Team
Mari Vavulski
Head of Startup Estonia
Mari Vavulski
Head of Startup Estonia
Mari knows everything! Well, maybe not just everything but when it comes to startups and starting up in Estonia, then she’s the right contact. She's responsible for all the strategic matters under Startup Estonia, partnerships and a project to carry out the creation of two new early stage accelerator funds in Estonia.
Kadi-Ingrid Lilles
Head of Communications and Community
Kadi-Ingrid Lilles
Head of Communications and Community
Kadi is a firm believer that a strong supportive startup community and a knowledgable communication are the keys to securing Estonia on the map as an important international startup hub and help Estonian-based startups to global success. She is focusing on developing and executing strategies to build and strengthen the Estonian startup ecosystem, developing the marketing and brand strategy and helping to define and execute on the growth opportunities within the Estonian startup ecosystem.
Mirjam Kert
Projects Ace
Mirjam Kert
Projects Ace
Mirjam is a master project manager, keeping on top of several projects at once, the biggest of which is currently the cooperation project to bridge startups and corporations; and is heading the cooperation with several startup conferences from our end.
Rivo Riistop
The Data Guy
Rivo Riistop
The Data Guy
Startups really do matter and Estonia rocks, Rivo will make you a believer! He makes his point by collecting data and envisioning the future-ecosystem. Barriers need to be put aside, and when it comes to regulative matters, he is the one to get in contact with! His latest win was the implementation of a Startup Visa program in Estonia.
Marily Hendrikson
Cyber Defence Project Lead
Marily Hendrikson
Cyber Defence Project Lead
Estonia has a strong competence in cyber security which is the basis of Estonia's e-services. As the world is in desperate need for better digital security solutions, Startup Estonia is doing its best to boost it even more. Marily's role is to find the factors in the startup ecosystem which help to create new cyber security startups and the ones that hinder their operation today. Her goal is to develop the Estonian cyber security startup ecosystem so that we would have 20 new startups in that sector by the end of 2018.
Riina Johanson
Assistant
Riina Johanson
Assistant
Riina is the good Fairy Godmother of our team, keeping the team together and organised. She is mainly responsible for keeping us on track with all the necessary reporting and paperwork, but is also enjoying organising events of all shapes and sizes. She is the person to contact with all general inquiries about Startup Estonia's activities.
Kristi Vabamäe
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Kristi Vabamäe
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Kristi is the much needed right hand to Kadi, a wizard with words and social media, she is helping to execute on the marketing and communications strategy Startup Estonia has created for promoting the whole Estonian startup ecosystem. She is always ready to attend startup events, network and help local startups reach global audiences.