The Startup Museum tells the stories of businesses born in Vilnius that have grown to become world-famous international companies.
The Startup Museum is a joint initiative of Go Vilnius and the Talent Garden Vilnius, a new co-working space that houses the new museum. The museum brings together 12 striking stories of companies under one roof, with each company describing the different stages of its operations. Each year, the museum will be supplemented with four highly notable startups. At the same time, the museum will provide information about the startup ecosystem in Vilnius along with presentations, awards and other events aimed at promising startups.
The museum selected the companies from a wide range of areas – from mobility to space research – to show that Vilnius is an ideal city for a diverse range of innovators.
Visitors to the Startup Museum now have access to stories about Vinted, Trafi, Deeper, Bored Panda, Nanoavionics, Tesonet, Oberlo, Pixelmator, CityBee, Brolis Semiconductors, MailerLite and CGTrader. For each of these stories, the companies themselves chose several items that symbolise their most memorable moments and breaking points, or things that highlight their internal company cultures. Thus, the museum’s exhibits – ranging from the cans of nuts and cigars that symbolise Nanoavionics’ successful launch of rockets into space, to a panda suit relating the story of a particularly memorable employee application at Bored Panda – depict the path every company in the museum has followed in order to get to where they are now.
All these stories can be found at the Startup Museum established by the city’s tourism and business agency Go Vilnius and the Talent Garden Vilnius co-working space.