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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 third season we are looking into how to build a successful startup. #startupinestonia

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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 third season we are looking into how to build a successful startup. #startupinestonia

    Startup in Estonia: S3 E6 - How to build a startup around physical products

    Startup in Estonia: S3 E6 - How to build a startup around physical products

    It's time for the season finale! In the sixth episode, we talk about how to build a startup around physical products.

    This time, we are visited by the founder and CEO of Comodule - Kristjan Maruste. Comodule is a micromobility and IoT solutions company which connects electric vehicles to the internet. This year, Comodule also entered the scooter-sharing market with the brand Tuul, which is claimed to be the most durable and eco-friendly e-scooter in the world. 

    Tune in to hear Kristjan speak about how Comodule has set up their production line, both of scooters and IoT chips, in Tallinn. He emphasises that people tend to fall under the spell of status quo - if the industry at large does their production in China, surely it cannot be done elsewhere? Kristjan also brings new perspectives to numerous matters regarding autonomous vehicles, the future of transportation and micro-mobility. With inspiring confidence, he might also throw in humble claims like Comodule will soon be the Tesla of small e-vehicles.

    Startup in Estonia podcast is hosted by Adam Rang (@adamrangpr).

    Comodule: https://www.comodule.com/

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    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E5 - How to support the mental health of you and your team

    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E5 - How to support the mental health of you and your team

    In the fifth episode, we talk about how to support the mental health of you and your team. 

    For the first time in this series, we had the pleasure of bringing in two guests from a startup that's widely known for setting a great emphasis on supporting the well-being and mental health of their employees - Pipedrive. You can hear from their senior People & Culture Manager Leelia Rohumaa and Personal Coach Jorgen Matsi.

    Tune in for a very well-rounded overview of addressing mental health topics in any working group or company. A good starting point that is stressed in the episode is that everyone's case is different and there is no universal situation for addressing the matter. However, Jorgen and Leelia do a great job of laying out a framework for finding the best solution for these kind of situations. They share their views on how to make vacations and rest have the desired outcome, when to seek and what to look out for in professional help as well as how over-achieve and make no excuses while taking care of one's mental health. 

    Startup in Estonia podcast is hosted by Adam Rang (@adamrangpr).    

    Pipedrive: https://www.pipedrive.com/ 

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E4 - How to help save the planet & still make a profit

    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E4 - How to help save the planet & still make a profit

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia. In the third season, we are looking into how to build a successful startup.  

    In the fourth episode, we talk about how to help save the planet & still make a profit. The guest of this episode is Sandra Särav (@sandrasarav). She is the head of sustainability at Bolt, an Estonian startup which, on top of being one of the biggest and more successful ones in general, is also one that very much emphasises the importance of doing their business in an environmentally friendly way.  

    Tune in to hear Sandra talk about the different sustainability methods used in Bolt, all the way from recycling garbage to making their rides carbon-neutral. She also touches on the various benefits of having a green business strategy and gives tips on implementing greener measures for any company.  Other topics covered include greenwashing, educating customers, the future of green and many more.  Get ready for a thorough look into how to solve one of humanities biggest challenges whilst still staying true to the nature of a startup - changing the world, expanding globally and making a profit.   

    Tune in to the fourth episode of the Startup in Estonia podcast!  



    Bolt: https://bolt.eu/ 

    More episodes on our website: https://startupestonia.ee/podcast 

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    • 55 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E3 - How to avoid the mistakes of first time founders

    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E3 - How to avoid the mistakes of first time founders

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia. In the third season, we are looking into how to build a successful startup.

    In the third episode, we talk about how to avoid the mistakes of first time entrepreneurs and founders. The guest of this episode is Taavi Tamkivi (@taavitamkivi). He has 15 years of experience working in Estonia’s most celebrated startups such as Skype and TransferWise. In 2018, he took his wealth of experience on data science and cyber fraud and started his own startup company Salv, which is now helping companies beat financial crime with an innovative anti-money laundering solution.Tune in to hear Taavi reflect on his career of working at the forefront of Estonia’s biggest startup success stories. He is also humble to admit that despite those experiences, there was still a lot of unknown when it came to starting his own company: “I had seen companies grow from 50 employees to 2 000, but never from 1 to 50.”

    Get ready to gather valuable tips on founding a company and climbing the career ladder from this episode of the Startup in Estonia podcast.

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    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E2 - How to pivot your business

    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E2 - How to pivot your business

    Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia. In the third season, we are looking into how to build a successful startup. 

    In the second episode, we talk about successfully pivoting and keeping your business flexible to keep up with the market needs and beat the competition. The guest of the episode is Karoli Hindriks (@karolihindriks). She was Estonia's youngest inventor with a patented product at the age of 16, also the CEO of MTV Estonia at just 23 and is now the founder and CEO of Jobbatical. Jobbatical started as a platform to connect  highly skilled people with companies, giving businesses a chance to choose from a global talent pool. Over the course of several pivots and smaller adjustments, their most recent business model focuses on helping companies with the relocating process of hired talent. Karoli talks about the journey and the overall importance of being willing to let go of promising ideas. The show also touches on what implications to keep an eye on when pivoting, as Karoli shares plenty of tips and stories from her illustrious career.

    Jobbatical: https://jobbatical.com/

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    • 56 min
    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E1 - How to create a compelling company story?

    Startup in Estonia: #S3 E1 - How to create a compelling company story?

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

    In the third season, we are looking into how to build a successful startup. We're going to talk to more amazing founders of startups, both large and small to hear their perspective and get some valuable advice from them based on what they did right and just as importantly, what they did wrong.

    In the first episode, we are going to find out how to create a compelling company story for your startup. Every company has a story and a good one can be a cornerstone of good marketing and PR. It can inspire both customers and investors. It can foster a deeper understanding of you and your product, as well as add greater trust and familiarity to your business. If you don’t tell your story then someone else might do it for you - perhaps a cofounder you split from after a disagreement or perhaps a cynical journalist - and their story about your company might become the dominant public narrative, whether deserved or not.

    The guest of our podcast is Rain Rannu (@rainrannu). With more than 15 years of experience in the startup scene, Rain is the founder of mobile payments service provider Fortumo, founding partner at early-stage investment fund Superangel and a filmmaker. His latest movie ‘’Chasing Unicorns’’ is a fun narrative about a female founder trying to make it a male-dominated tech world, from Europe to Silicon Valley, based on based on real-life stories of European startups.

    Startup in Estonia podcast is hosted by Adam Rang (@adamrangpr).

    More about ‘’Chasing Unicorns’’: http://tallifornia.com/

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