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Tastes of Tartu
Entrepreneurship Week
Brainhunt entrepreneurial competition

Tastes of Tartu

Tartu Food Festival

The 2024 Tartu Food Festival will take place on 9-11 August.

The Tartu Food Festival is a grand celebration of Estonian food that aims to offer and introduce food items produced by local small businesses as well as exciting snacks and dishes prepared by Tartu’s restaurants using local produce. The festival offers a wide selection of genuine Estonian food and produce straight from the producers.

This is the only day of the year that Tartu’s restaurants open up their pop-up dining places in downtown Tartu on Küüni Street to bring you the best culinary experiences.

Photo by Evelin Lumi
Photo by Evelin Lumi

Tasty Tartu culinary campaign

Tasty Tartu 2024 will take place on 1-29 February in restaurants in Tartu.

Tasty Tartu, which first took place in 2015, is a culinary campaign held dear by the residents of and visitors to the City of Tartu.

The month-long campaign enables people to enjoy three-course special menus in restaurants in Tartu to enjoy new culinary experiences at friendly prices. The master chefs working at restaurants partaking in the campaign do their very best to surprise residents of the city and visitors to the city with special appetising and savoury treats. Foods are prepared using local produce as much as possible.

All menus will be assessed by a jury, which will eventually pick the best entry of the year. Food lovers can also cast their judgement on the effort that restaurants make by selecting the visitors’ favourite.

For more information see: https://www.maitsevtartu.ee/en/.

Delight your taste buds in Tartu!

Photo by Silver Gutmann
Photo by Silver Gutmann

Last changed 02.04.2024

Tartu Entrepreneurship Week

Tartu Entrepreneurship Week takes place annually in October (usually it is held in the first week of October).

The goal of Tartu Entrepreneurship Week is to develop people’s business sense and a favourable attitude towards entrepreneurship, as well as to inspire entrepreneurs with growth potential to take more action.

Tartu Entrepreneurship Week has been held since 2005. In the past few years, almost 80 different events have taken place as part of the Entrepreneurship Week. This includes competitions, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, conferences and information days as well as the organisation of educational games and visits to various companies. Everyone starting from students to operating entrepreneurs is welcome to attend the events taking place during Tartu Entrepreneurship Week.

Tartu Entrepreneurship Week is organised by the Entrepreneurship Department of the Tartu City Government.

Last changed 02.04.2024

Ajujaht (Brainhunt) entrepreneurial competition

Ajujaht, or Brainhunt, is the name of Estonia’s biggest entrepreneurial competition that promotes the entrepreneurship of people in Estonia and helps create innovative and science-intensive businesses. Tartu City Government is among the list of supporters of the competition in an effort to increase entrepreneurial activity among young people in Tartu. The competition thus also includes a special prize for the company established in Tartu that displays the most innovation and has the highest operating value.

In 2023 the win of Brainhunt competition came to Tartu. Company called KIUD, which develops durable and recycled textile waste packaging material.

For more information see: https://www.ajujaht.ee/en

Last changed 02.04.2024