The business idea development program STARTER is meant for students who want to develop and implement their bold ideas. With the support of mentors experienced in the start-up world, teams develop promising ideas to formulate them into successful business models within one semester. Students from all specialities are welcome to participate in the program.



In practical seminars, the following topics related to entrepreneurship are addressed:

  • business model design, 
  • product and service development, 
  • marketing and sales, 
  • presentation of ideas (pitching), presentation skills, etc. 

Simultaneously, individual counselling with supervisors and business mentors takes place. To complete the program, teams must participate in workshops as well as in the interim evaluation and pitching competition Kaleidoscope. All seminars are free of charge.

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Additional information

Taavi Tamm
Startup Lab Head Specialist
University of Tartu