At the Starter launch event 32 innovative ideas were presented
Avneet Sharma, who graduated from the programme last semester, spoke about his experience and encouraged everyone to participate in Starter even if they do not consider themselves entrepreneurial. Ermo Tikk, the leader of the Tartu startup community, gave participants an overview of the Tartu business sector. Ermo emphasised that one should find an idea they are really passionate about and take note of the mentors’ feedback. Harald Lepisk, a researcher and trainer of creative self-realisation, and host of the hackathon, taught idea validation and public speaking to the participants.
The hackathon was attended by 120 people and 32 ideas from different fields were presented. The teams discussed the problems that their idea could solve and immediately started the initial validation. The hackathon ended with new, more clearly worded pitches.
Many participants were for the first time at the idea hackathon and they found the experience very valuable. More information is available on Startup Lab’s website.
The event was funded by the European Social Fund.
Further information: Martti Saarme, Communication and Marketing Specialist, Startup Lab, University of Tartu, 5909 4726, email@example.com
University of Tartu sTARTUp Lab stops its activities!
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