Techstars Startup Weekend: Growing the Macedonian startup community
We noticed that the startup community in Macedonia needed a boost because there weren’t many opportunities for aspiring young entrepreneurs. There also hadn’t been a Startup Weekend event in Skopje for 2 years, so we decided to take initiative and bring Startup Weekend Skopje again in the spotlight. We wanted to encourage the entrepreneurial mindset and create opportunities for young people to start something on their own and bring their innovative ideas to life.
Provide an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to test their ideas and network
Raise awareness about startups and innovation in Macedonia
Boost the Startup community in Macedonia
Startup Weekend is a three day event where participants have the opportunity to present and work on their startup ideas together with experts from different industries. The main goal of Startup Weekend Skopje was to promote and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit to a wider audience and to stimulate a mindset of seizing opportunities and open-mindedness.
In the 7th SWS edition sixty participants got a first-hand experience of what it takes to create a startup in 54 hours. Through intensive work and interactive workshops with industry experts, the teams managed to develop business ideas, get market validation and develop a viable business plan that will keep the startup sustainable.