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

    Applications for 2021/2022 Be the Future season are now closed.

    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 -13.30 Registration, snacks, meet & greet

    13.30-14.00 Opening & welcoming session by the host and project partners
    14.00-15.00 Inspiration sessions with female entrepreneurs from Estonia, Latvia and Sweden

    15.00-15.30 Stretch & snack break
    15.30-17.00 Idea pitching & team formation workshop
    17.00-17.30 Stretch & snack break
    17.30-19.00 Teamwork & coaching sessions

    19.00 Dinner

    Saturday, Oct 23rd

    10.00-11.30 Checkpoint #1

    11.30-13.00 Business model canvas workshop

    13.00-14.00 Lunch
    14.00-14.30 Pitching workshop
    14.30-18.00 Teamwork & coaching sessions

    18.00-19.30 Checkpoint #2
    19.30 Dinner

    Sunday, Oct 24th

    10.00-12.00 Final presentation drills

    12.00-13.00 Lunch
    13.00-15.00 Final presentations
    15.00-15.15 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
    Anete Grundberga
    Project Coordinator and Green Tech Cluster Latvia
    Mariin Petoffer
    UI/UX Designer at DUX studio
    Liis Tiisvelt
    Founder at iLLIMOR
    Hanna-Liis Remmelg
    Business Incubator Manager at Tartu Science Park
    Johanna Österling
    Project Manager at EMAX
    Felicia Gillberg
    Project coordinator at STARTcentrum
    Kaisa Hansen
    Startup Centre Manager at Taltech | Founder | ESG, Circular Economy & Sustainability expert


    Kadri Tiisvelt
    COO│ Project Manager at Garage48
    Karin Sepp
    Incubation Manager @ Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
    Mia Carlen
    Project Lead at Be the Future
    Anete Grundberga
    Project Coordinator at Green and Smart Technology Cluster Latvia