The University of Tartu sTARTUp Lab (former IdeaLab) is a subunit of the School of Economics and Business Administration. It provides hands-on entrepreneurship education and pre-incubation services for all Tartu students across disciplines and early-stage students start-up teams. It is the place where students can turn their ideas into reality by finding innovative solutions to everyday problems, test the viability of their ideas, improve teamwork skills and broaden their networks.  Our extra-curricular business idea development programme STARTERtartu  provides hands-on workshops supervised by entrepreneurs and integrated with mentoring sessions.  Mentors are start-up founders or entrepreneurs from different business sectors. 

STARTER programme is financed by EU Social Fund.


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sTARTUp Lab (former IdeaLab) projects 

STARTER
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Hands-on extra-curricular business development programme STARTER provides knowledge and skills for student start-up projects and helps teams to shape their ideas into tested business models. 

Kaleidoskoop

Kaleidoskoop is the biggest students’ business and project ideas competition in South-Estonia. In the final round, the 10 best teams will step on the stage at sTATRTUp Day business festival to present their validated business and project ideas to the panel of judges.  This semester Kaleidoskoop pre-selection takes place on 12 Dec 2019. 

Smart-Up Lab

European Institute for Innovation & Technology in Health together with sTARTUp Lab (former UT Idealab) introducing innovative and solution-driven e-lab programme - Smart-Up Lab

NGAL® 
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NGAL ® (Network Globally, Act Locally) is an intensive hands-on business development programme for early-stage student teams. The programme starts with boot camp at UT IdeaLab and ends with launch-camp in the USA. At the final day, teams pitch to judges and the best teams will be awarded.

STARTER Advanced

STARTER Advanced is a business development programme designed for early-stage student teams. The semester-long programme helps teams to acquire first paying customers and develop their product or service. After completing the programme, the team is ready to enter an accelerator or incubation programme.

E-Boat

E-Boat is start-up Accelerator for e-solutions in health in the Baltic region
6-weeks distance learning + 2-weeks cruise hackathon formula on the cruise ship.

STARTER@Ukraine (finished)

The project " Transforming Estonian Best Practice of Practical Entrepreneurship Studies to Ukrainian Universities“ aimed to promote entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurship skills among Ukrainian students based on the best practices in Estonia.

EstLat - Accelerate (finished)

The main aim of EstLat-Accelerate is to prepare and carry out three pre-acceleration programmes that are jointly organized in Tartu and Riga. Each round of pre-acceleration takes about four months and has a specific ICT focus that varies from programme to programme.

Room renting information
Team
Maret Ahonen
sTARTUp Lab Manager
Tel: +372 737 4817, 5225910
E-mail: maret.ahonen@ut.ee
sTARTUp Lab Manager
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Andres Vaher
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Tel: +372 5558 7359
E-mail: Andres.vaher@ut.ee
Marketing and Communications Specialist
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Piret Arusaar
STARTER Estonia Program Manager
Tel: +372 51 62 945
E-mail: piret.arusaar@ut.ee
STARTER Estonia Program Manager
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Location
sTARTUp lab (former IdeaLab) address: Juhan Liivi 4 , room 211 (Tartu, 51003).