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Kaleidoskoop Finals
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Kaleidoskoop Finals at
sTARTUp Day

Kaleidoskoop is one of the biggest students’ business ideas competition in Estonia organized by the University of Tartu Startup Lab. 5 best teams from Kaleidoskoop pre-selection will compete in the finals at the international business festival sTARTUp Day 2021. Read more about the Kaleidoskoop Pre-selection round.


5 best teams will be announced on the 10th of December.

The jury will be announced in January.

TOP 5 will compete for awards:

Kaleidoskoop Finals assessment criteria

  • The essence of the problem
  • Novelty of the solution
  • Market product fit
  • Progress made including MVP
  • Team's competence
  • Pitching skills

Technical details for pitching at the pre-selection
  • At least 50% of the team members should be students from universities, vocational or general education schools.
  • All the teams have 2 minutes for a pitch and 2 minutes for the questions from the jury.
  • A pitch has to be in English.
  • Up to 3 slides can be used. Send them to Andres.vaher@ut.ee. Deadline 14th of January. Slides need to be ppt file in size 16x9 and may not contain animations (because these might not work). If more than 3 slides are sent, organizers will select 3 to put to the ppt.

Previous winners

Kaleidoskoop has been a great starting point for many student teams who are now functioning companies. For example, the winner of the 2017 autumn season, Decomer Technology produces water-soluble packaging materials. The winner of the 2018 autumn season, TRIT makes ordering translation services easier. The best Starter team in 2019, CommuniCare is a social platform that unites volunteers all over Estonia to provide companions and communication partners for the elderly living in nursing homes. The winner of last year’s Kaleidoskoop, the student team Münt produces eco-friendly toothpaste tablets.



According to Manager of sTARTUp Lab Maret Ahonen, Kaleidoskoop is not just the final event of the STARTER programme but an opportunity for teams to be seen and to introduce their product or service. “While there may not always be investors on the Kaleidoskoop panel of judges, there are always people who are active on the startup scene and whose support can help teams make a huge leap in their development.” She said Kaleidoskoop takes place for the 14th time already and that even the participants who do not get awards are satisfied. “They always say the competition helped them build confidence.”

The event is funded by the European Social Fund and EIT Health
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