All student teams with business or project ideas are welcome to apply to students’ business ideas competition Kaleidoskoop. In the pre-selection round, 10 best teams will be selected to compete in the finals on 21. May. The competition takes place online and at the pre-selection round all teams compete with previously sent video pitches. At the finals, all teams will present their 3-minute pitch on live.
Pre-selection is open to all early-stage student teams that…
- Have been developing their idea no more than a year.
- Have not been awarded at previous Kaleidoskoops.
- At least 50% members studying at universities, vocational or general education schools.
What are we looking at pre-selection?
- The essence of the problem
- Novelty of the solution
- Market product fit
- Progress made including MVP
- Team's competence
- Pitching skills
How to apply?
- Record a 3-minute video pitch, upload it, and add the link to the registration form.
- A pitch can be either in English or Estonian.
- Slides aren't compulsory, but you can send us up to 3 slides.
- Teams must be registered before 14 May midnight.
UT sTARTUp Lab judges are selecting 10 top teams to the finals on May 21.
TOP 10 will compete for awards like:
- Best healthcare idea will win tickets to EIT Health Summit.
Financial award from Tartu City Government
- Special awards form sTARTUp Lab
- Tickets to Lattitude59
- Tickets to sTARTUp Day 2021
The best STARTERtartu programme team will pitch at STARTER finals at sTARTUp Day in January 2021 http://www.startupday.ee
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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