Meet the Mentor Feedback Carousel Mentors

Mentoring is considered a critical foundational component for building a successful startup. A great product or service that provides solutions for pain points is good, but a great mentor who helps to keep the startup on the right track is equally important. We have invited mentors from many different fields to give professional feedback to the teams!

It's really great to see that so many mentors are taking the time to help out our early-stage startups. It means a lot for us, for the teams, and also for the whole startup community. Thank you! You are all incredible!

Meet the 2022 Spring semester Mentor Feedback Carousel mentors

Mart Maasik – Investment Director at UniTartu Ventures. International business experience in the financial sector in SEB Group in the Baltics and Sweden. Initiator of ecosystem movements like the largest entrepreneurship program Ajujaht and Innovation Leaders Club in Estonia.

Sven Parkel – General Manager of Tartu Biotechnology Park and General Secretary of innovation network ScanBalt. Sven has led the sTARTUp Day Biotech Hackathons and has long term experience in mentoring early-stage startups

Lauri Antalainen - Experienced business developer, Co-founder of Digiwise, Vice-President of Estonian Business Angels Network.

Sven Lilla - Head of Operations at ESA BIC Estonia, Business Development Services Coordinator at Tartu Science Park. Skilled in business development and compiling value propositions.

Taavi Tamm – CMO at MyGames, leader of the STARTERpärnu programme and a long time STARTER mentor.

Ants-Oskar Mäesalu - Co-founder & CTO of TRIT, visiting lecturer at TalTech Tartu College with long-term software engineering experience and mentoring early-stage student teams.

Triin Kask – CEO at Plop. Member of the Estonian Founders Society. Member of the Board of Advisors at Nevercode, former CEO of Nevercode. Long-term mentor and business strategist.

Merili Auser - CMO at STACC. Experienced marketing specialist skilled in sales, digital marketing, the payments industry, AI, ML, startups, public relations, customer service, and social media.

Andres Vaher - Marketing and Communications Specialist at The School of Economics and Business Administration and an experienced mentor.

Helen Kokk – Product designer with a long time experience in the UI/UX industry and service design.

Elari Kivisoo – Board Member at Prefab Ehitus. Elari has also held the vice-president position in the Estonian Woodhouse Association.