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
Ukrainian university lecturers develop entrepreneurial knowledge in the Startup Lab training programme
On Thursday, 8 June, the spring semester of the Estonian-Ukrainian cooperation project ended with an online Demo Day, where teams of Ukrainian university lecturers presented the business ideas they had developed over the previous four months.
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.