In our final Winter Quarter session, we present startup bootcamp and hack-a-thon founders from Estonia and an Eastern European country to be confirmed. We will discuss how Europe's emerging entrepreneurship ecosystem is being shaped and educated by these grassroots 'startup creation engines'. Our returning government partner Enterprise Estonia will also give a brief snapshot of the rapidly maturing Estonian innovation and tech sectors, and its key industry, university and government innovation institutions.
- 4:15 - 5:30 pm, Hewlett 201
Ragnar Sass is a serial startup entrepreneur and co-founder of startup bootcamp Garage48 and Pipedrive, a simple CRM software company. Ragnar has organized more than 20 hack-a-thons in Eastern Europe and West and East Africa. These events are organized by the Garage48 Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting startups and entrepreneurship. In the Garage48 weekend event series, people can turn their ideas into working web and mobile prototypes in just 48 hours. Over 10 startups have been created out of Garage48, successfully raising funds or developing popular products. His latest startup Pipedrive was founded in 2010. In the following year the company was chosen by startup accelerator Angelpad and in 2012 the company was nominated as "Best Baltic Startup". Today this simple but powerful CRM tool is helping 15,000+ salesmen from 87 countries to manage their sales pipeline.