Upcoming events
FROM 3 PM TO 8.30 PM
Idea Hackathon
How to generate ideas, how to recognize good ideas and what to do with an idea? Come to Idea hackathon to find new ideas and turn them into reality!

The event is free, but please register on sTARTUp Lab's webpage down below!

On 26th of September UT sTARTUp Lab is organizing an Idea Hackathon that starts a new semester of business ideas incubation programme STARTERtartu and Smart-Up Lab. All students and recent graduates of all the schools are welcome to join the event to pitch their startup or project ideas or to join teams!

✅ If you have an idea that could change the world - even a little bit - we will help you to develop and test the idea, find teammates, take first steps and bring your idea to life!
✅ If you don't have an idea then you can find the idea that interests you from the hackathon! Simply show up, listen to different pitches and join the team that you like the best!

You will hear inspiring talks by Ermo Tikk and Kadri Haljas. Ermo has been twice the head organizer of the most awesome business festival sTARTUp Day and is now the central person of Tartu startup community.  Kadri's passion is to help ill children by using gamification techniques. 

The hackathon is moderated by the inspiration booster and entrepreneur Harald Lepisk who helps you to get into the flow of generating ideas and teaming up.  

You will find out how to recognize good ideas and what to do with an idea? You will also get initial pitching hints so that next time when you talk about your idea you know how to deliver the point in a short time. 

21st-century world is facing numerous problems such as: population aging, health challenges, climate change. At the same time technologies are shaping our lives and impossible becomes possible faster than ever.

Come to Idea hackathon to find new ideas and solutions to the problems. Join STARTER programmes or Smart-Up Lab programmes and take 1st steps in turning them into reality! All students from all fields of study are welcome.

 One committed team with a business idea in the healthcare industry can go to pitch to experts at Forge of Talents  Pitching Event at the Medical University of Lódź on Oct 17th.


15.00  Meet, greet and inspire
  • Ermo Tikk, sTARTUp Tartu Community Manager.
  • Dr. Kadri Haljas, Founder and CEO of Triumf Health

15.30  Idea pitches

16.30  Idea fair and team-up

17.45  Talk: "How to start idea validation?"

18.00   Validate your idea - go out and google

18.45   Talk: "Pitching essentials"

19.00   Pitches

20.00 - ... Closing & networking
sign up your team at www.starteridea.ee

The most important thing is that you would have an interest in entrepreneurship! The idea doesn't need to be a startup idea, it can be a project or NGO idea as well! Through STARTERtartu and  Smart-Up Lab programmes workshops you will learn how to pitch, develop your idea and how to turn the idea into reality!

Join the STARTER facebook group where we upload the slides, give information about the workshops and share interesting offers for startups!

Here are all the STARTER programme workshop dates:

The event is free and in English, but please register before below.

The event is funded by the European Social Fund and EIT Health.

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