The first full year of the programme saw a spike in growth after e-residents went from needing to visit Estonia twice, to being able to pick up their digital ID card at one of Estonia’s embassies around the world.
The programme began helping the community of e-residents understand how they could easily establish and manage a company in Estonia with their digital ID card.
The e-Residency programme worked with Finnish fintech company Holvi to provide access to digital business banking entirely online for e-resident entrepreneurs around the world, making it easier for them to do business globally.
The e-Residency 2.0 white paper was published, setting the stage for the second phase of the programme’s development.
The e-Residency programme continues to focus on serving the growing number of location-independent entrepreneurs, and helping to build a network of friends of Estonia around the world.