Startup Weekend Tirana - Smart Edition
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Tirana Business Park
Fushe Preze, close to Epoka University
Cities become smarter with Startup Weekend!
Join us for the next Startup Weekend Tirana focused on making our citiy better for living. The theme Smart Cities is about developing products and services that make our cities better places to live. There is particular interest in building out new sharing economies, urban analytics, efficient and innovative transport/energy/utilities solutions, and smarter home or work spaces.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
- Build your network: Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
- Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekends are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
- Get face time with thought leaders: Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.
- Join a global community: Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities.
- Learn: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Friday November 20th
Saturday November 21st
Sunday November 22nd
Head of Sales Strategy and Marketing - Lindner Group / Tirana Business Park
Co-Founder and CEO of the American Hospital
Klodian got his MBA from Cardiff University, UK, and his Medical degree/internal medicine in University of Ankara, Turkey. He is currently a PHD Candidate at University of Tirana. Klodian is the initiator and investor of several health and educational projects inside and outside Albania.
Coaches and Mentors
IT Manager - Societe Generale Albania
General Director at the State Authority for the Geospatial Information
Mr. Çala comes from the field of engineering, he is graduated at the Faculty of Construction Engineering, profile Geodesy, where since 2010 he is a lecturer of the Subject Remote Sensing and the Digital Cartography.
In 2006 Mr. Çala took the initiative to create the Limited Liability Company “Topocentric” Ltd., a company which operates in the field of production and standardization of the geo-information, and building the webgis systems, etc.Since 2000 Mr. Çala has part of various national and international projects, where he has held the role of the coordinator and team leader in gathering, processing and updating the geo-information.
Managing director of TE Electronics
Besmir Comes from a marketing background graduated at UNYT in Tirana. In the past he has also been involved with Animal rights and Human rights organisation in Albania and abroad.
Country Sales Manager - Schneider Electric.
CEO New Media Communication
Over the years of work at New Media Communications, Gerti has been in charge of all the projects developed which supplied powerful marketing and PR solutions for clients in the fields of automotive, consumer goods, financial, higher education, manufacturing, medical, real estate and property management, retail, recreation and tourism & travel.
Infoalbania.org was another innovative project started by Gerti and his business partner on year 2010, being one of the first independent news portal in the country. This project was the just the start to a series of online projects that followed in the digital marketing field.
Being a marketing oriented person, Gerti is always in search of connecting with people and networking opportunities.
Managing Director - Albanian Business Partner
Chairman of TIS Holding LLC., Investor and Philanthropist
Systems and Software Engineering
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Tirana - Smart Edition 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.
With The Support Of
Techstars Startup Weekend Tirana is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here