Up to 35 000€ equity free funding and mentoring to create a functional prototype and start your successful business!

 

Support for ideas with potential

Prototron was created to help turn smart and innovative ideas into tangible prototypes to grow into major businesses. Check those who’ve already done this!

A versatile prize

Equally important to the 35 000€ funding is the know-how, trainings, advice and useful contacts made during the Prototron competition program.

Anyone can participate

Applicants may be individuals as well as businesses with projects from all fields, especially: greentech, digitalization of industry, new materials, health-tech and fintech.

 

 

Prototron 2019 Spring round timeline

PREPARATION OF IDEA

Think through your idea, read our tips and
Submit your idea until the midnight

15 MAR
APPLICATION DEADLINE
16 APR
TOP 40

Get READY! and participate in a training covering financing, intellectual property, prototyping and sales, and get pointers for drawing up a 2-pager (a two page summary of a business plan to potential investors) at StartupIncluder.

2 MAI
TOP 20

WOW – get STEADY! The selected TOP20 teams get a full-day of one-to-one mentoring sessions.

8 MAY
TOP 10

And – GO! Pitch-training, your first crowdfunding pilot-campaign; final presentation to the Prototron’s Expert Committee, which will decide the winners. Expo and pithing at the main startup event Latitude59.

 

17 MAY
WINNERS

Winner takes it all: up to 35 000€ equity free funding for prototyping, incubation at Startup incubator, R&D mentoring from TalTECH and legal aid form Hedman. The winners will be announced on May, 17 at Latitude59 startup event.

Prototron 2019 Spring fund is baked by Swedbank Estonia, Taltech, Tallinn Science park Tehnopol and Tallinn city60 000€ in total! Extra funding up to 10 000€ can be provided by Elering for energy BigData projects and Utilitas for projects in environmental technology.

 

Expert Committee



heidi-kakko

Heidi Kakko In
EstBAN

henrik_roonemaa

Henrik Roonemaa In
Geenius veeb

prototron-liisi-himma

Liisi Himma In
Swedbank

madis_raukas

Madis Raukas In
Osram

yrjo-ojasaar

Yrjö Ojasaar In
Solon Partners

jaak-raie

Jaak Raie In
Tehnopol

jaanus-tamm

Jaanus Tamm In
Defendec

andrus-oks

Andrus Oks In
Tera Ventures

priit-rohumaa

Priit Rohumaa In
Nutshell

priit-rohumaa

Renno Veinthal In
TalTech

Prototron Alumni


Name of the team: Lingvist
Grant from Prototron: 9,900 eur
Year of investment: 2013

Lingvist is the first language-learning tool to harness the potential of technology and computational science to decrease learning time significantly and help you learn effectively.

Name of the team: GlobalReader
Grant from Prototron: 5,600 eur
Year of investment: 2015

GlobalReader provides real-time monitoring of manufacturing machines helping to boost productivity of critical equipment and reduces downtime.

Name of the team: coModule
Grant from Prototron: 10,534 eur
Year of investment: 2012

a vehicular platform, monitors the battery parameters of electric vehicles and displays the information on its users' phones.

Name of the team: Shipitwise
Grant from Prototron: 7,000 eur
Year of investment: 2016

Shipitwise is automating the logistics domain and makes it possible for anyone to organise shipping of anything to anywhere. Making various logistics service providers virtually co-operate in side our platform, Shipitwise builds logistics chains from scratch with various first and last mile couriers, packaging facilities, transit companies, customs brokers and insurance companies.

Name of the team: Shaka
Grant from Prototron: 11,640 eur
Year of investment: 2012

A portable battery-less device that connects via 3.5 audio mini-jack to smartphone providing information about the weather.

Name of the team: Qminder
Grant from Prototron: 3,100 eur
Year of investment: 2012

Qminder is a queue management system that improves that provides real-time data insights allowing more efficient queue planning.



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