Be the Future Idea Garage


When 22-24 Oct 2021

Where On-site and online in Estonia, Latvia and Sweden

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Entrepreneurship inspired girls aged 15-18 from Estonia, Latvia and Sweden!

    If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, driven to develop your skills for starting your own business and working together with an international team, then this is something for you.

    Be the Future is a 6-month long programme empowering young women to start their entrepreneurial path and creating an opportunity where young girls can work together.


    All participants are supported to find a business idea and find your teammates - all you need to do is register and we’ll take you from there.


    To get things started, find business ideas and put together international teams, we’ll hold a 3-day Idea Garage happening on October 22-24th as both an on-site and online event across the three countries - Estonia, Latvia and Sweden.

    All accepted participants will come together to get inspired by young entrepreneurs, find the business ideas they’re passionate about and put together a team 3-4 people across at least two countries. Garage48 mentors will support you in validating your ideas, getting first contact with your customers and learning some design skills for the first prototype of your business webpage.

    ⭐ You will be able to meet other participants, exchange ideas and get to know each other already before the kick-off event! Brella platform opens for accepted participants on Oct 6th.


    After the kick-off, during a period of six months from November to April, you and your team can learn what it means to run the business that you came up with during the kick-off.

    Your own dedicated mentor, regional meetups and webinars will support you in moving forward as a starting entrepreneur.

    The programme concludes with a kick-out event, where all teams present their results and the winners are chosen.


     🙋‍♀️ ⭐ WINNING TRIP ⭐ 🙋‍♀️

    The winning team gets to go on a trip to Berlin together in June, with exciting meetings with entrepreneurs and startup hubs.

    Who can apply?

    Be the Future is for girls aged 15-18. It’s for you who see yourself as a future leader and entrepreneur and who want to develop your skills in these fields.

    You can apply if you live in:

    - Estonia or Latvia - anywhere in the country

    - Sweden - 8 regions: Örebro, Gotland, Gävleborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Östergötland, Västmanland

    ⭐ We will approve 25 top applicants from each country – 75 altogether.

    How to apply

    Fill in the registration form here: 👉👉

    ! Last day to sign up is 26th of September ! 

    Does it cost anything?

    No, it doesn’t cost you anything. The project stands for the cost of travel, accommodation, and education for both the kick-off and kick-out.


    Highest safety measures regarding COVID-19 are met at all times during the programme. If the regulations mean that we can’t meet physically or travel abroad, all of the events will be kept digitally.

    Be the Future is a project funded by The Central Baltic Programme.

    Friday, Oct 22nd

    13.00 -14.00 Meet & greet

    14.00-15.00 Inspiration sessions by young entrepreneurs

    15.00-19.00 Ideation & team formation workshops

    19.00 Dinner

    Saturday, Oct 23rd

    10.00-11.30 Checkpoint #1

    11.30-18.00 Workshops on:

    -ideas validation

    - business model canvas

    - webpage design

    - pitching

    18.00-19.30 Checkpoint #2

    Sunday, Oct 24th

    10.00-12.00 Final presentation training

    12.00-14.00 Final presentations
    14.00-14.30 Next steps into the 6-month programme


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    The Mentors 

    Mayri Tiido
    Educator and Trainer, Circular Economy Expert
    Karin Sepp
    Incubation Manager at Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
    Mia Carlen
    Project manager at Be the Future, Project leader at STARTcentrum


    Kadri Kõivik
    COO│ Member of the Board at Garage48