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Estonia offers easy access to start education startup in Estonia

12. May 2020 - 14:26

This Thursday, May 14th, Estonian initiative Education Nation hosts a free remote learning webinar on easy access to start an education startup in Estonia. Additionally, during the webinar the international possibilities of e-residency and the Startup Visa project in education are introduced.

The webinar focuses on why and how to start an education startup in Estonia and shares two experiences with the world.

Estonia ranks highest in Pisa scores and these results provide a great environment for educational start-ups. For example, last week PISA 2018 assessment ranked Estonian students as the world’s most financially literate. The average score for Estonia was 547, which is significantly higher than the OECD average of 505.

Moreover, Estonia offers a supportive network and well-developed communities for startups. „The digital prowess of Estonia provides global brand credibility and gives access to the developed market of Europe,” said Kopal Maheshwari, webinar’s speaker, founder of Little Einsteins Preschools, LE Lab Solutions and Sebille International Schools and Estonian e-Residency and Startup Visa holder.


  • Dagmar Vlassov, the Deputy Director of the e-Residency program, that gives you a gateway to location-independent EU business environment.
  • Merilin Lukk, Startup Visa Project Lead at Startup Estonia. She's helping the Estonian Startup Ecosystem gain worldwide talent by promoting the Estonian community and building one of the most successful Startup Visa programs in the world.
  • Kopal Maheshwari, Founder of Little Einsteins Preschools, LE Lab Solutions, and Sebille International Schools. In 2018 she applied for Startup Visa and e-residency and moved to Estonia. Maheshwari founded LE Lab Solutions OU with an intent to bring Nordic EdTech learnings to other countries.
  • Mohamed Bouya Maalainine, Founder of ISA Champ. Bouya is currently fulfilling his mission of increasing access to quality education through his Estonian based startup ISACHAMP that provides sustainable and innovative scholarships for students.

The webinar starts at 7 PM UTC+3h. You can find more information about the webinar from Education Nation Facebook and the webinar’s Facebook event page.

E-Residency is a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s e-services. E-Residency can be granted to those who are not citizens or residents of Estonia.

The Estonian Startup Visa helps non-EU founders grow their startup in Estonia. It also eases the process for Estonian startups to hire non-EU talent.

The Estonian Government has launched a new initiative – Education Nation - to share its digital education solutions, services, and best practices worldwide. Estonia has top education results (no 1 in PISA in Europe) and is known for its e-services. We aim to share the experience with the world. The Education Nation brand is positioned to export Estonian education — under which the state of Estonia will directly sell or intermediate the priceable components, whether it be consulting, training, digital solutions, or similar. 

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