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RHTU Automotive Research Center joins TEIKA autonomous vehicle test track initiative.

10:00, 14 July 2015 Altum conference room,4 Doma laukums, Riga

Venture Capital for tech startups in Latvia 2015. Demand vs supply



10.00 – 10.15            Intro and sandbox definition, Latvian Startup dealflow 2015. Rihards Gailums, RHTU, Labs of Latvia.

10.15 – 10.45            “SMART” vs “DUMB” MONEY. Perceptions about Venture Capital of Latvian Start-Ups and High-Growth Firms. Research paper presentation. Edgars Lapiņš, Anna Plaudiņa, SSE Riga;

10.45 – 11.00            Role of the business accelerators in smart startup development. Results of MBA thesis, Artūrs Zandersons, RTU;

11.00 – 11.15            Latvia’s VCs: What we need. Andris K. Berzins, TechHub Riga;

11.15 – 11.30            Coffee break;

11.30 – 11.45            Latvia gov policy and strategy towards tech startups and venture capital alignment. Edmunds Valantis, Director of EU funds implementation department at Ministry of Economics;

11.45 – 12.00            Current situation in Latvian Venture Capital. Matching the needs of goverment policy and tech startups. Edgars Pīgoznis, LVCA;

12.00 – 12.15            Startup Success. Creating a World Class Eco system. Gary A. Fowler, GVA LaunchGurus;

12.15 – 12.30            Real experience of Infogram venture capital rising. Why Latvian startup is not funded by Latvian VCs? Uldis Leiterts, Infogram;

12.30 – 13.15            Panel Discussion. How to align Latvian tech startup venture capital supply to Latvian tech startup demand?


Andris K. Berzins, TechHub Riga,

Edgars Pīgoznis, LVCA,

Gary A. Fowler, GVA LaunchGurus,

Edmunds Valantis, Ministry of Economics,

Uldis Leiterts, Infogram.


Rihards Gailums, RHTU.


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As a joint efforts to foster academical research recognition

Redwood City, CA (March 25, 2015)

Silicon Valley-based accelerator GSVlabs and Riga High Tech University (RHTU) (Riga, Latvia) announce today a partnership to accelerate Latvian tech startups in Silicon Valley.

The partnership between RHTU and GSVlabs enables further success of the RHTU Acceleratum acceleration program through a bridge to Silicon Valley. Selected startups will be given a dedicated workspace at GSVlabs for the duration of the program with access to all the benefits GSVlabs provides to its community members: reception services, 24 hour badge access, state of the art conference rooms, access to GSVlabs’ mentor network, and free access to all GSVlabs hosted events.

GSVlabs and RHTU will also collaborate on a Company Immersion Program. For 10 weeks, the Company Immersion Program places selected startups in GSVlabs’ Silicon Valley campus alongside other startups at GSVlabs. Each participating company will have an advisor and mentors onsite appointed by GSVlabs for the duration of the program. The accelerator curriculum will provide relevant knowledge with respect to business, technology, leadership and the culture of Silicon Valley.

In addition to the formalized curriculum, GSVlabs will provide informal methods of interaction with the Silicon Valley ecosystem through networking events, technology and business seminars, speaker series, company pitch presentations, and local tours of Silicon Valley points of interest.

About Riga High Tech University (RHTU).

Riga High Tech University is based in Riga, Latvia and offer technology and entrepreneurship education and smart money funding for tech startups. RHTU operates Acceleratum, a pro-active seed accelerator and venture capital fund for early stage tech startups mostly from university born projects and teams.

About Acceleratum.

Acceleratum is founded in collaboration between RHTU and largest Latvia based universities and operated by RHTU. Acceleratum comprising tech startup accelerator and pre-acceleration education programs. Acceleratum provides acceleration, mentorship and educational programs to partner universities and other organizations to facilitate team building and tech startup creation.

Acceleratum offers office space, training and research for portfolio companies in Riga, Latvia and similar services through its partners in Silicon Valley.

 About GSV Labs.

GSVlabs is a hub of innovation focused on accelerating high-growth, high-impact verticals in the areas of EdTech, Sustainability, Big Data, and Mobile. Utilizing GSVlabs resources, founders and entrepreneurs join a global network of ecosystem partners, including corporations, international agencies, mentors, universities, investors, thought leaders, and non-profits. From its Silicon Valley campus, GSVlabs houses startups, provides acceleration programs, and hosts events. GSVlabs is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


September 16, 2013

RedeX is a MOOC platform developed by Riga High Tech University that features technology courses designed specifically for flipped classroom interactive study.

Platform is based on OpenEdX source code and available on

RedeX is operated by a not-for-profit RHTU enterprise, with main tasks to operate platform, to develop software modules for open source OpenEdX and to develop MOOC courses for RHTU, partner universities and corporate partners.

RedeX will allow partner universities and enterprises to control how their content is used and re-used. Partners will be free to release content with licenses that allow re-use in original form, or enable content to be revised, remixed, or redistributed without special permissions.

Corporate partners, by themselves or with support from RedeX course developers, will be able to create closed and secured corporate learning courses, benefiting MOOC’s state of the art learning techniques.

Along with offering MOOCs, platform will be used to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning–both on-campus and worldwide.

RedeX stands for Riga Educational Exchange.

OpenEdX is open source MOOC platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and jointly developed by Stanford University.