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Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia. In the second season season we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

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Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia. In the second season season we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E5 - Financial Technologies

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E5 - Financial Technologies

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

    In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    In the fifth episode, we are focusing on financial technologies, covering the topic with Kaidi Ruusalepp, the CEO of Funderbeam and Norris Koppel, the CEO of Monese.

    Kaidi Ruusalepp is the founder and CEO of Funderbeam, the global funding and trading platform of private companies built on blockchain. Kaidi is a former CEO of Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and the Co-Founder of Estonian Service Industry Association. She is also an Ex Member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission.

    Norris Koppel is the founder and CEO of Monese, an online banking platform that offers quick current account opening for all EU residents. Norris founded Monese after his first-hand experience of the hassle involved with opening a bank account in a new country. Prior to starting Monese, he built multiple FinTech companies in the UK.

    The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.

    • 40 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E4 - Educational Technology

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E4 - Educational Technology

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

    In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    In the fourth episode, we are focusing on educational technology, covering the topic with Ede Schank Tamkivi, the CEO of Eesti 2.0 and Märt Aro, co-founder of Nordic EdTech Forum "N8".

    Ede Schank Tamkivi is the CEO of Eesti 2.0,  a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire the next generation of Estonians to choose a future in technology. Ede is also an author and a journalist. 
    Märt Aro is the co-founder and Chairman of The Board of Nordic EdTech Forum "N8". He has co-founded 3 NGO’s and 4 companies for education development, including  DreamApply.com Student Admission Platform, which is used by more than 200 universities from 30+ countries.

    The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.

    • 38 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E3 - The Future of Mobility

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E3 - The Future of Mobility

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

    In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    In the third episode, we are focusing on the future of mobility, covering the topic with Martin Villig, the co-founder of Bolt (formerly Taxify) and Ardo Reinsalu, the CEO and co-founder of Stigo.

    Ardo Reinsalu is the CEO and co-founder of Stigo, a B2B scooter share company. Stigo has also launched the world fastest folding electric scooter and is leading the last-mile transportation development. Ardo's previous experience includes management of high-tech and med-tech companies.

    Martin Villig is the co-founder of Bolt (formerly Taxify), leading ride-hailing platform in 100+ cities in 30 countries across Europe and Africa with over 25M passengers and 500K drivers. Martin has 20+ years of experience, either founding and working with software and internet related businesses (eg: Nasdaq Stock Exchange, Skype and Fortumo) and he is the co-founder of Estonian Startup Leaders Club and Garage48 Foundation.

    The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.

    • 44 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E2 - AI & Machine Learning

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E2 - AI & Machine Learning

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

    In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    In the second episode, we are focusing on AI & Machine Learning, covering the topic with Triin Mahlakõiv, the co-founder of North Star AI and Kristjan Korjus, Head of Data at Starship Technologies.


    Triin Mahlakõiv is the co-founder of machine intelligence community North Star AI, that unites ML practitioners, supports AI education and raises awareness of applied ML solutions in business. She is also an advisor on fundraising, partnerships, community growth, strategic sales and marketing. 

    Kristjan Korjus is the Head of Data at Starship Technologies. He has led a successful GitHub project where they were first to replicate the notorious Atari playing AI by DeepMind and he is a co-author of the 3rd best selling book in Estonia in 2014 “Bedside Reading About Mathematics”. Kristjan has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tartu.

    The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.

    • 37 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E1 Cyber Security

    Startup in Estonia: #S2 E1 Cyber Security

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

    In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

    In the first episode, we are focusing on cyber security, covering the topic with Ralph Echemendia from Seguru and Marily Hendrikson from Startup Estonia.

    Ralph Echemendia is a world-renowned cyber security expert, known internationally by his alter ego “The Ethical Hacker.” For over 20 years, Ralph has delivered training on hacking and other security information to corporations including the US Marine Corps, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, AMEX, Intel, Boeing, Symantec, and IBM. In the recent two years Ralph has been based in Tallinn, Estonia, working on his startup Seguru, world's first truly multifaceted security app for your mobile device. https://www.seguru.io/

    Marily Hendrikson is the Cyber Defence Project Lead for Startup Estonia. Marily's role is to find the factors in the startup ecosystem which help to create new cyber security startups and support the growth of existing startups.

    The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.

    • 40 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S1 E6 The Government side of the equation

    Startup in Estonia: #S1 E6 The Government side of the equation

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast about launching new businesses and the ecosystem needed to nurture great ideas. We talk to the founders both new and established startups and the benefits they gain setting up their businesses in Estonia through the startup visa programme.

    The sixth episode features Maarika Truu and Marten Kaevats. Maarika has been active in the Estonian startup ecosystem in various fields; managing sales in Pipedrive, organizing hackathons for Garage48 and is currently the head of Startup Estonia. Marten is the national digital advisor for the Government Office of Estonia.

    Maarika and Marten discuss how the government is involved in the startup ecosystem development and what are the plans for future.

    • 50 min

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