a startup visa allowing international talent to bloom in Latvia
2020

Employee Stock Options

  • The employee stock options framework was redesigned to allow startup founders to employ this powerful talent-hiring and motivation tool in all its glory
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2021

Startup database rebirth

  • Latvian startup database was launched in a community-driven effort, fueled by Startin.LV, to provide key data on the Latvian startups

Become Startin.LV member today!

Establish peer-to-peer member connections, access a comprehensive knowledge base, and grow professionally.

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