Student Startup Camp 2021 ONLINE

When 31 May - 2 June 

Where Online

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • The very first Student Startup Camp ONLINE

    Student Startup Camp is an annual event held together with University of Tartu sTARTUp Lab and Institute of Computer Science. It is an entrepreneurship bootcamp where you learn the basics of launching a tech startup.

    This year we will be focusing mostly on questions like: 
    - you have a startup idea, what are the first steps? 
    - how to validate your idea? 
    - how to build a business model around it? 
    - how and what to design/build in the very early stages of your startup?

    You will be guided through the most important steps by active startup entrepreneurs and trainers who collaborate to create a hands-on learning experience.

    The course consists of teamwork, intensive mentoring, hands-on talks on specific topics around launching a tech startup and inspirational talks by the #EstonianMafia founders, including people behind Garage48.

    For whom?
    The bootcamp is aimed at students from Estonia and elsewhere with a background in IT, engineering, design, marketing, and business. The camp also welcomes participants from other disciplines, especially those who bring along with them novel ideas and an entrepreneurial can-do attitude. Every participant will be able to pitch an idea for the camp and/or join an idea one likes the most.

    Credit points
    Students enrolled in Estonian higher-education institutions may obtain 3 ECTS for successful participation in the camp. Please tick the "3 ECTS" box in the registration form if you wish to obtain credit points and we will give you instructions for next steps. 

    Students from all universities are eligible. Please also register when you already signed up in ÕIS.

    This year the event takes place online. All registered participants will receive a link to Slack and Zoom - our main tools to run the event.

    Also join the FB event:

    Any questions?
    Please contact us:

    Monday, 31 May

    Where: Online

    Theme: Pitch ideas, form teams, ideate / Get the team on same page / Understand the concept of the idea and understand MVP ( Minimum Viable Product)
    Timing: 16.00-19.45

    15.30 Intro, How things will work

    15.45 Pitching ideas in 90 seconds

    16.15 Team formation and submitting teams

    16.45 Talk: how to build your MVP + wireframing 

    Practical task with the team 

    19.45 Finish

    Tuesday, 1 June

    Where: Online

    Theme: Who wants it? / Validate & talk with customers / Draw wireframes
    Timing: 10.00-19.00

    10.00 Kicking off the day

    Talk: customer discovery ‘30 
    Checkpoint with all teams 

    11:00 Work in teams

    14:30-16:30 Mentoring hours, mentors going to teams to give feedback 1-on-1
    16:30 Talk: how to present your idea ‘30 

    17:00 Checkpoint with all teams

    18:00 Startup talk #1 
    19:00 Finished for the day 

    Wednesday, 2 June

    Where: Online

    Theme: Build a business model around your idea / Prepare to present your idea and make the audience care 
    Timing: 10.00-18.00

    10.00 Kicking off the day

    Talk: business models and tools ‘30

    Checkpoint with all teams

    11:00 Work in teams and with business mentors

    14:00 Pitch drills
    16:00 Startup talk #2

    17:00 Final presentations from teams 

    18:00 Finish

    The Mentors 

    Kai Isand
    Pitch Coach and Host at Garage48; CEO @ Eventornado
    Maret Kruve
    Product Manager at Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Student Startup Camp 
    Andreas Roosson
    Graphic Designer at Hmmm Creative Studio
    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Jüri Kaljundi
    Co-founder at Garage48 and Koosloodus Foundation
    John C. Sullivan
    Founder and President at Resmantra OU
    Priit Salumaa
    CEO & Founder at Better Medicine
    Rudolf Stenar Saluoks
    CEO @ Fudler 


    Maret Ahonen
    Head at sTARTUp Lab
    Martti Saarme
    Communications and Marketing Specialist @ Startup Lab 
    Kai Isand
    Host, mentor and pitch coach at Garage48 

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