Haver Järveoja – 24 – Estonia
Higher Education – Germany, 2013
‘My Erasmus+ experience was the catalyst for co-founding Wolf 3D.’
Ever wanted to be a hero in a video game? You will soon be able to do just that by downloading Estonian start-up Wolf 3D’s software that creates avatars of real people for video games and virtual reality applications.
It all started when Wolf 3D’s COO and co-founder, Haver, heard about Erasmus+ while studying finance at the Estonian Business School. He decided to apply as he felt it would enhance his career and help him forge valuable contacts. He was selected to go to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, he said: 'I’ve always loved Germany and I wanted to get to know more about its culture I met a lot of good friends there, not only from Europe, but from China as well.’
Following his Erasmus+, Haver worked as a national coordinator in a student organisation. This experience brought out his entrepreneurial side and ultimately inspired him to set up Wolf 3D. After just 2 years, Wolf 3D has 8 staff and is growing. ‘The office is a great mix of people and cultures – a bit like Erasmus+,’ he said. Moreover, the company has just entered the US market and has ambitions to expand worldwide. Thanks to his Erasmus+ experience, the future is definitely bright for Haver and his company.