More than 15 teams started the journey to turn their ideas into reality
Pre-incubation programme had a successful kick-off. The first workshop „Ideation and team building“ brought together 50 enthusiastic people from different schools.
As a result of the workshop number of fantastic ideas, such as thermo fabric, anti-icicle, fine-memory and animal detector were presented. Everybody had a chance to share interests and skills as well as form teams.
The 2nd workshop „Business model canvas“ was on March 3 and just formed teams started to make their first steps towards understanding their value proposition and potential customers. Pärnu IdeaLab leaders shared tips on how teams can reach their customers and test their hypothesis.
participants' feedback this type of workshop enables to analyze an idea from different perspectives and create thorough business models. During the following weeks customer needs and hypothesis must be tested and adjustments made to business models. At the end of the month teams present their ideas to Idea Lab experts to get feedback and mentor's guidance. In order to sound clear and structured pitching skills are practiced on March 17.
Pre-incubation programme is financed by the 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!