Workshop by Fred Krieger!
On 28th of September, Fred Kreiger led a workshop on business development. In his workshop, he mostly talked about Lean methodology which is a quite new way of leading a company. Lean’s main idea is that organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste.
Team Guide You Way member Jane said that the main thing they realized is to think through the details and the workshop made them set specific next steps.
Fred Krieger is the founder of Scoro which is an end-to-end work management solution. It allows professional and creative services to control their entire workflow from one place. Scoro helps to streamline work and eliminate routine tasks to ensure a business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible – from sales right through to billing. In 2016 work management solution Scoro secured €1.7M in funding!
„Main thing Fred Krieger said is that you need to have a contact with your customer – you need to get their feedback. And this means a lot of talking with your (potential) customer,“ said Rihard from sParking.
„You can’t make a product to everyone. If you say to an investor that your idea is to everyone they don’t take you seriously!“ said Riin from team TIIU.
Fred brought forward that being an entrepreneurship is not an easy job. We all have choices either to start working a corporate job with a great salary, get a home loan, lease a car and then realize that you can’t quit your job („Golden handcuffs“) or persuade your own idea!
Renee from Bookly took the event together with Fred Krieger’s quote „Building up your own business is 10-20 times more difficult than a coporate job and it may take 7 years but at the end, it is worth it!“
IdeaLab’s Mentor Feedback Carousel helps to unite startup community!
On 18th of October IdeaLab hosted a Mentor Feedback Carousel which brought together over 130 people, 37 teams and 16 mentors! Teams got feedback to their idea from different experts and by the end of the event, mentors gave play money checks to the teams they liked the best. The overall winner of the Mentor Feedback Carousel was team Vetik from Tartu Biotechnology Park!
Mentor Feedback Carousel is coming!
IdeaLab starts with a new pre-incubation programme!
The autumn season of the University of Tartu’s IdeaLab started on 20 September with Idea Hackathon, which was also the opening event of the STARTER programme and the new Fast Track Tartu programme piloted by members of the Tartu startup community.