e-Estonia Programme for Singapore Startups
Introduction to the e-state
Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey. The initial part introduces and demonstrates the underlying mechanisms involved in digitizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies, an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services.
Estonian Start-up ecosystem
with Startup Estonia
Startup Estonia is a governmental initiative aimed to supercharge the Estonian startup ecosystem in order to be the birthplace of many more startup success stories to come. For that, we are working on making Estonia one of the world’s best places for startups, partnering with and uniting the best of startups, incubators, accelerators, private and public sector. Find out what makes Estonia one of the best places on earth to create and run a start-up.
How Estonia attracts talent
With Work in Estonia
Estonia. #1 country in the world of digital life
Work in Estonia aims to help talent to move and work in Estonia.
How to programme was made and how it works.
Location: e-Estonia Briefing Centre
Valukoja 8, 11415 Tallinn
Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent business environment: a new digital nation for the world.
E-resident entrepreneurs from all over the world can start an EU-based company and manage business from anywhere, entirely online.
Future of Healthtech
with Health Founders
Estonia has since 2008 a nationwide Electronic Health Record. Health Founders is a launchpad for ambitious founders who are building the future of health. Health Founders is the first vertical health technology accelerator in the Baltics. We help exceptional founders develop breakthrough ideas into sustainable business models. The accelerator’s focus areas are:
- Digital Health
- Consumer Diagnostics
- Personalised Prevention
- Sensors & Wearables
- AI & Health Data Analytics
- Mental Health
- Workplace Wellness
with Tera Ventures
Tera Ventures backs ambitious founders and their compelling visions at pre-seed and seed stage
Tera Ventures is an Estonian venture capital firm investing in early stage born-global digital startups. We currently invest out of our 45 MEUR 2nd fund. Our goal is to discover world class founders tackling big problems and support them on the way to become the industry leaders. Estonia is our home market, we also invest in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic. Our HQ is in Tallinn, but our team is in London, Amsterdam and Helsinki.
We are industry agnostic, we do have preferences based on what we have learned from our portfolio companies – eg we like Fintech, automation. We also develop themes – eg we have invested in AI/ML for more than ten years.
We are hands-on and founder-friendly, our goal is also to support portfolio companies across the early rounds with our follow-on investments. Over more than a decade, Tera team has had considerable success in assisting portfolio companies’ entry to the US, the UK and Japan, facilitating collaboration with international corporations, and raising additional capital from top-tier VCs. We are supported by a global advisory network also providing portfolio companies with access to expertise.
Estonian Founders Society
The Estonian Startup Leaders Club was founded in 2009.
The Estonian Startup Leaders Club was renamed to Estonian Founders Society in early 2020. This reflects the next phase of startup ecosystem and growing ambitions for the new decade. Their role has evolved from purely networking organization to wider representation of startups in Estonia and beyond.
Currently startups employ 1% of working population and create 3% of Estonian GDP. We explain the value and future economic opportunities created by startup ecosystem, which is not yet understood by many Estonians.
Visit to Tehnopol
Tehnopol Science and Business Park aims to support state-of-art technology entrepreneurship in Estonia and help it expand to the world. Our vision is to make the Estonian economy more sustainable by helping startups and SMEs to grow more quickly.
As the largest science park in the Baltics, Tehnopol provides enterprises with everything they need for growth, development, and real-life test environments – from modern office spaces to top-notch business counselling and innovation testing.
The smart research campus forms one big area with Tallinn University of Technology. Tehnopol Startup Incubator helps technology-based startups develop their businesses, enter export markets and get investments, using the best mentors from Estonia and Europe. In the campus we have well-regarded technology companies such as Skype, Cybernetica, Starship Technologies, Ektaco, and SMIT. More than 200 innovative technology-based companies have found a new home here.
We have developed the campus so that your employees will enjoy it here. This includes providing free parking, a wide range of seminar and meeting rooms, exciting restaurants, sporting opportunities, and many other services.
Visit to TalTech
With: Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia.
Supporting green innovation
CLEANTECH ESTONIA is the Estonian cleantech sector development powerhouse, with the team having built the local ecosystem aiming at empowering research and innovation towards impactful and systematic sustainability. The core activities range from policy development and raising awareness of impact of new technologies, to delivering high quality accelerator programs, gathering all founders of cleantech startups in a think tank, and aiding innovators to scale.
Visit us physically or virtually
We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.
Questions? Have a chat with us.
Call us: +372 6273157
The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 7 minutes drive from the city centre.
You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.
11415 Tallinn, Estonia