On the 21-23 November this year Tirana is hosting the third edition of Startup Weekend, which brings together designers, developers and non-technical people to create products, solve real-world problems and make an impact in their economy.
Startup Weekend, now under 6 other UP Global programs, is a global program that brings together people interested in startups, entrepreneurship, design, and innovation over a 54-hour period. People get to pitch ideas, join teams, and get advice from coaches and mentors on building for success. Tens of thousands of people have participated in events across the world and thousands of companies have been started.
On Friday night, people come in with ideas and get 60 seconds to pitch them in front of the audience. After the initial voting, teams form-up and they work hard until Sunday, when they pitch in front of a Jury which has investors too.
Experienced coaches will be together with the teams throughout the weekend, while food and drinks, and above all fun won’t be missing. The awesome folks behind UP Tirana include Aneida Bajraktari, Ergest Nako, Marsida Vishkurti, Elio Qoshi and Klajdi Turlla, while the venue for the event is set to be the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth.
This years edition of Startup Weekend Tirana, is also part of the Global Startup Battle and the Global Entrepreneurship Week, where participants have the chance to stand up and show the world what they’re all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners.
During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. In other words this means a global celebration of innovation that gives you, your idea, your team, and your city a unique chance at startup success. Startup Weekend is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and supported by DotCo Domains, Amazon Webservices, while the event in Tirana so far includes sponsors like the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Github and ICTSMedia.
Event registration is still open and free to join so head over to this link and get your ticket. Participation from other countries in the region is highly encouraged.