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Estonia Regional Finalists

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

Tallinn Business Incubators


Tallinn Business Incubators (TBI) is a hub for creative start-ups which helps to accelerate the growth of young enterprises and supports their expansion to international markets. TBI unites Tallinn Creative Incubator and Tallinn Design House

Best VC

Change Ventures

Biggest pre-seed & seed stage VC fund in the Baltics, backing ambitious Baltic founders anywhere in the world.

Tera Ventures

Tera Ventures is an international investment firm based in Estonia. Tera helps some of Europe’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders.

Founder of the Year

Taavo Annus


Have been working in B2B sales for more than 10 years in main Scandinavian banks (corporate banking) and insurance companies. During my banking career I have analysed more than 1500 different business projects.

Daria Dubinina


Daria Dubinina is a CEO and co-founder of Crassula. She has dedicated nine years to mastering payments, e-commerce and business development. Leading strategist and entrepreneur, Daria has also led major partnership deals with top international companies. Her expertise and specialisation are in payments, strategic management, international business development, financial technologies, and international regulations.

Robin Saluoks


Born in 1995 as a son of an organic farmer. Started the first company in high school to spark science interest in children. It is still operating with 50 employees and does science shows. 3 Little Pigs became the best European student company in 2013. It showed that building a business is a good way to change the world. Went to study computer science and another opportunity emerged. My father needed a tool to manage our farm and I built it myself. 5 years later 1,500 farmers are using it in 7 countries. Additionally, we launched eAgronom Carbon Program and became one of the first companies globally to pay farmers for sequestering carbon in the soil. Our partners are corporations that want to offset their carbon footprint

Best Newcomer



Micromobiliity Infrastructure Solutions



Postoplan is a smart, automated social media and messenger marketing platform that allows you to create, schedule and promote content.



Adact is a software that enables brands and agencies to create gamified marketing campaigns without writing any code

Diversity Role Model of the Year

Maarika Truu


I am a Sales & PM specialist, Ecosystem Builder with 10+ years of international startup sector experience working in e-commerce, B2B Saas, HRtech startups, government program & organising the intensive week-end hackathons around the CEE region & emerging markets. in 2020 EU Startups brought me out in their TOP50 Influential Women in Startups & VC list. I do active student companies & early-stage startups mentoring. I was one of the contributors to Estonian startup ecosystem White Paper published in 2020. Strongest skills & interests: Seeing the big picture, asking the right questions, green & sustainable technologies.

Mrs. Kristel Kruustük


Kristel is the founder of Testlio, a software testing network. She started the company over 9 years ago because of her passion for testing. Today, Testlio is the leader of networked testing with a community of more than 10k software testers and 150+ global employees serving clients like NBA, Microsoft, CBS, etc. In addition to Testlio, Kristel is an angel investor supporting founders from underrepresented communities with world-changing missions. Her first investment was ImagiLabs, an app that teaches girls and non-binary kids to code. Kristel is also a wife and a mom to 2 boys. She advocates and writes actively about fostering inclusive work environments, mental health, equal parenting, work-life harmony, and women in tech.

Best Coworking Space

Haapsalu Vabakontor


Cozy and welcoming coworking space on the main street of picturesque seaside town, frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Maarika Truu

I work for Ringier Axel Sprinigier as Head of Investment and Innovation and previously I was the head of innovation at Cyfrowy Polsat. I mainly deal with the development of cooperation between the companies and startups (e.g. creating a partnership programs, acceleration, investment). In my practice, I use previously gained experience in the field of the capital market and M&A from the American legal advisory company. I’m also a serial startup mentor and coach (coaching ceritfication) and co-founder of TeenCrunch acceleration program for teens startups. I’m master of law and political science with additional LLM degree (MBA) from business law. I completed several courses, including postgraduate studies in innovation management.

Startup of the Year

Fairown Finance


Fairown enables circular economy. We help leading brands to design and launch financed product subscription offerings and ensure a smooth and sustainable renewal cycle. We dream of using technology to save the planet, of strong businesses that can scale in an eco-friendly way.



Synctuition is the culmination of a massive sound recording project that was undertaken in over 2000 exotic and unique locations all over the world and took 10 years to develop to completion in order to capture incredibly realistic sounds and voices from nature.

R8 Technologies


R8tech is a prop-tech company with a HQ in Tallinn, Estonia the Silicon Valley of Europe. We have clients all over the Europe from Finland to Portugal. Over 700.000 m2 of premium class commercial buildings benefit from our SaaS already, incl. CBRE, Radisson Blu, WeWork etc.