Save the date: TechCrunch Baltics event, Feb 9th in Riga

We’ll we’ve run a lot of TechCrunch meetups all over Europe since 2007, getting to most of the major European cities. But there’s one place we haven’t got a chance to hit and that’s the tiger economies of the Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The latter is of course where, famously, Skype was largely developed. So we’re putting that right with an event in January, TechCrunch Baltics. It will be on February 9th, 2012, in the lovely city of Riga, Latvia.

We’ll be holding a min-conference and pitch contest to show off the the best that the Baltic startup and technology community has to offer. Stars of the show will include Peter Vesterbacka, Chief Marketing Officer and “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds fame, and Lars Hinrichs, Founder at HackFwd and founder of

Tickets will be available soon but please sign up on the site and follow @TCBaltics for information. We will also be accepting pitch applications from startups soon, but please sign up on that site to apply and be notified.

If you’re a VC who’d like to attend, also let us know, thanks.