Come and startup your venture in Estonia

Come and startup your venture in Estonia

Posted by Naveen on January 20th 2017

Estonia has launched a new programme, allowing non-EU nationals to come and collaborate with Estonian startups, relocate their existing startups or establish new ones in Estonia on preferential terms.
“Compared to most of the other startup visa programs, the Estonian one differs by offering preferential terms for obtaining a visa or a permit for both the startup entrepreneurs who wish to set up or relocate their company to Estonia as well as employees seeking to work for Estonian startups,” explained Mari Vavulski, one of the initiators of the new programme and the Head of Startup Estonia, a governmental initiative aimed to supercharge the Estonian startup ecosystem.
“Furthermore, it offers the option for both a short-term stay on a visa or a stay for up to five years with a temporary residence permit. I hope that the new startup visa programme encourages Estonian startups to pursue hiring more foreign employees, thus contributing to the community with new valuable members,” Vavulski added.
How to qualify for the Visa
In order to qualify for the preferential terms of the startup visa, startups must fill out an application detailing their business and team, which will then be evaluated by a dedicated startup committee, consisting of members of the Estonian startup community.
The new startup visa will enable foreign startup founders to operate their businesses in Estonia without worrying about their immigration status and that is also an important step further in making Estonia more attractive for international talent
Details about the star-tup visa program can be found in Start-up Estonia’s


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