Youth start-up Sporttem won Prototron Junior

Prototron Junior startup Sporttem
Startup Sporttem, created by Kristjan Orrin, a student at Jaan Poska Gymnasium, won the Prototron Junior at the Lattitude59 start-up conference.

Prototron Junior is a technology-based entrepreneurship program for young people ages 13-19. In the finals of the Lattitude59 start-up conference, a 19-year-old start-up Sporttem by Kristjan Orrin was chosen by the jury of experienced investors as the best idea and the recipient of 1,500 euros of non-participation funding. Sporttem is a mobile application that helps people find both training and hiking companions and opportunities, directing them to a more active lifestyle.

“We are really grateful for that recognition. We worked hard and I dare say on behalf of our team that we deserve it. Thank you!” Kristjan Orrin, the leader of the Sporttem team, accepted the winning check for 1,500 euros. When Kristjan was initially speechless when accepting the award, Prototron CEO Jana Budkovskaya suggested: “If you can’t say anything, ask for more funding, the hall is full of investors and they liked your idea.”

Prototron is a fund founded by Swedbank, TalTech and the Tehnopol Science and Business Park to finance prototypes of technological ideas so that world-changing ideas and products reach the market faster. By today, Prototron has financed 88 smart ideas with a total of more than 1.16 million euros and the teams have engaged more than 58 million euros as secondary investments.