November 14 - 17, 2019 in Toronto, Canada
Full music and tech lineup will be announced soon!
Why EMW / L44?
The first EMW in May 2018 was a huge success. We are beginning an L44 Toronto event featuring Estonian tech, e-Governance and startups. EMW is expanding to bring you a whole new tech groove. Get in on it and discover something new! Meet some of e-Estonia’s new start-ups, e-Estonia representatives, and have a chance to hear some of the best progressive pop, jazz, and modern classical music at the same time. L44 has partnered with Latitude59. Latitude59 is an Estonian tech conference founded in 2012 that brings together startups, investors, and leaders in governance. Their goal is to encourage learning, networking, and connection in a smaller, more intimate environment.
2019 Latitude44 Hosts
(Round 13 Capital, Dragon’s Den, The Disrupters)
(Business Journalist, BNN Bloomberg, The Disrupters)
Have you heard about e-Estonia?
Estonia has a thriving world-class tech sector. Estonians brought the world Skype, TransferWise, Taxify, and Playtech. Have you heard Estonia has the world’s first digital government called e-Estonia, which can be learned from, to promote transparency, empower citizens, and improve services in other countries? Estonia offers e-Residency for entrepreneurs from all over the world to start companies in Estonia. Estonia is a heavyweight in cyber security - the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is based in Tallinn.
Canada’s world class tech ecosystem.
Canada is famous for being a world leader in artificial intelligence. Companies, from Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung to Uber and Adobe, have come to Canada to open centres for accessing Canadian ideas, education, and people. Google’s Sidewalk labs are going to create the world’s first connected neighbourhood in Canada. Canada has built world class companies like Shopify, Wattpad, Element AI, Lightspeed, and Ritual. Swiss-based StartupBlink lists Canada as the third best startup ecosystem with accelerators, incubators and venture capitals. Canada has 3 cities (Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa) in the top 20 worldwide for startups. Total Canadian investments in startups in 2017 were $3.3 Billion, in Toronto $779 million in 126 deals.
North America comes to Canada for tech talent and soon they can meet Estonia’s startups here as well.
L44 is the crossroads at which 2 of the world’s most progressive societies can come together.
Who Should Attend?
The tech conference portion will be on November 14-15 at the WE Global Learning Centre with concerts in the evenings continuing into the weekend at various venues.
This is an intimate networking event that is small enough to allow 200 participants a day to interact with the right senior decision makers and potential strategic partners in the startup and e-Governance spaces.
If you are a Canadian tech leader, a Canadian VC’s who is looking for ideas and at the E.U. to invest, a leader of an incubator or accelerator, a federal or provincial information officer, or a digital and political leader or minister you should be here.
Day 1: Startups, Innovation and the e-Visa / e-Residency - Who to invest in and how to get into Europe
Day 2: e-Government - The world’s first e-society decoded for you