STARTERtallinn AUTUMN 2019

Business idea development program by Tallinn University, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Business School, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.
Two parallel programs STARTERcreative and STARTERtech joined hands to one STARTERtallinn program from Spring 2019.

 “Systematic development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education within all levels of education” program is co-financed by EU Social Fund



September 20th, 14.00-18.00: Launch event
TalTech Mektory (Raja 15, Tallinn), registration starts @13:30
Sign-up to participate already today: (select SIGN UP button and STARTERtallinn program)

At the STARTERtallinn Launch Event we offer you inspiring speeches on different areas of life and future. We will have a mega idea generation workshop. If you have an idea – you can share it with others and get feedback; if you don’t have idea yet – this is the opportunity to come up with wonderful ideas which you can develop in your team throughout the STARTERtallinn programme.

September 23rd, 17.00-19.30: Forming teams and generating ideas (Leadership and Team development)
TalTech Mektory (Raja 15, Tallinn)

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. Creating the teams.

September 30th, 17.00-19.30: How to design value proposition and business model?​
Tallinn University Räägu building (Räägu 49, Tallinn)
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.


October 7th, 17.00-19.30: Feedback session 1: finalizing teams and business model canvas​, one-liner and elevator-pitch
Tallinn University (Narva mnt 29, room A-046)
Time to meet the supervisors. Let’s discuss progress, problems, plans.

October 14th, 17.00-19.30: How to use design thinking? (Design thinking and prototyping)
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (Teaduspargi 6/1, room Saturn)
Workshop by Helen Kokk
Helen is a UX/UI designer with 13 years of experience in the field. She is User Experience and Service Design lead and co-founder at Made By, a graphic design and web development agency. She is also the co-founder and a mentor at “YourDesignWorks”, a workshop in Estonia that guides the participants through the process of building a functional and trendy website. Helen specializes in branding and identity, user interface (UI), user experience (UX), web and print graphic design, as well as illustrations.


October 23rd, 18.00-21.00: Startup Speed Dating Night
Estonian Academy of Arts (Põhja pst 7, Tallinn).
 Event starts @18:00, registration @17:30
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 as well. We’ll pick the mentors based on your ideas and needs. It doesn’t get any better than this.

October 28th, 17.00-19.30: The basics of marketing and sales.
Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences EUAS (Suur-Sõjamäe 10A, room 227), session starts @17:00
Workshop by Kristjan Raude

November 4th, 17.00-20.00: What you should know about finances, taxes and legal issues?
 TalTech Mektory (Raja 15, Tallinn)
Session experts are from Deloitte and Avokaado.
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? 


November 11th, 17.00-19.30: Feedback session 2: finalizing one-pager, getting ready for pitch training
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Rävala puiestee 16, room Chamber Hall, IV floor)
Time for focusing on the one-pager and get ready for the pitch training. Let’s discuss progress, problems, plans.

November 18th, 17.00-19.30: How to pitch your idea?
SEB Innovation Centre (Tornimäe 2, Tallinn)
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?


November 25th, 17.00-19.30: Preliminary rounds to finals and feedback 1
Tallinn University (Narva mnt 29, room Maximus)
Time to present you idea to the jury. Prepare your 3 minutes pitch and slides before the session.


November 26th, 17.00-19.30: Preliminary rounds to finals and feedback 2
Tallinn University (Narva mnt 29, room Maximus)
Time to present you idea to the jury. Prepare your 3 minutes pitch and slides before the session.


December 1st, 11.00-12.30: STARTERtallinn Autumn 2019 Demo Day
Robotex, Saku Suurhall (Paldiski maantee 104b, 13522 Tallinn)
10 best teams present their idea to a jury of experts and have a shot at winning cool prizes from our sponsors and partners.

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. 🙂



September 30th:                Registration of teams at
October 18th:                     One-liner
?                                            Business model canvas
November 18th (23:59):   One-pager sent to