We launched the first Startup Training Camp!

 

We are glad to announce that we launched Startup Training Camp! Excited? Let us dwell on the details.

 

Startup Training Camp takes place in Minsk from September 17 to October 8. This is a series of free seminars for startups, investors and experts, organized by Rocket DAO with great support of Imaguru and Angels Band, aimed at helping startups upgrade their projects and get prepared for pitching to investors.

 

Key partners:

Angels Band - the first angel network in Belarus. Their main aim is to develop a culture of venture capital investing and help startups find their investors. They currently include 82 early stage investors. As a pleasant stimulus for the participants, the most successful graduates of the program will get a chance to present their projects at the Angels’ pitch session!

 

Imaguru Startup Hub is a place for the development of technological startups with global prospects. It’s a coworking space, event place for organization of private and partner conferences and workshops, educational initiatives for startups, investors and corporates, and an educational center for future programmers.

 

What is the event all about?

The program of the Camp includes 4 meetings (each lasts for 4 hours), which will be held weekly in the evening time. At each meeting, experts will work on various aspects of the selected startups in order to improve and strengthen them. These parameters include Product, Market, Business model and Team potential.

 

All our meetings will be held following this plan:

  • Short startups' pitches about themselves, 

  • Experts' workshops on an ideal startup criteria, 

  • A detailed analysis of the selected startups in terms of each evaluation criterion, 

  • Evaluation and recommendations from experts and business angels on how to improve and boost further developments of the projects. 

 

 

We have already held two meetings and discussed two parameters: 

 

17th September - Product

The agenda included specific criteria for a good startup, the ways to determine if the startup product is in demand, the pros and cons of the products of startups-participants.

 

 

24 September - Market

We analyzed various aspects of a startup’s entry into the market, taking into account its individual characteristics and target audience. We also evaluated the market prospects of participating startups and gave some suggestions for improvement.

 

The next two meetings will be focused on the following parameters:

1st October - Business model

We’ll devote the third day to the formation of an ideal business model for the products of the startups-participants. We will discuss possible options for improving the scheme of production and sales.

 

8th October - Team

On the last day we will consider such aspect as a startup team. We will analyze and talk about the team's knowledge, their experience and various skills needed for development of a future unicorn.

 

So who are the experts?

Andrey Kuryan, Innovation consultant, TRIZ trainer (EPAM Systems) - expert on product evaluation and the formation of an ideal business model.

Andrey has many years of experience in the field of business analysis, IT product development, innovation, business reengineering and business model design.

 

Alexander Drobyshevsky, Chief Innovation Officer в Coherent Solutions (ISsoft) - expert in the field of market prospects for a startup product.

He has experience in implementing marketing strategies as a marketing director in various industries and companies, such as Keramin, Sinesis, ZAO Feraboks, Horizont, Grevtsov Group.

 

Sergey Lavrinenko a startup consultant and startup team building consultant  - a startup team analysis expert.

He participated in the launch of such projects as Fashion Coin, Unbank, Artooba. CTO worked in the project "First Belarussian cryptocurrency Thaler".

 

How to join?

For startups participation is free, to join it’s enough to register on Rocket DAO platform and inform our event manager Darya about it via darya@rocketdao.io. She will provide you woth all the details. 

 

Participation fee for spectators: 30 BYN for one day. Here you can purchase the tickets: https://bezkassira.by/buy/6953/. We will be waiting for you!

 

Where to get more information?

For the details about the selection process and registration please go to http://trainingcamp.rocketdao.io

 

And don’t forget to join our event on Facebook.

 


 

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