Unleash the power of Option Schemes and dive into the world of Generative AI at Latitude59 2023

Join us at Latitude59 2023, Estonia’s premier tech festival, where our managing partner, Merlin Seeman, has been a member of the pitching competition jury for years, and our senior partner Kati Pino has been an award presenter on numerous occasions. 

As with previous years, we are not just attending the conference but will be leading some sessions. This time, we’re thrilled to be leading a panel and workshop that promise to be engaging and insightful. 

Here’s everything you need to know about our sessions at the conference!

Workshop: Unlocking the Power of Option Schemes in Startups

Date & Time: May 25th, 1:30 PM

Location: D-hall

Presenter: Taavi Kõiv, Senior Associate at Hedman Law Firm

Special Showcase: Salto X platform spotlight by Elise Sass

Duration: 60 minutes

In today’s competitive startup world, attracting and retaining top talent is essential. Option schemes, which provide stock options as incentives for employees, can be a powerful tool for aligning employee interests with the long-term success of your company. Join our 60-minute workshop, led by our senior associate and corporate law specialist, Taavi Kõiv, to learn the ins and outs of setting up and managing option schemes. We’ll also briefly touch on unique considerations when dealing with options and marriage.

Additionally, you will gain valuable insights from a practical showcase presented by Elise Sass, the co-founder of Salto X, an innovative startup that helps companies to simplify stock option plans.

This workshop is perfect for startup founders, executives, HR professionals, and legal advisors seeking an introduction to option schemes and anyone interested in understanding the basics of options in a startup context. 

Remember to register in order to secure your spot. 

👉 Register here.

Panel Session: From Mind to Machine – Exploring the Cutting-Edge of Generative AI and its Possibilities for the Future

Date & Time: May 25th, 2:50 PM

Location: Bold Stage


  • Taivo Pungas, Co-founder & CTO at NFTPort
  • Horia Niculescu, Customer Engineer at Google
  • Renate Strazdina, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Central Europe
  • Anna Bulakh, Head of Ethics and Partnerships at Respeecher

Moderator: Vladislav Linko, Associate at Hedman Law Firm

As Generative AI continues to revolutionise our world, experts are already exploring its next iterations and applications. Hedman presents this panel, moderated by our associate Vladislav Linko, with experience in EU law, financial regulations, and digital assets, which will delve into the current state of Generative AI and its future. 

  • What are the key challenges and gaps that need to be addressed to unlock generative AI’s full potential?
  • What are the latest breakthroughs and emerging applications of generative AI, and how do they extend beyond what we have seen with previous AI models?
  • In what ways does generative AI transform industries and open new avenues for creativity and innovation?

These and more are questions the panel will attempt to address. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn from industry leaders at the forefront of Generative AI! 

👉 https://latitude59.ee/main-program/ 

Meanwhile, do you know that we’ve got a 20% exclusive discount on tickets for startups in our network? You can use the “contact us” form or PM us on our social media accounts to receive it. The available discounted tickets are limited, though. So, hurry up and contact us

We look forward to seeing you at Latitude59 2023!

Wishing you success,
Yours Hedman

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