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Estonianmafia@Silicon Valley


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presentation given at Silicon Valley Start event in Tallinn University of Technology.

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Estonianmafia@Silicon Valley

  1. 1. Estonian Mafia @ Silicon ValleyAndrus ViirgEnterprise Estonia Silicon Valleyandrus.viirg@eas.eeDec.1 2011 Silicon Valley StartTallinn University of Technology
  2. 2. ENTERPRISE ESTONIAState foundation for Business Development:Investment, Trade, Innovation/Technology and Tourismpromotion + the Space Office of Estoniaimplementing agency of the EU structural funds in Estonia  budget of 1.3 billion USD (2007-2013)  about 300 employees  providing financing/grant products, advice, partnership opportunities and trainingInvestment, Trade, Tourism & Innovation Promotion – assisting international companies to estonianize – assisting Estonian companies to internationalize – Foreign (promotional) Offices in Stockholm, Helsinki , Hamburg, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Shanghai, Tokyo and Silicon Valley
  3. 3. Estonia produces a disproportionatenumber of startups per capita slide shared by Robin Wauters during Seedcamp Week in London (sept.2011), where out of 20 companies 4 Estonian startups presented . GrabCAD, is a mechanical engineering community and a marketplace Sportlyzer is an online training advisor. Tranferwise, online currency exchange Campalyst measures the real ROI of Facebook Pages
  4. 4. Landing in Silicon Valley• Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley + Tallinn Tehnopol studytours• Soft landing zones (tech incubators) – US Market Access Center (US MAC) – Plug & Play Techcenter• Accellerators – 500startups – AngelPad – i/o Ventures – Silicon Valley Pad – Guidewire – Alchemist
  5. 5. www.siliconvikings.compartners in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay area): • Innovation Center Denmark in Palo Alto, • Enterprise Estonia in Sunnyvale, • Finnode in Santa Clara, • Innovation Norway in San Francisco, • Expotradet in San Francisco, Vinnova in Emeryville (Sweden), • Stanford-Sweden Contact Center (Stanford University). • SNR Denton in Palo Alto • Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara.Silicon Vikings local chapters in the Nordic cities • Silicon Vikings Copenhagen-Malmo Chapter (SVC) • Silicon Vikings Stockholm Chapter (SVS) • Silicon Vikings Oslo Chapter (SVO) is under formation • Silicon Vikings is open to start branches in Helsinki, Tallinn and Gothenburg..
  6. 6. cleantechNordic Green events (2008 & 2010) & Nordic CleantechShowcase 2011 in Silicon • • • • •
  7. 7. Allan Martinson (MTVP) Sten Tamkivi (Skype) Andrus Aaslaid (Microsoft) Priit Vimberg (Yoga) Kalev Kask (eGeen) Rain Rannu (Fortumo) Harri Meybaum (CrabCad)
  8. 8. Eesti – Silicon Valley/California•••••••••••••••••••