Startup Weekend Dushanbe

    Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Dushanbe

Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018



Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018
Event starts at 3:00 pm



Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday August 10th


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


4:00 pm
Networking
Share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


4:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


5:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:00 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 August 11th


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 August 12th


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


Sherali Jurabaev
Managing Director at Sky Central Asia

Managing Director at Sky Central Asia
Джурабаев Шерали - маркетолог и предприниматель.
Имеет большой опыт запуска успешных (и не очень) проектов/стартапов/компаний: от серьезных исследовательских компаний до радиостанций. Успешные принесли прибыль, вторые - опыт. 

Event Judges


Farukh Sultanov

Farukh Sultanov is the Director of TajNor Consulting, where he helps government agencies, IFIs, and international investors on prospective energy and infrastructure projects in Tajikistan. He previously was a Finance Controller at Johnson & Johnson in Moscow, as well as held top financial positions  at CDH Investments and UNDP in Tajikistan. He holds Masters of Development Economics from University of Manchester. 


Zamira Toshmatova
Economic Officer at US Embassy

Economic Officer at US Embassy


Ahliddin Bobomurodov
Managing Director of Tajero

Managing Director of Tajero


Olena Buriyan
Country Director of Mercy Corp Tajikistan

Country Director of Mercy Corp Tajikistan


Boburhon Murvatov
Financial Director of Spitamen bank

Financial Director of Spitamen bank


Coaches and Mentors


Sherali Jurabaev
Managing Director at Sky Central Asia

Managing Director at Sky Central Asia
Джурабаев Шерали - маркетолог и предприниматель.
Имеет большой опыт запуска успешных (и не очень) проектов/стартапов/компаний: от серьезных исследовательских компаний до радиостанций. Успешные принесли прибыль, вторые - опыт. 


Lailo Tagaeva
Director of Purnur Agency

Director of Purnur Agency

Тагаева Лайло - рекламщик, ивент менеджер. Образование программиста не помешало ей пройти путь от менеджера по продажам рекламы до руководителя своего рекламного агентства. Организатор digital конференции "Best Marketing Craft", занимается  продвижением услуг и продуктов крупных и мелких компаний на рынке Таджкистана.



Abdullo Kurbanov
Co-founder and Chairman at Alif Capital

Co-founder and Chairman at Alif Capital

Абдулло Курбанов – выпускник Лондонской школы экономики и политических науксоучредитель МДО «Алиф Сармоя», портала Somon.tj и благотворительного фонда «Пешрафт». 


Jahongir Zabirov
Owner at adMedia

the Co-founder of somon.tj


Arthur Pokrikyan
Consultant & Project Leader

Since 2014, Arthur Pokrikyan has been involved as Financial Education Expert in the implementation of major projects of national importance under the National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE). He coordinated the development of Financial Capability Barometer approach and implementation of nationwide financial capability assessment with the objective to set effective policy priorities, strategies and benchmarks for the development of financial education programs, and to monitor the implementation of the NSFE. Currently he is leading major financial literacy projects at the Central Bank of Armenia including rural communities and schools throughout Armenia. Furthermore he is teaching Economics at Shirakatsy Lyceum International Scientific-Educational Complex in the framework of IB Diploma Programme.

In 2017, Arthur Pokrikyan successfully accomplished PhD in Business Administration from the International Black Sea University with Finance concentration. His research interests include financial literacy, financial inclusion, behavioral economics and design thinking. 

He has diverse experience in different sectors such as Financial System, Education, Youth Policy, Telecommunication, Retail and shares expertise in successful project design, implementation and evaluation. Since 2008 he has been actively involved in social and entrepreneurial community life in Armenia and notably led the national office of AIESEC international organization by demonstrating high quality leadership capabilities. Currently he is an active member of the Global Shapers Community, which is an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

He loves studying global and local issues and opportunities, exploring nature and cultures, chess, archery, triathlon.


Zamira Samadova
Director at Imkon Consulting

Director at Imkon Consulting
Замира Самадова, МВА, СМС –  является учредителем  одной из самых успешных компаний Таджикистана в сфере управленческого консультирования – «Имкон Консалтинг».  У нее три высших образования, она единственный в Таджикистане обладатель международного диплома - Консультанта по управлению (Certified Management Consultant) – квалификация, которой обладают менее двух процентов консультантов в мире.  Замира считает, что в консалтинге невозможно останавливаться в своем развитии. Каждая новая компания-клиент – это новый опыт, новые решения, новые знания, новый уровень квалификации. Год работы в консалтинге равен трем годам в любом другом деле. В свою очередь, управленческие консультанты шутят, что время работы в проекте клиента соизмеримо со временем, проведенным в «горячей точке». Любая ошибка или неверное решение могут привести к ущербу бизнеса клиента и потере его репутации и, самое главное – потере доверия к консультанту, которое зарабатывалось годами. За более чем 10-летний срок Имкон накопил огромный опыт в реализации проектов любой сложности в различных сферах бизнеса.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Dushanbe team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Ilhom
    Aliev
  • Shuhratjon
    Sharipov
  • Manizha
    Muhammadzoda
  • Muna
    Shukurova
  • Farzona
    Yahyaeva

Facilitators


Anurag Maloo
Regional Manager APAC (South & Central Asia), Techstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. As a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. He has been involved in various startup initiatives, community empowerment and leadership development programs, and bringing innovation into the corporate world. With his proven track records of experience cultivating key influencers within diverse geopolitical regions, Anurag has succeeded in creating inclusive startup communities in turbulent and struggling, yet developing ecosystems and emerging economies of Asia. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations, and peace building communities. Being a storyteller, teacher and life explorer, he can be found having engaging conversations with friends and random people, sharing life stories, radiating positive joyous happy energies, enriching audiences with his traveling experiences and narrating inspirational humane stories around the world from the hot deserts of Rajasthan to the cold deserts of Antarctica.


Muna Shukurova
Co - Facilitator

Muna Shukurova - Facilitator 


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