A Startup Platform from July 9-13, 2018 in Bazu, Azerbaijan for Young Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 28 March 2018

A call for applications has been issued by the National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan in cooperation with Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the “CIS and Eurasia Youth Startup Platform” from July 9-13, 2018 in Bazu, Azerbaijan. This program is funded by the Inter-state Humanitarian Co-operation Fund of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IHCF)

A Startup Platform from July 9-13, 2018 in Bazu, Azerbaijan for Young Entrepreneurs

The project aims to create a space for start-up ecosystem actors and young entrepreneurs from the CIS and Eurasia to share successful cases and best practices of the region on development of the start-up ecosystem, establish and expand business relations among ecosystem actors and young entrepreneurs in the region, look for the ways of developing entrepreneurial skills of young people.

The event will gather 50 foreign participants from 9 countries. Startup ecosystem actors and young entrepreneurs from Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are welcome to apply.

As more startups spring to life in the most unexpected parts of the world, entrepreneurial programs, capital and talent must now travel far to find and support the most promising founder teams.

A consensus has emerged in the last few years that entrepreneurial activity fuels innovation and economic growth in all types of economies and cultures across the globe. National policy advisors, now more attuned to the needs of their startup ecosystems, are creating rapidly expanding demand for initiatives and programs that help new firms start and scale. There is also demand for results, especially from those who fund such programs and want to be sure scarce resources are deployed to where they will have the biggest impact.

Azerbaijan known for its striking architectural contrasts and rich cultural heritage is in the midst of a transformation: boosted by petroleum-based revenues and a rising tourism industry is seeing an emergence of a fledgling startup ecosystem. Recent years many projects, events have been holding and business incubators have been founding in order to support start-ups.

Who can apply?

  • People who work on developing of startup ecosystem in their countries
  • People who represent startup networks or umbrella organizations
  • Startup Influencers
  • Young entrepreneurs, Investors and Business Angels
  • People at any age can apply to attend the event, but please note that during selection process priority will be given to young people who are between 18-35 years old.

Preliminary program:

The program will consist of 5 days, including 3 working days, 1 day of arrival and 1 day of departure.

Day 1: Arrival / Cultural Program
Day 2: Understand and Connect
Day 3: Discover and Share
Day 4: Plan and Take Action
Day 5: Departure / Cultural Program

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