Techstars Startup Weekend FinTech Baku

    Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend FinTech Baku

Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019

Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Innoland Innovation and Acceleration Center
Mustafa Kamal Ataturk Avenue 89
Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1000

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have 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.

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 is a full weekend long experience. Your 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
  • 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!

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Friday November 22nd

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 November 23rd

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 November 24th

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 Judges

Imran Baghirov

Thinker, Public speaker ;
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt ;
TWI and KATA professional.
13+ years in deep expertise in IT, Strategy, Business Development, Innovation and Customer Experience Management ;
10+ years are fully dedicated to Telecommunications and Consultancy.
Total of 1.5 years of International job experience from which 1 year in Nepal, 3 months in Sweden and 3 months in Turkey ;Run more than150+ local business projects and 5+ cross-border/multi-company projects. Latest international project is Analytical Competence Building project, run in 8 countries and consisting of 30+ team members in different countries.

Telman Akhundov
Founder of Akhundoff Group

Coaches and Mentors

Amid Guliyev
Startup entrepreneur

Amid Guliyev is technology expert with 13 years of experience on server-side & mobile development. He is also co-founder of - Local cinema's showtime explorer, - Social media measurement tool and - technology blog. He has worked at R.I.S.K. Company as a Senior Software Developer on Aeronautical Solutions. He is a member of entrepreneur team
Together they did a lot of interesting projects for local and foreign market. Currently, he is a working and a co-founder of a Dubai based startup.

Shaig Muradov
CTO at Traveltecho

Hi-tech Blogger, Analyst, Digital and Social Media Marketing Specialist

Specialties: web developer, social media, facebook, twitter, social media marketing, lean startup, strategy, trendwatching, strategic planning, pricing, blog, blogging, market research, youth marketing, new media, social networking, innovation, social marketing, planning for good, facebook marketing, analytics

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend FinTech 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.




Organizing Team

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

  • Rashad
  • Mammad
  • Vusal


Vusal Karimli
Executive director

Managing director at SUP.VC

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