Prototron is a start-up fund that gives money to teams to turn their great ideas into first working prototype.

HISTORY
Prototron's was founded in 2012 by Swedbank, Tallinn Technical University and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol.
Since then we have had 8 rounds of funding with more than 700 applications, having up to 200 applications per round.

ESSENCE
We are filling the gap between the ideas and working prototypes so that our alumni will be able to generate the first sales from their working prototype.
We invest up to 12'000€ per start-up and ask 0% share.
Our focus areas age Greentech, Electronics, Mechatronics and ICT.
Prototron is the only fund with a track record in Estonia, that finances building prototypes.

PROCESS
Every year we do 3-4 investment rounds, in which we give out 2-3 investment each.
We get 50-100 application in each round, in which we shortlist 20 ideas for 1:1 coaching with business coatch.
The 8-10 most successful teams will get to pitch to an expert committ...
Prototron is a start-up fund that gives money to teams to turn their great ideas into first working prototype.

HISTORY
Prototron's was founded in 2012 by Swedbank, Tallinn Technical University and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol.
Since then we have had 8 rounds of funding with more than 700 applications, having up to 200 applications per round.

ESSENCE
We are filling the gap between the ideas and working prototypes so that our alumni will be able to generate the first sales from their working prototype.
We invest up to 12'000€ per start-up and ask 0% share.
Our focus areas age Greentech, Electronics, Mechatronics and ICT.
Prototron is the only fund with a track record in Estonia, that finances building prototypes.

PROCESS
Every year we do 3-4 investment rounds, in which we give out 2-3 investment each.
We get 50-100 application in each round, in which we shortlist 20 ideas for 1:1 coaching with business coatch.
The 8-10 most successful teams will get to pitch to an expert committee who decides about the funding.
The winners will have to go through 6 months incubation process in Tehnopol Startup Incubator, and present their progress to expert committee.

SUCCESS
So far Prototron has funded 18 ideas in 8 rounds, in total of more than 225'000€.
Our alumni has raised money over 2 Mio EUR in one year from getting the funding, and already made successful deals with blue chip companies such as AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Sochi 2014, Sprint, Verizon and others.
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Staff

Siim Lepisk
Admin
Siim Lepisk I love creating value by merging business and technology.
Margus Uudam
Admin
Martin Gorosko
Admin
Martin Gorosko Startups, sales&marketing, PR, angel investments.
Raido Pikkar
Admin
Raido Pikkar Serial entrepreneur, startup and tech acceleration

Investors

Aleksander Tõnnisson
Admin
Aleksander Tõnnisson Co-founder and CEO of Buildit Hardware Accelerator. I have invested into 40+ hardware companies Also: flipflic, KÖÖK , KOLOS
Indrek Rebane
Admin
Indrek Rebane Electronics engineer Also: KÖÖK , KOLOS, mustino
Kadri Uus
Admin
Lota Plezere
Admin
Lota Plezere Working with hardware startups at Buildit Hardware Accelerator in Tartu, Estonia. Also: KÖÖK , KOLOS, mustino