As part of the NOBALIS Entrepreneurial and Innovation Capacity Development (EICD) programme, student teams have crafted and honed their business models with mentor guidance. They have now shifted their focus to tackling the challenges of product development and impact assessment. Eight student teams are actively participating in the autumn 2023 batch of the NOBALIS EICD programme.

During the second Intensive Development Day on November 8th, the NOBALIS EICD programme concentrated on sustainable product development, MVP testing, and strategies for measuring environmental and social impacts.

Ragmar Saksing, Technopol Greentech Sector Manager and a member of the Estonian Business Angel Network, shared valuable insights on product development and navigating the dynamic startup landscape, drawing from his extensive experience in guiding and co-founding various ventures.

Jaan Aps, CEO of Stories for Impact and co-founder of the Estonian Social Enterprise Network, guided teams in addressing environmental and social impacts in their product development and provided essential tools and KPIs for this process.

The programme will advance with individual mentoring sessions throughout November and December. The third and final Intense Mentoring Day, dedicated to startup funding and pitching fundamentals, is set for November 30th, gearing teams up for the final pitching competition on NOBALIS EICD Demo Day scheduled for December 13th.