Valmiera islocated 100
kilometersto the northeast of the Latvian capital ofRiga, so there
are several ways to get there:
there is good public transport connection between Riga and Valmiera there gonna be a special
bus coming from Riga to Valmiera which will be free of charge for Garage48
participants. Bus will leave on Friday, April 27th, from TechHub Riga, Citadeles
iela 12 (see on Google Maps) at 15:30 and going straight to Valmiera Business and Innovation
Incubator (Purva iela 12A). Bus will bring You back from Valmiera to Riga on
Sunday, April 29 at 21:00.
So once again:
Riga – Valmiera (on Friday, April 27) - 15:30
Valmiera – Riga (on Sunday, April 29) - 21:00
If You come by
regular bus or train, there is a bus service approximately every 10 minutes
coming from Valmiera bus station to business incubator (take line 4). Although
we recommend You better catch
a taxi (the fare does not exceed €3). Good taxi firms include Baltic Taxi: 8500
and VTU Taxi: 80000221
Here are buses coming going Riga – Valmiera - Riga:
Riga – Valmiera (on Friday,
April 27) – 13:35; 14:20; 15:05
Valmiera – Riga (on Sunday, April 29) - 19:55
If You are coming by car from Riga side see the map here
If You are coming by car, there will
be big parking in front of the entrance available, which is free of charge.
Sleeping at the venue
Valmiera Business and Innovation
Incubator is offering floor-space for foreign participants of Garage48 in case
they would like to save on hotel costs. Please bring your own sleeping bag and
mattress. There are several toilets and showers in the venue.
Valmiera Business and Innovation Incubator
Valmiera Business and Innovation Incubator has been founded to accelerate the successful development of start-ups in Vidzeme region by supporting them with infrastructure, business and technology consulting services and wide networking possibilities as well.
Currently 46 companies develop their products and services in Valmiera Business and Innovation Incubator. Majority of them operate in following fields – ICT sector, environmentally friendly manufacturing solutions and creative industries.
In September 2010 Valmiera Business and Innovation Incubator moved into a brand new building where they are welcoming Garage48.
Valmiera is the largest city in Vidzeme in region`s important point of road and railway network. Strategic location is favourable for existing businesses and for new entrepreneurships.
Valmiera is an equivalent partners to other regional centres in Latvia and in Baltic countries in such a sphere of action like education, science and new Technologies, thus promoting well-being and sustainability of the city and Vidzeme region.
In the beginning of 2011 Valmiera came out on the 11th position among municipalities in Latvia in terms of inflow of foreign investments, over 37 Million euros has been invested in the enterprises existent in the city.
Valmiera is the eigth largest city in Latvia. Economically and culturally, it is also the center of all Vidzeme region. Valmiera has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful and economically most successful cities in Latvia. You are very welcome!