sTARTUp Lab Teams Won Special Awards at Ajujaht
University of Tartu sTARTUp Lab teams CommuniCare and A Story won several awards at “Ajujaht”, the biggest business ideas competition in Estonia.
The best social entrepreneurship award (5000 euros) was given to the University of Tartu School of Economics and Business Administration students’ team CommuniCare. In addition, CommuniCare won a special award from the city of Tartu (5000 euros) and from Saue Parish (4000 euros). In total, they won 14,000 euros for further business development. The team began working on their idea in the sTARTUp Lab STARTERtartu programme in autumn 2019. Ajujaht noticed CommuniCare's idea at STARTERtartu mentoring event and gave them direct access to TOP 100. Among many other awards, CommuniCare has won the title of the best STARTER team, tickets to the prestigious business festival Arctic15 and they have also won Tartu City Government's financial award at the business ideas competition Kaleidoskoop.
Team A Story, won the special award of Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, which is incubation package worth 3000 euros. A Story is developing an application that helps children learn storytelling skills. The idea of A Story started in the spring of 2019 by participating in the STARTERtartu programme, where they won an invitation to the EXEX Educational Technology Conference.
Further information: Andres Vaher, Marketing & Communications Specialist, sTARTUp Lab, University of Tartu, +372 5558 7359, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaleidoskoop Finalists announced
For the first time in almost two years the student business ideas comperitionm Kaleidoskoop pre-selection was held in person again. The student teams presented their business ideas during the 3-minute pitch. The jury selected five teams that will present their ideas at the international business festival sTARTUp Day on August 26.
Mentors’ feedback helped the STARTER teams flourish
Mentor Feedback Carousel is one of the most valued parts of the STARTERtartu programme. This year it took place in Spark HUB on the 24th of March. Teams met up with experienced mentors in different fields to get vital feedback on their idea.