A case from #NPBC18 and a best practise case.
Estonia regards itself as a Nordic country, in terms of culture and mental geography. But how to do this in a modern way, without talking about history, nature and the usual generic country marketing?
Enter E-residency, a digital innovation that everyone can benefit from, regardless of borders. Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. Apply online. Once received, it offers the freedom to open, run and manage a global EU company fully online from anywhere.
With e-Residency, global entrepreneurs have access to the EU business environment, Estonia’s advanced digital infrastructure and all the tools needed to conduct business globally. This is “country as a service” in action.
By ensuring that access to entrepreneurship online is available to everyone, e-Residency is helping end financial exclusion and unlocking global growth. Currently, more than 20 000 have signed up. For a small country that’s a lot. More, in fact, than the natural population growth rate.