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Estonia’s e-residents form an international chamber

Several e-residents, spanning the globe from Vancouver, Canada, to Seoul, Korea, have formed EERICA – the Estonian E-Residents’ International Chamber Association. Nine e-residents of Estonia came together in May to form EERICA. The independent, non-profit association seeks to bring e-residents together and promote their interests as an official group. The …

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Artur Kazaritski to represent Estonia at the Bocuse d’Or European culinary competition

Chef Artur Kazaritski, currently working at Copenhagen’s three Michelin star restaurant Geranium, will represent Estonia at the European final of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition in 2020 – that for the first time will be hosted in Tallinn. In the Estonian final, the chefs had five and a half …

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An Estonian student company wins the second place at a European competition

Brand, an Estonian student company, won the second place at the JA Company of the Year Competition 2019 in Lille, France, where young entrepreneurs from 40 countries competed for the main title. Brand, founded by the students of Hugo Treffner High School in Tartu, is the first Estonian company that …

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Let Merck Accelerator’s experience in partnerships boost your business

Designed as a science and technological partnership, the Darmstadt, Germany-based Merck Accelerator connects Estonian startups to innovation projects of Merck and its Innovation Center; applications for the program are open. This is a paid content. A wise man once said, “If I can make it here – I can make …

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Estonian-founded, London-based insurance startup Zego raises USD42 million

The Estonian-founded, London-based insurance startup, Zego, raised USD42 million in an investment round to fund the company’s European expansion. The proceeds of the round will be used to fuel Zego’s expansion across Europe and double its workforce, the company said in a statement. The Series B investment was led by …

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Estonia opens an honorary consulate in Phoenix, AZ

The Estonian ambassador to the United States, Jonatan Vseviov, opened an Estonian honorary consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, to give a boost to the development of Estonian-US business relations in the region. The opening ceremony took place on 10 June, and in addition to the ambassador, the ceremony was attended by …

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Estonian-founded startup accelerator becomes an official partner of Google

Startup Wise Guys, the Estonian-founded and now Riga, Latvia-based startup accelerator, has become an official partner for Google Developers Launchpad in the Baltics to support the growing Baltic startup industry. The “Startup Wise Guys Powered by Google Developers Launchpad” initiative will connect Startup Wise Guys to an elite group of …

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Estonian entrepreneurs: Diversity is an enormous asset for businesses

The leaders of big Estonian companies see diversity as an enormous asset for businesses, saying that the more diverse the company is, the more likely is it to come up with creative solutions. On this year’s Diversity Day, the Estonian Human Rights Centre invited representatives from four big Estonia-based companies …

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British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay becomes a fan of Estonian-made igloo-style huts

Gordon Ramsay, one of the best-known and most influential British chefs, has followed fellow Brits, footballer David Beckham and film director Guy Ritchie, by becoming a fan of igloo-style pods, made by Estonian company Iglucraft. According to the Daily Mail, Ramsay has filed a planning application with his local council in …

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The Ukrainian-Estonian chamber of commerce founded in Tallinn

The Ukrainian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (UECC) was founded on 31 May in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, to help with cooperation between the Estonian and Ukrainian companies and the two countries. The chamber was established by two companies, Elme Messer Gaas and Ilyashev & Partners Law Office. The NGO aims to …

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