Global Startup Weekend Women Baku

    Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Global Startup Weekend Women Baku

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018



Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

ADA University
Ahmadbey Aghaoglu Street 11
Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1008

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Are you a woman with an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

The Global Startup Weekend Women is an international initiative led by Paris to make entrepreneurial projects more diverse and inclusive, and to highlight the impact of women in entrepreneurship.By strengthening and connecting Startup Weekend Women communities worldwide, we create a global wave that encourages women all around the world to embrace entrepreneurship and technology, and build a society that truly reflects all of us.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on.
The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues.
 Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend Women is a full weekend long experience. Your Free ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors - successful women founders from across the region
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions? feel free to reach us at “Baku@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 9th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 February 10th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


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


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

Sunday February 11th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Sabina Mirzayeva-Atayeva
Co-Founder, LuxOut

Co-Founder, LuxOut


Leyla Tagizade
Founder, Reseptron

Founder, Reseptron


Tatyana Mikayilova
Tatyana Mikayilova, Managing Partner, RED Communications

Social entrepreneur, innovative education ambassador, Chair at 100 Business Women of Azerbaijan, Connector, Shark Tank AZ


Event Judges


Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu
Adviser of CEO, SOFAZ

Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, MC/MPA 16 is an Advisor of CEO of the State Oil Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In addition, she serves as a Deputy Chair of Supervisory Board of Landmark Business Centre, a Board Member of American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan and a Board Member of "100 Business Women of Azerbaijan". From 2004 to 2015 she has been the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan, the largest international business association in the country. Ms. Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu started her career in the Baku Branch of HSBC Bank Middle East in February 1997 in the Personal Banking Department moving on to the Trade Finance and Loans Department in 2000. From 2001 to 2004 she headed the Regus Business Centre Trading Ltd. in Baku. Ms. Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu is a Fellow of Central Asia- Caucasus Young Leaders Program of Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC.


Tatyana Mikayilova
Tatyana Mikayilova, Managing Partner, RED Communications

Social entrepreneur, innovative education ambassador, Chair at 100 Business Women of Azerbaijan, Connector, Shark Tank AZ



Caroline Savage
Caroline Savage, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy in Azerbaijan

Caroline Savage, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy in Azerbaijan


Aliya Azimova
Country Officer, IFC

Country Officer, IFC


Coaches and Mentors


Gulnara Tairova-Akperova
Marketing Director, Pullman Hotel Baku

Marketing Director, Pullman Hotel Baku


Ramina Murshudova
Education Specialist, US Embassy Azerbaijan

Education Specialist, US Embassy Azerbaijan


Canan Piskin
Business Coach

Business Coach


Leyla Tagizade
Founder, Reseptron

Founder, Reseptron


Fidan Azimli
Business Coach, ALPHA Coaching & Consulting

Business Coach, ALPHA Coaching & Consulting


Leyla Mammadova
Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing Department at Azer Turk Bank OJSC

Strategic Planning and Marketing Department director of the state owned Azer Turk Bank with 5+years of experience in developing and executing short-term and long-term marketing strategiesto boost product and services sales and revenue of the bank.


Tatyana Mikayilova
Tatyana Mikayilova, Managing Partner, RED Communications

Social entrepreneur, innovative education ambassador, Chair at 100 Business Women of Azerbaijan, Connector, Shark Tank AZ



Sabina Mammadli
Partner at Buroka Tech

Sabina Mammadli is a partner at Buroka Tech which is the first crypto-brokerage in Azerbaijan.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Women Baku 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.


Signature Sponsors

State-owned Azer Turk Bank OJSC was established on 25th of May. Being a reliable business partner, the bank provides financial support to the real sector of the economy and provide qualified services by applying modern banking technologies.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Mammad
    Karimli
  • Rashad
    Eyvazov
  • Vusal
    Karimli
  • Kamala
    Ismayilova

Facilitators


Nail Valiyev

has worked across many business sectors complementing his Double masters degrees (MBA and Masters within Management). He has completed two dissertations in the startup environment and worked for an Incubator in the heart of the city.


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