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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

Sign up here or in eventbrite (pw: CoolHardware)

Thursday, 20 November 2014


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)


  • 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 ( 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


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 - lead - "Stop writing internal products - the story of Greenhouse"
19:15 Lauri Kinkar - CEO, Messente - " - 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.

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 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 and 
  • Katherine Hague one of the 5 women to watch in wearable technology from ShopLocket ( 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 @

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:

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:

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 @ and, 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 or

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!


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:!

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:

There are very special prices for students, startups and TechHub members! Follow the updates on Twitter: @TCBaltics and Facebook:

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

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