MANAGEMENT

The ESTCORP team members have been personally leading many complex and creative assignments to boost the technological, industrial and economic upgrading and attractiveness of Estonia – one of the smallest and most vibrant countries in Northern Europe. We continuously challenge ourselves in practicing new methods, solutions and institutional setups leading to positive change in our increasingly complex societies, effectiveness in global and state-affairs and dynamic development of economies.

This page shows our team members’ personal practical experiences (CV) with difference complex assignments and development projects over time. If you feel that we can be cooperative in similar issues, please write to: info@estcorp.eu.

World Sport Volunteers Movement SCULT / 2013–

SCULT is a social enterprise and an international trademark in the field of sport and healthy lifestyle. The name SCULT comes from the words "sports" and "culture". The core mission of the World Sport Volunteers Movement SCULT is to empower society by connecting sport events and volunteers, locally and internationally. As a modern movement and social enterprise, SCULT uses innovative technologies to develop services and scale up its business model. SCULT evolves multiple revenue streams and partnership structures to finance its activities, international growth and impact. To inspire stakeholders and provide a networking platform for knowledge platform for knowledge sharing, SCULT organisers events like SCULT Fest, SCULT School Sport Forum, and SCULT Academy. To recognise and celebrate the most outstanding sport volunteers, organisations and brands around the world, SCULT organises award ceremonies and give out SCULT Awards. The ESTCORP team is behind the creation and management of the SCULT Movement.  

Let’s Do It! World & World Cleanup Day / 2011-

Development and international expansion visioning of a civic movement, a network of NGOs and volunteers behind the World Cleanup initiative. World Cleanup 2012 engaged more 8 million volunteers across almost half of the world’s countries. As an organisation, Let’s Do It! World is currently in its international expansion phase looking to establish its institutional presence in all continents. We prefer locations within the campus area of one of the strongest and most proactive universities in the region. We are open for mutually benefiting negotiations in this respect. For possible partnerships, please write to: info@estcorp.eu. Our CEO, Mr. Ott Pärna, is a members of Let’s Do It! Foundation Advisory Board and he supports the expansion and future-visioning activities of the foundation.

KUKU Radio International Business Show "BOOM" / 2014-2019

CEO of ESTORP Dr Pärna has been is running a popular International Business & Economics-related Radio Show BOOM.

Sport Year Foundation / 2009-2018

Establishment and operational management of a civic sport and health activists’ movement. Sport Year is the springboard for creative and scalable sport initiatives like Regional Sport Capitals, National Sport Days, etc. We are continuously piloting our working models in Estonia, developing sustainable and mutually benefiting business models together with our partners, and are planning to launch international activities from 2014 onwards.

Estonian Club of Economic Thinkers / 2013-2014

The Estonian Club of Economic Thinkers is an open club of Estonian major economists from universities, commercial banks, the Bank of Estonia, ministries, consultancy companies, enterprise organisations and associations, etc. The ESTCORP team initiated the club and is currently leading its activities, club meetings, etc.

Estonian Development Fund / 2007-2012

The establishment and operational management (2007-2011) of the national ‘innovation lab’ established by Parliament to identify new sources of economic growth through foresight, local venture capital and start-up market development and investments into ambitious technology companies. Our CEO, Mr. Ott Pärna, served as the founding CEO of the Fund. The Fund reports annually to the Parliament about its activities, foresight and investment results and the growth opportunities for the Estonian economy.

FinanceEstonia / 2011-2012

The establishment of a public-private cluster initiative with the mission of establishing Estonia as a vibrant and innovative location for financial services. The FinanceEstonia cluster is drawn from across the financial sector including financiers, professional advisors, support services, the public sector and industry associations. FinanceEstonia currently unites about 50 enterprises and corporations, four ministers and associations. Our CEO, Mr. Ott Pärna, served as a one of the founding Board Members of FinanceEstonia Foundation.

SmartCap Venture Capital Ltd / 2007-2012

The establishing, operational running and fundraising of the licensed venture capital fund management company with total funds under management of EUR 32m. SmartCap is an investment arm of Estonian Development Fund. SmartCap is currently managing the biggest portfolio of Estonian-originated start-up companies, including GrabCad, Fits.me, Modesat, Realeyes, Now! Innovations, Cleveron, Sportlyzer, GoliathWind, My!Wind, Cellin Technologies, Intime and BiotaP. SmartCap is also one of the owners of the international business accelerator Startup Wiseguys. Our CEO, Mr. Ott Pärna, served as a one of the founding Board Members of SmarCap Ltd.

Start-up Accelerator Seed Booster / 2009-2012

Establishment of the international business accelerator with the objective to unleash the international potential of ambitious business projects and develop them further until they are mature for venture capital financing (Ott Pärna, currently CEO at ESTCORP).
Junior Chamber Tallinn / 2008

President 2008

Tehnopol / 2002-2003

Negotiations and establishment of the multiple stakeholder Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol – currently a business environment with more than 150 technology-based companies, including the main R&D unit of Skype, in the campus area of Tallinn University of Technology (Ott Pärna, currently CEO at ESTCORP).