I left my home country Estonia around 5-6 years ago. The term ‘startup’ was fairly new at the time. TransferWise was still in baby shoes and E-Residency wasn’t opened up yet for the wider world. I had already been working with UK companies from Estonia for several years before leaving and it made perfect sense to continue my journey in the UK.
Last week I visited Estonia for a different reason than usually, I attended the biggest Startup Event in the Baltics ‘Startup Day’ in Tartu, which brought together around 2700 entrepreneurs, founders, experts and investors from across the world. I was stunned – about the level of commitment from the organisers team, the top level people they’ve attracted as speakers, the level of startups who pitched at the event on different tracks, and overall buzz and energy. And I was really proud to be there and say that I’m from Estonia, specifically from Tartu. So I thought I'd share some of the highlights from these three days with you.