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StartUP Weekend Blagoevgrad 2017

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American University in Bulgaria Campus

8 ulitsa "Svoboda Bachvarova"

America for Bulgaria Foundation Center

2700 Blagoevgrad


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The time has come for StartUP@Blagoevgrad to fire its first and biggest event this autumn - the StartUP Weekend. The entrepreneurial event will turn into a three-day long competition, in which bright participants from all over the country will gather in teams to develop the most successful business idea with the help of our experienced mentors. The winners will receive special prizes, support and advice from our carefully selected jury and advisers. Our goal is to incite your creativity and give you the opportunity to get involved in the biggest collision of ideas!

The battle for innovation will be held from 10 November to 12 November and will take place in the ABF Sports Hall!

Take the chance and #StartUpRoar!


Friday - 10 November 2017

18:30: Arrival and registration

19:00: Dinner and communication

- possibility to exchange ideas and become acquainted with the other participants

19:20: Reception and announcement

- explanation of the program for the StartUP Weekend and announcement of the public speakers, mentors and leaders

19:30: A short presentation of ideas

21:00: Voting

- the participants choose the best ideas

21:15: Team formation

- the teams begin to compose and discuss ideas

22:00: Start of the work process

- the teams discuss the business proposals and the necessary resources and means;

- a possibility to prolong the work process during the night.

Saturday - 11 November 2017

09:00: Breakfast and coffee

09:30: Start of the work process

- the teams develop ideas and business proposals

12:00 pm - 13:30: Lunch

An up to date report for the work process advancement; a possibility for help if necessary

14:00: Meetings with the mentors – they help the teams one by one

18:30: Dinner

19:30: An up to date report for the work process advancement; a possibility for help if necessary

22:00: Conclusion

- an end to the activities for the day - the teams may continue their activity during the night.

Sunday - 12 November 2017

9:00: Breakfast and coffee

10:00: Meetings with the mentors

- the teams have the opportunity to ask their questions

12:00 - 13:30 pm: Snack time

12:30: Meetings with the mentors

- a last chance for the participants to ask their questions

15:00: Preparation for the presentations

- the teams must spare enough time to prepare their presentations and to examine the equipment they will use

18:00: Final presentations

19:30: Team evaluation by the jury, the winners are selected and awarded

20:30: Conclusion

21:00: The end

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Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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American University in Bulgaria Campus

8 ulitsa "Svoboda Bachvarova"

America for Bulgaria Foundation Center

2700 Blagoevgrad


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