Final of Opera Startup Awards
October 29, 2011 in St. Petersburg will host the finals of the Opera Startup Awards . The unique format was invented by the organizers in the spring of this year in order to test in practice the ability to create projects for a specific technology. The competition was organized by QD Business Incubator and Opera Software ASA with the support of the MTE Master's program .
Since April 15, 2011 a qualifying round and two semi-finals have been held, 17 teams from all over Russia have taken part in the competition. Of these, 7 of the most promising ones reached the final - they were given the opportunity to work on projects in the business incubator, mentoring assistance and consulting support from the organizers.
Over the summer, 5 out of 7 projects proved their viability and in the final event they will demonstrate the results achieved during the summer, on the basis of which the jury will determine the winners of the competition. In addition to cash grants from Opera, gifts are expected from partners of the competition - Begun, the oldest Russian contextual advertising operator. The organizers intend to continue to help the best projects, including attracting outside investments to them.
Everyone is invited to the event to support the projects, take part in the discussion and interactive voting for the audience’s prize. Hurry - due to the small size of the hall for the event, the number of seats is limited!
Registration and details on the official website of the contest .