New services launched on 1st Garage48 in Tallinn
April 18, 2010
First ever Estonian 48hour startup boot-camp event is finished by now. 40 ideas were pitched, out of which people formed 16 teams and started to build the services late Friday evening. Today, 48 hours lates we had the same 16 teams on stage to live-demo their working prototypes and services.
- Garage48 winner: Kratid.com | Facebook | Twitter - interactive virtual pet service, where you can design and take care of your online pet. BUT, you can also order the "real pet" to be mailed to yourself or your kids. The team built a great website and already got over 30 orders. Great work guys!
Team: Martin Grüner, Eero Koplimets, Martin Kapp, Ardi Ravalepik, Margot Müürsepp, Mihkel Ronk
- Choice of the audience: Wannalunch.com | Facebook | Twitter - Service to arrange lunch meetings with people on a specific topic, where you need help or advice. Add your topic, date and place, invite people to join in. Try it out!
Team: Oliver Wihler, Kresten Buch, Liis Peetermann, Sven Kirsimäe, Riivo Kikas, Kris Haamer, Erki Lipre, Luiz Ribeiro
- Cocktailroulette.com | Facebook | Twitter - Cocktail Roulette service by SMS. If you are in a bar and clueless what to order, then use this incredibly simple SMS service to get a random cocktail recipe. The service was live already in 6 hours and generated its first international revenue within 12 hours.
Team: Ahti Liin, Asko Seeba, Indrek Ulst, Indrek Vainu, Margus Kerma, Priit Salumaa, Taivo Hiielaid, Uku Sukles
- Iseehitaja.ee | Facebook | Twitter - service for people who need to renovate their house or apartment. Step-by-step guides for every room type: kitchen, bathroom, garage etc. The service is in Estonian language and the team has a plan to make successful exit within 7 days via a sales to "strategic investor". Online auction is already started, make your bid.
Team: Kaspar Jänes, Kaspar Küünarpuu, Kaspar Kalve, Maret Kruve, Kristo Tihvan, Taavet Tamm
- Localvortex.net | Facebook | Twitter - Global database of underground bars. The service has already expanded to 30+ countries and getting lots of traction. Promising platform, which could be extended to other industries.
Team: Marius Andra, Martin Varvas, Tarvo Kärgenberg, Alar Vinkel, Mikk Putk, Mattias Arro
- TalePath.com | Facebook | Twitter - Talepath connects books and movies to places. This way it's easier fo you to discover new places, follow the tracks of your favourite film or make travel more interesting.
Team: Andrus Purde, Anti Veeranna, Kaspar Kaur, Mihkel Vitsur, Marika Agu, Taaniel Jakobs, Silver Hage
- Namefy.com | Facebook | Twitter - an intelligent tool that helps you to find a name for your child.
Team: Priit Pärna, Kristjan Vaga, Ahti Heinla, Kaupo Vana, Hannu Kikkas, Jaan Tallinn, Markus Villig, Viktoria Lobaiko, Rando Rannus, Kalju Metsküla, Taavi Rauniste, Sven Illing.
- Prygikast.com | Facebook | Twitter - simple map based service to locate your nearest recycle bin, lets think green! Information in Estonian language for now, but the team plans to go global.
Team: Ahti Nurme, Kaspar Loog, Kairi Niinepuu-Mark, Anu Viks, Indrek Narusk
- Keepatouch.com | Facebook | Twitter - personal client relationship management tool, that reminds you to contact persons, that you think are important.
Team: René Lasseron, Elise Sass, Daniil Harik, Priit Kallas, Kalmer Rautam, Reigo Kinusar
- MySocial.name | Facebook | Twitter - gathers information from popular social network sites and keeps a neat and simple address book with the everchanging details of your contacts and syncs the data on the fly to your mobile phone.
Team: Marko Kruustük, Veiko Kruustük, Simmo Sedrik, Siim Rull
- Poliitik.eu | Twitter - public information about Estonian politicians and members of the parliament. Information in Estonian language.
Team: Kert Valbet, Urmo Suislep
- Seenele | Twitter | Facebook - map based Facebook application to find places to get mushrooms.
Team: Henrik Aavik, Daniel Kaban, Jaak Kütt, Joonas Trusmann, Irja Ahi
- Subtuutor.eu | Twitter - a passive tool for learning new languages by watching movies and reading subtitles. Subtuutor enables you to stop the movie and instantly find a meaning of the unknown words. Works on computers and touch screen hand-held devices like iPhone, iPod Touch etc.
Team: Erki Esken, Malle Pärtel, Janno Kusman, Jaen Saul
- Off The Couch (Go2Sport) - Facebook application - fun tool for friends to get of the couch and do some sports, share the results with your friends over the Facebook. Most active friends get virtual "medals" to motivate others to follow.
Team: Vladimir Horev, Juhan Aasaru, Martin Langi, Martin Varvas
- TwistList | Twitter - service to aggregate information from #buy #sell #rent and related tags on Twitter
Team: Leho Kraav, Kristjan Kiis, Jaanus Jaeger, Anna-Maria Erik
- MyShopping - personal shopping and special offers website, that would replace existing "loyalty cards" with electronic ID and systems. The system is still under construction and will be published in near future.
Team: Mehis Pärn, Lauri Saidla, Kristi Hakkaja, Anne Jääger, Hanno Vene, Markus Tarmak
We really thank all the teams for the positive attitude and hard-work over this intensive weekend.
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We asked anonymous feedback from our participants via Sayat.me service. Some of the examples:
- "Awesome! much needed, super athmosphare, boost of confidence!" by Anonymous
- "Great event, already waiting for a next one" by Anonymous
- "I participated only at the final products demo event, but the results I saw were much over my expectations. Really great work within just one weekend" by Riina
- "Big thanks for the organizers of this event. I was super surprised (in a good way) to see those great team members that I got. Got lots of inspiration about startups and motivation boost to do something on my own" by Anonymous
- "Very inspiring event, please do it in Tartu next time" by Anonymous
- "Loved it :)" by Daniil
We thank all sponsors of 1st Garage48 event: