The Young Entrepreneur Award

What is the Young Entrepreneur Award?
It is a competition that is looking for a young and active company owner or manager whose activities have been outstanding and innovative. The young entrepreneur of the year gets a lot of honor and fame, and the top prize is 5,000 euros from LHV bank. The competition is supported by President Alar Karis. 

Who can apply for the award?
Owners or managers of businesses who are up to 35 years of age (inclusive), whose company is registered in Estonia, whose activities have been outstanding, who have used innovative solutions in their business and are already exporting or planning to start exporting.
In addition, anyone (colleague, professional organization, cooperation partner, client, etc.) who knows a person meeting the aforementioned criteria can submit a candidate.

Why apply?
The title of Young Entrepreneur brings a lot of media coverage, noticing and recognition in public and business circles. Also, it creates better opportunities to further promote your business.

When will the competition take place?
You can apply for the competition from 04.07.23 – 04.09.23, the prize will be awarded in November at the gala of Estonia's best companies.

How to apply?
To apply, you must fill out the application form and upload a digitally signed letter of motivation and at least one letter of recommendation in the online environment. The form and contest statute can also be found on this page.

Who will choose the winner?
The winner is selected by a five-member committee, which consists of representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, LHV Bank and the Office of the President, as well as entrepreneurs.


  • 2023 - Kristo Klementi, Revismo OÜ
  • 2022 - Kristjan Lind, Bikeep OÜ
  • 2021 - Martin Vares, Fractory Solutions OÜ
  • 2020 - Jaan Hendrik Murumets, Krakul OÜ
  • 2019 - Ardo Kaurit, Ampler Bikes OÜ
  • 2018 – Robin Saluoks, OÜ E-Agronom
  • 2017 – Kristel Kruustük, Testlio OÜ
  • 2016 – Markus Villig, Taxify OÜ
  • 2015 – Indrek Ulst, Mooncascade OÜ