Team
Maarika Truu
Head of Startup Estonia
Maarika Truu
Head of Startup Estonia

Maarika is a natural problem solver and the one always asking questions. You might even say that she knows everything about everything. She's the driver for the smooth but speedy vehicle of Startup Estonia taking care of the team and making them be able to do their work efficiently. Maarika loves dogs (especially a particular dachshund named Freddy), Latin dances & great wine :)

Marily Hendrikson
Cyber Defence Project Lead
Marily Hendrikson
Cyber Defence Project Lead
Estonia has a strong competence in cyber security which is the basis of Estonia's e-services. As the world is in desperate need for better digital security solutions, Startup Estonia is doing its best to boost it even more. Marily's role is to find the factors in the startup ecosystem which help to create new cyber security startups and the ones that hinder their operation today. Her goal is to develop the Estonian cyber security startup ecosystem so that we would have 20 new startups in that sector by the end of 2018.
Inga Kõue
EDTECH SECTOR PROJECT LEAD
Inga Kõue
EDTECH SECTOR PROJECT LEAD

Inga has been worked closely with educational institutions leading different projects to support digitization at schools almost 6 years now. Today she is leading EdTech sector development to bring entrepreneurs more closer to education sector. In 2019-2020 she runs EdTech program, where the biggest goals are to build up strong EdTech community to foster startup mindset among students and help Estonian EdTech companies to provide great solutions for teachers and learners globally. Since she likes to travel and explore the world, the global way of thinking is very close to her heart.

Sander Sillavee
Marketing & Partnerships Lead
Sander Sillavee
Marketing & Partnerships Lead
Sander is a wizard with words and social media, he is helping to execute on the marketing and communications strategy Startup Estonia has created for promoting the whole Estonian startup ecosystem. He is always ready to attend startup events, network and help local startups reach global audiences. 

 Recently, he has taken on organising Techstars Startup Week Tallinn and loves spending time with his record collection.

Merilin Lukk
STARTUP VISA PROJECT LEAD
Merilin Lukk
STARTUP VISA PROJECT LEAD

Merilin is always on the road meeting with exciting startups around the globe. She takes care of all things connected to the Estonian Startup Visa and promoting Estonia as a top place for startups from all over the world. She is passionate about dogs and music. Merilin’s trusted sidekick, a fluffy dog named Indie is named after the music genre. She's also most probably the biggest Eurovision fan in Estonia!



Riina Johanson
OFFICE MANAGER
Riina Johanson
OFFICE MANAGER

Riina is the good Fairy Godmother of our team, keeping the team together and organised. She is mainly responsible for keeping us on track with all the necessary reporting and paperwork, but is also enjoying organising events of all shapes and sizes. She is the person to contact with all general inquiries about Startup Estonia's activities.

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STARTUP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
This could be you!
STARTUP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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IDA-VIRUMAA REGION PROJECT LEAD
This could be you!
IDA-VIRUMAA REGION PROJECT LEAD