EstLat-Accelerate Starts Its Second Season

EstLat-Accelerate pre-acceleration program for Estonian and Latvian early-stage start-ups invites all new business owners to apply for its second season before March 11.

The program suits best early-stage startup projects, who need to validate their idea and test the team before diving into the process with full speed. EstLat-Accelerate consists of joint workshops both in Tartu and in Riga on topics such as business development, marketing, and pitching, followed by one-on-one mentoring speed sessions and meetings with a coach to monitor your process.

The co-founder of FoodyCheck the winning team of previous EstLat-Accelerate batch Mara Lasmane: “EstLat-Accelerate is a motivating pre-acceleration program that helped us develop FoodyCheck. Within the framework of the program, we met with many professional mentors, who helped with business strategy and prepare for final pitch presentation. Significant to mention that we got valuable contacts, including the ones that are specific to our industry. We definitely recommend it to other early-stage startups.”

Before the official beginning of the pre-acceleration program, there will be an open hackathon Garage Hardware&Arts in Tartu (March 2-4), which is not mandatory for the participants, but a good challenge to take on. The official start of the program is on March 23 in Riga, the program will last about two months and finish with two Demo days in Riga and Tartu in mid-May.

Registration and more information on the EstLat-Accelerate website.

The program is led by five partners: University of Tartu, TechHub Riga, Startin.LV, Garage48 and Baltic Innovation Agency. “EstLat-Accelerate” is supported by ERDF program ‘Interreg Estonia - Latvia 2014 – 2020’ and implemented under the European territorial cooperation goal of the cohesion policy and it supports cross-border cooperation. Program is co-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia.

Contact: Marge Seppo, Project Manager at UT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,

This press release reflects the views of UT IdeaLab. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.