More than 15 teams started the journey to turn their ideas into reality
Pre-incubation programme had a successful kick-off. The first workshop „Ideation and team building“ brought together 50 enthusiastic people from different schools.
As a result of the workshop number of fantastic ideas, such as thermo fabric, anti-icicle, fine-memory and animal detector were presented. Everybody had a chance to share interests and skills as well as form teams.
The 2nd workshop „Business model canvas“ was on March 3 and just formed teams started to make their first steps towards understanding their value proposition and potential customers. Pärnu IdeaLab leaders shared tips on how teams can reach their customers and test their hypothesis.
participants' feedback this type of workshop enables to analyze an idea from different perspectives and create thorough business models. During the following weeks customer needs and hypothesis must be tested and adjustments made to business models. At the end of the month teams present their ideas to Idea Lab experts to get feedback and mentor's guidance. In order to sound clear and structured pitching skills are practiced on March 17.
Pre-incubation programme is financed by the European Social Fund.
Kaleidoskoop Finalists announced
For the first time in almost two years the student business ideas comperitionm Kaleidoskoop pre-selection was held in person again. The student teams presented their business ideas during the 3-minute pitch. The jury selected five teams that will present their ideas at the international business festival sTARTUp Day on August 26.
Mentors’ feedback helped the STARTER teams flourish
Mentor Feedback Carousel is one of the most valued parts of the STARTERtartu programme. This year it took place in Spark HUB on the 24th of March. Teams met up with experienced mentors in different fields to get vital feedback on their idea.