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Kaleidoskoop TOP 10!

On Thursday Nov 30, UT IdeaLab student project and business idea competition Kaleidoskoop took place. 43 teams partook in the competition and the top 10 were selected to the next round - Kaleidoskoop Finals at sTARTUp Day on the UT IdeaLab pitching stage.

This semester’s competition included ideas from a wide area of topics, a large number of which included apps or websites.

Here are the 10 teams  of Kaleidoskoop 2017 Autumn (in alfabethical order):

ANNY
Decomer Technology OÜ
Edible
Espuro
IamDead
Juice³
Russó
Seniorship
SILK
StartLegal

Congratulations to all 10 teams!

Out of the 43 teams that participated in Kaleidoskoop’s first round, 16 were teams of the STARTER program, based in Tartu, Pärnu and Narva. The best 10 teams will get to Kaleidoskoop finals at sTARTUp Day where they can pitch their ideas on the UT IdeaLab's pitching stage. There will we 3 major awards - ticket to European Innovation Academy, world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program in Portugal, a chance to pitch in Polar Bear Pitching, an event held in Oulu which puts competitors in extreme contitions, in ice cold water, and a financial award from the city of Tartu.

Also judges decided to inspire and motivate some of the teams with free tickets to sTARTUp Day!

These teams are:

EcoXmas
Canvas Bag
Guide Your Way
ILUSPEKTER
InLimit
Minionion
SendEST
s-Parking
Sõprus
Takjas
Unicorns

Kaleidoskoop is the last event in the autumn semester’s program and Idealab is now ready to prepare for spring 2018. Right before Estonia’s 100th birthday, on February 22th, an inspiration event called „Idea Storm: 100 ideas, that will change the world“ is once again held. Dozens of experienced mentors are expected to join close to 300 participants to discuss finding solutions to problematic situations in many areas. The groups created, along with their ideas, are given the chance to grow through the STARTER Basic program in spring.  

For students, Idealab is hosting the Student Startup Camp in collaboration with Garage48. The camp will be held during the winter break in early February and has previously brought over 100 students together, all with the goal to develop an idea to a prototype in just five days.


We are so proud of you and hope to see all of you at sTARTUp Day!

Thank you judges for all of your time and your great comments!

Thank you STARTER Advanced teams for your energy!

Thank you all for being brave enough to pitch your idea!


New year with new ideas! Join us at Idea Storm, 100 ideas that will change the world - inspiration event on Feb 22, 2018.

UT IdeaLab

The STARTER  programme is supported by the European Social Fund.