This year, an exclusive business development program – Network Globally, Act Locally (NGAL) takes place from 5th to 24th June, engaging five universities from USA and Estonia: University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, College of Charleston, The Citadel (Military College of South Carolina) and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
NGAL is all three-week learning program for early stage student start-up teams, which started with a bootcamp in Estonia (1 week in Tartu, 1 Week in Tallinn) and ends with a camp in Charleston, USA.
The Tallinn bootcamp was taking place between 12th and 16th of June and Veikko Maripuu, the managing partner of Head Capital was present, performing and acting as a jury member on the 15th of June.
As an investor and mentor, Veikko was giving a lecture to the teams about „How to make a great Investor Pitch“. He emphasized that you should be credible, keep your story short, but make it count to engage the investor.
After the lecture and the open discussion with the teams, Veikko had one-on-one meetings with some of the teams to provide them with specific information, advice and give them an investor’s point of view. Some of the startups needed funding, some just good advice.
To sum up, never go unprepared. Practice builds confidence.
On Friday, June 23th NGAL® business development program ended with an exclusive pitching event at The Citadel. Among ten student teams, the first, second and third place went to Estonian startups!
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Each year we select talented young students from around the country and abroad to join our Careerseekers internship program and get real-life experience working alongside with us.
On Monday we welcomed them and kept them busy with an introduction to the team, a tour of the office and a presentation of the projects they will be working on.
Over the course of the summer our interns will be taking responsibility for different tasks connected with Head Capital as well as its portfolio companies, ranging from market analysis, to creating marketing content, to building new investment opportunities. We also scheduled some fun too ! Our interns will attend career developing events, start-up competitions, visit one of our partners’ center and campus (Mektory), enjoy a full immersion into the Estonian culture with a stop to local festivals and numerous other fun activities and events!
We will be bringing up their work and tale their journey here on our blog. Stay tuned for future news about our interns.
Welcome to Marleen, Nikolay, Andres, Atte and Genesis!
On Monday, March the 20th, the CEO of Head Capital Group Veikko Maripuu and the Vice-Rector of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Tallinn University of Technology Tea Varrak signed a cooperation agreement, which main goals are to provide startups with private sector experience, to stimulate the economy and to strengthen their mutual relations.
Mektory brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, students, professors, schoolchildren and investors to generate innovative ideas and bring them to life as a team. Head Capital is mostly connected to TTU Mektory Youth Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, which include youth program „Bright Minds“, pre-incubation program „STARTERtech“, startup competitions and incubation activities, such as possibilities to meet and get introduced with investors, funds, and international delegations.
This cooperation agreement is to support the development of new and fresh business ideas and therefore improves competitiveness of the Estonian economy. It also provides students with professional advice and strengthens the collaboration between students, businesses and the university.
The Chancellor of Estonian Ministry of Education and Research Tea Varrak says that cooperating with enterprises makes us stronger internationally, which is precisely what Estonia needs.
Veikko Maripuu urged to sign the partnership agreement with Mektory on a clear understanding of the need to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and support innovation. “We want to collaborate, to find new entrepreneurs together, reinforce their skills and prospective, to openly notify when a young entrepreneur’s business idea will not work out, but also constantly encourage them to come up with new business ideas and initiatives, as one of the most important characteristic of an entrepreneur is commitment.”
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