Student Startup Camp Tartu 2017

When 30 Jan - 4 Feb, 2017

Where Tartu, Estonia

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • The Student Startup Camp (SSC) is back in Tartu! Together with University of Tartu and Idea Lab we are bringing you the annual entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to build your idea into a working prototype and to learn the basics of launching a tech startup. You will be guided through the most important steps by active startup entrepreneurs and trainers who collaborate to create a hands-on learning experience.

    The 6-day course consists of team work, intensive mentoring, hands-on talks on specific topics around launching a tech startup, visits to the startup and tech centres in Tartu and inspirational talks by the #EstonianMafia founders, including people behind Garage48, Weekdone, Mooncascade and many more.

    For whom?

    The bootcamp is aimed at students from Estonia and elsewhere with a background in IT, engineering, design, marketing and business. The camp also welcomes participants from other disciplines, especially those who bring along with them novel ideas and an entrepreneurial can-do attitude. Every participant will be able to pitch an idea for the camp and/or join an idea one likes the most.

    Students enrolled in Estonian higher-education institutions may obtain 3 ECTS for successful participation in the camp. Please tick the "3 ECTS" box in the registration form if you wish to obtain credit points.


    IT Academy Travel Grants

    IT Academy ( is offering up to 10 travel grants for students from Estonian higher education institutions who are not studying in Tartu. The travel grant covers only hostel accommodation in Tartu. Students enrolled in full-time studies in the following institutions are eligible: Tallinn University of Technology, IT College, Tallinn University, Tallinn Polytechnic School and Estonian Academy of Arts as well as students from University of Tartu's Narva and Pärnu colleges.

    There is no separate procedure to apply for the IT Academy travel grant. All students who indicate in the travel form that they come from one of the above institutions will be considered for the travel grant. Travel grants will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so hurry up!


    Computer Science Institute, J. Liivi 2


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    Monday, Jan 30                                       
    Where: SPARK Tartu
    Setting up the team & goals

    15:30 Gathering, registration
    16:00 Intro, how things will work;
    Pitching ideas in 90";
    Team formation;
    Talk: Minimum Viable Product 30'
    20:00 "Business idea on a beer coaster"
    @ culture bar Naiiv 

    Tuesday, Jan 31
    Where: J. Liivi 2
    Customer validation

    10:00 Morning checkpoint
    10:30 Talk: Teamwork @ startup
    11:00 Talk: UX/UI: From an idea to prototype
    11:30 Talk: Customer discovery
    13:30 Team work
    15:30 Mentoring round / Team work
    18:00 Founder Talk #1

    Wednesday, Feb 1
    Where: J. Liivi 2
    Code like hell/ Business modelling

    10:00 Morning checkpoint
    11:00 Talk: Business models
    11:30 Talk: Hacking development -
    dirty tricks
    13:30 Team work
    15:30 Mentoring round / Team work
    18:00 Founder Talk #2

    Thursday, Feb 2

    Where: J. Liivi 2
    Code like hell/ Getting the word out

    10:00 Morning checkpoint
    11:00 Talk: Startup marketing 101
       Talk: Creating a landing page
    11:30 Talk: Social media marketing
    13:30 Team work
    15:30 Mentoring round / Team work
    18:00 Founder Talk #3

    Friday, Feb 3
    Where: J. Liivi 2
    Code like hell/ What happens next?

    10:00 Morning checkpoint
    11:00 Talk: Let's talk about money
    11:30 Talk: What happens after hackathons?
    13:30 Team work
    15:30 Mentoring round / Team work
    18:00 Talk: Preparing a great pitch

    Saturday, Feb 4
    Where: SPARK Tartu
    Grande Finale

    10:00 Morning checkpoint
    10:45 Pitch drill #1 5+5 min per team,
    coaching 1on1 / Development
    11:30 Pitch drill #2 5+5 min per team,
    coaching 1on1 / Development
    14:00 Last minute fixes
    15:00 Final demos 


    #SSC #G48TARTU

    The Mentors 

    Jüri Kaljundi
    Co-founder at Garage48 and Koosloodus Foundation
    Jüri Tomingas
    Product Manager at Pipedrive
    Martin McGloin
    Founder & CEO at Sorry As A Service
    Kei Karlson
    Co-Founder at GoWorkaBit
    Rein Lemberpuu
    CEO and Founder at Contriber
    Chris Thompson 
    Founder at Speak Languages and Neuroactive Labs
    Joosep Raudsepp
    Digital Marketer at VURR
    Siim Pruulmann
    Senior Software Engineer at Bolt
    Kai Isand
    Pitch Coach and Host at Garage48; CEO @ Eventornado
    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Maret Kruve
    Product Manager at Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Student Startup Camp 
    Kelian Keio
    Software Developer at Mooncascade

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