Student Startup Camp was held in Tartu already for the 5th year. With the help from the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science and IdeaLab 100 students came together in SPARK Hub to pitch ideas, form teams and work hard for the whole week to build their ideas into working prototypes.
We started on Monday at Spark hub Tartu where students from all over Estonia gathered, they pitched 16 ideas and 11 of them formed the teams around them. We spent our first evening in Naiiv Bar where teams planned what to do on the following week.
During the next days teams had different mentors and they helped participants to understand more about entrepreneurship and startups. Subjects from the concept of a Minimum Viable Product to the importance of teamwork to “dirty tricks” for hacking were covered by awesome mentors committing their time during their week. The core team consisted of Garage48 team members: Kai Isand, a pitch coach and COO of Garage48, Maret Kruve, product manager at Testlio and Ucha Vekua, a marketing volunteer from Garage48. During the week we had also a list of guest mentors coming in to give lectures on several subjects. Mentors were: Vahur Singa, Martin Vares, Yuxuan Chen, Gleb Stsenov, Liis Narusk, Dmytro Fishman, Andrea Boetti, Triin Kask, Richard Murutar, Artem Zaltsev, Roland Kriibi. We had great help from local IT companies Fortumo, Mooncascade and Pipedrive who shared their knowledge through mentoring and also hosting the participants at their offices.
We also invited some really cool founders to share their stories. Similarly to the participating teams they have started from hackathons and startup competitions to make their ideas come to life.
At the final demos on Saturday, the jury had to make the tough decision. The jury members were: Maret Ahonen (UT IdeaLab); Anne Jääger (Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu); Sven Parkel (University of Tartu, Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation); Jüri Kaljundi (Garage48, Weekdone); Maret Kurve (Garage48, Testlio).
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Team: Sebastian Värv (Team Leader), Agu-Art Annuk (Front-end dev), Abdulateef Olamide Alli (developer), Oliver Ossip (developer), Hippolyte-Fayol Toulassi (developer), Els Maria Metsamaa (business), Kristi Koppel (designer), Leene Künnap (designer), Eva Nebula (designer), Clive Tinashe Mawoko (dev)
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Georg Vann - Team leader Maali Tars - website developer Age Roosi - website
developer Magnar Vares - communication/research specialst Risto Puronen - plays
with words/marketing specialist Humair Kazi - marketing Örge Edgü - business
analyst Aaliyah Wesker - business analyst Shaswata Saha - business analyst
Congrats to the top teams picked out by the jury. But as the Garage48 saying goes, "You are all winners!" To follow are the rest of the projects:
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Team: Magnus Otsa (lead) Jaan Tohver (frontend) Vaka Foam (Backend) Priit Rand (design)
Shakespeer - a web platform which scores and suggests content to increase popularity and engagement.
Majnun Abdurrahman - Backend Developer; Bashar Turgut - Lead AI & ML Developer; Mathias Vain – Designer; Jan Moppel - Data Science Engineer; Polad Mahmudov - Front-end Developer; Nikolay Rol - Business Development Manager; Kamran Mammadzada - Team Lead;
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Team: Zaif Khan - designer, marketer; Kadir Aktas – developer; Kerim Yigit Ozsoy - project manager; Darya Lapitskaya - marketer, pitcher;
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Maksym Yerokhin (back-end dev, BA, pitching), Oleksandr Shvechykov (front-end
dev), Roman Ismagilov (full-stack dev, smart-id integration), Yaroslav
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Team: Ilona - public person, marketing. Mari - product manager. Karl - front end developer. Karl 2 - Back end developer. Ott - front end developer. Jaak - idea starter. Karel - marketing. Raul - developer.
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Garage48 and our Student Camp team, Maret, Kai and Ucha send their thanks to:
- our partners and co-organisers Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu and UT IdeaLAB. Thank you for hosting us and helping to
create this magical camp! Thank you Maret and Riin.
- all our mentors and speakers who committed their time and shared their knowledge and know-how. Special thanks to people from Mooncascade (Betti, Kelian, Mihkel) and Fortumo (Mattias, Kätlin, Tom) for helping to find amazing speakers and hosting us in their offices.
- and BIGGEST
THANK YOU goes to our amazing PARTICIPANTS - without You this event would not have happened!
PS You can also check-out a short video about how we spent this five days together. Video made by our star volunteer Ucha Vekua.
The event was co-organised with the Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu and UT IdeaLab. The event was supported by HITSA and IT Academy.