Meet the Mentor Feedback Carousel Mentors
It's really great to see that so many mentors are taking the time to help out our early-stage startups. It means a lot for us, for the teams, and also for the whole startup community. Thank you! You are all incredible!
Meet the 2022 Spring semester Mentor Feedback Carousel mentors
Mart Maasik – Investment Director at UniTartu Ventures. International business experience in the financial sector in SEB Group in the Baltics and Sweden. Initiator of ecosystem movements like the largest entrepreneurship program Ajujaht and Innovation Leaders Club in Estonia.
Sven Parkel – General Manager of Tartu Biotechnology Park and General Secretary of innovation network ScanBalt. Sven has led the sTARTUp Day Biotech Hackathons and has long term experience in mentoring early-stage startups
Lauri Antalainen - Experienced business developer, Co-founder of Digiwise, Vice-President of Estonian Business Angels Network.
Sven Lilla - Head of Operations at ESA BIC Estonia, Business Development Services Coordinator at Tartu Science Park. Skilled in business development and compiling value propositions.
Taavi Tamm – CMO at MyGames, leader of the STARTERpärnu programme and a long time STARTER mentor.
Ants-Oskar Mäesalu - Co-founder & CTO of TRIT, visiting lecturer at TalTech Tartu College with long-term software engineering experience and mentoring early-stage student teams.
Triin Kask – CEO at Plop. Member of the Estonian Founders Society. Member of the Board of Advisors at Nevercode, former CEO of Nevercode. Long-term mentor and business strategist.
Merili Auser - CMO at STACC. Experienced marketing specialist skilled in sales, digital marketing, the payments industry, AI, ML, startups, public relations, customer service, and social media.
Andres Vaher - Marketing and Communications Specialist at The School of Economics and Business Administration and an experienced mentor.
Helen Kokk – Product designer with a long time experience in the UI/UX industry and service design.
Elari Kivisoo – Board Member at Prefab Ehitus. Elari has also held the vice-president position in the Estonian Woodhouse Association.
Ukrainian university lecturers develop entrepreneurial knowledge in the Startup Lab training programme
On Thursday, 8 June, the spring semester of the Estonian-Ukrainian cooperation project ended with an online Demo Day, where teams of Ukrainian university lecturers presented the business ideas they had developed over the previous four months.
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.