Startup Estonia White Paper 2021-2027

In 2021, Startup Estonia will be entering its sophomore edition with a fresh set of ambitious goals for our small yet vibrant ecosystem and its impact on Estonia as a country.
During 2019, we have been looking inside and outside, seeking feedback and debating with local and international founders, investors, ecosystem builders, and policymakers.

We had to evaluate how and to what extent the Estonian startup ecosystem contributes to the country as a whole, as well as what is and should be its global positioning and unique offering. We also went back to basics to define the core terms and definitions for all ecosystem players for clarity in language, goals and understanding. As a result, we created a white paper, which highlights the potential future development of our startup ecosystem.

Our strategy for 2021–2027 centers around the importance of an all-inclusive startup mindset, making this ubiquitous throughout the business and public sector and society – making this our unique offering in the world. We are set to promote a locally global startup mindset across all stages, encourage the step up from science/ inventiveness to creating more startups and competitive scaleups, ensure all hands-on and all-inclusive opportunities, and establish open and data-driven steering and foresight for the startup community.

We thank everyone who contributed to the creation of the Startup Estonia White Paper 2021-2027, and above all, the founders and doers hoping to kickstart the conversation about the future of the Estonian startup ecosystem and startup innovation at large. 

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