President, Estonian business delegation to visit Texas

  • 2022-09-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – After attending the opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, President Alar Karis will fly from New York to Texas to open the US headquarters of Estonian company Clevon in Dallas and an office of EyeVi Technology in Austin and contribute to the success of the business of Estonian entrepreneurs in the United States.

The US headquarters of Clevon will be opened in Dallas on Thursday. After that, Karis will visit a technology park of Hillwood, one of the leading industrial, commercial and residential real estate developers in the United States, spokespeople for the president said.

In Dallas, Karis will hand an Estonian decoration to Kay Bailey Hutchison, a longtime supporter and friend of Estonia, who served as the US permanent representative to NATO from 2017 to 2021 and as Texas senator from 1993 to 2013.

On Friday, Karis will be in Austin, Texas, where he is scheduled to meet with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, House member Lloyd Doggett and Mayor Steve Adler.

The head of state will also make a speech at the opening of the office of the Estonian company EyeVi Technology in Austin and read welcoming remarks at business seminars.

The president will deliver a lecture at the University of Texas in Austin, focusing on Estonia as a land of unicorns, or technology companies with a valuation of one billion dollars or more, as well as business opportunities in Estonia. Karis will meet with University of Texas Chancellor James B. Milliken and President Jay Hartzell to discuss prospects for collaboration in education and research.

The business delegation heading to Texas with the president brings together the following enterprises and funds: SolarStone, Bikeep, ELMOrent, Clevon, BugBox, CleanTech Estonia, EyeVi Technology, Karma Ventures, NordicNinja VC, Tera Ventures, Trind Ventures, United Angels VC, VergeHealthtech Fund, Sienna Secondary Fund, SmartCap, Superangel/Tallifornia/Fortumo, EstVCA and The Better Fund.