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Estonian entrepreneurial ecosystem analysed in a major report

In a new comprehensive report, called “Towards a More Entrepreneurial Estonia, Call for Action”, commissioned by the Estonian Development Fund and facilitated by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (GEDI), Estonia achieved a relatively high position, but there also are many reasons to be concerned. The positive news is that, …

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Forbes lists Estonia as one of seven European startup hotspots to watch

Forbes magazine has included Estonia on a list of seven European startup hotspots to watch. Forbes said that while the likes of London and Berlin continue to dominate headlines as Europe’s leading startup hubs, there are some hidden gems that are fast emerging as champions of the continental startup scene. The …

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Estonia scores 17th in the World Bank Doing Business 2015 index

Estonia has come in 17th among the 189 countries listed in the World Bank’s recently published Doing Business 2015 index, scoring higher than its southern neighbours. Singapore continues to be the economy with the most business-friendly regulations, according to the index. New Zealand scored second and China’s special administrative region …

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TransferWise holds a parade in London to draw attention to transparent forex fees

The Estonian-founded, London-based money transfer startup, TransferWise, held a parade on 30 October in the City of London to draw attention to greater transparency in foreign exchange fees. The publicity stunt saw over a hundred “skeletons” marching through the City to what the company calls “mark the end of hidden …

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Tallinn Airport among the best airports in Europe

According to the airport guide, Sleeping in Airports, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is among the best airports in Europe, based on the overall airport experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2014 airport survey. Sleeping in Airports says that thoughtful touches like rest and relaxation zones, art galleries …

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Marjo Miettinen: Finns shouldn’t adopt a big-brother attitude to Estonia

On 9-10 October, many business leaders from around the world will gather in Helsinki, at the Nordic Business Forum. The guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sir Alex Ferguson, Dambisa Moyo, and others. This year, Enterprise Estonia is an official partner of the forum. In association with the leading business event in the Nordics, …

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StartupBus Europe aims to launch 80 startups in 72 hours

From 25-28 October, 10 buses depart for their rides from eight European countries, including for the first time Estonia – and on those buses, 40 developers, designers and entrepreneurs engage in 72-hour hackathon process in order to build technically innovative solutions to address real customer problems. The buspreneurs must introduce …

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Estonian designers take a step closer to international fame at the London Design Week

Last week, over 30 top Estonian product designers showed off their work at the London Design Week, going home with valuable business contacts and bursting of new inspiration. The Estonian pavilion at the 100% Design event at Earls Court was mainly directed to trade professionals, while the pop-up shop at …

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