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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Thank you for a great Mobile Monday event!

Hi all, thank you for coming to yesterday's Mobile Monday event at Antoniuse Õu! We hope it was fun and you made at least one (as instructed by Priit) contact with someone you had neveer spoken to before. Firstly, Priit Salumaa gave his usual welcome speech and an introduction to the evening:

After this, Karen from Mooncascade spoke briefly about the history of wearables, but deu to technical issues the much anticipated video did not work! The link is ion the slideshow, you can watch it yourself and at least - everyone got to see the, arguably the world's first Go Pro - a pigeon with a strap-on: Post opening mayhem, Mr Tõnis Saag, from Sportlyzer, got into the topic of wearable tech for sportsfanatics: And we opened the second half of our event with Karin Täär, a lawyre in everyday life, but triathlete outside of the office realm, who psoke about her personal experiences with sports watches and gave some tips and tricks. We also had Maarja Pehk from Tartu's BuildIt Creative Industries programme giving an overview of what the new programme is about. Hoping to see lots of new crazy wearable tech and art pieces come out of it! We ended our evening with Lukas from At Point Ag, who introduced their new gamification-for-work-solution to reward eployees and co-workers. And we had chocolate (lots of it) and beers (lots of this too) and beautiful finger food from Spargel. Thank you all!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Mobile Monday: Wearable Technology

When this year's buzzword has been 'IoT' (or the Internet of Things), then next year's one is rumoured to be 'wearable tech'. As we here at MoMo are discovering the delights of wearables ourselves now that these gadgets are becoming ever more accessible, both in terms of price and their availability in Estonia, we thought to stay ahead of the fashion curve and dedicate the summer event of MoMo Tartu to precisely this topic.

Wearable tech is not a new concept, but it has come a long way since the calculator watch that was introduced back in the 1980s. Since then, the weird and wonderful implements renowned from James Bond films, such as earring-integrated receivers and microphones, have become a reality. And not only that - aside from practical applications, such as sport watches or hi-tech glasses, wearables can be created purely for aesthetical purposes too - to be worn as (digital) clothing or just appear beautiful through various integrated technology. For example, Ericsson together with London College of Fashion created a dress that would light up when a call was received (using bluetooth technology). All in all - we are hoping to see a lot more happening in this field in Estonian start-ups also, especially now that BuildIt has started up a creative industries programme alongside its hardware accelerator in Tartu.

We'll meet up on 27th of July at 18:00 at Antoniuse Õu, Tartu (note location!!). As always, the event will feature various speakers from both start-ups and established companies, with a surprise thrown in! So make sure you come by and be one of the first ones to know about what to wear in the future.

As per the established tradition, the event will be held in English and is free to attend (registrations is mandatory, though!).

 Eventbrite - MobileMonday: Wearable Technology 

First we'll have an introduction by daily users of wearable tech before moving on to the manager of BuildIt's new creative accelerator. Afterwards our traditional networking session accompanied with beers and snacks shall commence :)

Schedule:
18:15 Priit Salumaa - Co-founder @ MoMo Estonia & Mooncascade - Opening words
18:20 Karen K. Burns - Business Development Lead @ Mooncascade - "Introduction to the field"
18:40 Tõnis Saag - CEO & Founder @ Sportlyzer - "Wearables for athletes"

19:00 Refreshments and networking break.

19:20 Karin Täär - Triathlete - "Sport and Gadgets"
19:40 Maarja Pehk - PM - Creative Industries @ BuildIt - Intro to the new programme
20:00 Lukas Westermann - CTO @ AT-Point AG - "Gifcoins: instant and direct employee recognition"
20:20 Networking and drinks! As usual for MobileMonday :)

Venue: Antoniuse Õu, Lutsu 3, Tartu. The event is held in English.

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

Monday, 13 April 2015

Thank you for a great Mobile Monday event!

Hi all! Thank you so much for coming last night - it was a thoroughly interesting evening, what with the IoT of things from ladies shoes to A/C monitors and saunas! Internet of Things really is here and I hope we all know a wee bit more about it now! The event got great feedback - thanks guys!

Please find below the slides of the talks also: Priit Salumaa delivered the intro after which Asko Seeba from Mooncascade gave an introduction to the buzzword of IoT


and then Indrek Rebane delivered a very entertaining performance on what IoT means to an electronic engineer, complete with dead birds and snow capped IoT devices behind trees


this in turn was followed by Eero Ränik's speech on scalability

 

and then Siim Nellis from HUUM took the stage to talk about clever saunas

 

...and the event was wound together by Daniel Dordett, who spoke about his company Air Patrol. 



Great thanks to our supporters!  Department of Business Development at Tartu City GovernmentMooncascadeFortumoMessenteMobi Lab.

MobileMonday: "Internet of Things - WTF!?"

It’s time for Mobile Monday again folks! We will kick off the late start to this year’s MoMo programme with the increasingly relevant (OR maybe not?) topic of the mysterious ‘Internet of Things’.

IoT as a buzzword, despite having been around for a little while now, is finally gaining the momentum it deserves. To kill the gossip and bring some clarity to its muddy waters we will talk about what IoT is, what it means to work in it, and how to be good at it.

Since the Mobile World Congress the topic of IoT seems to be on every large operator, car manufacturer and, of course, home security solutions providers’ radar. It is relevant for all of us to know where the ideas and solutions of the future - for connecting the inanimate objects around us come from and are utilised to help us, humans, live better.

We dig into the electronics engineering field and scalability issues encountered with IoT as well as take a peek at how to create an award winning product.

We'll meet up on 13th of April at 18:00 at Ülikooli Kohvik, Tartu. As always, the event will feature speakers from both start-ups and established companies, with a surprise thrown in! So make sure you come by and be one of the first ones to know about the Internet of Things and the future.

As per the established tradition, the event will be held in English and is free to attend (registration is mandatory, though!).

Eventbrite - MobileMonday: Internet of Things - WTF!?

First we'll have an introduction to the field and hear an engineer’s point of view before moving on to talking about award winning products such as the HUUM sauna experience. Afterwards our traditional networking session accompanied with beers shall commence :)

Schedule:

17:45 Gathering and collecting badges.

18:15 Priit Salumaa - Co-founder @ MoMo Estonia & Mooncascade - Opening words
18:20 Asko Seeba - Co-founder @ Mooncascade - "Introduction to the field"
18:40 Indrek Rebane - Co-founder @ Hedgehog - "What does IoT mean for an electronics Engineer"

19:00 Refreshments and networking break.

19:20 Eero Ränik - Co-founder @ Heelosophy - "Scalability issues on M2M communication processing"
19:40 Siim Nellis - Founder @ HUUM - "How to win a Red Dot Award"
20:00 Daniel Dordett - CEO @ AirPatrol - "AirPatrol - heat pump and AC control by mobile phone"

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

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

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

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Buildit Hardware Accelerator's DEMO DAY

You are invited to Buildit Hardware Accelerator's DEMO DAY!

Three months of countless hours, long days, short nights and hard work have resulted in 10 new products ready to be unveiled to the world.

Taking place in the Guiness World Record holding pub and #1 restaurant in Tartu according to the TripAdvisor - The Gunpowder Cellar this will be an event to remember not only for investors and startups but also for future entrepreneurs and tech-lovers.

Exciting talks, first-time insight in the prototypes and great atmosphere – all you have to do is come! Sign up now!

Save the date! Tuesday, December 2nd! Kicking off at 5pm. You don't even have to worry about the transportation, as we will have a bus taking you from and to Tallinn (sign up here http://goo.gl/forms/2h9YWsAoI2

Sign up here or in eventbrite (pw: CoolHardware) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buildit-demo-day-tickets-14349518797

Thursday, 20 November 2014

START U.S.A.

There will be a workshop in Tartu: A Workshop on the Nuts and Bolts of Making the Jump to the U.S.

The workshop is open to all individuals, start-ups and companies who are interested in making the leap to the United States to expand business opportunities. Speakers will cover issues like business incorporation, taxes, and participants will also hear directly from a number of companies who have already invested or are doing business in the United States market.

When: November 20, 2014 from 13:00 - 15:00
Where: ZeroTurnaround Offices Tartu (Ulikooli 2, 4th Floor, 51003, Tartu)

Speakers

  • Ambassador Jeffrey Levine, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia 
  • Jevgeni Kabanov , CEO, ZeroTurnaround 
  • Riina Einberg, Managing Director, ZeroTurnaround 
  • Karl J. Paadam, Partner, PwC Legal Baltics 
  • Hannes Lentsius, Tax Advisor, PwC Estonia 
  • Priit Potter, Founder, Plumbr 
  • Marek Kiisa, Astrec Investments/ESTBAN 
  • Gary Planthaber, CTO, Sentab 
  • Lisa Cross, Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Tallinn 


RSVP: Please send RSVPs to Brett Makens (makensb@state.gov) by November 18th.
NOTE: Workshop is Free of Charge

Monday, 6 October 2014

MobileMonday: From a Necessity to a Product.

We start our season 2014/2015 together with Tartu Enterpreneurship Week with a topic exploring our Tartu based startups building professional (developer) tools. Main focus is - where do they come from, why are they doing what they are doing?

It is an important question where do the ideas and the necessities come from to create something that helps you for example to deploy faster on enterprise servers (ZeroTurnaround) or to deal in a hassle-free manner with continuous integration for mobile apps (Greenhouse CI - Mobi Lab).

We'll meet up on 6th of October at 18:30 at Ülikooli Kohvik, Tartu. The event will feature 4 startups (see below) and two of them are quite new to the public - Geenhouse CI and Messente. So make sure you come by and be one of the first ones to know about them.

Like always, the event is in English and free to attend (registrations is mandatory, though). First we'll hear about the roots and beginnings of these startups and have a small discussion where to look for important enough ideas to create something what matters. After that networking accompanied with beers is commencing :)

Eventbrite - MobileMonday: From a Necessity to a Product

Schedule:

18:30 Priit Salumaa - Co-founder @ MoMo Estonia & Mooncascade - Opening words
18:35 Toomas Römer - Dad, Co-founder @ ZeroTurnaround, Geek, Hackepreneur, Baduk & Tennis player - "Turning Domain Knowledge into a Product." Toomas will share his experience with developing different ZeroTurnaround products from 0 to success and to also failures. It will be a random set of war stories packed into 20 minutes and 4 products.
18:55 Tauno Talimaa - Greenhouseci.com lead - "Stop writing internal products - the story of Greenhouse"
19:15 Lauri Kinkar - CEO, Messente - "Messente.com - growing a side product to a separate business."

19:35 Refreshment and networking break.

19:50 Vladimir Šor - Co-founder and CTO @ Plumbr - "Why did we Start Dealing with Memory Leaks in a Better Way"
20:10 Open Panel Discussion - "Where and When to look for ideas that matter and solve real problems."

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.

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