IdeaLab starts spring season with a STORM!
The headliner of Idea Storm is the co-founder and CEO of Mooncascade Asko Seeba - a man who has also played a part in Skype’s development and has created Estonia’s fastest growing software company. Also Eda Vallimäe will share her story of starting their project Senior Gym, gratuating from IdeaLab’s STARTER program and being in Ajujaht TOP 30 now. Inspirational boost guaranteed for sure!
In the second half of the event a discussion will take place in a world café format. The participants will divide into tables of their own choosing, which will be helmed by founders of various businesses such as Sprayprinter, ESTCube, Wisemile, SportID, PsychoBus, Your Design Works, FeelingStream and 1oT Mobi. Discussion topics vary from design to space technology and from sharing economy to environmental protection – something intriguing for everyone!
Generators of the idea TrunkDrive, moderated by Harri Tallinn
According to Braien Mekleš, participating in Idea Storm in last September gave his everyday life a real boost – with the support of Pärnu’s IdeaLab he built up he’s very own business idea called Rascalteeth. “Idea Storm is one of those events where you step through the door and the air is thick of precious take-aways,” he says. Rascalteeth, led by Braien, made it to the TOP 10 finalists at Kaleidoskoop business and project ideas competition that took place during sTARTUp Day 2016 business festival last December.
Braien pitching at Idea Storm
This inspirational event is also a kick-off for IdeaLab’s spring season: right after Idea Storm the new STARTER program will begin! STARTER is a semester long program consisting of interactive seminars, practical workshops and individual consultation sessions, aiming to help students turn their ideas into reality.
All IdeaLab events, including Idea Storm, are open for everyone who are interested in obtaining skills and knowledge about turning their ideas into a real business model – no former experience is needed! Keep yourself posted with IdeaLab’s event calendar and be sure to check in on our Facebook page!
STARTER program is funded by European Social Fund.
University of Tartu students won two first places at international pitching competition in USA
On Friday evening, 23rd June University of Tartu teams took the two first places at the final competition of an exclusive NGAL® business development program. Among ten student teams from Estonia and USA, Cody was selected to be the winner and got 3,000 USD to implement their idea. The second place and 2,000 USD went to the Coulomb Sailing Group, a space technology start-up grown out from EstCube.
NGAL 3.0 Tartu camp: learning, working hard and getting new experiences!
As the first and second day were full of interesting talks and valuable lessons, we decided to put some more focus on teamwork and getting things done during the next days. However, those days were full of new experiences: meetings with experienced investors, lecture on history, tour at SPARK and University of Tartu, trying out Estonian sauna and visiting Narva, the easternmost point of EU!
Second day of NGAL®: lots of team time, visit to Mooncascade, design thinking and one-to-one mentoring with Helen Kokk!
Tuesday, 6th June was the second day of NGAL ® and well, it was even more fun! We started the day off with the reflection, got some sun during the team time, visited Mooncascade - one of the coolest IT companies in Tartu - talked about design thinking and UX with wonderful Helen Kokk and ended our day with amazing pasta!