C.E.O & Founder
On Monday, August 18th we presented our first Demo Day in Parnu. After more than three months of mentoring sessions, pitching, and hard work, the first five hardware teams have graduated, now making a next generation experiences in navigation, gaming, health, networking and dating.
Know more about Buildit’s progress&milestones and be the first to find out about new applications opening!
Buildit is the first accelerator in the Baltic States and Nordic countries with focus on physical devices.
We are accepting hardware startups worldwide.
During the 3 month mentoring program teams can use our prototyping facilities, see list of available tools here. Startups are offered free open office space at Tartu Science Park and can test their product with end-users in a Living Lab setting. Teams also get free and discounted services from partners – that includes development tools, design services, legal and accounting services + many more.
We offer €20,000 investment to our startups in exchange for 12% shares of their company. Teams can also go for €15,000 investment in return for 9% or choose €10,000 for 6%.
For self-sufficient companies that already have funding we offer to participate in program with no investment for 3% of company shares.
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Up to 10 startups globally are accepted
You should have a team of at least 2 founders and a working prototype or an idea that can be developed into a working prototype within 3 months.
More advanced teams with traction (e.g. first product on the market, working on new version) have a higher chance to get into the program.
During 3-month work, you are expected to live and work on your project in Tartu, Estonia. Our team will help you with the accommodation and settling in.
Buildit is hosted by Tartu Science Park and run by experienced international team with engineering/hardware, business development and startups background.
At the end of the program you'll have a prototype and skill-set necessary to successfully move on to the global start-up and investor hubs.
3 month program also consists of trips to trade shows, meetups and pitching events to investors to build the network, meet manufacturing partners and attract follow-on investments.
Estonian Electronics Industries Association makes sure our startups get best prices from their members
EU Regional Development Fund makes sure we have a sustainable future