Previous Kaleidoskoop winners share their thoughts! Should you apply?
What are the benefits of competing in a business competition?
Of course, if you end up winning Kaleidoskoop, that is surely a cherry on the top of the cake but it is far from the only benefit from entering a pitch competition
Previous Kaleidoskoop winners share their thoughts on what they gained from the competition and how has this influenced them.
CoimmuniCare - Won Financial award at previous Kaleidoskoop and was selected to be the best STARTER team in 2019.
CommuniCare the chance to validate our idea, get valuable early-stage mentors
and help us to a big stage. Thanks to the opportunity to pitch on the Pitching
Stage at sTARTUp Day, we were forced to work hard and perfect our pitch. With that,
we not only won prizes from Kaleidoskoop, but actually won the title of the
country's best STARTER programm. That gave us the boost that we needed to enter
the real business world as a recognized company.
Münt - Won main award on at previous Kaleidoskoop - tickets to TechChill business festival.
For us it
definitely gave us confidence that we were doing the right thing and motivation
to go further with our idea! It is also a great test to prove your idea to
experts. Why? Because in the business world
you have to do that all the time. Preparation for the Kaleidoskoop
helped us thoroughly analyze the shortcomings and strengths of our startup,
which helped us make it even better! And of course we have to bring out the
sweet awards. We won tickets to TechChill business festival in Latvia. That
gave us first international experience.
A Story (jutupesa) - Won tickets to the Educational Technology Conference EXEX.
at the Kaleidoscope provided an opportunity to test the viability of our idea,
and for us it was a door to the Startup Estonia community. A year ago, we won
invitations to the Educational Technology Conference EXEX , which opened new doors for us. Now we have passed development
programme in Ajujaht and today we will continue incubation programme at Tartu
Centre for Creative Industries. All of this has been moving forward
step-by-step. For all early-stage startups it is definitely worth presenting
your idea at events such as the Kaleidoskoop, because you never know what new
opportunities may this open up for you.
io_developers - Won tickets to the University Startup World Cup in Copenhagen as well as the opportunity to pitch their idea at all-estonian STARTER Finals at sTARTUp Day.
If you want to pitch
your project and make startup ecosystem players aware of it, then Kaleidoscope
is one of the best places to do so. In addition to its amazing atmosphere, the
event gives you a chance to receive priceless feedback from the experienced
jury and last, but not least an opportunity to win precious awards one of which
is the ticket to the biggest business festival in Baltics - sTARTUp Day.
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.