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Top 20 Startups 2016
Find out about the top 20 early stage startups in #Estonia2016. Top 4 will be pitching on sTARTUp Day. The 2016 batch was carefully selected by jury of investors. The list is displayed in alphabetical order.
Deekit Freemium whiteboard where users can draw, write and work with other content together, in real-time.
Nordic Automation Systems Industrial automation development company, specialising in sensor technologies, data analysis and monitoring solutions.
SportID One stop shop for health and fitness services for companies but also for all of us.
Tebo Teachers’ network for sharing learning content like slides, worksheets, quizzes.
Autolevi Airbnb for cars in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.
Ampler Bikes Engineers the future of personal transport.
Capster Scientifically proven, health sustainable and an affordable solution to chronic nasal problems.
Dermtest A software platform service, connecting family doctors with dermatology clinics.
DreamApply International student recruitment and marketing management platform for universities.
Festivality Platform SaaS and full-service solution for events to adopt novel and smarter mobile technologies, gain new revenues and actionable analytics.
Greenhouse CI Continuous integration & delivery for mobile apps.
INZMO Enables you to get any personal insurance in seconds.
Leansite Simple application for construction management and team collaboration.
Palleter A fleet of nearby trucks ready to carry your freight.
RebelRoam Internet Service Provider for the global transportation and travel industries.
Shipitwise Platform for companies to outsource and automate their logistics departments.
SprayPrinter Handheld printer that works with spray paint.
Traffel Helps people find the best travel deals quickly.
RangeForce Simulates cyber battle to train IT professionals on cyber security.
Weps Chatbot that builds websites in an already familiar messenger-like interface.
A Jury of Seasoned Investors
Rein Lemberpuu
Contriber founder
Heidi Kakko
Coach (Business, Executive)
Esben Gadsbøll
Board Member at NordicBAN
Marek Kiisa
General Partner at Astrec Invest
Lauri Isotamm
Entrepreneur & Author
Ari Korhonen
Angel investor and Venture capitalist
Jaakko Salminen
Chairman at FiBAN
Petri Lehmuskoski
Passionate startup angel investor
Jari Mieskonen
Conor Venture Partners
Lauri Kokkila
Dealflow Manager at Inventure
Aivis Pavlovs
Project Manager at LatBAN
Voldemārs Brēdiķis
Angel Investor, Business Developer
Law Consulting (Value €1250)
Top 4 teams will get €1250 worth of consulting from Hedman Lift. Hedman Lift is a resource for startup enthusiasts and professionals alike for dealing with any legal issues you may encounter during your development phases.
Mentoring from EstBAN Members
Top 4 teams will get mentoring from jury members. Estonian Business Angels Network is an umbrella organization for business angels and business angel groups seeking investment opportunities in Estonia and its neighbouring regions with an aim to grow the quantity and quality of local seed stage investments.
Startup day tickets
Top 4 teams will get sTARTUp Day 2016 tickets. Long have everyone criticized startups for burning investors` money but not being brilliant at earning money. Now it is eventually time to answer to the big question: How to Earn if there’s Nothing to Burn?
Funderbeam consulting and discounts
Free consulting to help you raise money. This can include legal, marketing, and pitching advice up to a value of €2,000. This increases your chance to open a syndicate, only if there are investors interested. You then get a discount of €500 on the Funderbeam management fee.
Mentoring and Perks from Fortumo
The startup with the most interesting monetization model will get a one-year subscription to CrunchBase Pro to help the founding team find investors and customers. The founders will also be invited to a business lunch with Fortumo's Head of Sales Andrea Boetti, who will share his experience about closing deals with companies like Google, Spotify, and Microsoft.
Become the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 representative for Estonia
The winner of the Top 20 Startups In Estonia pitching competition will become the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 representative for Estonia. The team will benefit from increased visibility through the SEUA blog and get access to the Awards Ceremony to be held in the European Commission and to a mentoring programme in Brussels (about European funds, training, visibility, lobbying, etc.) to develop their project making it more viable at European level.
Three Simple Rules
1. Only Estonian Startups
Located in Estonia or have Estonian-originated teams.
2. Only Early Stage Startups
Apply as early as you want but your annual revenue should not be more than 500k €
3. Previous funding not more than 1m €
You can have previous funding but not more than 1m €.
1. Applications 6 November
2. Get Selected 30 November
3. Pitching 9 December
(Startup Day)
Final Pitching

9th December
Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia

The 4 best startups will go on stage to pitch for becoming the best Estonian early stage startup in front of thousands of people, investors and media!

You’ve put a tremendous amount of time and hard work into building your startup. You’re determined to take things to the next level. Becoming a Top 20 Early Stage Startup in Estonia can help make that happen! It’s a great way to get international attention and make yourself visible to potential investors. Additionally, the top 4 teams will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea at sTARTUp Day 2016. Pitching at an international business festival can be a real game-changer — you’ll also get to connect with people from the Estonian Ecosystem and beyond.

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