Techstars Online Global Startup Weekend Unite to Fight Covid-19 Afghanistan

    Friday, April 24 - 19, 2020

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Techstars Online Global Startup Weekend Unite to Fight Covid-19 Afghanistan

Friday, April 24 - 19, 2020

Friday, April 24 - 19, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Kabul, Afghanistan

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Your idea in 54 hours

About Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Edition: 

This series of online Techstars Startup Weekends are run at a country level, focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. They are 54-hour online events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs - you'll connect with amazing mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners who are ready to help you get started. 

Each country will bring together hundreds or even thousands of participants that will work on prototypes for three days. This event is not only about bringing together developers who can work on software-based solutions for the crisis. It’s an opportunity for everyone interested in the topic to inspire and be inspired and to work together on developing inclusive solutions. Here is the website for more details

Tickets to register your place for the event are completely free but you are able to make a donation, which will go to an NGO, selected by Techstars, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. If you wish to make a donation, simply add any amount you wish to donate to the ‘Donation’ ticket option or select a predefined amount. You don’t need to get a ‘free ticket’ in addition to your ‘donation ticket’ since making a donation will register you as a participant. 

**Please note: 
Have an idea for a pitch? Before the event starts, you’ll have an opportunity to submit your idea using this form. The deadline for submitting ideas is on Wednesday at 11:59pm (in your local timezone). After all the ideas have been submitted, the mentors will review all submissions to choose the best ideas. On Thursday, the best ideas will then be published for all participants to see, giving participants 24 hours to form teams. 

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Friday April 17th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 18th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Online Global Startup Weekend Unite to Fight Covid-19 Afghanistan team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kabul is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Naikbeen
  • Ahmad Sear
  • Ghayoor
  • Mohammad Mahdi
  • Ali
  • Abdul Basir
  • Mohammad Yusuf
  • Shaheen
  • Ahmad
  • Abdul Wahab


Naikbeen Naikpay
CEO at SmartMaktab

Naikbeen Naikpay is the founder and CEO of SmartMaktab, a company that digitizes the School Education Subjects and aims to make learning quicker, easier, fun and interesting with multimedia rich content.  Prior to founding SmartMaktab, He was the Technical Manager at RN Technologies. 
Naikbeen Naikbeen holds a BA degree in Psychology & Educational Science from Kabul University and a Diploma in Information Technology. He loves Teaching, Blogging, Reading, and Gaming. 

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