Startup Weekend Tashkent

    Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018

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Startup Weekend Tashkent

Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018

Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Ground Zero
146 Temur Malik street
Yashnabad district
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Build your Tashkent startup in 54 hours!

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening. 

You'll have access to a ton of potential customers around downtown as well as all the resources you will need within the venue to be ready to pitch to our esteemed panel of judges on Sunday night.

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 April 27th

4:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Coffee & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Dinner & Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 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 April 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:30 pm

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm

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

9:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:30 pm

1:00 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

Elena Selezneva
Managing Director,

My company and I aim to improve IT&tech startup scene in Uzbekistan. I am passionate
about all things tech, digital and innovative. Strong believer and supporter of "women in tech” and professional mentorship projects for girls & youth. Love to organize best startup events in Uzbekistan.

Akmal Paiziev
CEO & Co-founder at

CEO&Co-founder of MyTaxi. Co-founder of Express 24, Co-founder of Workly, Co-founder of Maxtrack (GPS monitoring of transports).

Botir Arifdjanov
Founder of


Sarvar Ruzmatov
Founder of

Fintech entrepreneur in Uzbekistan, Russia.

Coaches and Mentors

Madina Molchanova

UI/UX Designer at Super Dispatch, with about 4 years of experience and a Bachelors in Design Studies from Western Sydney University in Australia.  Always strives to apply principles of user centered design in her work, believes in advance planning and prototyping.  Listens to Arcade Fire a lot :)

Dilafruz Jiyranova
Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Beeline

Started career in USAID as trainer in «PSI Drug Demand Reduction Program” (DDRP) program. Worked in UNDP, UNFPA, ADB, OCSE projects. Experience in International Organizations from 2006 to 2012 (USAID, UNFPA, ADB, UNFPA, OCSE).
Alumni of World Learning Visitors Exchange Program (USA), “ ICT tools for running and promoting web platforms program”(China) and Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing Program of iMarketer Startup School.
Experience in SEO, SEM, SMM and e-mail marketing in e-comers projects, ERP, CRM systems for companies such as Datasite Technology,, Finnet Limited. 
Worked as Marketing manager for Borholdings (UyBor, AvtoBor), Kaymu and as Digital Director of  MotoMoto branding agency.
Invited speaker DoIT Woman, trainer of professional development "Business Management" course, in "Digital Marketing" part in International Westminster University in Uzbekistan, ADWEEK, StartupMIX.
Member of the Expert Council of the ADWEEK Competition and Expert of  Milliy Marketing Markazi Association.
Mentor in Technovation Challenge in Uzbekistan.

Mukaddam Akhmedova
Project manager, MyTaxi Express

Dedicated startup freak with marketing and project management experience. Graduated from UWED, fellow of UGRAD fellowship and lifetime learner. Enthusiastic crossfit athlete and positive thinker. 

Anna Efimova
CEO & Partner, DaVinci Managment Consulting


Mustafo M-Dost
CEO, Founder, Developer at GO TAXI

Experienced professional with solid technical, quantitative, and analytical background.
Designed and implemented risk management and internal control systems. Took on various roles, including managerial, analytical, and technical responsibilities as Senior Analyst of CBU for more than 5 years.
Developed and managed Lukoil's financial models for performing business strategy related quantitative analyses from May 2013 up to June 2017.
Launched taxi-hailing system known as GoTaxi in January 2017.

Bekzod Babamuradov
Senior Software Engineer, Super Dispatch

Bekzod Babamuradov is an experienced software engineer, agile practitioner, and an entrepreneur.
Currently an engineering team lead at Super Dispatch, he is responsible for helping his team to stay motivated, move fast, continuously improve, and to stay aligned with other teams in the company.
He is an avid reader, and is passionate about DevOps, Blockchain, and promoting STEM in Uzbekistan.

Nodir Khalilov
Designer, Super Dispatch

Believe in iterations rather than in immediate solutions. 
Love to read books.
Worked at many local and international startups as a designer (Mytaxi, Workly, Lamuz).

Ruslan Yuldashev
Co-founder, CTO of D:Code

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Started coding at 8 - on Basic. Worked with a banch of startups in edtech and agrotech.
Passionate about technologies, books and traveling.

Iskander Dzhalalov
Director of Engineering, Super Dispatch

Iskander Dzhalalov, 33 years old - programmer, agile coach, consultant.
I used to work as programmer, project manager, team leader, CTO, and consultant as well.
Director of Engineering at Super Dispatch since 2017. 
Team leader at MyTaxi 2014-2016, CTO at MyTaxi 2016-2017. 
Freelance developer 2010-2014.
Co-founder of Tcity (2009, 2010 years), the first mobile business directory in Uzbekistan.

Hamza Foziljonov
Software Localization Specialist


Bakhtiyor Khasanov
Founder & CEO of Lamuz


Grigoriy Kim
Creative Director, MotoMoto

Grigoriy Kim is a ninja of branding and advertising. On his sever-year professional journey he had worked in high-skilled teams like Synthesis Creative Lab, OMD Media Direction, Afisha Media and MotoMoto as a creative director. Has awards from various advertising festivals, works with international companies and biggest local brands, collaborates with the the best creatives agencies of Uzbekistan and has a strong conceptual thinking.

Muhrim Azamkhodjayev
Editor, Daryo

Muhrim Azamkhodjayev works as an Editor at Daryo. He has an analytical mindset, always has his own opinion on every issue.

Azizbek Marakhimov
Assistant Professor, Inha University in Tashkent

Azizbek Marakhimov is an assistant professor at INHA University in Tashkent. He has worked at Dongguk University as a research assistant and as a PR specialist at Westminster University in Tashkent. 
He has got Ph.D. in Business Administration and Master's degree in Masters of Art in Business Administration at Dongguk University.

Dilshod Alimkhanov
CEO, Alimkhanov Pharm Group LLC


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Tashkent 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.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Farhodjon
  • Abdulakhad
  • Hilola
  • Kamola
  • Darkhonbek
  • Jahongir
  • Nuruddin
  • Mukhammad


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.

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