New season of business idea development has started in sTARTUp Lab
The University of Tartu’s sTARTUp Lab launched the new season of its business idea development programme STARTERtartu on 17 September with an Idea Hackathon at the Delta X Ideas Festival. The opening event brought together over 120 entrepreneurship-minded students from high schools and universities who presented their ideas and joined teams.
The Idea Hackathon started with inspirational talks by STARTERtartu alumni Norman Vester and Mete Cilingir, who shared their experiences during the programme. "The most important thing for our idea was the mentors’ feedback, which helped us move forward in the right direction," commented Norman Vester.
Thereafter, those with ideas got the chance to pitch and explain them. Moderator Harald Lepisk encouraged the participants to interact, leading to the formation of 15 teams who will be develop their ideas in the STARTERtartu programme. The ideas were mostly related to health, food and technology, with the common goal of making life better.
Participants found the event very exciting and look forward to future STARTERtartu workshops. More information about the workshops can be found on the sTARTUp Lab’s website.
See the event pictures in the sTARTUp Lab Facebook album.
The event was financed by the European Social Fund and EIT Health.
Further information: Andres Vaher, Marketing & Communications Specialist, sTARTUp Lab Lab, University of Tartu, +372 5558 7359, firstname.lastname@example.org
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