• What is Estonia Experience?

    Estonia Experience is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the country that Wired magazine called in 2016 "the most advanced digital society in the world."

     

    During this one-week trip, you'll meet the startups, entrepreneurs and tech visionaries that are changing how the world thinks about governance, banking, legislation, security, nationalities, travel, and more. Stroll through Europe's oldest and virtually intact medieval city, and understand the history and cultural elements that led this tiny post-soviet nation to become one of the biggest forces of innovation of the XXI century.

     

    Applications to join us in 2019 are open!

  • "e-Estonia is the most ambitious project in technological statecraft today, for it includes all members of the government, and alters citizens’ daily lives. The normal services that government is involved with—legislation, voting, education, justice, health care, banking, taxes, policing, and so on..."

     

    The New Yorker - "Estonia, the Digital Republic"

    "In 2000, Estonia became the first country in the world to declare Internet access a basic human right—much like food and shelter. That same year it passed a law giving digital signatures equal weight to handwritten ones. That single move created an entire paperless system."

     

    Fortune - "Is This Tiny European Nation A Preview Of Our Tech Future?"

    “Change is coming,” wrote Korjus. “Crypto tokenization will alter the nature of our world whether we act or not, so we must ensure we are taking a lead and that is already happening in Estonia.”

     

    World Economic Forum - "Estonia Just Revealed Three Uses For Its Proposed National Cryptocurrency"

    "To date over 20,000 people from around the world have applied, with many of them doing so to take advantage of the digital platform the Estonian government has created to support businesses, and especially the ability to open and run a global EU based company completely online, regardless of your location in the world."

     

    Forbes - "How Estonia Became The Digital Leader Of Europe"

     

  • Benefits

    Network

    Meet other executives and entrepreneurs as passionate as you about tech innovation in governments, finance, information security, and more.

    New Ideas

    Get exposed to Estonian methods and solutions that can trigger new ideas to implement in your businesses and society.

    Leadership

    Learn about the challenges that sparked the Estonian entrepreneurial culture and become a teacher of innovative thinking in your own culture.

    Fun times

    It doesn't get much better than people-meeting, mind-stimulating, city-strolling, nature-soaking in Estonia. Get ready to create some great memories!

  • 9 Facts about "e-Estonia"

    1. First country to create an "electronic residency" program.
    2. First country to implement online voting.
    3. First country to declare Internet a social right.
    4. Estonians can check government's expenses online.
    5. Estonian ID gives access to +4000 online services.
    6. All schools are connected to the internet since the 90's.
    7. One of the most liberal tax systems in the world.
    8. Founding member of the Digital 7a network of the leading digital governments of the world.
    9. There's 4G coverage in the middle of the forest.
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  • What is included?

    • Accommodation for 7 nights in a centrally located private apartment or shared apartment with private room
       
    • Daily breakfast and farewell dinner
       
    • Airport transfer upon arrival and departure
       
    • Transportation throughout the program
       
    • Local SIM card with calls and data

    • Guided visits to +12 Estonian startups, including presentations and networking 
       
    • Community of  international entrepreneurs and executives
       
    • Guided city tour
       
    • Evening social activities
       
    • Weekend activity

  • Winter trip

    Feb. 10 - Feb. 17, 2019

     

    US$ 1900 - Early Bird Price

    (valid until Sep. 16 of 2018 or until slots run out)

     

    US$ 2400 - Full Price

    Applications open until December 15th, 2018

    Summer trip

    June 30 - July 7, 2019

     

    US$ 3700 - Full Price

    Applications open until May 17th, 2019

  • How to join

    1

    Contact Us

    Fill the form so we can get in touch with you. There are only 18 slots available!

    2

    Apply

    We will reach out to learn about you, answer any questions, and tell you how to apply.

    3

    Deposit

    If accepted, we'll send you information to make the deposit (50% of the price) to secure your spot.

    4

    Prepare

    After you secure your spot, we will help you prepare, get good flights, bring the right clothes, etc.

    5

    Estonia Awaits!

    Pay the remaining 50% of the price before the deadline and you will be set! Get ready to experience Estonia!

  • Who leads Estonia Experience?

    Carlos Miceli is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer and lifelong learner from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2015, he became the first Argentinian e-Resident of Estonia while living and working in Tallinn, and was asked to present his story as a case study during the early phase of the e-Residency program.

    Carlos is the founder of the Escuela de Nuevos Aliados: a learning platform for people that want to grow and reach their goals with the help of new business and career allies.

    He has spoken at many institutions worldwide, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and more. Apertura magazine, the most important business magazine of Latin America, named Carlos a Top Leader of Argentina Under 35. Learn more about him at carlosmiceli.com.

    Kadri Timuska, born and raised in Estonia, has a degree from Tallinn University and works as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Estonian startup Jobbatical.
    She is passionate about global trends in the HR sector, traveling, education and event management.
    She was a Board Member in AEGEE-Tallinn where she organized multiple international events as well as took part in event management workshops throughout Europe.
    She speaks fluent Estonian, English, Russian, and basic German and Spanish.

  • Applications open for 2019!

    Fill the form to learn more about how to join Estonia Experience: