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Artist in focus: jazz singer Kadri Voorand (video)

Kadri Voorand is an up-and-coming Estonian jazz singer. Voorand grew up in the environment filled with folk music and tradition. She sang, danced and played violin since early childhood in her mother’s folk ensemble, where her task was from the beginning the improvise,  to fill the melodies or keep the …

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Europe’s first gaming startup accelerator GameFounders present their first batch of startups

GameFounders, the first startup accelerator in Europe that is purely focused on gaming and gamified apps, was founded this year by Estonians Kadri Ugand, Lauri Antalainen, Sven Illing, and American Paul Bragiel. The accelerator, co-financed by the Startup Estonia program (itself co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund) offers starting …

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Estonian President Ilves: Citizens themselves should determine organisation of the EU in future

The European Union needs a new Convention of the Future of Europe, whereby the member states, meaning its citizens, can adopt decisions regarding the organisation of the future Europe, said President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Giuliano Amato, former prime minister of Italy, at a discussion …

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Tallinn among the Top 21 intelligent communities in the world

The international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on its list of the 21 most intelligent communities in the world. Making it onto the Smart21 list is the first step in the competition of over 400 communities worldwide vying for the title of the …

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The 8th Annual EstDocs Festival successfully came to an end (video)

EstDocs is an annual not-for-profit Estonian documentary film festival and competition held in Toronto, that presents stories from Estonia. Its mission is to provide a 360-degree perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts, culture, sport, and other subjects. This year’s EstDocs Festival raised its curtains on October 11 in Toronto and …

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Garage48 Tartu 2012 produces myriad of potential world beaters (video)

Estonian hackathon Garage48 had a prolific weekend in Tartu, where a number of new innovative start-up firms were set up in a space of two days. Garage48 hackathonis an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers, project managers collaborate intensively on software …

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EstDocs 2012 Celebrates a Century of Estonian Cinema in Toronto (Video)

EstDocs is an annual not-for-profit Estonian documentary film festival and competition held in Toronto, that presents stories from Estonia. Its mission is to provide a 360-degree perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts, culture, sport, and other subjects. Established in 2005 and so far visited by over 10 000 film lovers, …

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New IT hobby groups called Smartlabs for 10-19 year olds announced in Estonia, backed by Microsoft

The creation of new hobby groups for 10-19 year olds involve getting instructed in robotics, programming, mobile app and web design. The idea was generated by Vaata Maailma Foundation which has been working on other IT education initiatives in Estonia since 2001 – such as helping with IT education programs …

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Startup Wise Guys Accelerator opens with a new 1 Million € deal for alumni

Tallinn based tech accelerator Startup Wise Guys announced that they have struck a deal with a venture investor SmartCap. SmartCap is an Estonian based venture capital fund management company and they have commited to invest 1 MEUR into Startup Wise Guys alumni companies with local presence. Startup Wise Guys is …

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