While most Startup Weekend events are only held under the 54-hour limit for three days, the Minsk Startup Weekend is one of a kind, because the event is broken down into a four-part series. From December 2009 until April 2010, three of these four series is ticked off the list, and the fourth series will be on September 18 to 19, 2010.
Since its previous events, the Startup Weekend Minsk has been successful into educating fresh entrepreneurs into the world of business. Although the event focuses more on technologies concerning the web and mobile phones (as it usually is in other Startup Weekend events), Startup Weekend Minsk also encourages diverse people to participate, from engineers, marketers, public servants, and telecommunicators, to name a few.
Of course, this diversity is what makes these events work so well. Could you imagine working with people who have the same ideas and the same knowledge as you have? You wouldn’t get everything completely done!
While most Startup Weekend events start off with the pitching off of ideas, Startup Weekend Minsk is doing something different: a preliminary examination. Project ideas can be submitted until September 6, just so the panel of judges of investors lined up for the event will know what is coming their way. Out of the submitted projects, finalists will be chosen to present their startup plan on the event itself. Of course, early project submitters have more time to tweak their ideas after they’ve submitted, but anyone can still have a chance until the deadline.
If you have an innovative idea and live in the area, you wouldn’t want to miss being a part of Startup Weekend Minsk. It’s only two weeks away, so hurry off and take part of this exciting event.