Estonian Startup Database is the most extensive source of Estonian startups, powered by Startup Estonia. We have been managing the data of Estonian startups for around 3 years and now it was time to take it to the next level.
What’s in it for startups?
By joining, startups will be visible to potential investors, industry partners and the community. Startup Estonia’s website gets around 15 000 monthly visits, with the database being the most popular landing page. In addition, Startup Estonia, as the central organisation for our startup ecosystem, is using the database as a reference tool across the world. By joining, you have the option of getting up to date offers for your specific industry.
On the basis of the Estonian Startup Database, Startup Estonia makes quarterly updates of the industry and gives out statistical industry overviews for the community and wider public.
What’s in it for investors, industry partners, and the community?
You can get an extensive overview of Estonian startups. How? Take a look at the reports section.
Ranking them by (statistics from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board):
Employment taxes paid
Filtering them by:
The specific sector that the startup operates in
Technologies used by startups
The business model used by startups
Stage of the startup
Who is eligible to join?
All Estonian startups are welcomed to join. Estonian startups are technology-based businesses registered in Estonia, not older than 10 years (including), have a goal to develop and launch an innovative and repeatable business model with global growth potential.
How to join?
The Estonian Startup Database is operated through Startup Includer. If you are new to the database and you do not have an existing account in Startup Includer:
.. and choose "Use existing Startup Includer profile"
Since you know best, what's going on in your startup, we are relying on you to update your data regularly (don't worry, we'll send updates). Being included in the Estonian Startup Database doesn't cost anything for startups.
How can I change the contact person of my company?
To set someone as the primary contact person of your company, they first have to:
be added as your team member and be given Admin rights
accept the invitation to join your company on Startup Includer
To change the contact person of your company, please open your company from the dashboard and go to ‘Settings’. In the ‘Contact person’ section, choose ‘Change’ and select a new contact person for your company. After that, click ‘Save and publish’ to save the changes.
If your startup is already in the Estonian Startup Database, please keep your profile updated. We ask you to update your profile regularly by logging in to your Startup Includer account. If you are not sure which sector to choose then please read the definitions HERE.
Only this way and working together can we maintain the high quality of the Estonian Startup Database.
What kind of information will be public on the Estonian Startup Database?
Startup name, juridical name, registration code, logo, sector, technologies, stage, founding year, keywords and industries that describe the product or service, one-liner, business model, employee count (public information updated quarterly), employment taxes (public information updated quarterly), turnover (public information updated quarterly), total investments received (if allowed), website, links to other related databases and startup based networks.
Do please note that due to the purposes of Startup Estonia program, we might use the data You have provided for Startup Database to provide statistical overviews of the Estonian startup sector.
You can create custom reports by filters used. Want to have a list of Estonian CleanTech startups? Done! Just choose CleanTech as a Sector from the filters:
Then Click "Download as PDF":
Want to have a list of Estonian startups using AI as technology? Choose AI as Technology from the filters. You can also combine different filters to create reports. Fintechs using Machine Learning as their technology and are in MVP/Seed Stage? No problem. The possibilities are endless.
For statistical overviews of specific sectors which are updated quarterly, check out Sector insights.
Startup status vs database
Does being part of the Estonian Startup Database = Startup Status (the requirement for the Estonian Startup Visa)?
No. Being part of the Estonian Startup Database does not grant you the startup status required for Estonian Startup Visa. These are two separate things.
We know it can be confusing, since they both have similar codes, but please keep in mind that being in the Estonian Startup Database will not give you the opportunities of Startup Status. Learn more about Estonian Startup Visa here.