Meet Estonia: The Country that Functions as a Startup. A gathering between Estonia’s tech and political stars and Malaysia’s best minds.


Mindvalley is proud to host a delegation of Estonia's most influencial leaders in the business and public sector. Join us at Mindvalley's Hall of Awesomeness where we will hear about how technology is shaping Estonia's bright and vibrant entrepreneurial culture.

This event is by invitation only. Applications to join must be submitted before September 12. We will review your LinkedIn profile and select those who are part of the business and tech ecosystem of Malaysia.

During this event, you will get to hear from these Estonian leaders, plus get an opportunity to network.

This event is completely free of charge, hosted by Entreprise Estonia & Mindvalley.


2:00pm - 2:30pm Event Start + Welcome Address
from the Host,
Mr Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley

2:30pm - 3:00pm – Is There a Secret Sauce for Estonian Technological Success?
by Mr Taavi Rõivas, Vice President of Estonian Parliament and Prime Minister of Estonia (2014-2016)

3:00pm - 3:30pm – e-Residency – Estonian Contribution to Borderless Business
Mr Varun Sharma, Head of Partnerships, e-Residency

3:30pm - 4:00pm – Presentations of Cutting Edge Estonian Technology Businesses
by companies from Mr Taavi Rõivas’ business delegation

4:00pm - 5:00pm – Networking Social

Featured guests joining the event

Mr. Taavi Rõivas

Mr Taavi Rõivas is the Vice-President of the Estonian Parliament and the previous Prime Minister of Estonia from 2014 – 2016, the youngest and one of the most dynamic Prime Ministers in European Union. During his service as a Prime Minister of this open minded and rapidly developing country, Mr Taavi Rõivas passionately stood up for developing Estonia as the most digitally advanced country that has the best business climate in Europe.

He has spoken at several international conferences about the digital advancements of Estonia and why is it important for states to pay more attention to this in todays’ interconnected world. During his tenure, Estonia started with the ground breaking e-Residency programme that opens up the Estonian state’s digital services to everyone in the world. It is used mostly for conducting location independent business and for secure online authentication. The programme has attracted way over 20,000 people across the world to become e-Residents of Estonia.

Mr Rõivas is joining with a business delegation of 27 Estonian companies. The technology companies business delegation entails in itself the brightest minds from Estonia in fintech, healthtech, cyber security, venture capital companies, digital marketing, start-up companies and many others.

Taavet Hinrikus, the CEO & Co-founder of TransferWise

TransferWise, launched in 2011 by Estonians, is one of the biggest London-based fintech start-ups.

Kaidi Ruusalepp & Urmas Peikner from FunderBeam

Estonia’s Funderbeam is the world’s first start up marketplace building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups.

Ahti Aho, Co-founder of Toggl

Toggl is time tracking software operated by Toggl OÜ, headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, that offers online time trackingand reporting services through their website along with mobile and desktop applications

James Koo, President of Guardtime

Guardtime is the world's largest blockchain company by revenue, headcount and actual customer deployments. A team of over 130 cryptographers, developers and security architects, with decades of experience defending networks from nation-state attack.

This event is done in partnership with Entreprise Estonia

Established in 2000, Enterprise Estonia (EAS) promotes business and regional policy in Estonia and is one of the largest institutions within the national support system for entrepreneurship by providing financial assistance, counselling, cooperation opportunities and training for entrepreneurs, research institutions, the public and non-profit sectors.

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