Talented Estonia Estonia has established itself in our eyes as a firm hotspot for incredible talent ever since we first encountered Erply in 2009. Since then, this view has been further strengthened by a number of other awesome teams that have joined the family: GrabCAD, Sportlyzer, Campalyst, Qminder, TransferWise and, most recently, Pult.
As a country with a population of 1.34 million, it’s one of the least populous members of Europe; yet it has a phenomenal pool of talent. The Seedcamp Team will be packing their bags and we’re super excited about exploring the startup community in Tallinn further on April 18.
Partners and Sponsors
Estonia IT College has very kindly offered us its premises to host Seedcamp Tallinn. They pave the way in connecting academic knowledge with the commercial world. An impressive one-third of all their lectures come from IT firms and companies, making them a perfect partner for us. We are also very proud that Skype – one of Europe’s most successful startups ever – is sponsoring the event alongside our original Estonian investee, Erply. In addition to their support, we are happy to announce Enterprise Estonia as a major partner and sponsor. Their mantra is: “the more startup entrepreneurs there are, the higher the survival rate of their companies and the greater the number of fast-growing enterprises will be.” This is obviously very much in line with Seedcamp’s core belief that Europe needs to work together to support and accelerate our fantastic startup talent.
Who should apply?
Besides the immense local talent, we are looking forward to receiving applications from teams from the broader Baltic region and Scandinavian countries. We’ve previously enjoyed hosting Seedcamp Copenhagen and Stockholm, and hope to see many more teams from those regions apply. Obviously we’re all about timing rather than location, so if you’re ripe for disruption and want to make it big – apply now from anywhere in Europe of further afield!
How to apply?
Please familiarise yourself with the process: check out the FAQs and read up about Seedcamp on our website and blog. The more you know about us, the more you will get out of the whole Seedcamp experience (and you might also learn an interesting thing or two on the way!). Applications are open until Thursday, 29th March 2012.