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16:00-21:00 @UT delta center room 1037
Idea Hackathon
This is your chance to start developing your own business. Idea Hackathon starts a new
semester of business ideas development programme STARTERtartu.

What is it and why to come?

Check out this short video where Kaisa introduces the Idea Hackathon and STARTER programme!

On the 17th of February, sTARTUp Lab is organizing an Idea Hackathon where students across different universities and disciplines can join and pitch their ideas and form teams. This is a one of a kind chance to join the STARTERtartu programme to learn how to grow your own startup. The Hackathon takes place in UT Delta Centre where you can meet your future teammates and listen to the most innovative ideas.


How to generate ideas? How to recognize good ideas? How to test ideas? What to do
with an idea? Come to the Idea Hackathon to find new ideas and we will help you to
turn them into reality!

The event is moderated by Harald Lepisk, a researcher and trainer on creative self-actualization!

There will be inspirational speeches given by Ermo Tikk and Kaisa Ehrpais.  Ermo is the founder of Digit Conference and the Ecosystem Strategist at sTARTUp Day.  Kaisa is a co-founder of an app for monitoring pet nutrition and STARTER programme alumni.

Be sure to come to Idea Hackathon

✅ 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 turn them into reality!
✅ If you don't have an idea then you can find the idea that interests you! Simply show up, listen to different pitches and join the team that you like the best!

Many great ideas like CommuniCare, Sorter, Decomer Technologies, Petlog etc. have started from Idea Hackathon. Now it is your chance. At the hackathon, we will help you generate ideas. You can also pitch your ideas, hear other students' ideas, find teammates, join a team, listen to inspiring speeches on different areas of life and future trends and join the idea development programme STARTERtartu. It’s a place to unleash your creativity and find inspiration.

Idea Hackathon agenda:

16:00 Introduction - Inspirational speakers -  Ermo Tikk and Kaisa Ehrpais

16:30 Presentation of ideas

17:30 Idea fair

Coffee break

18:15 Minitalk: How to quickly test your idea's viability?

19:00 Minitalk: The principles of pitching

20:00 Final pitches 

21:00 Conclusion of the event and next steps

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

Come to the Idea hackathon to find new ideas and solutions to the problems. Join STARTERtartu programme and take the 1st steps in turning ideas into reality!

The event is funded by the European Social Fund.
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