Startup Ecosystem

Statistics & 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 and conducted surveys conclusions.

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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ESTaas - research of unique value offering for early stage entrepreneurs

In spring 2018, a research project Estonia as a Servise (ESTaas) was undertaken to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing Estonian startup landscape.
This work was conducted with an aim of highlighting Estonia’s unique value offering for early stage entrepreneurs. The project sought to take a broad view of the current startup ecosystem and provide an outlet for Estonian and non-Estonians active in the startup ecosystem to share their positive experiences and difficulties in the existing ecosystem.
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