Eva Alberte serves on the jury of the Latvian University Business Incubator and awards grants to student entrepreneurs

The Latvian University Business Incubator and Business Ideas Fund is supported by Latvian and foreign companies and individuals, including Evita Lune, Partner and Global Head of the Pedersen & Partners FinTech Practice Group, and an alumna of the University of Latvia. Evita takes a keen interest in her alma mater’s young entrepreneurs, as a patron and mentor to students in their early business journeys. She initially decided to become a donor after participating in their Blockchain Accelerator program herself at a time when the companies in the blockchain environment were at the peak of ICO (Initial coin offering), issuing coins, tokens, and currencies.


The latest jury demo took place in late December 2022. The participants presented their ideas to the members of the jury, one of whom was Eva Alberte, Country Manager for Latvia at Pedersen & Partners. The winning teams were:

  • Skujiņi with a beekeeping starter kit 🐝
  • Femi with women's hygiene product dispensers 🙋 ♀️
  • Discipline Egg with a productivity device aimed at reducing mobile device usage 🥚


Each team was awarded a grant of EUR 500, which can be used for prototype development or consulting. In the second phase of the program, which began in January 2023 and lasts for 12 weeks, eight teams will continue to work on developing their business ideas.