Startup Ecosystem
To make Estonia one of the world's best places to start a company, we need to have a strong startup ecosystem. For that, we are partnering with and uniting the best of startups, incubators, accelerators, public and private sector to support the next Estonian startup success stories as well as we can. From the graph below, you can find all the different organisations and programs that are directly supporting startups in Estonia during every step of their way from an idea to international rockstars:
Pre-startup
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Ideating
Scalable Product Service Idea
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Concepting
Target & Direction
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Startup
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Commitment
Minimum Viable Product
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Validation
Product Market Fit
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Growth
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Scaling
Measurable Traction
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Establishing
Success & Ongoing Growth
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Ideating
You have an idea for a scalable product or service. To move to the next stage you need to select the idea to work with and find team members. Contact these innovation centres and hubs to grow your network and get to know the local startup community.
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
Facilities
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Concepting
You have a clear target for next 3 years with milestones how to get there and core team of two-three partners. In this stage you need to find sources to fund your early prototype and test it on the clients. Find partners for your prototype through these mentoring and supporting networks.
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
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Commitment
You have developed a minimum viable product and signed shareholder agreement between founders. You’re ready for investments and accelerating your business. Enter a business accelerator and attract investors through these partners.
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
Facilities
1
Validation
You can already demonstrate user growth and revenue. To move into scaling look for clear market validation with the help of these partners.
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
Facilities
2
Scaling
Your product or service is showing a clear and measurable user growth and you have already attracted significant funding. To move into establishing phase you need to go global. Use these partners to do that. 
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
Facilities
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Establishing
You have achieved great continuing growth and you no longer need to struggle to get resources. Now you can decide whether to continue business as usual or exit.
Mentoring and Supporting Events
Financing and Acceleration
Facilities
We have also compiled another valuable crowdsourced overview of the different startup support organisations and service providers in and around the Estonian startup ecosystem. We hope this helps to make the navigation of the Estonian startup scene as easy as possible for the startups already in Estonia as well as for those wishing to relocate to Estonia. Check it out from below!