STARTER for YOUth! A free of charge development programme? Yes, designed for YOUth.

STARTER, the business idea development program designed by 8 universites in Estonia is ready to provide you with everything you need to know about starting your own business.

The program is free of charge and does not require any previous knowledge of entrepreneurship. STARTER runs twice a year and you can choose between STARTERtallinn and STARTER@tartu at Tartu, depending on where you live. In 2019 also sub-programm STARTERhaapsalu is active in Tallinn University Haapsalu College. STARTER is a sub-program of the entrepreneurship education program (ettevõtlusõ


Programme offers:

3-month program

Free business idea development program (trainings and workshops with real entrepreneurs) worth 5000 €

8 universities

Combined competences and resources of 8 Estonian universities

50+ mentors

50+ mentors and stellar business advice from the best industry experts

Events and networking

A lot of events and networking opportunities (matchmaking events, hackathons etc.)

Diploma or a certificate

Diploma or a certificate issued by the university upon program completion

Awesome prizes

Awesome prizes and access to further development programs


Program timeline:

The three-month idea development program consists of a kick off event, a number of training sessions and workshops, a networking/mentoring event, mentoring sessions and a demo day.



Check more about the programme, next events, registrations and get inspired by the programme’s youth testimonials: here

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