Tallinn University of Technology

About the Programme

Namibian Future Business Leaders Programme for starting entrepreneurs


Are you a budding entrepreneur with a vision to transform your innovative ideas into a thriving business? Are you seeking resources, mentorship, and support needed to accelerate your startup’s and business’s growth? Look no further!

The Namibian Future Business Leaders Programme is designed to empower and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit within Namibia. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with starting and scaling a business in this dynamic region, and we are here to guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Don't miss this opportunity to turn your dreams into reality. Let's embark on this journey together in the Namibian Future Business Leaders Programme. The programme will acknowledge the best team by sending them to the flagship startup and tech event Latitude59 in Kenya on December 6!

Latitude59 Kenya Edition is a platform for founders to find valuable connections, discuss innovation, and overcome obstacles with the support and know-how of the global community. The event lasts a day but its impact and seeds of cooperation will echo for the years to come.


What awaits you in the programme?

New business insights
Discover the latest startup knowledge, strategies, and techniques for launching and growing a successful business.
Real-life inspiration
Draw inspiration from the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs who have turned their dreams into reality. Learn from their challenges, triumphs, and valuable insights.
Expanded Network
Forge connections with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry experts. Build a network that can propel your startup to new heights.
Latitude59 Kenya tickets to the winning team
Commit to the Future Business Leaders  programme, work hard and be chosen as the best participating team, because the tickets to the regional flagship startup and tech event Latitude59 Kenya are the prize. The programme will cover the cost of event tickets, flight and accommodation.  Being part of this international and impactful event enables you to unlock your full potential.

Programme Highlights:

Duration:  09 October - 29 November, 2023
Format: Onsite and online sessions, team mentoring

The Future Business Leaders programme will empower teams from the 9th of October to the 29th of November 2023, consisting onsite and online training sessions.

Programme is designed around the actual needs of starting businesses, consisting of the topics that emerge when you set up your business. The training programme has onsite as well as online trainings, that are held by the international experts, who have built several businesses, trained hundreds of startups and future entrepreneurs. 

Be a part of the Future Business Leaders programme and thrive your business to the success!  

The winners are awarded the opportunity to participate in the startup event Latitude59 in Kenya which takes place in December 6 2023.




Anu Ruul

Innovation process trainer, business development manager @ Cleveron

Anu Ruul helps c-level managers and students understand and implement the innovation process. Creates customized lessons for its diverse audience.  Anu has trained hundreds of managers from both the private and public sector and students from the world's top universities: Brown University USA (Ivy League), Rennes School of Business France, IÉSEG France. He is the co-author of The European Innovation Academy Playbook 2017. Before Anu started training ohter leadres, she was an active entrepreneur herself. Anu has 15 years of hands-on experience in production management, supply chain management and software development. Currently practicing as a Head of Business Development @ Cleveron.

Kadri Tammai

Startup mentor, business expert, angel investor

Kadri Tammai is the Head of Tehnopol Startup Incubator, one of the leading accelerators in the New Nordics, she is leading the launch of NATO DIANA dual-use accelerator in Estonia and Founding Partner of Tehnopol Ventures. Kadri has advised top leaders in the public and private sectors for over 15 years and her focus is on customer-centric innovation, value proposition creation, and agile processes. Kadri has built several vertical-oriented acceleration programs in the deep tech domain and is herself an experienced startup mentor, expert, and trainer for several startup and innovation programs. She also contributes to the next-generation startup founders by being a startup lecturer at the Tallinn University of Technology. 

Kristi Jõeäär

Startup mentor, marketing expert

Kristi Jõeäär, has more than 20 years of experience in creating meaningful brands and making consumers lives better through marketing and communications. Kristi has very diverse experience – she has worked for large corporations, creative agencies, medium and small organizations. Kristi works as CMO at Tehnopol Science and Business Park, she is a startup mentor, lecturer at the Tallinn Technical University and holds regular marketing and branding trainings to the starting as well as established  businesses. Kristi  has a MBA degree from Tallinn Technical University.

Veiko Karu, PhD.

Mining Engineer, Mineral Value Chain Expert, ESG lead

Dr Veiko Karu is a researcher, project lead, and entrepreneurship enthusiast in the raw materials sector. His system thinking approach is valuable when building business models for a circular economy in the Raw Materials sector. Every technology needs raw materials, and to secure the supply of the raw materials, entrepreneurs need to follow responsible sourcing models and secure social license to operate. Veiko Karu is helping validate the business case and advises teams on further development programmes through various accelerator programs in Europa and the World.

Contact point

Karin Käär

Tallinn University of Technology


Heleri Holm 

Tehnopol Science and Business Park


The project is supported by ESTDEV - The Estonian Centre for International Development.