Focus Areas

Ida-Viru Focus

The aim of the Ida-Viru focus pilot programme is to foster the development of a sustainable startup ecosystem in Ida-Virumaa region

Ida-Viru focus activities

Expanding awareness and community

  • Supporting community members in their initiatives
  • Launching new support organisations and programmes in Ida-Virumaa region
  • Organising community meetups for sharing success stories and obstacles

New startups growth

  • Organising idea hacks, bootcamps and hackathons for creating new ideas
  • Organising microgranting events celebrating great local community ideas
  • Bringing traditional companies closer to startup mindset and innovation culture
  • Helping in creating a supportive community in Ida-Viru for new ideas to be born


Growing startup mindset & entrepreneurship

  • Supporting startup mindset programmes and initiatives for youth 
  • Helping that STEAM & entrepreneurship programmes are more available in Ida-Virumaa region

Ida-Viru region sector overviews

  • Gathering regular overviews about the local Ida-Virumaa region startup sector


Anželika Praktunas
Ida-Viru Region Project Lead