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In January 2021, Estonia became the only country in the world with a female president and female prime minister. At the same time, Estonia’s startup sector continues to bloom, with soon-to-be unicorns predicted and the Startup Visa programme bringing extra companies to grow here.

Estonia became the only country in the world with a female president and female prime minister

The news that Estonia became the only country in the world that has both a female president and female prime minister at the helm brought Estonia to the limelight in social networks and the media. But what may be even more important for potential investors – the new government sees attracting FDI as one of its priorities.

Estonia’s new PM Kallas: “Estonia has the strength to become a country larger than its borders”

The newly formed government of Estonia, led by prime minister Kaja Kallas, plans to make Estonia an attractive country for developing and testing various innovative solutions, seeks to launch supportive measures for startups and renders Estonia as an internationally attractive and competitive business environment.

Fifth of Estonian startups founded with help of Startup Visa programme

Estonia’s entrepreneurial spirit and its supporting business environment attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world to join its community. In Estonia, more than 20% of all the startups have been founded with the help of the Startup Visa programme, launched in 2017.

Unicorn prediction by Sten Tamkivi: Look for the companies solving huge global pain points

Estonia, the leader in startup unicorns per capita, shared hints from leading founders and investors about which of its startups are likely to be the next unicorns (companies valued at more than $1 billion). Sten Tamkivi, ex-Skyper and CPO at Topia, revealed that Estonia’s startups to watch include Salv, Pactum, Xolo, Supervaisor, Veriff, Starship Technologies, and Skeleton Technologies.

Micromobility is booming – busy times ahead for Estonian Bikeep

Bike use surged in 2020 as the pandemic made people more conscious of their wellbeing. The world is changing, more and more cities will soon look like the bicycle city of Amsterdam. This has brought some busy and exciting times for Estonian micromobility enabler Bikeep in solving urban infrastructure problems.

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