Registration for the first Polish-German Startup Weekend

Netcamp Foundation and the Startup Foundation would like to invite you to the first Polish – German Startup Weekend, which will be held 28-30 October in Szczecin. This event will bring together young entrepreneurs and IT professionals who, supported by a group of international mentors, will be creating innovative Internet projects.

Startup Weekend is a 3-day workshop for those interested in creating e-business based on an innovative idea. It is an international format for events that take place every weekend in many cities in the world. Among the invited guests there are such names as David Noel from Soundcloud, James Digby of Idea72/Rockstart Accelerator or Alex Farcet from Startupbootcamp.

The purpose of this 54-hour workshop is to create the foundation of a startup, acquisition of new partners – developers, graphic designers or marketing specialists and verification of what the market thinks of our project – says Maciej Jankowski from Netcamp Foundation.

Registration for Startup Weekend Szczecin has just been launched, till the end of September you can buy tickets with 40%  discount on the http://www.startupweekend.pl. The organisers expect about 100 participants, mainly from the Poland and Germany – programmers, marketing specialists and graphic designers. Workshops will be held in English. Sponsors for the event are Microsoft BizSpark, Allegro and Startup Bootcamp.

Winners of the Startup Weekend will go to Spain for a whole month where they will be able to develop their project with the support of mentors and investors from the incubator Seed Rocket. The best startups will also receive valuable prizes from event partners as well as promotion in European media.

From Friday afternoon till Sunday night, participants will be working in teams and developing their ideas with the support of mentors from the Poland, Germany, Denmark and Spain. During the first day, introductions of the guest speakers and presentations of participants’ projects will be held. Each of the candidates will have 90 seconds to present the main idea of their project in a way convincing to other participants. Then teams will be created. For the project to be successfully chosen to be worked on over the weekend, inventor has to get at least 2 partners on board.

On Saturday, the teams proceed to work, prepare a project plan and begin to pursue it. At all times they may consult their ideas with mentors. On Sunday afternoon, teams will be accounted for their work and startups will be presented to the jury which will select the best project of this Startup Weekend Edition. For more information, please visit http://www.startupweekend.pl



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