Startup Ecosystem

Estonia has a busy, supportive and open startup ecosystem eager to support ambitious individuals and startups. In total we have partnerships with 110 organisations in Estonia, who provide wide range of services for startups. Check them out from graph below.
Startup Mindset ›
Discovering & Understanding
Pre-Startup ›
Ideating & Concepting
Startup ›
Commitment & Validation
Scaleup ›
Scaling & Establishing
Startup Mindset
You are a student or you have heard the word “startup” and are looking for options to get to know more, but you don’t know where to start. These organisations are waiting for the young & curious, who are keen to create innovative projects for launching new products and solutions with help of technology tools.
Digigirls
IT program for girls
Digigirls is a mentorprogram for 15-18 years old girls who are interested in IT
Eesti 2.0
Technology program for youth
Eesti 2.0 is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire the next generation of Estonians to choose a future in technology by providing students with different technological tools and offering them ideas to apply these technologies.

We want to nourish creative thinking across disciplines and connect science based theories to real life phenomena and events. Eesti 2.0 is organizing "Hüppelaud", a summer program for Estonian school students of ages 14-19, encouraging them to build products in rapid prototyping mode.
Garage48
Ideation hackatons for everyone
Garage48 is a startup hackaton series turning your idea into a working prototype.

All Garage48 events are held in English and have approx 100 international participants. Participants have different skills, ranging from software development to design, marketing, sales and entrepreneurship.
Robotex
International robotics festival
Robotex International is an annual event and the biggest robotics festival on the planet. Thousands of engineers, executives, students and families come together to be inspired by industry leaders, examine new startups, build robots for various challenges and learn about the latest technology innovations.
Startup Day
Conference for early stage startups
sTARTUp Day started on 2016 with 2500 participants at Tartu as the biggest business festival in the Baltics.

It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. It’s an event where people who have thought about creating their own startup can get the necessary motivation and actually go through with their idea.
StartupAlfa
Startup instructors training program
StartupAlfa toetab laste tulevikuoskuste arenemist.

Julgustame juhendajaid mängulise ja käed-külge ringitegevuse kaudu nakatama noori ettevõtluspisikuga. StartupAlfa missioon on tutvustada ja praktiseerida põhimõtet kasutajast tulevikutehnoloogiate loojaks ja innovaatoriks. Arendame laste STEAM tulevikuoskusi, väärtustame algatusvõimet ja kokkupuudet praktilise juhtimisega.
Superheroes
Entrepreneurship program for girls
Superheroes is a growth mindset driven entrepreneurship & leadership program for 13-17 year-old girls to unlock their potential and build true grit for a superhero life.

During 4 months of program girls get to test their superpowers, boost their life skills, grow their sisterhood and be inspired by diverse role models.
Tech Sisters
ICT workshops for girls and women
Tech Sisters is a non-profit organisation with a vision to inspire, educate and encourage women and girls in technology and IT. We think the world needs a more diverse group of people taking part in developing new technological solutions. We arrange entry level hands-on technology-focused workshops in development, robotics and design and monthly networking events to provide opportunities to meet, mingle and share experiences with peers. If you too want to be part of this journey, then come and get involved.
Incubators and accelerators
Starter
Pre-incubation program for students
Join the business idea development program "Starter" designed by 8 universities and learn everything you need to know about starting your own business. The program is free of charge and does not require any previous knowledge of entrepreneurship.

STARTER runs twice a year and you can choose between STARTERcreative (Tallinn University), STARTERtech (TalTech) and STARTERlab (Tartu University), depending on where you live and what you are passionate about.
Co-working communities
Forwardspace
HUB in Pärnu
Forwardspace is a co-working space, in the center of Pärnu, which offers for startups and freelancers office space and an inspirational work environment.

In addition they provide a variety of business lessons, mentoring lessons, meetings with investors, and other boosting events.
Spark makerlab
Makerlab in Tartu
SPARK Makerlab is a makerspace/workshop in the middle of Tartu, where every maker, artist, builder, DIY (Do-it-yourself) enthusiast or just a curious person is welcome to make & create!

At makerlab you can meet makers-tinkerers-inventors alike and find all the tools, equipment, knowledge and experience to carry out almost any project you can think of. We have general work area, metal workshop, wood workshop and electronics area.
Vivistop
Laste ja noorte avatud leiutamislabor
VIVISTOP on lastesõbralik avatud töökoda-leiutamislabor, kus lapsed saavad ise avastada, eksperimenteerida ja luua.

Meie tegutsemist toetavad VIVITA tiimi poolt loodud tarkvara ja riistvara prototüüpimiseks, robootikaks ja muudeks loovateks tegevusteks. Tegevuste vedajateks on lapsed ise ning täiskasvanutel on sel teekonnal toetav ja inspireeriv roll.
Funding
Haridusfond
Grants for education
Heateo Haridusfond on filantroopiafond, mille on ellu kutsunud uue põlvkonna ettevõtjad. Haridusfond annab hoo sisse algatustele, mis aitavad lahendada olulisi kitsaskohti Eesti hariduses.

Koos haridusvaldkonna liidritega erinevatest sektoritest töötame selle nimel, et tõsta Eesti koolidest saadava hariduse kvaliteeti ja anda noortele tugev alus tuleviku väljakutsetega hakkama saamiseks.
Pre-Startup
You have an idea for a scalable, innovative product or a service with a clear concept & milestones on how to get there. What you probably need is resources to fund your early prototype, team members, test your idea with clients. Find partners for your prototype through mentoring and supporting networks.
Ajujaht
Competition for all new solutions
Competition for all sub-sectors, accelerating new ideas.
Ajujaht (Brainhunt) is the largest competition of business ideas in Estonia that was initiated by Enterprise Estonia in 2007. It is an opportunity for people to challenge themselves in trying to start a business in a highly supportive environment. The prize fund of the competition is 75 000 €.
Garage48
Ideation hackatons for everyone
Garage48 is a startup hackaton series turning your idea into a working prototype.

All Garage48 events are held in English and have approx 100 international participants. Participants have different skills, ranging from software development to design, marketing, sales and entrepreneurship.
Robotex
International robotics festival
Robotex International is an annual event and the biggest robotics festival on the planet. Thousands of engineers, executives, students and families come together to be inspired by industry leaders, examine new startups, build robots for various challenges and learn about the latest technology innovations.
Startup Day
Conference for early stage startups
sTARTUp Day started on 2016 with 2500 participants at Tartu as the biggest business festival in the Baltics.

It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. It’s an event where people who have thought about creating their own startup can get the necessary motivation and actually go through with their idea.
Incubators and accelerators
Buildit
Accelerator for hardware and IoT
Buildit is an accelerator that supports hardware and IoT startups in turning an idea into a tangible, market-worthy product.
Cleantech ForEst
Accelerator for Clean and GreenTech
Cleantech ForEst is an Estonian non-profit that funds early stage green technology startups, advances environmental education and supports energy experts.
Digix
Incubator for Creative and MediaTech
DIGIX is the first start-up incubator for creative digital media companies in the Baltic states. DIGIX is the place to grow your business if your passion is content creation for digital screens, gaming, e-learning solutions, electronic publishing, digital cultural heritage, location based content services and digital creative industries.
ESA BIC
Incubator for SpaceTech
ESA BIC Estonia is part of the Europe-wide European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre network.

ESA BIC offer access to ESA expertise, knowledge and data, laboratory and testing facilities of the participating universities and hands on business development support from the Incubation Centre teams. We aim to remain the most advanced digital society in the world and launch new startups in the field of European space technology.
EST-LAT
Pre-accelerator for early phase startups
EstLat-Accelerate project seeks to tackle early-phase challenges by introducing a new approach in the region – pre-acceleration.

Pre-acceleration programmes are usually designed to support (first-time) entrepreneurs with new ideas who are gearing up to join a full-time acceleration programme or to find other forms of seed investment, but are just not yet ready for it.
Elevator Startup Lab
Accelerator for Creative and AdTech
Elevation program for tech-based creative startups, where special focus is on media-tech, ad-tech, e-commerce and entertainment software.
Mektory
Pre-incubator for seed startups
TalTech Mektory is providing several services to the TalTech start-up teams who participate in the STARTERtech preincubation program and Start-up competition.

TalTech Mektory offers the office free of charge, rent and use the rooms and labs; participate in the lectures, workshops, events and competitions and get consultations and information about Grants and Funding, co-operation opportunities with TalTech scientists.
NULA
Incubation for new initiatives
NULA incubation program offers a development to your team's needs, with the necessary mentoring - all at the very beginning of the idea, when support is most needed. We help you grow faster and smarter into a viable initiative in your idea!
Objekt
Incubator for Creative and MediaTech
By working for start-ups and already operating companies, not only in the Baltic region, but also in the CIS and Scandinavian countries, the OBJEKT offers a range of services designed to make business more attractive in Estonia and in Narva, for both the media and creative industries of foreign companies and for the people of Estonia.
Prototron
Accelerator and grant program
Prototron was created to help turn smart and innovative ideas into tangible prototypes to grow into major businesses.

Applicants may be individuals as well as businesses with projects from all fields, especially: greentech, digitalization of industry, new materials, health-tech and fintech.
Starter
Pre-incubation program for students
Join the business idea development program "Starter" designed by 8 universities and learn everything you need to know about starting your own business. The program is free of charge and does not require any previous knowledge of entrepreneurship.

STARTER runs twice a year and you can choose between STARTERcreative (Tallinn University), STARTERtech (TalTech) and STARTERlab (Tartu University), depending on where you live and what you are passionate about.
Startmeup
Incubator for early stage startups in natural sciences
Startmeup is an incubator for early stage startups in natural sciences. Our mission is to help scientists launch startups and keep them growing. Our role is to nurture them until they can stand on their own.

NGO KET (MTÜ Kõrgtehnoloogilise Ettevõtluse Toetuseks) was created in summer 2016 by scientists who wanted to advance the state of hi-tech companies in Estonia. 
Startup Incubator Tehnopol
Incubator for ICT, Green and HealthTech
Startup Incubator is a business growth programme of Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol for tech startups.

Together we help accelerate the pace of innovation by strengthening the path for entrepreneurs, providing support for entrepreneurial communities, and helping to grow the worldwide entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Storytek
Accelerator for Media and CreativeTech
Storytek is a one of a kind #futureofcontent accelerator and creative innovation hub, based in Tallinn, Estonia.

Storytek brings together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of tech entrepreneurs and content creators. The purpose of Storytek_ is to help creatives and early-stage companies to develop business and fast-track their content, products, and services to the global markets. We are offering a challenging 10-week program to build the platforms and content for tomorrow together.
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
Incubator for creative industries
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries (TCCI) operates as the coordinator of creative industries in Tartu and South Estonia by providing creative industries related information and training, legal and economic consulting for creative entrepreneurs, as well as business incubation (and pre- and post- incubation) services.
Co-working communities
Edukontor
Co-working space in Kuressaare
EDUKONTOR is a creative co-working space in the very heart of Kuressaare, island of Saaremaa, Estonia. When you visit Saaremaa and need a nice atmosphere with fast Wifi, come to EDUKONTOR! Combine pleasant with useful and get things done.
Forwardspace
HUB in Pärnu
Forwardspace is a co-working space, in the center of Pärnu, which offers for startups and freelancers office space and an inspirational work environment.

In addition they provide a variety of business lessons, mentoring lessons, meetings with investors, and other boosting events.
Hackerspace
Workspace for Cybertech in Tartu
Hackerspace is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests can meet, socialize and collaborate.
Hummerhub
Co-working space in Tallinn
Hummerhub is an inspiring work environment equipped with all the necessary technology, and no additional fees are charged.

An environment that promotes cooperation allows you to develop great new ideas and collaborative projects to help turn ideas into reality. Hummerhub is situating west side of Tallinn at Manta Maja, close to Laagri center.
K-space
Makerlab for Cybertech in Tallinn
Community-driven space for bringing your tech dreams to life.

We have our roots in the Robotics Club of Estonian IT College as several key members are graduates of the College and were active Robotics Club members in the past. Most of us have numerous years of work experience in ICT sector and we've travelled the world to see how hackerspaces and makerspaces operate. We know that we've got what it takes to operate k-space.
Mobispace
Co-working space in Tartu
Starting in 2001, Mobi has founded number of companies that have global impact today. Mobi house in Tartu, Akadeemia 3 has been a birth place for companies like Fortumo, Messente, Mobi Lab, Nevercode, Nutiteq, and others.We now welcome new creative start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs in our expanded office - Mobispace!
Spark HUB
HUB in Tartu
SPARK HUB is a startup & technology community centre in Tartu connecting 300 innovative and creative entrepreneurial people in IT and hardware.

We host SPARK Makerlab, SPARK Demo, RCSnail and Entrepreneurship Village, offices for 22 technology companies and the central startup events venue in Tartu.
Spark makerlab
Makerlab in Tartu
SPARK Makerlab is a makerspace/workshop in the middle of Tartu, where every maker, artist, builder, DIY (Do-it-yourself) enthusiast or just a curious person is welcome to make & create!

At makerlab you can meet makers-tinkerers-inventors alike and find all the tools, equipment, knowledge and experience to carry out almost any project you can think of. We have general work area, metal workshop, wood workshop and electronics area.
Spring Hub
HUB in Tallinn
Spring HUB co-working space is a well-thought-out environment that helps you to focus on your work and reach important goals in your business.

Spring Hub is a community of entrepreneurial professionals from a wide range of areas supporting each other in a synergistic environment with the goal to grow their business and enrich individually.
Startup Hub
HUB in Tartu
sTARTUp HUB is a business and community centre and co-working space at Tartu Town Hall Square for teams, startups and freelancers.

sTARTUp HUB is one of the two Contriber hubs in Tartu. Together with Spark HUB we form a united community of IT and technology companies and serve as the main venues for startup and entrepreneurial events in Tartu. We have hosted more than 200 events with over 10,000 attendees. Our hubs are home to 50+ companies and 500+ innovative people and we keep expanding.
Taru
Co-working space in Viimsi
Taru is the first coworking space in the unique Viimsi peninsula – just 15 minutes away from center Tallinn.

We provide entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and startups an inspiring and dynamic space to tackle their daily goals. Taru covers all the necessities for our members to be able to focus on their tasks, hold client meetings or run a team workshop.
Workland
Co-working spaces in Tallinn
Workland was brought to life with a vision to provide an alternative to traditional office space rental where any kind of working style is supported, be it short term or long, fixed or flexible, although the focus is on the latter of these.

We are building a community within and between our centres, supporting each company with flexible and tailor-made solutions in great locations, as well as modern, serviced spaces.
Workshop
Co-working space in Tallinn
The Workshop is cozy co-working space in center of Tallinn. According to our tenants, the vibe is what they like most about theWorkshop. It is a bright and colorful office, with cool people and confortable deckchairs. It is a simple coworking space as it should be.
Funding
EstBAN
Seed stage investments
Estonian Business Angels Network is an umbrella organization for business angels and business angel groups seeking investment opportunities in Estonia and its neighbouring regions with an aim to grow the quantity and quality of local seed stage investments. EstBAN is committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through to successful exit.
Smartcap
Early stage venture capital fund
SmartCap is a government held fund of funds seeking to invest in private fund management teams.

SmartCap manages early stage venture capital fund Early Fund II. Total assets under management are EUR 40 million. SmartCap is making new investments into early stage venture capital.
Superangel
Early stage investments
Early stage investments from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs.

As a value-add for our portfolio companies, we provide expertise in customer and business development, team-building & hiring, sales & marketing and product development. We take our startups to the next level.
United Angels
Pre-seed to A-round investments
United Angels is venture capital fund, focusing on investments into promising tech startups from seed to A-rounds.

We manage a fund of 16mEUR and invest throughout the software stack with primary focus on B2B, SaaS and marketplace segments.
Startup
You have developed an MVP and the signed shareholder agreement between founders. Now you are ready for investments and to accelerate your business with the help of angel investors, accelerators and investment funds. Ecosystem partners in this phase will also to get you prepared for market validation and scaling.
Elamuslabor
Team building trainings
The Elamuslabor is the first corporate learning startup focused on simulations, active training and team diagnostics in Estonia.

Our first-generation product name is Hack & Go, a team-building simulation that can be applied to solve various problems, enhance team ties and also onboarding.
Elevate by Garage
Startup mindset trainings for corporates
Elevate is built around entrepreneurial energy enabling teams to achieve more, dream big and perform at their best.

We help you unleash the entrepreneurial potential of your organisation.
Latitude59
Biggest startup sector conference
Latitude59 is the flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia - the world’s first digital society.

At Latitude 59, we bring together the Baltic, CEE & Nordic tech ecosystem and provide a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and leaders to learn, connect and network.
NorthStarAI
Conference for developers
North Star is a nonprofit with the mission to solve AI talent shortage in the region and deepen discussions in the technical aspects of AI by sharing knowledge and experiences from practitioner to practitioner with a focus on real-world application of data science and machine learning.

Check out all speakers, topics and tickets for 2019 from our web.
Refresh
Conference for product managers
Refresh is a product, design and front end conference to provide fresh inspiration for building great product experiences on the web.

Our programme covers a number of different subjects from project development to UX and design to front end engineering, and presents an opportunity to join with fellow smart folks to network, discuss and renew your passion for making the web even more awesome.
SEB innovation
Mentor program for business growth
The purpose of the SEB Innovation Centre is to help enterprises to grow their business and raise their competitiveness, thereby fostering faster economic growth in Estonia.

At the heart of the innovation centre is a special growth programme, which helps enterprises to take a step forward in their business within a period of only three to six months. 
Incubators and accelerators
Buildit
Accelerator for hardware and IoT
Buildit is an accelerator that supports hardware and IoT startups in turning an idea into a tangible, market-worthy product.
Startup Incubator Tehnopol
Incubator for ICT, Green and HealthTech
Startup Incubator is a business growth programme of Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol for tech startups.

Together we help accelerate the pace of innovation by strengthening the path for entrepreneurs, providing support for entrepreneurial communities, and helping to grow the worldwide entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Startup Wise Guys
Accelerator for B2B SaaS, Cyber and FinTech
Startup Wise Guys accelerator is an intense, high energy, no BS, straightforward approach to coaching from practitioners not consultants!

It’s a 3 months long on-site mentors driven program. Accelerator is primarily sales and scaling focused with a fundraising component helping teams be in a position to raise the next funding round within 6 months.

This autumn has opened first defence AI and cybersecurity focused accelerator "CyberNorth" together with Estonian Defence Industry Association and Estonian Ministry of Defence.
Storytek
Accelerator for Media and CreativeTech
Storytek is a one of a kind #futureofcontent accelerator and creative innovation hub, based in Tallinn, Estonia.

Storytek brings together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of tech entrepreneurs and content creators. The purpose of Storytek_ is to help creatives and early-stage companies to develop business and fast-track their content, products, and services to the global markets. We are offering a challenging 10-week program to build the platforms and content for tomorrow together.
Tallinn Creative HUB
Incubator for CreativeTech
Tallinn Creative Incubator offers a custom 24-month development program for designers and creative tech startups.

It trains teams and helps them build a sustainable business model. Comprehensive program includes workshops, mentoring and coaching at central city venues. Incubator offers regional launchpad for talented designers and extensive creative industries know-how.
Tartu Biotechnology Park
Incubator for Bio and MedTech
Tartu Biotechnology Park (TBP) provides physical infrastructure as well as business development and consultancy services to companies and R&D institutions in the fields of biotechnology, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Biomed business incubator is designed to create new businesses and accelerate their success through incubation program where consultants offer their expertise in start-ups, networking, and the necessary resources (facilities, equipment, etc.) in order to make businesses more successful.
Vunk
Accelerator for B2B and B2C startups
VUNK is Telia Estonia startup labs, an entry point for innovative B2B and B2C startups in the region, seeking to partner with Telia to improve their offering and get access to the market.

We have been running an accelerator for 3 years and have seen many early-stage startups mature. Now we are open to working with more mature teams to fast track our collaboration.
Co-working communities
Forwardspace
HUB in Pärnu
Forwardspace is a co-working space, in the center of Pärnu, which offers for startups and freelancers office space and an inspirational work environment.

In addition they provide a variety of business lessons, mentoring lessons, meetings with investors, and other boosting events.
Hummerhub
Co-working space in Tallinn
Hummerhub is an inspiring work environment equipped with all the necessary technology, and no additional fees are charged.

An environment that promotes cooperation allows you to develop great new ideas and collaborative projects to help turn ideas into reality. Hummerhub is situating west side of Tallinn at Manta Maja, close to Laagri center.
K-space
Makerlab for Cybertech in Tallinn
Community-driven space for bringing your tech dreams to life.

We have our roots in the Robotics Club of Estonian IT College as several key members are graduates of the College and were active Robotics Club members in the past. Most of us have numerous years of work experience in ICT sector and we've travelled the world to see how hackerspaces and makerspaces operate. We know that we've got what it takes to operate k-space.
Lift99
HUB in Tallinn
We are a community of passionate, curious and determined startup entrepreneurs who value co-growing and giving back.

LIFT99 hosts some of the highest quality event series and is the go-to place for founders to maintain deep engagement with the local (and international) tech community.
Mobispace
Co-working space in Tartu
Starting in 2001, Mobi has founded number of companies that have global impact today. Mobi house in Tartu, Akadeemia 3 has been a birth place for companies like Fortumo, Messente, Mobi Lab, Nevercode, Nutiteq, and others.We now welcome new creative start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs in our expanded office - Mobispace!
Palo Alto Club
Membership club in Tallinn
Palo Alto Club is a new membership club for startup founders, tech entrepreneurs, employees and freelancers at Telliskivi Creative Hub.

It the place for vibrant events in Tallinn that can host up to 250 people. Palo Alto Club has its own experts in residence that advise members on legal, HR, financial and other matters. We're also home to the best early stage investors in the region.
Spark HUB
HUB in Tartu
SPARK HUB is a startup & technology community centre in Tartu connecting 300 innovative and creative entrepreneurial people in IT and hardware.

We host SPARK Makerlab, SPARK Demo, RCSnail and Entrepreneurship Village, offices for 22 technology companies and the central startup events venue in Tartu.
Spring Hub
HUB in Tallinn
Spring HUB co-working space is a well-thought-out environment that helps you to focus on your work and reach important goals in your business.

Spring Hub is a community of entrepreneurial professionals from a wide range of areas supporting each other in a synergistic environment with the goal to grow their business and enrich individually.
Startup Hub
HUB in Tartu
sTARTUp HUB is a business and community centre and co-working space at Tartu Town Hall Square for teams, startups and freelancers.

sTARTUp HUB is one of the two Contriber hubs in Tartu. Together with Spark HUB we form a united community of IT and technology companies and serve as the main venues for startup and entrepreneurial events in Tartu. We have hosted more than 200 events with over 10,000 attendees. Our hubs are home to 50+ companies and 500+ innovative people and we keep expanding.
Tehnopol HUB
HUB in Tallinn
We offer a space to get your work done!

You have an opportunity to use the high quality office and other well-equipped areas with a very reasonable price at Mäealuse 2/1 II floor.
Workland
Co-working spaces in Tallinn
Workland was brought to life with a vision to provide an alternative to traditional office space rental where any kind of working style is supported, be it short term or long, fixed or flexible, although the focus is on the latter of these.

We are building a community within and between our centres, supporting each company with flexible and tailor-made solutions in great locations, as well as modern, serviced spaces.
Funding
Fundwise
Equity crowdfunding
Fundwise is a meeting place for campaigners and investors.

The entrepreneur gets access to a group of committed advisors, evangelists, potential board members and the investors get to invest under the same terms as well as mitigate risk through diversification. Basically it means equity crowdfunding, which is a way of raising capital for your business from multiple investors by selling parts of it off.
Karma.vc
Early stage and A-round investments
Karma Ventures (karma.vc) is an early-stage venture capital firm, specialised in late seed and A round investments in Europe’s most promising tech startups.

We back companies with strong ideas delivered with unique technology, customer traction and global ambition. Karma.vc accompanies entrepreneurs in figuring out the path to growth in all aspects - commercial, strategic and technical.
NAP
Business angel investment program
Nordic Angel Program is a business angel training and investment program led by experienced startup investors. The program links with the leading startup events in the New Nordics, culminating in an investment selected by the group. Nordic Angel Program is a micro-fund type of co-investment syndicate where angel investors will participate with minimum tickets of €5000 and invest into 1-2 startups.
SEB-fund
FinTech investments
Since 2016, SEB Venture Capital supports FinTech startups with capital, competence and clients.

In next 5 years we will invest into 10 to 20 Baltic companies who want to improve banking experience together with SEB. If we find good business match and innovative offer to our customers, we typically invest 50 to 200 thousand EUR per startup and take active role in helping company founders to reach their ambition.
Smartcap
Early stage venture capital fund
SmartCap is a government held fund of funds seeking to invest in private fund management teams.

SmartCap manages early stage venture capital fund Early Fund II. Total assets under management are EUR 40 million. SmartCap is making new investments into early stage venture capital.
Tera Ventures
Investments in seed stage
Tera Venture invest in future global category leaders at their seed stage.

They are focusing on born-global digital startups creating network effects, applying machine learning, and other enabling technologies to business models which will become the infrastructure of and deeply impact our future lives.
Trind
Seed investments focus on ICT
Trind VC invest in start-ups across Europe, from seed rounds all the way to sustainability, with a focus on ICT.

They invest primarily Northern and Central Europe to the companies with a long-term path to a defensible competitive position. Investment start from the seed round, initially committing €0.1-0.3 million.
United Angels
Pre-seed to A-round investments
United Angels is venture capital fund, focusing on investments into promising tech startups from seed to A-rounds.

We manage a fund of 16mEUR and invest throughout the software stack with primary focus on B2B, SaaS and marketplace segments.
United Partners
Investments and finance advisory
United Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2003.

Our core businesses are financial advisory services, capital raising services, and direct investments into private companies and commercial real estate.
Scaleup
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 the help of partners to do that.
Elamuslabor
Team building trainings
The Elamuslabor is the first corporate learning startup focused on simulations, active training and team diagnostics in Estonia.

Our first-generation product name is Hack & Go, a team-building simulation that can be applied to solve various problems, enhance team ties and also onboarding.
Latitude59
Biggest startup sector conference
Latitude59 is the flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia - the world’s first digital society.

At Latitude 59, we bring together the Baltic, CEE & Nordic tech ecosystem and provide a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and leaders to learn, connect and network.
NorthStarAI
Conference for developers
North Star is a nonprofit with the mission to solve AI talent shortage in the region and deepen discussions in the technical aspects of AI by sharing knowledge and experiences from practitioner to practitioner with a focus on real-world application of data science and machine learning.

Check out all speakers, topics and tickets for 2019 from our web.
Refresh
Conference for product managers
Refresh is a product, design and front end conference to provide fresh inspiration for building great product experiences on the web.

Our programme covers a number of different subjects from project development to UX and design to front end engineering, and presents an opportunity to join with fellow smart folks to network, discuss and renew your passion for making the web even more awesome.
Tehnopol business
Mentoring in Green, HealthTech and ICT
Science Park Tehnopol is a research and business campus with a mission of helping startups and SMEs to grow more quickly.

We have a large and strong network both in Estonia and all over the world and we will introduce you to the right people so you can conquer new markets. We will gladly assist with product development, innovation, resolving investment issues or finding a key team member in the areas of GreenTech, HealthTech and ICT.
Co-working communities
Lift99
HUB in Tallinn
We are a community of passionate, curious and determined startup entrepreneurs who value co-growing and giving back.

LIFT99 hosts some of the highest quality event series and is the go-to place for founders to maintain deep engagement with the local (and international) tech community.
Spark HUB
HUB in Tartu
SPARK HUB is a startup & technology community centre in Tartu connecting 300 innovative and creative entrepreneurial people in IT and hardware.

We host SPARK Makerlab, SPARK Demo, RCSnail and Entrepreneurship Village, offices for 22 technology companies and the central startup events venue in Tartu.
Spring Hub
HUB in Tallinn
Spring HUB co-working space is a well-thought-out environment that helps you to focus on your work and reach important goals in your business.

Spring Hub is a community of entrepreneurial professionals from a wide range of areas supporting each other in a synergistic environment with the goal to grow their business and enrich individually.
Workland
Co-working spaces in Tallinn
Workland was brought to life with a vision to provide an alternative to traditional office space rental where any kind of working style is supported, be it short term or long, fixed or flexible, although the focus is on the latter of these.

We are building a community within and between our centres, supporting each company with flexible and tailor-made solutions in great locations, as well as modern, serviced spaces.
Funding
SEB-fund
FinTech investments
Since 2016, SEB Venture Capital supports FinTech startups with capital, competence and clients.

In next 5 years we will invest into 10 to 20 Baltic companies who want to improve banking experience together with SEB. If we find good business match and innovative offer to our customers, we typically invest 50 to 200 thousand EUR per startup and take active role in helping company founders to reach their ambition.
Trind
Seed investments focus on ICT
Trind VC invest in start-ups across Europe, from seed rounds all the way to sustainability, with a focus on ICT.

They invest primarily Northern and Central Europe to the companies with a long-term path to a defensible competitive position. Investment start from the seed round, initially committing €0.1-0.3 million.
United Partners
Investments and finance advisory
United Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2003.

Our core businesses are financial advisory services, capital raising services, and direct investments into private companies and commercial real estate.

What benefits I get?

I represent an organisation

If you are one of the non-EU startup founders, who wishes to come and be a part of one of the smallest, but liveliest startup communities in Europe as a founder.

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I run a startup

If you are part of the Estonian startup scene, wanting to enrich and grow your company by employing foreign talent.

Service providers

  • Business consulting
  • Legal, tax and accounting
  • Public sector services
  • Universities and R&D centres

Service providers

We have also compiled an overview of the different business 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.

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Statistics and Surveys

It is important to be aware of the performance of the ecosystem for business promotion or investment decision making. For this, we issue biannual statistical reviews of the startup field.

Estonian startup ecosystem satisfaction survey 2018

In autumn 2018, Civitta Estonia conducted a survey of the satisfaction of relevant parties with the current Estonian startup ecosystem.

The aim of the study was to map the satisfaction of relevant parties with the current Estonian startup ecosystem. The study focused on the satisfaction with the services of and support from Startup Estonia from the viewpoint of various support organisations as well as startups.  

The target groups of the study were divided into two main sub-groups: startups and startup ecosystem support organisations, which included among others incubators, HUBs, consultancies and public sector support organisations. During the period from September to November Civitta Estonia conducted the study, which included qualitative and quantitative information collection methods.

This survey was conducted in Estonian, executive summary is available in English.

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Future Founder Journey research 2018

Between June and November 2018 the Center for Applied Anthropology of Estonia conducted an anthropological research aimed at investigating the "Future Founder" journey.

The wider approach of our study dealt with the questions of how to develop the interest in entrepreneurship and digital competencies among children and adolescents. More specifically, our focus was on the field of cyber security and knowledge, skills, and attitudes that potentially encourage young people to become founders of startups.

This research was conducted in Estonian, executive summary is available in English.

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  • Estonia is a small country and we turned it into advantage to engage scientists and entrepreneurs, regions and young talents into startup world. This makes Estonian startup community so unique - open minded and supportive.
    Jana Pavlenkova — Prototron, Objekt.is
  • Anything is possible if you really want it and are willing to work for it - this is the message of our summer program "Hüppelaud", organized by Eesti 2.0 for Estonian school students of ages 14-19 to nurture the Future Founders of Estonia.
    Ede Schank Tamkivi — Eesti 2.0
  • You don’t need to move to Silicon Valley to compete with huge global giants and build a transportation platform that's used by tens of millions of people across the world. We've done it all from Estonia.
    Markus ja Martin Villig — Taxify
  • Startup community in Estonia has proved not only that great ideas that transform our thinking are born here but also that startups drive our economic growth, which is quite remarkable. 
    Viljar Lubi — Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications