Estonian startup GoWorkaBit wins Seedcamp London 2014

Olle Kaidro, Margus Pala, Gerli Veermäe, Kei Karlson at Seedcamp 2014


Estonian startup GoWorkaBit has won the Seedcamp London 2014 – a five-day event aimed at connecting the 20 best fresh web-tech, mobile and software talents with some of the leading entrepreneurs, developers, experts and investors from all across Europe and all over the world.

GoWorkaBit, founded by an Estonian HR-specialist, Kei Karlson, specialises in providing a way for employers to find short-term employees at very short notice. Conversely, job hunters can find temporary work with ease.

Seedcamp London 2014 took place between 3-7 February and involved meetings with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and developers from all over the world, in intense mentoring, panel discussions and presentations.

Winning the Seedcamp usually results for an investment of at least €50,000, plus a mentoring program with world-class entrepreneurs and specialists. In addition, it helps to open doors for further investment.

GoWorkaBit joins the expanding list of other Estonian startups which have been successful at Seedcamp over the years – TransferWise, ERPLY, GateMe, GrabCad and Sportlyzer have all been either winners or finalists.

Seedcamp is a pan-European London-based accelerator launched in May 2007 by a group of 30 European investors that provides startups with seed money, mentorship, office space and support over a year-long programme. In addition to its accelerator programme the company also runs initiatives to support the European startup community, such as Seedhack and Seedsummit.

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Cover photo: GoWorkaBit’s team preparing for Seedcamp London 2014 at Google Campus in London.

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  • Viviann

    This is fantastic news. Estonia is a tiny country with limited natural resources … but no, I take that back. The country’s natural resources are its PEOPLE!!

  • Ann

    But it badly needs more female entrepreneurs, just like Kei! The country is still too macho-dominated and many women don’t feel empowered enough to start on their own.