Why Estonia for Silicon Valley Startups - Andrus Viirg - Enterprise Estonia - Feb 4 2013

Burton Lee
Burton LeeLecturer - European Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Why Estonia?
     a Nordic country (incl. weather & business mentality)
       • Sweden & Finland main business partners
     quality technical skills
       • birthplace of
       • cyberdefence: NATO Cyber Defence Center +
       • home of EU IT Agency HQs
     easy to do business
       • flat tax rate of 21% - NO TAX on reinvested profits
     cutting edge IT environment
       • e- & m- banking; e-voting; e-tax board;......

Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley
andrus.viirg@eas.ee
www.investinestonia.com
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Why Estonia for Silicon Valley Startups - Andrus Viirg - Enterprise Estonia - Feb 4 2013

  • 1. Why Estonia?  a Nordic country (incl. weather & business mentality) • Sweden & Finland main business partners  quality technical skills • birthplace of • cyberdefence: NATO Cyber Defence Center + • home of EU IT Agency HQs  easy to do business • flat tax rate of 21% - NO TAX on reinvested profits  cutting edge IT environment • e- & m- banking; e-voting; e-tax board;...... Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley andrus.viirg@eas.ee www.investinestonia.com