PLEASE read through these Q&As carefully – If YOU still have questions to ask – PLEASE contact the Project Manager in your country. They will reply ASAP.


Who can register/participate in the StartUp Passion program?

Everybody is welcome who has the passion and motivation to work in a cross-border team, and who wants to create something outstanding. Participants with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to take their ideas further and create innovative solutions for everyday problems.


Are students from different universities like Xamk, TLU or SSE Riga, and other educational institutions allowed to join StartUp Passion program?

Yes, YOU are more than welcome if you fulfil all the requirements from the questions above.


Do you have to be an EU citizen? Or a citizen of Est/Fin/Lat? Is there any age limit? Are all fields of study allowed to join?

You don’t have to be an EU citizen – International students are more than welcome. As we are travelling between our 3 partner countries – PLEASE make sure that your resident permit is valid, the StartUp Passion project is NOT responsible for visa issues.

  • There is NO age limit
  • Yes, all fields of study are allowed to join

At what stage should my “business idea” be, to participate in the offered programme?

HACKATHON: you do NOT need to have a business idea to join the hackathon, you can come alone, but if you have an idea in mind, you can pitch it and find a cross border team at this hackathon.

If you think your idea is already further advanced – you could directly join the KICK OFF.

To join, you should contact your country Project Manager. You and your team will get the possibility to pitch your idea to evaluate the stage of your business idea.


About IPR (intellectual property rights) to the products/services developed within the program?

The organisations implementing this project (Cursor, Tallinn University, Xamk University of Applied Sciences and Stockholm School of Economics, Riga) will not take any shares, ownership or co-ownership from the IPR or companies involved with the startups newly established during the project, neither from companies  getting support from our training program.


About travel and accommodation costs?

All travel and accommodation costs are covered by the StartUp Passion project partners.

Estonia: Olesja Rotar olesjab@tlu.ee

Finland: Sabine Suorsa sabine.suorsa@xamk.fi

Latvia: Aivars Timofejevs aivars.timofejevs@sseriga.edu

Liene Sandalane liene.sandalane@sseriga.edu