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
Scaling ›
Measurable Traction
Establishing ›
Success & Ongoing Growth
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.
Ajujaht
Initiating and promoting new ideas.
Competition for all sub-sectors, accelerating new ideas.
Ajujaht (Brainhunt) is the largest business idea competition and non-equity accelerator in Estonia. 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 60 000 € and more.
Climate Launchpad
Digigirls
IT program for girls
Digigirls is a mentorprogram for 15-18 years old girls who are interested in IT
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.
Incubator Tallinn
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.
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.
UT Idealab
Pre-incubation services

The University of Tartu IdeaLab is providing pre-incubation services (workshops, consultation, collaboration with experts and scientists) for all students and University of Tartu early-stage start-up teams. 

It is the place where students can turn their ideas into reality by participating in inspirational events, hackathons, workshops, meet-ups with entrepreneurs and pitching competitions.  Our extra-curricular business idea development programme STARTER enables students to develop their ideas into validated business models. Hands-on workshops are supervised by entrepreneurs and integrated with mentoring sessions. Mentors are start-up founders or entrepreneurs from different business sectors.

Incubators and accelerators
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.
Contriber Labs
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.
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.
Karma.vc
Mektory
Pre-incubator for seed startups
TalTech Mektory is providing several services to students and start-up teams who can participate in the STARTERtech preincubation program, start-up competitions, hackathons and use different labs in order to build their first prototypes.

Mektory’s 4,450 m² Innovation and Business Centre is part of the Tallinn University of Technology. Mektory is combining academic knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship. Here you can solve practical problems in product development and generate new ideas. We also encourage students to be entrepreneurs. For this, we are organizing different projects, hackathons, and competitions. The biggest and most known is the pre-incubation program STARTER. This year's major event is the opening of Mektory’s MakerLab and open collaboration space aka Innovation HUB (200 m2). This is an opportunity for students to work on their own start-ups, projects and build prototypes.
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.
Startup Wise Guys
Accelerator for B2B SaaS, Cyber and FinTech
Startup Wise Guys is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B SaaS, Fintech & Cyber and Defense AI startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

The intensive 3 month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing and selling products to business customers. Over 150 international and local mentors with B2B startup experience help startups move through those stages much faster than they would on their own. Founders are also prepared to sell their vision to investors, and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups get to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.  Post program, startups join the alumni community of 120+ startups in more than 40 countries and become eligible for invite-only alumni events focused on business development, fundraising and experience sharing.
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
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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
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.
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
Initiating and promoting new ideas.
Competition for all sub-sectors, accelerating new ideas.
Ajujaht (Brainhunt) is the largest business idea competition and non-equity accelerator in Estonia. 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 60 000 € and more.
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.
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.
Incubator Tallinn
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.
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.
UT Idealab
Pre-incubation services

The University of Tartu IdeaLab is providing pre-incubation services (workshops, consultation, collaboration with experts and scientists) for all students and University of Tartu early-stage start-up teams. 

It is the place where students can turn their ideas into reality by participating in inspirational events, hackathons, workshops, meet-ups with entrepreneurs and pitching competitions.  Our extra-curricular business idea development programme STARTER enables students to develop their ideas into validated business models. Hands-on workshops are supervised by entrepreneurs and integrated with mentoring sessions. Mentors are start-up founders or entrepreneurs from different business sectors.

Incubators and accelerators
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.
Contriber Labs
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.
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 students and start-up teams who can participate in the STARTERtech preincubation program, start-up competitions, hackathons and use different labs in order to build their first prototypes.

Mektory’s 4,450 m² Innovation and Business Centre is part of the Tallinn University of Technology. Mektory is combining academic knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship. Here you can solve practical problems in product development and generate new ideas. We also encourage students to be entrepreneurs. For this, we are organizing different projects, hackathons, and competitions. The biggest and most known is the pre-incubation program STARTER. This year's major event is the opening of Mektory’s MakerLab and open collaboration space aka Innovation HUB (200 m2). This is an opportunity for students to work on their own start-ups, projects and build prototypes.
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.
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 is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B SaaS, Fintech & Cyber and Defense AI startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

The intensive 3 month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing and selling products to business customers. Over 150 international and local mentors with B2B startup experience help startups move through those stages much faster than they would on their own. Founders are also prepared to sell their vision to investors, and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups get to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.  Post program, startups join the alumni community of 120+ startups in more than 40 countries and become eligible for invite-only alumni events focused on business development, fundraising and experience sharing.
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.
VegaFond
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
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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
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.
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.
Ajujaht
Initiating and promoting new ideas.
Competition for all sub-sectors, accelerating new ideas.
Ajujaht (Brainhunt) is the largest business idea competition and non-equity accelerator in Estonia. 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 60 000 € and more.
Climate KIC
Digix_vana
Estonian Startup Leaders Club
Incubator Tallinn
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.
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.
Contriber Labs
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 students and start-up teams who can participate in the STARTERtech preincubation program, start-up competitions, hackathons and use different labs in order to build their first prototypes.

Mektory’s 4,450 m² Innovation and Business Centre is part of the Tallinn University of Technology. Mektory is combining academic knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship. Here you can solve practical problems in product development and generate new ideas. We also encourage students to be entrepreneurs. For this, we are organizing different projects, hackathons, and competitions. The biggest and most known is the pre-incubation program STARTER. This year's major event is the opening of Mektory’s MakerLab and open collaboration space aka Innovation HUB (200 m2). This is an opportunity for students to work on their own start-ups, projects and build prototypes.
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.
SmartCap_vana
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 is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B SaaS, Fintech & Cyber and Defense AI startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

The intensive 3 month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing and selling products to business customers. Over 150 international and local mentors with B2B startup experience help startups move through those stages much faster than they would on their own. Founders are also prepared to sell their vision to investors, and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups get to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.  Post program, startups join the alumni community of 120+ startups in more than 40 countries and become eligible for invite-only alumni events focused on business development, fundraising and experience sharing.
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.
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.
VegaFond
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
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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
Funding
Enterprise Estonia
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.
Superangel
VC fund, managed by founders
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.
Tera Ventures
Seed and Early stage VC firm
Estonian VC that focuses on exceptional founders from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Scandinavia and CEE, disrupting digital space globally.

Tera builds presence and networks in the markets where our portfolio companies want to expand to - the UK, the US, and Asia. With presence in Estonia, Finland, and California, Tera Ventures is supported by a global advisory network and provides portfolio companies with access to expertise and hands-on support necessary to grow from seed stage to successful exit.
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.
Digix_vana
Estonian Startup Leaders Club
Incubator Tallinn
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.
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.
Contriber Labs
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.
EstVCA
Karma.vc
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.
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.
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.
Tartu Science Park
Pre-incubation programs 

Tartu Science Park supports the creation, development and operation of research and technology-intensive enterprises, providing infrastructure and business development services in Southern Estonia. We run pre-incubation programs that support EO (earth observation) data, collaborative economy and gaming industry ideas.

Tartu Science Park is the innovation engine of South Estonia. Our mission is to nurture start-up companies into global businesses. For more than 25 years, we have supported business innovation activities in the region by networking with universities, public and private sector both locally and globally. We are the Home of Business.

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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
Funding
Enterprise Estonia
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.
Scaling
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 these partners to do that. 
Estonian Startup Leaders Club
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.
Incubators and accelerators
Contriber Labs
EstVCA
SmartCap_vana
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 is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B SaaS, Fintech & Cyber and Defense AI startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

The intensive 3 month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing and selling products to business customers. Over 150 international and local mentors with B2B startup experience help startups move through those stages much faster than they would on their own. Founders are also prepared to sell their vision to investors, and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups get to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.  Post program, startups join the alumni community of 120+ startups in more than 40 countries and become eligible for invite-only alumni events focused on business development, fundraising and experience sharing.
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.
Tartu Science Park
Pre-incubation programs 

Tartu Science Park supports the creation, development and operation of research and technology-intensive enterprises, providing infrastructure and business development services in Southern Estonia. We run pre-incubation programs that support EO (earth observation) data, collaborative economy and gaming industry ideas.

Tartu Science Park is the innovation engine of South Estonia. Our mission is to nurture start-up companies into global businesses. For more than 25 years, we have supported business innovation activities in the region by networking with universities, public and private sector both locally and globally. We are the Home of Business.

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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
Funding
Enterprise Estonia
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.
Establishing
You have achieved great continuing growth and you no longer need to struggle to get resources. Now you can decide whether to continue business as usual or exit.
Estonian Startup Leaders Club
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.
Incubators and accelerators
Contriber Labs
EstVCA
Startup Wise Guys
Accelerator for B2B SaaS, Cyber and FinTech
Startup Wise Guys is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B SaaS, Fintech & Cyber and Defense AI startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

The intensive 3 month accelerator program is focused on validating, developing and selling products to business customers. Over 150 international and local mentors with B2B startup experience help startups move through those stages much faster than they would on their own. Founders are also prepared to sell their vision to investors, and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups get to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.  Post program, startups join the alumni community of 120+ startups in more than 40 countries and become eligible for invite-only alumni events focused on business development, fundraising and experience sharing.
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.
Technopolis Ülemiste
Tehnopol
Funding
Enterprise Estonia

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

  • Universities
  • Legal and tax consulting
  • Marketing and HR
  • R&D companies

Service providers

We have also compiled another valuable overview of the different startup 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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  • 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
  • Things are good here in Tallinn! The tech scene is very active, and the connections here are very close. It is easy to get to know someone relevant in the industry.
    Kwun Lok Ng — Kipwise
  • The Startup Visa makes life easy and in Estonia it’s kind of like a badge of honour to have the Startup Visa.
    Avery Schrader — Modash
  • Having lived and worked in both France and Germany, the process in Estonia is much more efficient, definitely the best option for any non-European wanting to establish a tech startup in Europe.
    Youssef el Moumni — Realified