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Past event: Estonian Startup Awards 2023 open for nominations

Estonia's tech scene is buzzing, and it's time to spotlight the brightest stars! Nominate your favorites for the 2023 Estonian Startup Awards before December 17th.

Each year, the Estonian tech ecosystem produces dozens of success stories. No wonder there are plenty of them — Estonia holds the title of the most educated nation in Europe, with the biggest per capita numbers of funded startups and unicorns.

For over half a decade, the Estonian Startup Awards has been here to count the brightest stars on the startup horizon, celebrate the achievements of the local community, and inspire the next generation of founders to take over the world. Led by LIFT99, the Estonian Founders Society, and Invest Estonia, this event brings together the most inspiring people across all sectors of the ever-growing Estonian ecosystem.

Nominate your favourites

Now, the 2023 public nomination round is open to gather the names and deeds of those who have inspired the community the most! Know someone inspiring? Make sure to cast your suggestion here. The nomination deadline is December, 17, 2023.

That will be the basis of the shortlist for the final voting. Who votes? The Estonian founders, thanks to the help of the Estonian Founders Society. The final ballot is carried out by a jury in December/January – in 2022, 235 founders “sat on the panel”.

Categories are:

  • Newcomer of 2023
  • Revenue Hack of 2023
  • Investor of the Year 2023
  • Giving Back Powerhouse of 2023
  • GreenTech of 2023
  • HealthTech of 2023
  • DeepTech of 2023
  • Founder of the Year 2023

The winners in the 8 categories for 2023 will be announced at the 5th public awards gala, taking place on February 2, 2024, in Tallinn.

Wondering who made it last year? Give it a look here.

This year’s awards ceremony is supported by the Estonian Founders SocietyInvest EstoniaKarma VenturesSpecialist VCSwedbank, and Trind Ventures.

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