In June, a startup event Unicorn59 was organized to introduce awesome Estonian startups that are on their way to conquering the world.
“Our public sector itself is a tech-savvy and demanding customer to our innovative startups – we just don’t talk about a digital society, we LIVE it,” Prime Minister Kaja Kallas stated on her welcome speech at Unicorn59 startup pitching event.
“We are eager to make relevant changes happen quickly. This makes Estonia a perfect testing ground for innovative solutions. As a small country we value flexibility and diversity and therefore we welco me foreign investors and talent in Estonia – together we can build a better future for everyone,” Kallas added.
200 female-founded startups are ready to conquer the world from Estonia
Estonia is currently one of a few countries in the world that has both, a female head of state and a female prime minister. And there are 196 startups founded in Estonia have at least one female founder.
According to Startup Estonia and Statistics Estonia, there are 2,983 women working in the Estonian startup sector, which is about 36% of all startup employees, Startup Estonia is currently creating a plan to help diversify Estonia’s startup scene further, one of the objectives being raising the number of women among startup founders.
Hydrogen-fuelled self-driving buses, autonomous fire brigades and internet of drones will be the future solutions for Estonia’s cities
Hydrogen-fuelled self-driving buses, autonomous fire brigades and an extensive online network of drones are just some of the solutions that will describe the city-scape of future Estonia, according to Estonia’s Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Andres Sutt.
These will supplement already existing solutions, such as smart crossroads, smart street lighting and solar pavements – and Estonia’s numerous, often invisible, e-services that create the needed background for the next smart city revolution.
Forbes published an article on how companies are able to keep artificial intelligence in their digital transformation plans, featuring the Estonian Investment Agency’s innovative chatbot Suve.
“Even as it begins to look more promising that the pandemic will one day be behind us, we continue to move toward digital acceleration,” David Moise wrote on Forbes. “We already knew that the companies that invested more in IT have a competitive edge and the pandemic doubled down on that concept.” In his article, Moise brought several examples of innovative use of artificial intelligence, including Invest Estonia’s chatbot Suve, that helped fight the burden on emergency hotlines during the COVID-19 related emergency situation in Estonia and has now transformed into a chatbot advising businesses and foreign talent interested in Estonia.
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