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Friday, 4 July 2014

First Time in MoMo Estonia History - MobileMonday Summer Grill!

Esimest korda Mobile Monday Estonia ajaloos teeme ühe suvise ürituse: "Summer Grill!". Üritus toimub 4. juuli õhtul kell 18:00 Tartus Antoniuse Õues ning on tavapärasest veel mõnusam. Külla tulevad ka riistvara idufirmade veteranid Silicon Valley'st ja Torontost.

Suviti oleme me küll alati puhanud ning töised asjaajamised ja jutuajamised jätnud pimedamasse aega, kuid meie üks olulisimaid asju on ju mobiilihuviliste kogukond kokku tuua ja miks mitte teha seda ka suvel :)

Seega tuleb meie esimene Suvegrill, kuhu ootame kõiki meie kogukonna liikmeid ja külalisi - joome õlut nagu alati ja grillime. Samuti on meil mõned väga head esinejad (nagu alati) ning tüüpiliselt mõnus seltskond.

Asukoht on aga teine - Ülikoolikohvikus ei saa grillida, seepärast oleme me teisel pool tänavat Antoniuse Õues (Lutsu 3, Tartu).

Kuna meie kodune BuildIT kiirendi on toomas suurepäraseid mentoreid oma programmi kutsume nad ka esinema. Seega kuuleme kõike riistvarastartup'idest. Alates sellest kuidas tõsta raha Kickstarter tüüpi keskkondadest lõpetades tootmisraskustega.

Kõnelejate hulgas on
  • Sariettevõtja, riistvarablogija ja Upverteri CEO Zak Homuth (vaata http://blog.upverter.com/) ning
  • Katherine Hague ShopLocket'ist - üks olulisemast 5 naisest kantavaid vidinaid puudutavas elektroonika sektoris.
  • Lisaks on kohal ka mõned äriinglid ning tutvuda saab ka BuildIT riistvara kiirendi tiimi ja startup'idega.
Kutsuge sõbrad kaasa - üritus on tasuta ja kõigile avatud, küll aga on registreerumine kohustuslik:

Eventbrite - MobileMonday Summer Grill!

Welcome to our Summer Grill at 18:00 on 4th of July at Antoniuse Õu, in Tartu! Yes, for the first time in MoMo Estonia history we'll do a summer gathering. We'll have great guests - seasoned hardware startup veterans from Silicon Valley and Toronto!

We have done our meetups during a darker times of year, but one of our main points is to gather the community of mobile enthusiast and why not in summmer as well! Thus we'll have our first Summer Grill - you are all welcome to join us for a beer and for some grilling.

We'll have as usual couple of very good speakers and (as usual) a great company. The venue is a bit different - we can't set up a barbeque in Ülikooli kohvik, thus we are practically across the street at Antoniuse Õu (Lutsu 3, Tartu).

In this meetup it will be all about hardware and startups: we’ll talk about crowdfunding, hardware startup opportunities, manufacturing challenges and much more! And even if you just recently found out about hardware’s charm - you are more than welcome to join.

Speakers include
  • serial entrepreneurs like open hardware blogger and CEO of Upverter Zak Homuth (see http://blog.upverter.com/) and 
  • Katherine Hague one of the 5 women to watch in wearable technology from ShopLocket (ShopLocket.com) accompanied by 
  • angel investors and Buildit hardware accelerator team & startups.

Make sure you invite your friends and let other HW enthusiasts know - the event is free and open for everyone, registration is mandatory, though:

Eventbrite - MobileMonday Summer Grill! 

Toetajad / Supporters:  Department of Business Development at Tartu City GovernmentMooncascadeFortumoMessenteMobi Lab.

Note: Buildit Hardware Accelerator just opened call for its second batch with an increased investment with up to 20k euros per team. The 3-month program starts on September 15th, 2014. Applications are open till 20th of July for hardware startups from around the world. Look it up @ www.builditaccelerator.com.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Buildit accelerator opening party!


Join the celebration of hardware revolution on 30th of May, 14:00 at Tartu Teaduspark as Buildit accelerator has been officially open. Meet other hardware enthusiasts and be the first one introduced to Buildit teams!

To attend Buildit opening event, please register till May 26th.

More about Buildit: www.builditaccelerator.com

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

You can still apply to Startup Sauna warmup event in Riga

Startup Sauna warmup event in Riga is still open for submissions from promising startups – it is a great possibility to meet experienced professionals, gain feedback on business and network with like-minded people.

Additional info is available at: http://www.techhub.com/events/startup-sauna-in-riga-march-27th/

Monday, 24 March 2014

Android developers meetup in Telliskivi

Coming up this Friday the 28th Applaud invites all Android developers and enthusiasts to an awesome meetup at Erinevate Tubade Klubi in Telliskivi Loomelinnak. They’re going to kick things off with a few enlightening talks on mobile in general and the state of Android today. After that everybody will relax, grab a few drinks, get to know their colleques and play around with two pairs of Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses.

Talks (in Estonian):
Joonas Trussmann - CEO @ Applaud - Welcoming words, a little bit about Applaud and an exciting beta launch
Andrei Korobeinik - Founder @ rate.ee and flirtic.com, former member of the Estonian Parliament - Mobile services through the ages
Anton Narusberg - CTO @ CoffeWineTequile, Managing Partner @ Cannedapps - Introducing Google Wear

And more to be announced soon.

The bar is open and, for one night only, is accepting Bitcoins!

More info, updates and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1455290661368401/ or http://www.meetup.com/Tallinn-Android-Developers/

Welcome to Telliskivi.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Let's meet the accelerators and accelerator veteran startups

Järgmisel esmaspäeval kohtume Eestiga soetud startup kiirenditega ning idufirmadega, kes on kiirendiveteranid. Meil on neid terve hulk, kelle kõigi juured on Tartus.

See pole ehk üldtuntud fakt, aga Tartus pesitseb terve hulk idufirmasid, kellel on startup kiirendi programmi kogemus - näidete hulgas on VitalFields, Sportlizer, Campalyst ja QMinder. Samuti on Tartus tegutsevad või siit alguse saanud kaks idufirmade kiirendi programmi - BuildIT ja GameFounders.

Meie järgmisel väga mobiilsel esmaspäeval (17. märts) kohtume me nende kõigiga. Üritus on inglise keeles, osavõtt tasuta, kuid registreerumine kohustuslik.

Ajakava ja muu info leiate alt poolt.

Next Monday we'll meet startup accelerators and accelerator veteran startups - we have a bunch of them with their roots in Tartu. It's about time to get acquainted!

You might not know, but we have a group of Tartu based startups who have been in several different accelerator programs (VitalFields, Sportlizer, Campalyst, QMinder). Even more we have two startup accelerator programs which are either based or grown out of Tartu - BuildIT and GameFounders.

We'll meet these startups and accelerators on a very mobile Monday on March the 17th :)

The event is held in English, free to attend, but registration is mandatory:

Eventbrite - MobileMonday - Let's meet the Startup Accelerators!

Schedule:

18:00 Priit Salumaa - Co-founder @ MoMo Estonia & Mooncascade -Opening words

We'll have the following startup accelerators introducing themselves for 15min.

18:05 Aleksander Tõnnisson - Co-founder @ BuildIT
18:20 Lauri Antalainen - Co-founder @ GameFounders
18:35 Erik Anderson - from Startup Wise Guys
18:50 Kristoffer Lawson - Co-Founder of Holvi, Founder of Travelling Salesman project on Startup Sauna & Seedcamp

19:05 Refreshment and networking break.

19:25 Rauno Rüngas - Co-founder @ QMinder on their experience at Startup Sauna and Seedcamp
19:40 Tõnis Saag - Co-founder @ Sportlyzer on their experience at Seedcamp
19:55 Ivo Mägi - Marketroid @ Plumbr on why they never went to an accelerator
20:10 Open Panel Discussion on pros and cons of startup accelerators.

20:35 Networking and drinks! As usual for MobileMonday :)

Venue: Ülikooli Kohvik (University Caffee), II floor Rõdusaal. Ülikooli 20, Tartu. Event is held in English

Supporters:  Department of Business Development at Tartu City GovernmentMooncascadeFortumoMessenteMobi Lab.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Go-to conference in February for Baltic startups and tech lovers TechChill Baltics

Are you ready to be inspired, meet amazing people and have a fantastic time in capital of Latvia? February 13 is the date for technological startup conference TechChill Baltics! This will be the day when for the third time TechChill Baltics will gather start-ups, Baltic and European tech people, VC's and experienced game changers.

The conference is a mix of practice, networking and fun, accompanied with this Mini Seedcamp and Lean Camp masterclass with Rob Fitzpatrick on February 12. The registration for Mini Seedcamp is already open: https://angel.co/seedcamp-mini-seedcamp-riga-12-february/apply!

This time the focus is on growth hacking – market strategies, public relations, and media connections. We are having media discussions, experienced entrepreneurs and PR gurus on the stage: Collette Ballou (Ballou PR), Shira Abel (Hunter&Bard), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch), Jevgenijs Kazanins (Campalyst), Kristo Kaarman (TransferWise), Kristjan Hiiemaa (Erply), Dmitri Sarle (Arctic Startup), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch) and more!

Also pitch contest for startups and a fantastic after party are on the agenda. Get the early bird tickets here: www.tcbaltics.com/get-tickets.

There are very special prices for students, startups and TechHub members! Follow the updates on Twitter: @TCBaltics and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TechChillBaltics.

 TechChill Baltics is organized by TechHub Riga, a co-working space for IT & tech startups with global perspective.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Garage48 Hardware & Arts - registration is open!

Hardware & Arts will be a one of its kind Garage48 hackathon, bringing together the creative communities of electronics, mechatronics, and software engineers, artists, product designers, and marketeers in Tartu, Estonia, on February 7-9, 2014 at University of Tartu, old Physics building, Tähe 4, Tartu, Estonia.

Registration opening 11th Dec  http://garage48.org/hardware/registration

This will be a truly amazing hackathon, where we expect people to work on crazy ideas with the aim to have fun while developing something cool and REAL - something you can hold in your hands. No matter what skills you possess - everybody who wants to build something is welcome! We want to engage people from different levels of experience: from students to experienced electronics engineers and start-up entrepreneurs.

Hardware & Arts – Who should come?

Garage48 Hardware & Arts invites 100 participants with various roles:
•          If you happen to be a mechanical, electronics, or a software engineer - we want you at our event!
•          If you happen to be an architect, interior designer or an artist - we want you at our Garage48 Hardware & Arts.
•          If you happen to be a product, UI, UX, or a fashion designer - we want you at Garage48!
•          If you are a person who has ideas, who knows how to market and sell like hell - we want you to come!

You all have to come because it will be the start-up event in 2014 and we will have a ton of gadgets and cool devices you can work on. The list will be published on http://garage48.org/hardware - stay tuned for our Twitter and FB updates.

Notes on the Registration Process

This time we call for participants but also for ideas and teams. We figure that some ideas and teams might need our help getting the right hardware bits and pieces for the event. Finding and ordering those might take time – we will try to help out.

Thus we will add two additional (optional) fields for the registration:

·         Idea – short description of your idea.

The idea has to be a new one. The teams with existing prototype or product please contact hardware@garage48 for participation.

·         Project name and team members – you might already have friends signing up and willing to work with you on the same idea.

That said, we will keep our spontaneity allowing people to come to the Garage48 and present an idea they had the same morning. Same goes for participants who just want to find a cool idea and a team to work with.

Roughly a week after registration opens we will also create a closed Facebook group for participants so you can promote your idea, get feedback and others interested.

The earlier you register, the better chances to find a team on the event
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Hardware & Arts – Why?

Those who are familiar with Garage48, know it is an event where ideas are turned into working prototypes in 48 hours. Usually, the teams are formed from software engineers, designers, visionaries and marketing specialists with ideas that tend to fall into the field of internet and mobile apps.

This is not always the case - we have had robots crawling around at Garage48. Thus, Hardware & Arts introduces something new to the event series.

There have been small hackathons with couple of guys sitting in a garage, combining solder with chips and transistors; gluing with lines of code and healthy dosage of black magic.

We have also seen product designers or architects working on their concepts with a string of hot wire and pieces of Styrofoam, or more lucky ones, with 3D CAD programs and printers.

We want to bring that feel of magic to Garage48 and introduce the synergetic event to creative minds of electronics and mechatronics engineers, artists and product designers. And not only that! We are inviting our usual suspects - software engineers, UI/UX designers, and marketeers to join in as well.

Less talk, more action!

Garage48, Hardware & Arts team:
Garage48: Priit Salumaa & Krists Avots
Tartu University: Alvo Aabloo
Estonian Academy of Arts: Anu Piirisild
Hedgehog OÜ – Indrek Rebane
Shaka OÜ – Jens Kasemets
Contact: hardware@garage48.org

About the organizers:

Garage48
Garage48 is a series of international start-up events for turning ideas into working prototypes in 48 hours. Garage48 brings together people with different skills to pitch ideas, form teams, and build real products and services under "blood & sweat" intensity. With origins in Estonia, so far 26 Garage48 events have taken place in 12 countries from South Africa to Russia with 2200 participants, 300 finished prototypes and 15+ successful start-ups created.

Estonian Academy of Arts
Established in 1914, Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is provides education in art, design, architecture, and art culture at three levels of higher education, which unites innovative studies, creative work, research and development at the highest level of the fields of visual culture. We believe that art, design, architecture and technology are subjects that can help us to understand and give meaning to the world we live in. EAA is modelling the future of the cultural and artistic landscape of Estonia.

Tartu University - Institute of Technology and Institute of Physics

The University of Tartu (UT) was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. UT is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of co-operation and partnerships. In this event two institutes will play major role: Institute of Technology is the young research institute focusing on high level multidisciplinary research including biotechnology, materials science, computer engineering and robotics. Institute of Physics focuses on physics and materials science and technologies based on these basic disciplines.

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