Announcement of the Harvest startup tournament (RIF + KIB edition, April 17 and 18)

    imageAnother start-up tournament Harvest (RIF + KIB edition) will take place 17 and 18 April in the hospitable classrooms MFPA (m.Semonovskaya).

    The winner of the tournament will receive the main prize from the Business Incubator at the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation - a fully paid trip and training at the University of Cambridge Summer Entrepreneurial School .

    Over the two days of the tournament, participants will choose the most interesting startup ideas, form teams and, with the support of experts, non-stop brainstorm the concept, create a prototype, read a business model and write an investment teaser.

    Finalist will be determined on April 23 at the Joint Conference of RIF + CIB 2010. To get to the finals in two days you need to: convince people to vote for your idea, create a team, talk with experienced experts, make a summary of the project in English and go through a telephone interview with a representative from Cambridge University. Knowledge of English is very useful.

    Second prize (from Microsoft) - participation in the Start in Garage educational program .

    In addition to prizes, all participants will have the opportunity in two days to do the amount of work that is done for months, make new professional contacts and evaluate their preparedness for working in startup mode. The most successful projects will receive powerful informational support as part of the information activities of CIB + RIF 2010, as well as from the organizers and partners of the tournament.

    Organizational moments: there will be fast Internet, it is advisable to bring your own laptops, just in case it is better to capture 3G / 4G modems. Nutrition, security, and all other basic Maslow needs are included in the price - you just need to come and work hard on your idea, or by joining one of the projects.

    Detailed information and registration of participants on the start-up tournament website:

    For Habra users, the participation price for both days is 1200 rubles. If at the same time the person is a developer or designer, then the price for both days will be only 600 p. In both cases, you can reduce the price by another 20% by paying online. In order to take advantage of the discount, when registering, give a link to your habroprofil.

    PS: on April 14 at 18:30 a preliminary meeting will be held at the HSE on Pokrovka. Welcome in, information about the preliminary meeting is also on the site.

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