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19 April 2017 → Minsk will host the international battle of start-ups

The international battle of start-ups Minsk Fin Tech Conference 2107 will be held in Minsk on May 27 and 28. As it is reported by the “Minsk-Novosti” Agency correspondent, this was said at a press conference on April 19 by one of the organizers of the event - Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Support “Start-up Technologies” Alexei Shablovsky.

About 30 authors from different countries, including Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia will take part in the competition.

“The organization of this competition became possible due to the victory of the Belarusian national team in the Belarusian-Russian battle of start-ups that was held in Moscow in February”, Alexei Shablovsky said. “The participants in the competition will present their projects to the jury, which will include mentors, and the audience. The best projects will be chosen depending on how perspective they are, on the range of their suitability as well as the market demand for this IT product”, he added.

The battle will be held in two stages: the Belarusian qualifying round, which, as it is expected, will be attended by 10-15 teams, and an international one. The prizes of the contest will be gadgets (tablets, laptops, smart phones), resources for IT companies (servers, hosting) and training certificates. Participation in the competition is free.

The program of the event includes master classes from international experts in the field of Fin Tech technologies, panel discussions, mentors’ sessions. There will also be an exhibition where companies will be able to present technological solutions, developments in the field of software and hardware solutions.

IT-developer from Minsk Sergey Zakharov joined the national team which represented Belarus at the battle of start-ups in Moscow. He is the author of the service instalar.me - this is a social graph by interests, which allows you to find useful acquaintances, places and events on the basis of a completed questionnaire. The development of the young IT specialist was highly appreciated.

“Today, for the development of the start-up movement in Belarus, there is not enough creative environment similar to that created in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco”, the programmer noted.

Acceptance of applications for participation in the battle will continue until May 18. Applications should be sent to e-mail registration@startupweekend.by. To participate in the selection it is necessary to register and send a presentation in the formats PPT and PDF in Russian and English.

Photo by Yelizaveta Dobritskaya

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