Angel Camp 2018 in Pärnu!

WHEN: from Wed, 29 August at 10.30 AM to Thur, 30 August at 13 

WHERE: Pärnu Beach Hotel and Forward Space

HOW MUCH: BAN members 95 EUR + VAT and non-members 125 EUR + VAT

(w/out accommodation) Billing with an invoice!


We are expecting a good group of business angels to learn, discuss, socialize, network and participate. Topics will include syndication, cross-border investing, cross-border investment taxation, scaling the business, dealing with journalist and thoughts about Baltic Magic, with some outdoor activities and bar-hopping planned. 

All program will be in English. For further questions, please write to 

EstBAN Angel Camp is powered by Startup Estonia, KredEx and the European Regional Development Fund ERDF.  

PROGRAM on Wednesday, 29.8.2018 


Wednesday, 29.08.2018

10:30 Arrival, registration and coffee in Pärnu Beach Hotel (Rannahotell).

11:00 Opening speech by Rein Lemberpuu, President of EstBAN

11:10 Investors and founders session - How to scale your business?  by Kaarel Kotkas Founder & CEO at Veriff

11:30 Taxation of cross-border investments (PwC Estonia - Hannes Lentsius)

12:00 Discussion and work in groups -  Suggestions to the Government on Taxation topics by investors

12:30 Panel discussion "What is Baltic Magic?" by Baltic BAN leaders - President of EstBAN - Rein Lemberpuu,  Founder and member of LitBAN - Gytenis Galkis, Board member of LatBAN - Janis Rancans panel led by Yrjö Ojasaar

13:00 Networking lunch in the Beach Hotel restaurant

14:30 Panel discussion and best practices on Cross-Border Syndication with Nordic Angel Program Lead Investors - Heidi Kakko, Thomas Black-Petersen, Reima Linnanvirta and Jørn Lein-Mathisen panel led by Claes Mikko Nilsen

15:00 Working with tech journalists - How to get the best out of media relations? by Liis Kängsepp, Nortal (formerly The Wall Street Journal)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 How to raise €1M from Funderbeam? Lessons by Siidrikoda and their Lead Investor Madis Müür

16:30 Insights from the New Zealand Startup Ecosystem, by Jeff Mann, NZ Business Startup Consultant & Investor 

17:00 - 18:00 EstBAN General meeting for EstBAN members

18:30 Networking dinner in NOOT restaurant, Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa

20:00 Sauna and bar-hopping!

Thursday, 30.8.2018
Location:  ForwardSpace - Akadeemia 1, Pärnu

09:00 Breakfast
Daily program takes place at ForwardSpace - Akadeemia 1, Pärnu

10:00 Local Startup-Investor meetup at Pärnu ForwardSpace Coworking place

10.00-10.20 Introduction and tour of ForwardSpace by co-founder Oliver Sild

10.20-10.45 Indrek Klaassen about Pärnu Entrepreneurship Center and Incubator SA PA

10.45-11.00 What’s cooking in the gaming industry by Marten Palu who just raised $300K for his gaming studio in Pärnu

11.00-11.20 Entrepreneurial spirit and development plans in Pärnu by Rainer Aavik, deputy mayor of Pärnu

11.20-11.50 Doing business in Pärnu - experience sharing by two corporate entrepreneurs

12.00 Networking and end of the day

What to do in Pärnu?

Pärnu has a long beach that opens to the south and has lovely, almost white sand. It is a major Baltic seaside resort and the summer capital of Estonia. 

Pärnu offers a large variety places with different food and drinks. We recommend:
  • Raimond Restoran (Ranna puiestee 1) awaits you with fresh baked goods in the morning and delicious dishes for lunch. A pleasant dinner will end the day perfectly. Simple food made of local products grown especially for our seaside restaurant. The terrace, which opens onto the sandy beach, is as if made for romantic encounters of summer.
  • Ammende Villa Restaurant (Mere puiestee 7) which ranked very highly on the 'Eesti Maitse 2013' list of leading Estonian restaurants and been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Pärnu, Ammende Villa serves food made from fresh local ingredients.
  • Pärnu Yacht Club Restaurant (Lootsi tänav 6) is located by the beautiful Pärnu River near the city centre and the beach. Everyone can feel great here because the beach and the river are always relaxing. In summer, the popular terrace of the pub offers beautiful views of the river and the yachts, the song of the wind in their sails adding some romance to the sunset.
  • You're also welcome to improve your game at Pärnu's two golf courses, including the newest Pärnu Bay Golf Links, Estonia's Best Golf Course 2016 by World Golf Awards in Tahkuranna, just two kilometers from the city. Pärnu Bay Golf Links is a links course: a coastal stretch of land with sandy soil and fescue grasses - a true test of a golfer's ability. The course was designed by architect Lassi Pekka Tilander and it's the first links course in the Baltics.
  • Pärnu also has a lively nightlife with number of clubs and bars both on the seaside as well as in the city center only a short walking distance from the hotel.