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 June 4thSPARK MakerLab Demo DayWe're opening our own MakerLab in Tartu at the new IT- and technology centre SPARK!
 May 26thMooncascade Machine Learning Camp & Pizza!Love hacking and pizza? Join in! It's also the first event in the series leading to Garage48 Open&Big Data hackathon up this October! So, let's practice!

 May 21stTartu Startup Demostage
We're opening our doors to all curious about the startup world in Tartu.
We'll be pitching together with Tartu University rector Volli Kalm and startups will show and tell what they're up to to take the world with.
 May 17thTartu Community Lunchathon with VOOGThe monthly cooperation talks lunch rolls this time from the perspective of a thriving startup in our own ecosystem - Voog!

 May 5th   OpenCoffee Club Tartu with Pedro Gomes - Design as a Catalyst for Innovation
The casual networking morning open for entrepreneurship and startup enthusiasts in Tartu and beyond. 
April 23rdGarage48 HUB Tartu Ideepõld: Maale elamaWe're setting out to the Maale elama trade fair to generate ideas on how to make living in the country more efficient and succesful with Lean Coffee method.

April 19thTartu Community Meetup Lunchathon: Community CafeThe monthly meeting over lunch to discuss cooperation possibilities in the Tartu startup ecosystem.

April 7th
UT IdeaLab: Product & Service DesignThe pre-incubation program's next workshop held by Yrjo Ojasaar focuses on product/service development and benefits of design thinking.

April 7th
Open Coffee Club Tartu with Lean CoffeeNetworking coffee morning every 1st Thursday of the month welcomes entrepreneurial locals and visitors of Tartu.
Coffee and sandwitches provided!
March 30th
Startup Estonia Community Meetup
 How well do you know your fellow startups?
Come and find out!
It's the first time for the community meetup to be held in Tartu with some great speakers!
March 28th
Mobile Monday Estonia: Mechanical Monday The second MobileMonday of the year will give us a peek inside a whole different ballgame. We will hear stories from people who interact daily with software, but their main focus is HARDWARE.
Registering mandatory! Do it here.
March 23rd   13.00-16.00
Tartu University Faculty of Economics Open Doors Days Those curious about studying in the economics faculty can find out first hand. Lectures on how to shine through your application process and neuromagic in marketing are included into the schedule.

Feb 2nd 2016 Student Startup Camp
Feb 1st 2016

Hardware & Arts
Jan 25th 2016

Mobile Monday Technical Platform Choices for a Startup Becoming an Enterprise
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Jan 19th 2016
Tartu Community Meetup Lunchathon

Dec 15th 2015Tartu Community Meetup Lunchathon Tartu Startup Community Lunchathon university edition: cooperation between universities and startups

Dec 12th-13th 2015
Ajujaht TOP 30 teams training camp
Dec 8th 2015
BuildIt Demo Day & UK-Estonia 
TechLink Tartu 
Launch Tartu

 The teams from our 4th batch have been working hard for the past couple of months and are excited to be showcasing their products to you.

The demo day will be a proper mix of hardware, creative industries and health-tech as you get to see Plugzee, Waldo, Razorfocus, SprayPrinter, NoseX, Prambag, TheO and Toona.

The pitches will be followed by the Tartu launch of UK-Estonia TechLink so it is most certainly going to be a great night. TechLink is an initiative designed to create and support public and private partnerships between the UK and Estonia in the fields of technology, innovation and science.

 Dec 7th 2015UT IdeaLab: Pitching Training Idea Lab Workshop Pitching Training is practical workshop to improve your representing and public speaking skills. Workshop with Triin Kask, who is serial entrepeneur, Co-Founder at Greenhouse, entrepreneurship lecturer and executive coach. Workshop is a part of idea lab pre-incubation program.

 Dec 3th 2015Lean Coffee Tartu The topics discussed at Lean Coffee ranged from technical topics to managing teams to managing issues. What to think of the #NoEstimates movement? Should we just stop estimating or will we then mess up? What to do about new bugs and old bugs in terms of priority? How do people build stuff anyway? And if we decide to build something what's the best team strucure and should developers talk to customers directly?

These and many other topics were discussed. Based on the quick survey at the end, most people walked away with at least 2 new ideas. See you next time!

Nov 27th-28th
Tartu Music Week: Music Meets Technology

Nov 12th 2015UT IdeaLab: Yrjö Ojasaar and design thinkingIdea Lab next workshop takes place in Garage48 HUB Tartu.
Yrjö Ojasaar comes to talk about service/product development and minimum viable product.
Free for everyone. Read about it here.

Nov 5th 2015Garage48 Tourism Pärnu Pre-Event in TartuCome and hear more about the tourism sector & it's trends. Get answers to your questions about the week-end hackathon event and share your ideas. We will be giving a chance to 5 idea owners to pitch their idea and get feedback.

Speakers in the event:
- Sille Siniavski (Chairman of the Board, Tartu County Tourism Foundation)
- Gea Kammer (Product Development Coordinator at Estonian Tourist Board)
- Indrek Rebane (CTO, Buildit Hardware Accelerator)

 Oct 30th 2015sTARTUp 2015
The aim of this event is to bring together people who are interested in biotechnology, medicine and veterinar-medicine to gather, develop business ideas.

 Oct 25th 2015Turn8 Innov-a-thon: Pitching contest

 A one-day idea pitching event to qualify innovative start-ups and technologies for funding, support and participation in the new TURN8 seed accelerator in Dubai.

Oct 17th-18th 2015
Creative Estonia: TeamLab
 TeamLab startup weekend brings together people with different skills to turn ideas into prototypes with the help of experienced mentors.

Oct 7th 2015
Ajujaht presents:The world cafe of bold ideas.
Pitching Contest

10 experts with different backrounds are talking about trends in their fields.

After that Triin Kask is going to talk about pitching and then a pitching competition will take place.