Startup Estonia – Newsletter

In the end of November, a new startup hub called Spring Hub was opened in Tallinn with a gala evening and a series of open doors events. You can find our recap of the opening night and the first thoughts and expectations from several community members to the new hub over here. Photo: Maido Parv

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In November, The Climate Corporation
acquired VitalFields, a farm management software, which marked a great exit for the startup ecosystem members who contributed to their success including Garage48, Startup Wise Guys, SmartCap and Estonian Business Angels Network; Jobbatical raised an additional $1M from an Australian VC-firm AirTree Ventures to help establish and strengthen their presence in the Asia-Pacific region; Sprayprinter and Click&Grow started crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Flexibell on Indiegogo; Cleveron kicked off a cooperation regarding their PackRobot with Walmart; Startup Wise Guys accelerator started crowdfunding their next batch on Funderbeam.

As you can see, November was a busy month for the community and it was busy for our team too. We took part of the biggest tech conference in Europe, Web Summit and had a good time promoting our startup ecosystem; we are slowly starting the organising work for Startup Nations Summit, the largest and most international startup policy event in the world, that we will have the pleasure of hosting in Estonia in 2017; and carried out the first and very successful Startup Week in Estonia.

Take the best of the few weeks before the holidays and find time to wind down, enjoy and relax too! 🙂

Startup Estonia team

the latest best startup reads

Estonia to host Startup Nations Summit in 2017!


Estonia will be hosting the largest and most international startup policy event in the world, Startup Nations Summit next year, bringing the startup ecosystem key players from around the globe to Tallinn, offering local startup community an invaluable opportunity for networking, learning and strengthening our position as an international startup hub! Find out more

Estonian residents and e-residents can now open bank accounts remotely


Doing business in Estonia just got a lot easier – a new Estonian regulation will allow banks to open checking accounts for Estonian residents and e-residents without the need for the customer to visit a branch. Find out more

A look back at the highly successful first Startup Week in Estonia


Estonia joined the international celebration of startup culture and entrepreneurship by launching the very first Startup Week in Tallinn. 7 Estonian startups opened their office doors for a total of 20 sessions and meetups. The popularity of the events proved that our startup community is very lively and eager to collaborate. Find out more

2 Estonians among Europe’s 50 most influential women in the startup and venture capital space


European startup news portal EU-Startups compiled a list of Europe’s 50 most influential women in the startup and venture capital space, including also 2 Estonian startup founders, Kaidi Ruusalepp from Funderbeam and Karoli Hindriks from Jobbatical on the list. It was one of the most popular reads in November! Find out more
 

Spring Hub opened it’s doors with a chic gala, hoping for great things ahead!


25th of November was an exciting day for our local startup community. The ribbons were cut and the doors officially opened at the new startup co-working space Spring Hub in Tallinn and we expect great things to start happening in the freshly launched space! Find out more

Estonia tops the global internet freedom chart


Estonia has been gaining the reputation of being the most digitally advanced country in the world. Pretty cool to see that we have now also reached the top of the internet freedom chart. Find out more

#estonianmafia at Web Summit


Web Summit was a definite success for the Estonian startup community! People were lining up to hear more about Estonia and we were happy to spread the word about our rapidly growing startup ecosystem. A big thank you to everybody who shared our booth, helped set it up, or dropped by for a chat!  Find out more
Check out more exciting startup reads
 
events not to miss
SaaS Meetup at Lift99
Tartu Music Week 2016
Startup Day 2016
Xmas Networking Night vol 19
Check out other exciting upcoming startup events
 

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