Join EstLat-Accelerate programme!
EstLat-Accelerate pre-acceleration program announces the applications for the second batch! The five partners University of Tartu, TechHub Riga, Startin.LV, Garage48 and Baltic Innovation Agency are joining forces again to bring you the tailored-made pre-acceleration program for Estonian and Latvian early stage startups! Apply by the March 11 and raise your startup idea from the ground.
The program suits best early-stage startup projects, who need to validate their idea and test the team before diving into the process with full speed. EstLat-Accelerate consists of joint workshops both in Tartu in Riga on topics such business development, marketing and pitching, followed by one-on-one mentoring speed sessions and meetings with coach to monitor your process.
“EstLat-Accelerate is a motivating pre-acceleration program that helped us develop FoodyCheck. Within the framework of the program, we met with many professional mentors, who helped with business strategy and prepare for final pitch presentation. Significant to mention that we got valuable contacts, including the ones that are specific to our industry. We definitely recommend it to other early-stage startups.”
Before the official beginning of the pre-acceleration program, there will be an open hackathon Garage Hardware&Arts in Tartu, which is not mandatory for the participants, but a good challenge to take on. The official start of the program is on March 23 in Riga, the program will last about two months and finish with two Demo days in Riga and Tartu in mid-May.
Previous batch of EstLat-Accelerate participants
Agenda of EstLat-Accelerate, Batch 2:
March 2-4 Garage48 Hardware & Arts Hackathon in Tartu
March 11 Registration deadline
March 23 Mentoring Academy in Riga
April 5 Joint Workshop in Riga
April 19 Joint Workshop in Tartu
May 10 Graduation Day in Riga
May 18 Graduation Day in Tartu
The programme is implemented under the European territorial cooperation goal of the cohesion policy and it supports cross-border cooperation. The programme is co-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia.
This publication reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.
More information: Marge Seppo, Prototyping Centre Project Manager email@example.com
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