IdeaLab of the University of Tartu provides STARTER pre-incubation program for all the students. Our extra-curricular entrepreneurial program enables students to develop ideas to validated  business models. Our workshops are integrated with hands-on exercises and team mentoring sessions.  Mentors are start-up founders or entrepreneurs from different business sectors.

It is a place where students from all disciplines can find innovative solutions to  everyday problems and test viability of their ideas.

STARTER program is financed by EU Social Fund.

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Idea Lab projects 

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

STARTER Advanced

STARTER Advanced program is a business development program that helps student teams to acquire first paying customers and develop their product or service.   After completing the program, team is ready to enter an accelerator or incubation program.

Kaleidoskoop

Kaleidoskoob is the biggest youth business and project ideas competition in South-Estonia! It is a great opportunity for any young entrepreneur to gain some publicity, get feedback from start-up mentors and win valuable prices.

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

VEGA

1st fund for science based business ideas supporting students and scientists from all field of studies!  VEGA fund supports students and scientists projects that have scalable business potential and that are building knowledge-intensive prototypes.

Prototyping
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The Prototyping Centre of the University of Tartu offers a novel study and work environment for students and scientists, where modeling and simulations for new solutions can be performed.

Startup roadmap

Roadmap shows you the milestones for implementing your business idea.
Room renting information
Team
Maret Ahonen
IdeaLab Manager
Tel: +372 737 4817, 5225910
E-mail: maret.ahonen@ut.ee
IdeaLab Manager
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Ermo Tikk
sTARTUp Day Main Organizer
sTARTUp Day Main Organizer
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Marelle Ellen
Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +372 52 690 71
E-mail: marelle.ellen@ut.ee
Marketing and Communications Manager
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Maarja Kordemets
Communications Intern
Communications Intern
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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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Kuldar Leis
IdeaLab Development Manager
IdeaLab Development Manager
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Location
Idea Lab is at the School of Economics and Business Administration, Narva mnt. 4-B107, 51009.
Please find us on the first floor of B corps!