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9 Reasons to Launch or Expand a Startup in Estonia

1. The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity that empowers entrepreneurs around the world to set up and run a location-independent business

E-Residency is a new digital nation for global citizens, powered by the Republic of Estonia. Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. E-Residency offers the freedom to easily start and run a global business in a trusted EU environment.

Source: Estonia E-Residency

The e-Residency project was launched on December 1, 2014. As of March 15, 2017, over 18,300 people from 136 countries worldwide had applied for and over 17,300 have received the eID. As of March 15, 2017, more than 1,400 e-residents have established a company and there are over 2,700 companies connected to e-residents (owners, board members, etc.).

E-residents can:

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