VUNK in 2015 & what's up next

As '15 is becoming to an end it's time to look back on our first batch and season. Plus what's our team's ambition for the next year?

The first season of VUNK Labs in figures:

  • 3 idea garages, 1 hackathon, 1 month of team validation, 1 month of pre-accelerator, 1 DemoDay, 2 partners: Garage48 and StartupWiseGuys, 15+ mentors
  • Over 200 participants in various events of the accelerator programme; 40% of them were from Eesti Telekom
  • 12 teams developed their ideas during the hackathon 
  • 7 teams were admitted to the team validation phase
  • The panel selected two of the best teams, each of which received equity free investment of 10,000 EUR to further their idea, and a place in the intensive pre-accelerator programme
  • Tippy, FeelingStream, Marina Ahoy and Need2Park were selected to Ajujaht TOP 30 
  • RebelRoam and FeelingStream were selected to Prototron TOP 40

Future plans

During the next half year, the VUNK team will largely focus on internal innovation by accelerating internal business streams, people and processes. As we now have a great experience from the external programme and methodologies, which have helped accelerate and intensify the operations of a number of start-ups, we can build on the lessons learned.

We will also keep an eye on the first batch, and the RebelRoam and Tippy teams have decided to join our newly created little corporate hub.

Last but not least, we will soon begin to prepare the external programme for next year, which will certainly cover a similar programme to this year’s, plus we’ll have few new things we want to validate on the market. At the end of the day, we are still a bit of a start-up ourselves.

To all our Estonian speaking friends, do listen to the radio interview on Restart with our co-founders Viktoria Ruubel and Holger Haljand.

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