Student Startup Camp Moldova

When 10-14 November, 2014

Where Chişinău, Moldova

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Student Startup Camp is a practical course to entrepreneurship designed to provide participants with the right mindset, tools and confidence needed in order to see, assess and shape opportunities of launching new technology related businesses.

    This program features several experienced and established entrepreneurs from Estonia and abroad who collaborate to create a intensive hands-on weeklong learning experience.

    The structure of the course favours teamwork, practical experience and one-on-one mentoring, aiming for all shared know-how to be applicable directly to projects being worked on to ingrain new knowledge.

    It's aimed at

    • students with background of development, marketing, business and design, who are interested in developing new venture ideas and want to gain practical knowledge on what it takes turn ideas into fundable business opportunities.

    During the course participants will be able to

    • Explore the entrepreneurial mindset and culture that has been developing and thrilling Estonia and the world of technology past decades

    • Examine the entrepreneurial process from generating and determining the feasibility of ideas to executing.

    • Acquire practical experience of assessing business opportunity, product and market fit

    • Acquire strategies for executing products with minimal resources including designing minimal viable product and using different rapid application development techniques and resources

    • Experience the dynamics of participating on a team and the power inherent in a team relative to individual effort.

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    NB: Schedule is tentative and might be a subject of change

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    Monday 10.11
     From idea to the first mock-up
    10:00 How things will work
    10:45 Lecture: Minimum Viable Product
    11:30 Pitching 90", team formation
    13:00 Lunch break
    14:00 Lecture : Building team's road-map
    14:45 Lecture: Quick prototyping intro
    15:00 Team work on product mock-up's
    18:00 Team work / free time
    Tuesday 11.11Searching for the problem-solution fit
    9:15 Mock-up demo presentations
    10:00 Lecture: Customer discovery
    10:45 Lecture: Rapid prototyping
    11:30 Lecture: How to build great UX/UI
    13:00 Lunch break
    14:00 Customer discovery interviews / Product development
    16:00 Customer discovery feedback session
    17:00 Mentoring round / Product development
    Wednesday 12.11 Marketing for a startup
    9:15 Checkpoint with mentors
    10:00 Lecture: Engaging early adopters
    10:45 Lecture: Marketing and social media
    12:00 Product development
    13:00 Lunch break
    14:00 Product development
    16:00 Business & Tech mentoring round / Product development
    18:00 Inspirational speech #1
    18:30 Product development
    Thursday 13.11Building business models
    9:15 Checkpoint with mentors
    10:00 Lecture: Business models
    11:15 Development / Work with Lean Canvas
    13:00 Lunch break
    14:00 Development / Work with Lean Canvas
    15:00 Business & Tech mentoring round / Product development
    17:00 Lecture: how to prepare a great pitch
    17:30 Product development/ Preparation of final pitch
    Friday 14.11Shaping the pitch & demo day
    9:15 Checkpoint with mentors
    10:00 Pitch drill #1 / Product development
    12:00 Pitch drill #2 / Product development
    13:00 Lunch break
    14:00 Last minute fixes/ preparing pitch
    16:00 Final Demo

    The Mentors 

    Martin Grüner
    Co-founder at Aplefly Games
    Jaan Kruusma
    Marketing Consultant at 7Blaze Social
    Helen Kokk
    UX and Service Design Lead at Nortal
    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Maret Kruve
    Product Manager at Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Student Startup Camp 
    Petru Jucovschi
    Technology & Partner Business Evangelist at Microsoft
    Tatiana Ciumacova
    IT Project Manager at Starlab
    Oleg Burlacu
    Business Developer at Starlab


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