Estonia’s new e-residents are surpassing the country’s birth rate

The Next Web

Estonia is the first country in the world to offer an ‘e-Residency‘ to people of any nationality. If you become an e-resident, you get a governmentally issued digital identity like other Estonians, that you can use to set up your own company in Estonia — completely remotely.

Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Europe Latin America accelerators Chile estonia finland funding TechIt’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot.

What it’s like to found a startup in Estonia

The Next Web

I happen to be from Estonia, a small, but fiercely proud country near the Baltic Sea, one with a burgeoning startup scene that’s full of driven, intelligent and hungry entrepreneurs. You’ll also find a much more committed mindset in Estonia than you will in California.

More innovation off the beaten path

deal architect

Last entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from Startup City – Boulder, CO Monument Men – structures across US Desert West Diplomacy and Digital Signatures – Finland, Estonia Technology

How this shy country wants to become the Silicon Valley of the Baltics

The Next Web

In recent years we’ve been continually impressed with the small Baltic country of Estonia, which has been a frontrunner in many areas within digital solutions and tech innovation, such as e-residency, digital policies, and national cryptocurrencies.

GrabCAD’s Acquisition: From Talinn to London to Boston

Agile VC

Hardi moved the company from his home in Estonia to Boston to be embedded in the deep CAD software ecosystem here (Solidworks – Dassault, PTC, etc) and was part of TechStars Boston’s second class. And thanks to Hardi I got to meet the President of Estonia.

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A Visit With the European Startup Community

Gust

My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia. Estonia. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, located just across the Bay of Finland from Helsinki. In Estonia, I was in front of audiences for twenty-one hours, while delivering seven workshops and lectures and mentoring twelve entrepreneurs.

[ADV] Admiral Markets – Make Your Financial Transactions Risk Free And Protected

YoungUpstarts

The subsidairy companies functioning under the Admiral Markets Trademark are registered in several parts of England, Estonia and Cyprus. Financial sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets in the world economy.

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Five for Friday v4

Start Up Blog

This is BIG – Estonia has just become first country to allow for e-citizens. Here’s 5 pieces of information that got me thinking this week. Reading, viewing and listening pleasure for the impending weekend. Enjoy! Are you suffering from Stuffocation ? Author James Wallman takes about it here at Google. Another reminder that the future is phygital – Both physical and digital have a place. One is not superior to the other. In fact, they are better together.

[ADV] Secured Trading In Admiral Markets

YoungUpstarts

Since its inception, the company has earned its reputation of being an international entity having obtained regulatory licenses in Cyprus, Estonia, Australia and all the major parts of Europe. Currency trading is the recent fad prevalent in the economic world.

Introducing TechStars London

David Cohen

Today is a big day for TechStars. With the announcement of TechStars London , we are taking a first step outside of the United States. We’ve always been cautious with our growth, always prioritizing quality over quantity.

It May Be An Open Book, But The EU Ain’t On The Best-Seller List

YoungUpstarts

in the European Union, ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.”.

Austin’s Technology Hub Can Hack Digital Identity for Homelessness

Austin Startup

Digital identity on the blockchain has already been used for keeping track of vaccinations in refugee camps, for voting in Estonia, and is being tested in cities and states all over the U.S Austin, TX Within our thriving, prosperous city, there is a visible housing crisis.

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

Up and Running

Nations such as Estonia or Poland have made a name for themselves as well. When we established Ready4S back in 2012, the tech startup scene looked completely different than it does today.

Host a Livestream of The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Last year, about 150 groups participated, including sites in Buenos Aires; Prague; Copenhagen; Tallinn, Estonia; Guadalajara; Warsaw; Bucharest; Kiev; Ljubljana, Slovenia;Wollongong, Australia; Uruguay; France; Germany; India; Israel; Italy; and The Netherlands. This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference.

How technology can disrupt a Government.

Start Up Blog

Digital Residency – Estonia now allows people to become virtual citizens. By doing so Estonia will attract money from overseas without human movement.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Spolsky on Software on Both Sides of The Table

Both Sides of the Table

None are in Silicon Valley, one is in New York City, they’re spread out across the world (France, Estonia, St.

Pet Lover Provides the First Major Innovation in 200 Years

Hearpreneur

When we first launched our pilot a few years ago, a woman in Estonia found a dog with a Pawscout Tag. Pets can be our best friends. Largely because of their unconditional love, owners always make sure their pets are taken care of.

5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon

ReadWriteStart

It gathered 120 hackers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia under the same roof and challenged them to go from zero to demo in 48 hours. Garage48 Helsinki , the largest hackathon in the Nordics, took place last week.

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Israeli startups – Apply for mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv by Feb 3rd

VC Cafe

Last month in London, I got a chance to sit with five startups from the UK, Italy, Finland and Estonia – each with a very different business. For the last three years, I had the pleasure of being a mentor in Seedcamp, probably the largest and most established startup incubator in Europe.

Israel Ranked 29th in Easiness of Doing Business According to the World Bank

VC Cafe

However, it still takes 81 days to export from Kazakhstan compared to 5 in Estonia.

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Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups?

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups?

Why VCs Invest in Startups with Gravity

Genuine VC

Estonia & India) and even other cities here domestically (e.g. Given communication tools and an array of online services which foster and empower remote working, many startups are successfully building and creating product with teams all around the world. Here at NextView, we typically invest in companies headquartered along the U.S. East Coast, but a number of them have a significant number of team members outside the country (e.g.

Why International Startups Love NY, and NY VCs Love International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 6 companies with roots in Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, India, and Russia. (In New York is now the second-most-active tech ecosystem in the US on all key metrics, after the Bay Area.

GrabCAD & Professional Communities ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Founders Hardi Meybaum and Indrek Narusk originally started building the company in their native Estonia before moving to Boston to join the hub of SaaS / CAD software companies located here. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. GrabCAD & Professional Communities. January 4, 2012. Today one of our portfolio companies, GrabCAD, announced it’s Series A funding led by Matrix.

Why VCs Invest in Startups with Gravity

Genuine VC

Estonia & India) and even other cities here domestically (e.g. Given communication tools and an array of online services which foster and empower remote working, many startups are successfully building and creating product with teams all around the world. Here at NextView, we typically invest in companies headquartered along the U.S. East Coast, but a number of them have a significant number of team members outside the country (e.g.

How to Master PPC Targeting and Choose the Right Ad Platform

ConversionXL

When I was speaking at Elite Camp in Estonia this summer, I broke out the PPC thermometer to show which PPC channels give you visitors who are closer to buying.

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500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

Startups in this class come from far and away, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, India, Japan, Italy, Latvia & Estonia, Spain, and Taiwan. 500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall.

Thoughts from the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 in Brussels

VC Cafe

Most people think that Skype is an American company (technically, now that it was bought by MSFT it is), but readers of this blog probably know it was started in Estonia and that Niklas went on to start his own VC fund. Hey mom, I’m on the screen in the European Parliament!

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You’ve graduated from the incubator cocoon… now what?

The Next Web

As Ben Rooney of the Wall Street Journal reminded us in a recent article , Skype originated with some engineers in Estonia. Just like in college, graduates of incubators are sent off to go conquer the world… with the dream of a multi-million dollar exit and dollar signs in their eyes.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

A blueberry in a bowl of chili or why any Founder should visit Austin.

Austin Startup

I saw what impact Skype had on Estonia and there are a lot of examples like that, how a role-model or a success story if presented right, creates a healthy competition and copy-inspired-cats around.

14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast

ConversionXL

Noah Kagan shared this tip at the Digital Elite Camp conference I attended in Estonia this year. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel. Think about it… What other channel can you launch something and drive sales immediately?

Key Insights from Every Speaker of Elite Camp 2017

ConversionXL

Elite Camp is a traffic and (mainly) conversion event held in Estonia every summer. It’s among the very best CRO events in the world, and of course in Europe. Elite Camp 2017 had an enviable line-up of heavy hitters and rock stars. Here are top insights from every speaker of this year’s event.

How to Use Personalized Content and Behavioral Targeting For Improved Conversions

ConversionXL

And like this if you do it from the United Kingdom: And finally like this if you are, like me, from Estonia: All this makes buying for customers around the world easier as they can see prices in their national currency and don’t have to Google exchange rates.

Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene

The Next Web

But I think its fair to say that the Dutch post-World War II welfare state isn’t exactly breeding the young and hungry entrepreneur you find in Turkey, Romania and Estonia. Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist.

Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance

Duct Tape Marketing

Estonia – Information Society Service Act. Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit Flickr. Every year, governments increase restrictions on unsolicited email.

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How to Run Effective Online Sweepstakes Campaigns

ConversionXL

Unique Hotels is a small group lifestyle hotels located mainly in Tallinn, Estonia and Manor house just outside the city. Nõa Lihatööstus is a local brand in Estonia which sells different pre-packaged meat products to consumers They had an inactive Facebook fan page with 31 fans.

Making MA More Competitive – An Innovative Way Around the H-1B Visa Cap

Rob Go

Four of our portfolio company founders are from other countries (India, Estonia, Croatia, and Canada). There was great news yesterday in the MA entrepreneurial community when Governor Patrick proposed sweeping legislation to ban companies from enforcing non-compete agreements. I’m really excited about this, and think that it will have a big impact.

What living in different countries has taught me about life (and work)

Austin Startup

From running around Manhattan in 2008 selling to restaurants while the world economy was in tatters, to the first hire of a startup based out of Estonia, to my current role in Austin, Texas it sure has been a windy road. Lately, I’ve been feeling uneasy. A sense of staleness.

32 Business and Life Lessons: What I Learned Running Companies on 4 Different Continents

ConversionXL

Instead, I decided to package what I know about internet marketing and build an online course for small businesses in Estonia (that’s where I’m from).

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