On October the 30th 2011, Benoît Panel attended Startup Weekend Britany, France. During his summer holidays he had had an idea and he was ready to pitch it to the audience. The idea: a platform to safely rent private motorhomes and campervans between peers.
Adrien Pinson, web developer, was hooked by his pitch and joined the project. They quickly got on well and before Startup Weekend had finished they had already decided to launch together the startup IRentMyMotorhome.
Four years after, the startup adventure continues. Nowadays Benoît and Adrien are not alone anymore, 19 outstanding professionals have joined the team to continue working hard and making the dream come true.
The startup has raised 550k in funding last February, it collects more than 2000 vehicles and its community has spent 50000 nights on its motorhomes and campervans. IRentMyMotorhome continues to grow internationally; and it all began at Startup Weekend.
Pentru cei care mai stau pe gânduri și nu sunt siguri dacă să participe sau nu, enumerăm 7 motive de a petrece weekendul din mijlocul lui noiembrie la cel mai interesant concurs din acest sfârșit de an:
#1. Cunoști oameni noi. Poate un viitor partener de afaceri sau un potențial investitor?
Unul din factorii cheie pentru succesul unui startup este echipa din spatele acestuia. Pe parcursul evenimentului vei avea ocazia să interacționezi cu diverși oameni din domeniu. Dacă îți dorești să lansezi o afacere, Startup Weekend este locul perfect pentru a-ți găsi viitorii colegi.
#2. Testezi ideea
Orice idee de afaceri trebuie întotdeauna testată, chiar dacă îți pare “de milioane”. La Startup Weekend ai această ocazie! Poți afla părerea profesioniștilor din domeniu, poți să te consulți cu alți startuperi, poți afla ce își doresc potențialii clienți, dar și alte informații utile înainte de a începe dezvoltarea proiectului.
#3. Ești ghidat de cei mai buni mentori
Un aspect important pentru astfel de evenimente este că organizatorii au grijă să aducă cei mai buni mentori – profesioniști în business development, design, programare. Astfel vei avea ocazia să obții un sfat de la cei mai buni din Moldova dar și de la experții de peste hotare. Lista întreagă a mentorilor poate fi accesată aici.
#4. Înveți să lucrezi sub presiune
Dacă te gândești să vii la eveniment, atunci nu-ți face alte planuri pentru weekend. Vino cu laptopul și multă energie! Vei avea de lucrat intens timp de 54 ore, de vineri seara până duminică. Totul pentru a dezvolta un proiect IT într-un timp record și a face o prezentare reușită în fața juriului.
#5. Simți pe propria piele cum e să fii antreprenor
Ai ocazia să devii antreprenor pentru 2 zile, să înțelegi exact cum e să fii pe cont propriu, când trebuie să ai grijă să faci bani cât mai repede, să atragi cât mai mulți clienți, oferindu-le totodată un produs pe care să-l folosească un timp cât mai îndelungat.
#6. Ai șansa să câștigi premii valoroase
Bugetul total al premiilor este de circa 20.000$! Mai mult decât atât: fiecare participant va beneficia de premii și resurse oferite gratuit de sponsori, inclusiv nume de domeniu și hosting absolut gratuit.
#7. Poți participa la Global Startup Battle
Proiectele învingătoare de la Startup Weekend Moldova vor fi înscrise la Global Startup Battle. Alături de alte proiecte din peste 250 de orașe din întreaga lume, cel mai bun proiect din Moldova va avea parte de EXPUNERE INTERNAȚIONALĂ, mentorat și resurse pentru a dezvolta în continuare startupul.
Bonus: Până la data de 7 noiembrie biletele pot fi cumpărate la un preț redus. Detalii Bilete Startup Weekend Moldova
Do you heard that Startup Weekend Moldova has moved to ZIP House?
On November 13th, 2015, anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea at Studentilor Street, 9/19, at Design and Technology Excellence Center ZIP House.
Some of you are already common with this great location. If not, see how amazing is there!
So hurry up and buy a ticket to start developing your idea into something real!
Tickets available here
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Yum – the Android app that helps you find nearby restaurants according to your culinary prefferences
A young team that started its project during Student Startup Camp develops an Android app that allows its users to easily find a nearby restaurant according to their food prefferences, price category and other chosen filters – directly from their mobile phone or tablet. Also, it offers the possibility to browse through their menus, view the photos and descriptions and get informed about their promo-actions and events.
This app, called Yum, will appeal to busy people that are looking for a specific kind of dish, but don’t know what restaurants offer them, and if they are open at the moment. It is essential for tourists, because it will help them discover the best restaurants from Chișinău that offer their favourite from a wide range of cuisines, including the Moldovan one.
Download app on Google Play.
Champions Track: The Champions Track will showcase the best of every city and Region. To compete in this Track your team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at your local Startup Weekend. Learn more.
Startup Women Track: We’re honored to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents. The Startup Women Track drives participation at all levels by accepting teams that have a female founder, led by a woman, or consisting of 50% or more women members. Learn more.
Education, Empowered Track: From improving the way we learn to increasing access to education, we’re looking at you to join us in creating a world where everyone is empowered to be a thinker and a maker. Education, Empowered Track is sponsored by General Assembly. Learn more.
Do the KIND Thing Track: Bring your socially impactful ideas to Do the KIND Thing Track. With commitment to social entrepreneurship with impact, this Track focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act or idea at a time. This Track is powered by KIND Healthy Snacks. Learn more.
The Innovator’s Track: The .CO Innovators Track is calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain. Prizes for this Track include a trip to Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Festival – the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. This Track is powered by .CO. Learn more.
Get your free ticket Startup Weekend 2014 from Orange
Are you passionate about digital innovations? Are you curious what ideas and projects have young Moldovan IT specialists? Want to know and to experience business ideas in just 54 hours? Come to the sixth edition of Startup Weekend – a practical exercise for youngsters who dream to become entrepreneurs in the IT field.
As a partner of the project, for the fifth consecutive time, Orange Moldova offers 10 free tickets for the contest. Their owners will be able to know and engage directly in the process of creating and launching a business – from idea generation to development of a prototype, the marketing plan and business model well-defined.
Those who want to get a free ticket are invited to send a motivation letter by e-mail email@example.com, until November 5, 2014.
Startup Weekend 2011
Startup Weekend 2013
Social project, founded on August, 1 2013, supported by UNDP and European Union, which aims to create an additional income for people living in rural areas, on both banks of Nistru River, by offering their space and Casa Mare for rent.
With AVO You can receive calls on your phone, without paying for roaming. To make or receive phone calls, you need to use 3G/4G with a local sim-card, or connect to the internet via Wi-Fi at a cafe or hotel.
Vintage enables businesses to decorate their offices with artworks made by the most talented artists from developing countries. We can transform your office, hotel or restaurant in an art-gallery, periodically bringing new artworks which will inspire and motivate your employees.
This is the awesome medal Startup Weekend Moldova winners will receive, automatically entering the Champions Circle at the Global Startup Battle.
GSB was created by the community and serves the community. It’s your chance to stand up and show the world what you’re all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition.