How to prepare for the finals
1. Discuss with your team and mentors the strongest and weakest points in your current product/progress. Highlight the strongest from the very beginning. Anticipate questions about the weaker points. Be prepared to give a short clear answer.
2. Some people prefer to learn pitch by heart, some prefer to speak from the heart. But I recommend knowing your opening and closing very well. This hugely influences how carefully people will listen to your pitch and what feelings they will remember afterward.
3. Pitching is always stressful for everyone, no matter if you enjoy it or terrified by it. I always advise to use your hormones for the best. Just before the pitch spend 2 minutes in the Wonder Woman pose. To learn more on this, here is the Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are?language=en
Starter pre-incubation programme teams gained new motivation from mentors for idea development
One of the key events in the StarterTartu programme is the Mentor Feedback Carousel, where teams meet mentors from various fields to receive crucial feedback on their ideas. This year, the event took place on October 5th at Spark HUB, the center of the startup and technology community, bringing together 11 mentors and 22 teams, with a total of 100 students benefiting from the mentors' valuable insights.