Estonian World’s Best of 2012 – Business & Technology

Here we look back at some of the more remarkable business & tech stories that we published last year:

 

Start-up entrepreneur Priit Salumaa wrote a comprehensive report about Estonian start-up scene – or what has become to be known internationally as #estonianmafia:

#estonianmafia: The Insider View

https://estonianworld.com/technology/estonianmafia-the-insider-view/

 

Estonian architects Maarja Kask, Karli Luik and Ralf Lõoke from the Tallinn-based practice Salto built the world’s longest trampoline in a Russian forest, submitted as part of an arts festival:

Estonian architects create the world´s longest bouncing trampoline

https://estonianworld.com/technology/estonian-architects-create-the-world%C2%B4s-longest-bouncing-trampoline/

Feature story about London-based fashion designer Kriss Soonik who emphasised that it doesn’t matter where one physically lives in today’s cosmopolitan world – she maintained that she would always be an Estonian, no matter where she chooses to live geographically:

Lady who created “loungerie” and helps Saudi Arabian women to find their sensuality – meet lingerie designer Kriss Soonik

https://estonianworld.com/business/a-lady-who-created-loungerie-and-helps-saudi-arabian-ladies-to-find-their-sensuality-meet-lingerie-designer-kriss-soonik/

Feature story about another London-based Estonian entrepreneur, CrowdIPR’s Taavi Raidma:

Intellectual Property World is Our Oyster: Meet Taavi Raidma, co-founder and CEO of UK-based CrowdIPR

https://estonianworld.com/business/intellectual-property-world-is-our-oyster-meet-taavi-raidma-co-founder-and-ceo-of-uk-based-crowdipr/

 

We wrote how 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:

Tallinn among Top 21 Intelligent Communities in the World

https://estonianworld.com/business/tallinn-among-top-21-intelligent-communities-in-the-world/

Every Estonian schoolchild will soon be able to write their own code and produce software

https://estonianworld.com/technology/every-estonian-schoolchild-will-soon-be-able-to-write-their-own-code-and-produce-software/

Feature story with New York-based Erply’s founder Kris Hiiemaa:

Erply’s Founder & CEO Kris Hiiemaa: “Estonian start-ups should take full advantage of the opportunities that they’ve been offered”

https://estonianworld.com/technology/in-conversation-with-erply-ceo-kris-hiiemaa/

Start-up entrepreneur Andrus Purde wrote about Estonian tech company Toggl – an online time tracking tool, which is popular with freelancers, groups, and small companies.  It allows people to track the time they spend on various projects:

Keep it simple, talk to users – how Toggl has

attracted 20’000 paid users, and counting

https://estonianworld.com/technology/keep-it-simple-talk-to-users-how-toggl-has-attracted-20000-paid-users-and-counting/

 

Ryan Bourne who works as the Head of Economic Research at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, concluded in October:

Estonia proves that it’s possible to cut spending and continue to grow

https://estonianworld.com/business/estonia-proves-that-its-possible-to-cut-spending-and-continue-to-grow/

Photos: VisitEstonia/Tallinn Image Bank/Private Collections

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