Friday, October 24 will be a busy day at Buildit! Mentors Barbara Belvisi (Elephants and Ventures, France) and Adam Gravitis (Upverter, Canada) will be visiting accelerator to share their advice with Buildit teams. All interested are welcome to join the open presentations.

Open presentations will be taking place at Democentre in Tartu Science Park, Riia 181A.

9:00 “Hardware financing & Kickstarter” by Barbara Belvisi

13:00 “Business lifecycle from idea to validation, funding, prototyping, engineering and manufacturing” by Adam Gravitis

Barbara Belvisi is co-founder and partner of Elephants & Ventures, a venture boutique helping hardware startups with financing & strategy. Among their portfolio can be found such companies as Lima, ISKN, Prynt, Green Creative or Aedle. In 2014, she cofounded the Hardware Club the 1st club building a scaling platform dedicated to hardware startups. Previously, Barbara has been working in the Venture Capital industry in London and Paris, participated in 15+ deals and 2 IPOs. She decided to quit in 2011 and launch a venture boutique to work alongside founders.

Adam Gravitis graduated from Engineering Science at the University of Toronto before starting grad school and making several startups (Akatoo, Algo Anywhere, 500px). Today he's fanatically focused on revolutionizing electrical engineering design and working as a VP of engineering at Upverter.