Changing Experience´s – How Tarmo Became a Startupper

Tarmo Prints
On the second day of July a number of startups and a traditional entrepreneurs gathered to Vaba Lava Narva terrace to talk about business and innovation and learn from each other.

Tarmo Prints, a co-founder of 10Lines – a team, who got 25,000 euros from Prototron’s last round, shared his story.

Tarmo talked about how their team discovered the problem, what is the solution is and plan how to bring this solution to market to create value for customers and at the same time earn money for the company.

Let your thoughts fly

“It was a very interesting experience for me, it was an interactive and lively discussion. At first, I didn’t introduce my company’s business model. Participants were divided into teams and then had a 30-minute brainstorming session on how they would take our product to customers – whether they sell, rent or offer a different solution. Many teams had volatile thoughts, which we have thought of ourselves. But we also came up with ideas that, in our opinion, could come up somewhere in the distant future,” Tarmo said and added, that he was inspired by the event happening in Narva and very fierce and smart people had come.

Synergy accelerates

“Definitely one of the main keywords of the meeting was startup industry. When we talk about these topics, new ideas and connections emerge. This will give us a better idea of what we have done so far. In fact, there are a lot of very skilled people in Estonia from very different fields. The problem is, if you don’t make yourself visible in public, no one knows anything about you and you don’t know anything about others. Synergy with the ideas already existing in the market also significantly accelerates our development, and this is one of the biggest values associated with winning Prototron,” Tarmo pointed out.

America – here we come

10Lines is currently developing its first full-size prototype, a robot that can draw pavements autonomously in car parks without the need for labor-intensive pre-marking and measurement. To this day, it is a process that requires significant human and time resources that a robot can easily perform. Soon, the team plans to attract the first major investment in order to then conquer the target market – America.

Event was organised by Tallinn Science park Tehnopol and Narva hub OBJEKT with the support of  Startup Estonia.