Mari Vavulski
Startup Estonia
Estonia
Head of Startup Estonia
As a Head of Startup Estonia - a governmental initiative for the Estonian startup ecosystem - I am constantly seeking ways to supercharge Estonian-bred startups possessing the potential to take on the world. Startup Estonia team is making Estonia one of the world's best places to start a company, partnering with and uniting the best of startups, incubators, accelerators, public sector and researchers into one big successful Estonian Mafia - #estonianmafia - family, a term that has successfully become a brand for the local startup community. As a member of the management board in SmartCap, I'm responsible for the management issues and preparing and implementing the new investment strategy - investments into early stage seed funds (new type of accelerators).