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Estonian startup/tech ecosystem annual 2022 wrap-up on Dec 14, 2022

Estonian startup/tech ecosystem annual 2022 wrap-up on Dec 14, 2022

Estonian Founders Society, Startup Estonia, EstVCA, EstBAN, and Estonian Investment Agency invite you to join us on December 14 at 17:00. Location: Cafe NR99 (Sakala 3, Tallinn) We are definitely getting together also this year for the annual wrap-up event of five...

EstBAN syndicate for sTARTUp Day 2023!

EstBAN syndicate for sTARTUp Day 2023!

sTARTUp Pitching 2023 is coming again with a prize pool of over €350k! We are calling all startups to apply for the sTARTUp Pitching competition. Apply before 5 February 2023 to compete for prizes worth over 350,000 euros and present your startup in front of 4000...

EstBAN celebrated a decade of angel investing in Estonia

EstBAN celebrated a decade of angel investing in Estonia

On October 20th weeks and months of planning resulted in EstBAN10 Angel Summit during the day and Jubilee Gala in the evening. The day was to commemorate the years EstBAN has been paving the road for angels to get connected, learn and build trust. During the Summit we...

Angel Summit program is NOW LIVE!

Angel Summit program is NOW LIVE!

EstBAN10 Angel Summit is in 3 weeks and we're delighted to announce that the program is now live and published! It will be a get-together for business angels, VCs, partners and friends to meet, hear the expert speakers and discussions on stage, see the...

The winners of sTARTUp Pitching 2022 have been announced!

The winners of sTARTUp Pitching 2022 have been announced!

A record number of 380 applicants from 47 countries started this year’s sTARTUp Pitching competition. After a fierce competition, the winners have been announced. LightCode Photonics and Nanordica Medical were awarded EstBAN-led syndicates of €200k and €150k...

Meet the first speakers of EstBAN Angel Summit

Meet the first speakers of EstBAN Angel Summit

Angel Summit 2022 is approaching fast with and we're happy to introduce the first speakers out of many to join the biggest angel investing meet up in the region. Rainer Sternfeld is the managing partner in Nordic Ninja VC, the most active Japanese VC-s in Europe. He...

A Belgian in Estonia searching for unicorns

A Belgian in Estonia searching for unicorns

(Firstly published on 23.07.22 in Delfi Ärileht in Estonian, by Kaspar Allik) A Belgian computer scientist Hugues Flament has always been interested in how the technology can improve the world. He's been in financing for 25 years and the past 6 has been investing into...

Celebrating 10 years of EstBAN with Angel Summit on October 20th

Celebrating 10 years of EstBAN with Angel Summit on October 20th

Every year EstBAN has spent a few days somewhere together with 50-100 angels, listening to relevant people in the field, having a steamy sauna night and enjoyed the company of fellow angels. This year we’re making it big! EstBAN10 Angel Summit is a get-together for...

sTARTUp Day syndicate is coming again (duh)!

sTARTUp Day syndicate is coming again (duh)!

As almost everyone is lounging around and enjoying the lovely summer, some are already prepping for what's to come.  sTARTUp Day 2022, the most startup-minded festival comes again, this time in August 24-26 in Tartu, and as has become a habit already, EstBAN is...

How to fundraise – summer viewing for current and future founders

How to fundraise – summer viewing for current and future founders

During the New Nordic Leads investment training programme, there were a bunch of video tutorials made for early stage startups and those interested in startup funding, to cover all things related to fundraising. So to keep you comfortably busy (but not too much,...

EstBAN members’ season ending

EstBAN members’ season ending

On June 15th EstBAN we celebrated the end of the 1st half of 2022 and summarized the season in Cafe Opera. EstBAN has never been so active, with so many members, partners and activities. There are 260+ members, some more active at a given moment than others, as well...

New Nordic Leads wraps up with a cross-border BBQ

New Nordic Leads wraps up with a cross-border BBQ

After 2 years of educating startups and networking between angels, unfortunately mostly via zoom, about a 100 of us – startups and investors set to meet up in person in Helsinki for an international BBQ. We had a great time with all the angels and companies who were...

Vocal Image App awarded the best startup in New Nordic Leads batch 4

Vocal Image App awarded the best startup in New Nordic Leads batch 4

The team with their voice training app convinced the jury at Latitude59 with their clear value proposition, product, and proven ability to execute ambitious plans. As trends point out even more vocal and visual communication in the future, the market is expected to...

EstBAN welcomes Verve Ventures as a new Fund Member

EstBAN welcomes Verve Ventures as a new Fund Member

Verve Ventures reinforces its ties with the Estonian startup scene In April Verve Ventures decided to join EstBAN as a Fund Member. Verve Ventures has invested to more than 140 tech startups from all over the world, including Estonian startups Fractory and Estateguru...

An EstBAN study trip to London at last!

An EstBAN study trip to London at last!

In 2020 we were supposed to go to Istanbul for an annual EstBAN study trip. Study trips are something we've been organising at least once a year and it is a fantastic opportunity for EstBAN members to get to know each other a bit better, form trust and share war...