Startup Weekend Basrah

    Thursday, September 14 - 16, 2017

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Startup Weekend Basrah

Thursday, September 14 - 16, 2017

Thursday, September 14 - 16, 2017
Event starts at 3:00 pm

Basra International Hotel

Basra, Iraq

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Thursday September 14th

3:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

4:00 pm
Kick off and networking
Get to know the event schedule. Meet our staff and coaches

5:00 pm
Pitches Start
60 Seconds to present your idea and convince the participant to vote for you.

5:45 pm
Participants vote for the top pitches

6:15 pm
Break and team formation
Time to refresh and 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.

Friday September 15th

9:00 am
Cement your team and brain storming
Expand team knowledge about your idea. Brain storm for your startup. Distribute team tasks and responsibilities.

9:30 am
coach meeting
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

10:30 am

11:00 am
Work and get support
Know our support team (Design team & IT team) and call for help . Start working.

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Business model canvas
Learn what is it and how to apply it.

3:00 pm
Successful startup
Time to listen to one of real startup founders.

3:15 pm
Work on your startup
Keep working and always ask for advice or support.

4:30 pm

5:00 pm
Work and workshops
Resume working on your startup. Enhance your skills with mentors by team workshops.

7:00 pm
Wrap up and dinner
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Saturday September 16th

9:00 am
Check your progress
Sum up your last work and identify requirement.

10:00 am
Manage your project
A session on managing projects.

10:30 am

11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… Last opportunity to get advice and support.

12:30 pm
A session on marketing.

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:30 pm

5:00 pm
Final presentations
5 minutes to present your startup.

6:30 pm
Judging and awards

7:00 pm
Wrap up and closing dinner

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Abd AlMuhsen
  • Mohaned
  • Hasan


Ali Hilli
Lead Organizer @ SWAmman

Is the a serial entrepreneur, from a member in TAG EPDForum, to founding Hilark for Tech Solutions, , to leading the german government vocational/business development project in Jordan, to becoming the entrepreneurship consultant for Zain Iraq. his wide range of expertise expands from the IT realm to the Business Realm. In addition to that he’s leading the StartupWeekend Chapter in Amman - Jordan. He holds university degrees in both Software Engineering and Business Administration as well as being a certified designer from Adobe.

Event Staff

Yara Ali

Mammon Mohammed

Sara Abbas

Yasmen Audai

Khalid Tawfiq Hadi

Riham Raed

Raya Deia Latif

Haider Q4

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