STARTERcreative 2018, AUTUMN

by Tallinn University, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Business School, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.


September 14-16th: LOOMEHÄKK: creative tech

TTU Mektory (Raja 15), registretion starts @14:00

The Baltics’ largest creative industries hackathon Loomehäkk returns to our roots and the topic for the event is Creative Tech – be it creative technologies or technology in creative industries. Put together your dream team of creative types, coders, designers and hustlers for a 48-hour hackathon to hatch out a truly innovative prototype using technology creatively and creativity in tech. You will have the best mentors, largest prizes, most inspiring crowd, fastest WiFi, free food and the Mektory building at your disposal to seamlessly create your dream prototype. If needed, you can even stay overnight to spare time wasted on logistics. 

More information:äkk vol 6 Ticket is 25 €. Registration is free for students, use code: student. Please bring your student ID to the event.


September 25th: STARTERcreative Kick Off: team development
Tallinn University (Narva mnt 29, room Mare aatrium), session starts @17:00 

Triin Mahlakõiv (Co-Founder at North Star AI, Member of the Board and VP of Global Business Development at Digital Communication Network. Previously the Community Engagement Manager and Head of the Growth Program at Tehnopol Startup Incubator). What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? How do teams work, what can go wrong and why is leadership necessary? Team building and leadership dynamics. Getting to know other people and their ideas. Starting the team creation process.


October 2nd: How to design value proposition and business model?​
Estonian Business School (A. Lauteri 3, room 405), session starts @17:00 

Juko-Mart Kõlar (Co-Founder at Fanvestory, Member of the Board at Estonian Author's Society). What do you do and for whom? How do you do it and why is it better than the things your competitors do? What are business models and why do we need them? What are the business model components and how do they fit together? Learning to put together a value propositon for your product or service. Let's start building a business model for our ideas. It's never about dumb luck, it's about putting together a puzzle. We'll show you how.


feedbackOctober 9th: Feedback session 1: business model canvas​
Estonian Business School (A. Lauteri 3, room 405), session starts @17:00 

Time for networking. Let's discuss progress, problems, plans. 


October 16th: How to use design thinking?​
Estonian Academy of Arts (Põhja puiestee 7, room A101), session starts @17.00

Ruth-Helene Melioranski (Co-Founder at Meliorad, previously Member of the Board at Eesti Disainikeskus, Design & Engineering Researcher). Every product and service is developed through a continuous process of improvement. You don’t have to get it right the first time. Learning to gather feedback from potential clients. Developing your service/product.

feedbackOctober 23rd: Feedback session 2: oneliner
Estonian Academy of Arts (Põhja puiestee 7, room A501), session starts @17.00

Time for networking. Let’s discuss progress, problems, plans. Practicing a short pitch (the investor game).


ssdnOctober 25th: Startup Speed Dating Night.
Erinevate Tubade Klubi (
Telliskivi 60-A1, 4th floor). Event starts @18:00

Are you ready for the biggest mentoring event in Estonia? Come and chat with more than 50 local and international experts and ask their feedback. Need feedback about business models? We've got you covered. Need advice about product development? We have a mentor for that? Stuck with programming? We have a mentor just for that. We'll pick the mentors based on your ideas and needs. It doesn't get any better than this.


October 30th: The basics of marketing and sales.
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tatari 13, room A103), session starts @17:00 

Mari Suviste (CEO at the marketing agency DMKM. Previously worked with numerous startups in Estonia and abroad). Startups rarely have a lot of resources to build their idea. How to get noticed when you have zero budget? How to sell your product when nobody knows who you are?

 November 5th: What you should know about finances, taxes and legal issues?
 TalTech Mektory (Raja 15), session starts @17:30

 Session experts to be confirmed. What do you need to know about money when you start working on your very first company? No, you don’t have to become an accountant, but there are a few things to keep in   mind. On the other side – is your idea worth something? Can someone steal it? What to protect and why? 

feedbackNovember 13th: Feedback session 3: one-pager
Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (
Suur-Sõjamäe 10a, room Saal), session starts @17:00

Time for networking. Let’s discuss progress, problems, plans. Focusing on the one-pager and the canvas.


November 20th: How to pitch your idea?
Tallinn Business Incubators (Veerenni 24, second floor), session starts at 17:00

Harald Lepisk (CEO at Victory Trainings). How to present your idea to people who don’t know you? How to win them over and make them allies, clients or investors? Why is communicating your idea important? What are the common pitfalls and how to conquer them?

feedbackNovember 28th: Feedback session 4: preliminary rounds to finals
Tallinn University (Narva mnt 29, room A046), session starts @17:00 

Time to present you idea to the jury. Prepare your 2 minutes pitch and slides before the session. 


ddkollaneDecember 1st: STARTERcreative Demo Day @ROBOTEX
Kultuurikatel (Põhja puiestee 27a)

10 best teams present their idea to a jury of experts and have a shot at winning cool prizes from our sponsors and partners.


Disclaimer: the program is designed for students from different educational levels (university, vocational school, gymnasium). We work in teams and each team chooses an idea to work with. The idea serves as an example, don't worry about picking the best idea in the world. 🙂