ProCEEd > Podcast #11: What’s going on in the Baltics?


Host: Andrii Degeler
Guests: Karoli Hindriks ( and Alex Barrera (

In this episode of ProCEEd > Podcast, I’m joined by two great guests: Karoli Hindriks, the founder and CEO of, and Alex Barrera, a co-founder of and Chief WOWness Officer at

We discuss Alex’s recent story on the tech scene in the Baltics, Jobbatical’s recent funding round, and the future of entrepreneurs and startups in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Here’s a few highlights of the episode:

  • 01:45 Impressions from TechChill Baltics
  • 04:35 It the Baltics part of the ecosystem of CEE or the Nordics?
  • 10:55 Is it hard to get students to run startups in the Baltics? Do the crisis and the fall of corporations like Nokia help?
  • 15:30 Is technology ruining the world around us?
  • 24:50 Should governments support startup ecosystems by throwing money at entrepreneurs?

Enjoy listening, and please leave your feedback here, tweet at @proceed_to, or send me an email at You can also support the episode on Product Hunt.


Image credit: Robert Anders.

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