What is Startup Estonia?
Startup Estonia is a governmental initiative aimed to supercharge the Estonian startup ecosystem in order to be the birthplace of many more startup success stories to come. For that, we are working on making Estonia one of the world's best places for startups, partnering with and uniting the best of startups, incubators, accelerators, private and public sector into one big successful Estonian Mafia family, a term that has become a recognised brand for the local startup community.
What exactly does Startup Estonia do?Today, Startup Estonia divides its activities into 4 categories:
- Strengthening the Estonian startup ecosystem – uniting and building the community through different events and activities, creating and executing unified marketing and branding strategies;
- Carrying out training programs for startups in areas they currently lack certain knowledge of that keeps them from achieving their (international) business goals;
- Working on educating the local investors to help them invest more and smarter, help attract foreign investors to Estonia, and kickstart new accelerator funds in order to bring more smart money into the local ecosystem;
- Working on eliminating regulative issues and barriers that are complicating the process of operating a startup, investing or raising funding in Estonia, and implementing startup friendly regulations such as the Startup Visa.