Buildit is an accelerator for new global success stories in hardware and creative industries and health-tech. Buildit is the first accelerator in the Baltic States and Nordic countries with a focus on physical devices (hardware in combination with software).
Buildit offers an intense programme specifically designed for creative industries and hardware startups from all over the world.
Key areas covered during the four week main programme are:
- strategies for business idea validation
- design thinking
- product design and development
- product-market fit
- sales and marketing
- fundraising and legal issues
- pitch training
Teams will also have regular meetings with our mentors and visit different manufacturing plants and design agencies with plenty of networking and socialising thrown in for good measure.
Teams from abroad are recommended to participate in the intro weeks preceding the main programme to get adjusted to life in Tartu. Startups are offered free co-working space in the city centre of Tartu, with access to different prototyping tools.
Teams get free and discounted services from our partners - that includes development tools, design services, legal and accounting services & many more.
For participation in the programme Buildit will receive 3% in advisory shares. To cover their living expenses during the programme, every team receives a 3000 EUR investment.
Teams who show commitment and dedication will be chosen to a follow-on programme that is tailor-made to the specific needs of each team. Additional investment is also available at this stage.
Apply at www.buildit.ee
Enterprise Estonia and the European Union Regional Development Fund are supporting the Buildit Creative Industries programme.
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