Ernests is co-founder of Edurio, a company that helps to improve the quality of education in more than 1,000 schools in Latvia, the United Kingdom and other countries through feedback from pupils, teachers and parents. For several years he has been working with the European Commission as an expert in innovation programs and as an advisor on school quality assessment. Ernests is an investor and mentor of several startups. He has been a member of the board of the Latvian Startup Association. Before returning to Latvia, Ernests worked in London as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company.