3 reasons why every startup need a mentor
Expand your network
Your mentor, as an outsider, has access to a whole new network of individuals you may not know. You can glean from their wisdom as well as your mentor's. Networking with new people boosts your opportunities exponentially. As the saying goes, “It's all about who you know.”
One of the most important parts of mentoring is reflecting! Your mentor will get to know you and be able to provide you with vital feedback. This will not just increase your confidence, but will lead to personal growth – which will inevitably lead to an improved performance in your future roles
Honest and realistic perspectives
It takes a lot of time, money, effort and commitment for something that has a high rate of failure. Mentorship can be of great value in ensuring your vision and actions are realistic and responsible. For instance, when your startup is not ready for the next step, your idea is not developed well enough, your solution does not really solve any real problem or the product-market fit does not line up properly. The mentor will be the first to tell you that you are not ready yet and should address these issues.Each semester UT sTARTUp Lab is organising mentoring event for STARTERtartu programme teams. Read more about the 2020 Autumn mentoring event and meet this semester's teams and mentors.
Foto: 2019 Autumn Mentor Feedback Carousel
At the Starter launch event 32 innovative ideas were presented
Students competed for prizes at the Kaleidoskoop Finals
Kaleidoskoop, the biggest student pitching competition in South Estonia, reached the finals: five student teams presented their business ideas at the Startup Day business festival, held from 25 to 27 August.
UT Startup Lab proves that entrepreneurial education is possible online
Starter Tartu spring programme comes to an end with the spring semester. This semester was a challenge for both the Startup Lab and the students, because instead of physical meetings, all activities were organised online. Nevertheless, a large number of enterprising students completed the programme.