It was great to get out of the ordinary classroom – and dive into the real hub of entrepreneurship in Estonia. We heard the story of the Hub and got to know more about the opportunities it provides. Students were also given a surprise-task: to actually make a business pitch of the business ideas they work with during this semester. Only 12-15 minutes for preparation – well, in the real life you might not even have that much for proper preparations. :)
From the students’ questions and from our discussions later on I could really see that they got quite an inspiration from this visit. There are actually few of them who are thinking of eventual joining the Hub. :)
I believe this was a great example of how academic world can benefit from the touch points with the business environment. And I truly hope that perhaps this visit could have added just a little bit of motivation for some of the students to start their own companies for real in the future.
Tallinn University of Technology Lecturer