The beautiful city of Gdansk will be the hub of innovative ideas from all over the world for the second time again soon! Start-ups from all over the world can join the amazing festival Infoshare, which is organizing it’s 9th edition this year. Last year over 2,600 people participated and in 2015 organizers aim to have over 3,500 participants.
Together with the main event, there’s a lot of stuff happening around as well. Including the infoShare Startup Zone, whichÂ is a special zone created by the Gdansk Business Incubator STARTER, dedicated to innovative entrepreneurs having a clear business idea.
The Startup Contest is the main feature of the zone alongside the Expo and the Startup Stage. Last year, the Contest was won by CTAdventure, later the winner of the Creative Business Cup 2014. While the applications for the Startup Contest will be received until 4 May, and they are open to everyone from all over the world including from countries of the Balkans as well, the lucky winner will be able to get a cash prize of 20,000 Euros funded by the City of Gdansk, while on the other hand investors have raised the pool to 1,000,000 Euros.
Startup Zone powered by STARTER stands for more than space ready to accommodate the most inspiring ideas from an array of fields; it is an opportunity to meet celebrities of the startup world. The speakers will include e.g.: Suchit Dash, Yann Girard, David Bizer, Niclas Fritz, Noam Tamari-Wekser, Benjamin Rohe, Mike Bradshaw and Magdalena Ozimirska. The startup zone will be led by Lasse Chor known as the Happiest Man Alive.
The names of the Startup Contest winners will be announced on 12 June, the last day of the infoShare conference. The Startup Zone is also open to projects which have not yet reached the stage competing in the contest itself they will have a special Startup Expo exhibition zone at their disposal to share experience with other entrepreneurs, get feedback from the participants, and trigger interest in investors. You can enrol in the Startup Contest and Startup Expo on line at: www.infoshare.pl/startup-zone/.