Team

Eve Peeterson
HEAD of Startup Estonia
Eve Peeterson
HEAD of Startup Estonia

Eve is a hopeless optimist. She tends to see opportunity amidst despair, to point at the silver lining around dark clouds, and to bring order to chaos. She believes people are a source of powerful energy that just needs a little push to the right direction to make great things happen. Originally destined to be a teacher, she has found that organising procedures, making plans and leading teams outside of schools is much more rewarding to the „let’s get things done“ spirit. Her previous managerial experience comes from hospitality and marketing; now she’s on a mission to make an impact on the Estonian startup ecosystem together with her dream team. Eve’s extracurricular interests include travelling, literature and music, with an occasional sprint of Body Pump training.

Liisi Org
Startup COMMUNITY Development Manager
Liisi Org
Startup COMMUNITY Development Manager
Liisi is a natural people’s person, who is here to boost Estonian startup community. She has an experience working with startups in Estonia and in the United States. With over eight years of experience in project and events management, and as someone who is passionate about staying on the leading edge of tech, she is hoping to grow our startup ecosystem to a new level. She’s all about organising events, discovering beautiful destinations and meeting interesting people along the way.
Moonika Mällo
Startup sector MONITORING Project Manager
Moonika Mällo
Startup sector MONITORING Project Manager
Moonika is person behind the numbers. She is responsible for mapping Estonian Startup sector developments, collecting necessary data and preparing analysis. The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight. Moonika is also passionate about art and design, especially the kind which is connected to upcycling!
Marily Hendrikson
Cyber SECURITY Project Lead
Marily Hendrikson
Cyber SECURITY Project Lead
Estonia has a strong competence in cyber security which is the basis of Estonia's secure digital society. 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 support the growth of existing startups. The goal is to make the Estonian cyber security startup ecosystem to flourish. Marily is certainly the person who knows all the stakeholders within the Estonian cyber security startup landscape. Please reach out if you want to know more. 
Inga Kõue
EDTECH Sector Project Lead
Inga Kõue
EDTECH Sector Project Lead

Inga has been working closely with educational institutions leading different projects to support digitisation at schools for almost 6 years. In the next two years, she is running a EdTech program, where the biggest goals are to build up a strong EdTech community to foster startup mindset among students and to help Estonian EdTech companies to provide forward-thinking solutions for teachers and students all over the world. Additionally, Inga enjoys travelling and exploring the world (train trip across Russia, Mongolia & China is just one of the examples).

Anželika Praktunas
IDA-VIRUMAA REGION Project Lead
Anželika Praktunas
IDA-VIRUMAA REGION Project Lead

Anželika has lived most of her life in Narva and since September 2020 is a member of Startup Estonia team as the Ida-Virumaa Project Lead. Anželika has worked on various projects in Ida-Viru County - Narva Museum, Vaba Lava and Estonian Language House. She is eager to contribute in the development of her region by improving the startup ecosystem and strengthening the network of business and startup support organisations to make Ida-Viru county a perfect place for next Estonian startup success stories. In her time off, Anželika loves to dance, play board games and read.

Sander Sillavee
MARKETING & Partnerships Lead
Sander Sillavee
MARKETING & Partnerships Lead

Sander is triggered by teamwork and co-creation. By working together with the team, he is helping to execute on the marketing and communications strategy Startup Estonia has created for promoting the whole Estonian startup ecosystem. He is always ready to attend startup events, network and help local startups reach global audiences. For the last three years, Sander has organised Startup Week Tallinn and he loves spending time with his record collection.

Helina Aab
Startup Estonia ASSISTANT
Helina Aab
Startup Estonia ASSISTANT
Helina - our new assistant - is the latest addition to an already awesome team of superwomen and -men. She has previous experience in auditing, which will come in handy when making sure all the activities and projects Startup Estonia ventures in go smoothly in the “bureaucracy department”. Helina is a shiny person with great and caring attitude. She is 100% a dog person, who in her free time enjoys either travelling or spending quality time with the ones closest to her.
Markus Paapsi
Marketing SPECIALIST
Markus Paapsi
Marketing SPECIALIST

Markus looks to pack the most amount of experiences in any time unit. When most feel like calling it a day, Markus comes up with more plans to make the while more memorable. In Startup Estonia, he is bringing his youthful energy to the marketing department. Being a digital media student in UK, he hopes to showcase his content creation and communication skills to enhance the ecosystem in numerous ways. He loves being outside his comfort zone and the sense of growth and improvement that comes with it - both professionally and non-academically. He spends his leisure time playing various sports and the guitar, but also loves taking part of all kinds of social events and competitions.