Student Startup Camp Georgia 2016

When 21-24 April, 2016

Where Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Overview
  • Agenda

  • The Student Startup Camp is coming to Georgia! Join the intensive course to bring your idea to the next level and learn the basics of launching a tech startup. You will be guided through the most important steps by active startup entrepreneurs and trainers from Estonia to teach you how to rock similarly to the #EstonianMafia biggest stars like Skype, Pipedrive, Testlio or Taxify.

    During the course you will get the tools to validate your market, engage your customer, build a prototype of your product, put down a marketing strategy, set clear business goals and learn how to present your idea. You will get intensive mentoring, talks on specific topics and hands-on assignment.

    So stop thinking and start doing! Join the Student Startup Camp with your team and take your idea to the next level.

    PS! The event will be in English.

    The boot-camp will take place at The Training Centre of Justice of Georgia ( The transport from Tbilisi, accommodation, food and all course materials will be for free for the participants. All the details will be forwarded to the teams after the application period finishes. 

    The boot-camp is aimed at teams with 3-4 people with a background in IT, engineering, design, marketing, business. To join you need to apply with an idea and a motivation to learn new things.
    Each team will need to fill in a registration form by 10th April. The applications will be reviewed and teams contacted via Skype. The successful teams will be submitted to the program and notified by 15th April. 

    Any questions? Please contact us:

    Thursday, 21 April
    Theme: Who is your costumer?
    13:00 Arriving, light lunch
    14:00 Intro, how things will work, what is the goal
    14:30   Motivational talk: Entrepreneurship, global thinking, Garage48
    15:00 Teams pitch ideas
    15:30  Talk: Team and time management, tools.
    16:30 Work time
    18:30 Checkpoint #1
    19.00 Dinner


    Friday, 22 April
    Theme: MVP - Minimum Viable Product
    10:00 Breakfast
    11:00 Talk: MVP, wireframes
    11:30 Work/mentoring: minimal features, wireframes with pen and paper
    13:o0 Lunch
    14:00 Work continues
    15:00 Overview of Microsoft platforms
    15:30 Talk: UX/UI. From wireframs to design that converts
    16:00 Work: creatying prototype.
    18.00 Checkpoint #2
    19:00 Dinner


    Saturday, 23 April
    Theme: Costumer engagement / Business modelling
    10:00 Breakfast
    11:00 Talk: Startup Marketing 101
    12: 00 Work: practical assignement.
    13:00 Lunch
    14.00 Work continues
    15:00 Talk: Lean canvas
    16:00 Work: lean canvas
    18:00 Checkpoint #3
    18:30 Pitch training
    19:00 Dinner


    Sunday, 24 April
    Theme: Grande finale
    10:00 Breakfast
    11:00 What's next: investment, fiancing
    12:00 Pitch drills start (10 min per team)
    13:00 Lunch
    14:00 Pitch drills continue
    15:45 Coffee/snacks
    16:00 Final pitches
    18.00 Wrap-up. Going home.



    The Mentors 

    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Maret Kruve
    Product Manager at Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Student Startup Camp 
    Kai Isand
    Pitch Coach and Host at Garage48; CEO @ Eventornado
    Vakho Vakhtangishvili
    Co-Founder at GeoLab
    Lasha Kvantaliani
    CSO at Flexbox LTD


    Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

    The Programme is brought to you by: