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.
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.
Sander Sillavee
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Sander Sillavee
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
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!



Inga Kõue
STARTUP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Inga Kõue
STARTUP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Inga’s role is to ensure that the Estonian startup ecosystem is supported by high-quality services in each startup’s life cycle phase. She knows what is happening at co-working spaces, incubators, and which accelerator programs are open for startups, students and young people.  As an ecosystem development manager, she considers it important to extend the startup life cycle to early youth when children are just beginning to acquire education. She's passionate about gardening and clay pigeon shooting. Inga has two adorable Alaskan Malamutes who love long walks and digging holes.