In the next round, the TOP 4 teams will be announced, who will then go to the finale, which will take place in Tartu during the sTARTUp day business festival on the 8th of December.“Even though the level of the startups participating in this competition varies to a certain degree, choosing the TOP 4 will not be so easy anymore: very good candidates have emerged,” said the Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN) president Rein Lemberpuu on the high level of the competing startups. “It’s especially great to see so many new startups, which means the Estonian startup scene keeps on getting better.” Lemberpuu adds that one reason for hosting such a competition is to increase the visibility of the new early-stage startups. At the sTARTUp Day 2017 business festival the finalists will have the possibility of showcasing their startup company to more than 2500 festival guests, investors, media and future partners. At the festival stage the winner of the “Estonia’s Best Early Stage Startup of 2017” title will be announced with an investment prize of up to 200 000€. Last year’s winner of the “Estonia’s Best Early Stage Startup of 2016” title Deekit has enjoyed international success ever since. Besides the winning investment, the company has raised an additional €468,940 investment, received international recognition and was named the finalist at the Startup Europe Awards. Which one is your favourite?