On 5–9 February, the Student Startup Camp was held in Tartu, where student teams developed their ideas into working prototypes. The winner of the pitching competition was the DreamField team.
On the last day of the entrepreneurship boot camp, teams pitched their ideas and introduced the prototypes they had developed during the past five days. The winning team DreamField, led by Juri Volovin, found a solution to the over-fertilisation problem using a novel method of soil analysis. The team helps farmers to increase production and earn more while saving the environment.
Under the leadership of Robyn Laider, MapTavern won second place. MapTavern is a search portal for Dungeons and Dragons players that helps collect and categorise playing cards so that players could quickly and easily find the card they want.
Student Startup Camp is an annual event that took place for the sixth time, with 120 students attending this year. On the first day of the camp, everyone had a chance to pitch their ideas in 90 seconds. All in all, 18 ideas were presented. Each participant was able to choose which team to join and finally, 14 teams started developing their ideas.
During the camp, students were supported by mentors. Inspirational talks were held by Jüri Kaljundi (Weekdone), Mihkel Pukk (Garage48), Maret Kruve (Garage48, Pipedrive), Stenver Jerkku (eAgronom), Jaana Metsamaa (Pipedrive), Siim Pruulman (Mooncascade), Martin Vares (Fractory), Marelle Ellen (Startup Day) and Kai Isand (Garage48).
The event was co-organised by Garage48, the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu and UT IdeaLab. The event was supported by HITSA and IT Academy.
Further information: Riin Lisett Rei, UT IdeaLab Marketing and Communications Manager, 737 4817, firstname.lastname@example.org