startuptrain

August 28 – September 1, 2018

Minsk-Riga Startup Train

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Start up much?
Minsk-Riga Startup Train is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to share great time together with talented geeks, experienced mentors, startup enthusiasts, business angels and investors from Belarus and Latvia.

Starting in Minsk on August 28 with the arrival of the Latvian hooligans, continuing on a noisy train where the power of mixed BY-LV teams will be put to ultimate test, and finishing in Riga, the heart of the Baltics, on August 31 with a Grand Finale in the very centre of the Latvian startup community.

Minsk-Riga Startup Train is organized by Imaguru Minsk and Magnetic Startup Latvia, fuelled by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. Startup Train calls for action all rock-star developers, designers and entrepreneurs from Belarus and Latvia, ready to hop on the train, cruise through this challenge and disrupt the boring reality!

Are you ready for Startup Train?
This time software ideas only!

#MinskRigaHackaTrain

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Destination

minsk-riga train

Minsk, Imaguru Riga, Magnetic Latvia Startup

Agenda

AUG 28, MINSK

  • 08:00
    Minsk
    Latvian participants arrive to Minsk, Belarus

  • 11:00-13:00
    Minsk
    Minsk City Tour

  • 13:00-14:00
    Imaguru
    Lunch

  • 14:00-17:00
    Minsk
    Belarusian startup ecosystem tour

  • 17:00-18:00
    Imaguru
    Team arrival and registration at Imaguru

  • 18:00-20:00
    Imaguru
    Hackathon Opening Ceremony, Rules Explained
    Masterclass

  • 20:00
    Imaguru
    Networking

AUG 29, IMAGURU AND ON-TRAIN MINSK-RIGA

  • 06:30-07:30
    Minsk
    Minsk Fun Run - 5km

  • 08:30-09:30
    Imaguru
    Team breakfast/Official start of Hackatron

  • 09:30-10:00
    Imaguru
    Team meeting

  • 10:00-10:30
    Imaguru
    Business Model Canvas workshop

  • 10:30-11:30
    Imaguru
    Hacking in teams

  • 11:30-12:30
    Imaguru
    Checkpoint #1

  • 12:30-13:30
    Imaguru
    Lunch break

  • 14:00-15:00
    Imaguru
    Startups metrics workshop

  • 13:00-16:00
    Imaguru
    Mentoring session #1

  • 16:00-18:00
    Imaguru
    Hacking in teams

  • 18:00-19:00
    Imaguru
    Dinner and departure for Minsk Train station

  • 20:38!
    Minsk Train Station
    Train departs

  • 21:00-22:00
    Train
    Checkpoint #2

  • 22:00-...
    Train
    Hacking in teams + mentoring on train

AUG 30, RIGA

  • 08:28
    Riga
    Arrival to Riga Train Station

  • 08:28-09:00
    Riga
    Meet&greet at the train track

  • 09:00-10:00
    Jurmala
    Departure to Hackathon Venue – Lielupe Hotel by Semarah

  • 10:00-11:30
    Jurmala
    Check-in & Brunch at the Hotel

  • 11:30-12:00
    Jurmala
    Hello at the new Hackathon Venue

  • 12:00-12:30
    Jurmala
    Checkpoint #3

  • 12:30-15:30
    Jurmala
    Mentoring Session #2

  • 15:00-16:00
    Jurmala
    Lunch

  • 16:00-19:00
    Jurmala
    Hacking in teams

  • 19:00-20:00
    Jurmala
    Master Class: Pitch Crash Course

  • 20:00-21:00
    Jurmala
    Dinner on the Beach

  • 21:00-22:00
    Jurmala
    Pitch rehearsal & feedback

  • 22:00-...
    Jurmala
    Hacking in teams

AUG 31, RIGA

  • 06:00-07:00
    Jurmala
    7 km Fun Run

  • 09:00-10:00
    Jurmala
    Breakfast

  • 10:00-12:00
    Jurmala
    Pitch preparation / Checkpoint #4

  • 12:00-13:00
    Riga
    Departure from Jurmala & check-in Riga accommodation for BY team, Rixwell Elefant Hotel

  • 13:00-14:00
    Swedbank DoBe, Riga
    Lunch

  • 14:00-17:00
    Swedbank DoBe, Riga
    Pitch demo & feedback
    In parallel: Mentoring Session #3

  • 17:00-17:30
    Riga
    Departure to the Grand Finale Venue

  • 18:00-...
    Overkill, Riga
    Grand Finale & Award Ceremony

                                                                                                                                            SEPT 1, RIGA

                                                                                                                                            • 09:00-12:00
                                                                                                                                              Riga
                                                                                                                                              Breakfast & Checkout from Rixwell Elefant Hotel

                                                                                                                                            • 12:00-13:00
                                                                                                                                              Riga
                                                                                                                                              RTU Design Factory tour

                                                                                                                                            • 13:00-16:00
                                                                                                                                              Riga
                                                                                                                                              Riga City Tour & Food Tasting

                                                                                                                                            • 16:00-17:00
                                                                                                                                              Riga
                                                                                                                                              People Work tour and coffee

                                                                                                                                            • 17:00-22:00
                                                                                                                                              Riga
                                                                                                                                              Free time

                                                                                                                                            • 22:50!
                                                                                                                                              Riga Bus Station
                                                                                                                                              Departure Riga-Minsk

                                                                                                                                            Mentors

                                                                                                                                            • Tania Marinich

                                                                                                                                              Tania Marinich

                                                                                                                                              Imaguru Founder, CEO

                                                                                                                                            • Olga Barretu-Gonsālvisa

                                                                                                                                              Olga Barretu-Gonsālvisa

                                                                                                                                              Chief Startup Instigator, LIAA

                                                                                                                                            • Nastia Khamiankova

                                                                                                                                              Nastia Khamiankova

                                                                                                                                              Imaguru, cofounder, COO

                                                                                                                                            • Danyelle Pollock

                                                                                                                                              Danyelle Pollock

                                                                                                                                              Head of Internal Events, Lyft

                                                                                                                                            • Sergey Skabelkin

                                                                                                                                              Sergey Skabelkin

                                                                                                                                              Co-Founder / Partner,  Fintech Cluster

                                                                                                                                            • Andrei Shaurko

                                                                                                                                              Andrei Shaurko

                                                                                                                                              Sales Coach for Startups, Kickoff Sales

                                                                                                                                            • Masha Lemiaza

                                                                                                                                              Masha Lemiaza

                                                                                                                                              Owner and Founder, SMAR Outsourcing Solutions

                                                                                                                                            • Arturs Bernovskis

                                                                                                                                              Arturs Bernovskis

                                                                                                                                              Angel investor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, PulseTip

                                                                                                                                            • Andris Stabins

                                                                                                                                              Andris Stabins

                                                                                                                                              Web designer, SQUALIO

                                                                                                                                            • Andrejs Cirkovs

                                                                                                                                              Andrejs Cirkovs

                                                                                                                                              Founder, Strix Studios

                                                                                                                                            • Pavel Veinik

                                                                                                                                              Pavel Veinik

                                                                                                                                              Chief Technology Officer, Amadoad Ltd.

                                                                                                                                            • Boris Mossounov

                                                                                                                                              Boris Mossounov

                                                                                                                                              AI & Data Science, Flatlogic LLC

                                                                                                                                            • Peter Marculans

                                                                                                                                              Peter Marculans

                                                                                                                                              General Partner, Overkill Ventures

                                                                                                                                            • Egita Polanska

                                                                                                                                              Egita Polanska

                                                                                                                                              Chairperson of the Board,  Latvian Startup Association Program and partnerships, Startup Wise Guys

                                                                                                                                            • Viesturs Sosars

                                                                                                                                              Viesturs Sosars

                                                                                                                                              Founder, TRIGNY

                                                                                                                                            • Zane Bojare

                                                                                                                                              Zane Bojare

                                                                                                                                              Communications and marketing, Startup Wise Guys

                                                                                                                                            • Salim Madjd

                                                                                                                                              Salim Madjd

                                                                                                                                              Co Founder and CEO, AsthmaMD

                                                                                                                                            • Lasha Akubardia

                                                                                                                                              Lasha Akubardia

                                                                                                                                              Senior Risk Advisor and MIS Developer, BNB-Bank

                                                                                                                                            • Kazeyev Maxim

                                                                                                                                              Kazeyev Maxim

                                                                                                                                              CIO, BNB-Bank.

                                                                                                                                            • Zalevski Mikhail

                                                                                                                                              Zalevski Mikhail

                                                                                                                                              Executive director, BNB-Bank.

                                                                                                                                            • Tarmo Virki

                                                                                                                                              Tarmo Virki

                                                                                                                                              Co-founder, Magazine

                                                                                                                                            • Andrejs Cumakovs

                                                                                                                                              Andrejs Cumakovs

                                                                                                                                              Co-founder, Orocon

                                                                                                                                            • Kaspars Upmanis

                                                                                                                                              Kaspars Upmanis

                                                                                                                                              CEO and co-founder, CakeHR

                                                                                                                                            • Ernests Stals

                                                                                                                                              Ernests Stals

                                                                                                                                              Co-founder and board member, TechHub Riga

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                                                                                                                                            Registration

                                                                                                                                            The deadline for the applications is August 13th.

                                                                                                                                            If you have an idea and might be looking for a team members please register
                                                                                                                                            Here

                                                                                                                                            Have no idea, have no team, but still would love to Participate?
                                                                                                                                            Welcome

                                                                                                                                            If you are intending to join a team, please look through them below and choose.

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                                                                                                                                            About Imaguru

                                                                                                                                            Imaguru is a community where great startups meet tech talent

                                                                                                                                            250+

                                                                                                                                            New Startups were Born in Imaguru

                                                                                                                                            100M+

                                                                                                                                            Exits of Imaguru Startups

                                                                                                                                            10k+

                                                                                                                                            Entrepreneurs Visit Us Monthly

                                                                                                                                            50+

                                                                                                                                            Technical and Innovative Solutions

                                                                                                                                            About Magnetic Latvia Startup

                                                                                                                                            Magnetic Latvia Startup is a one-stop-shop for local and foreign startups, investors and communities.
                                                                                                                                            Come to Latvia, start, test your idea and go global from here. Get all possible and impossible support in the process. Don’t forget to live a life!

                                                                                                                                            FAQ

                                                                                                                                            What is this all about?

                                                                                                                                            We want to build a collaboration bridge between Belarusian and Latvian startup ecosystems. We encourage and support getting-to-know-each-other! Let's see what great things might sprout from here.

                                                                                                                                            What costs are covered?

                                                                                                                                            Transportation, accommodation, meals, visa support – all on us. Can-do attitude, your inner unicorn and non-dying smile – all on you.

                                                                                                                                            How do I secure my spot on the train?

                                                                                                                                            Register your genius idea on this website OR select the idea you like and want to help develop – and apply as a team member! Once the teams are formed, we will select the best ones and coordinate with them directly about all the details.

                                                                                                                                            Walk me through the Startup Train steps, please?

                                                                                                                                            Main dates to remember:
                                                                                                                                            August 28 – Latvians arrive to Minsk and explore the great city
                                                                                                                                            August 29 – Hackathon Day 1 in Minsk, at the end of which Belarusians and Latvians board the overnight train! (Minsk Central Station, 20:38)
                                                                                                                                            August 30 – Hackathon Day 2 in Riga
                                                                                                                                            August 31 – Hackathon Grand Finale
                                                                                                                                            September 1 – Belarusians explore the great city and depart from Riga

                                                                                                                                            Do I need a visa?

                                                                                                                                            If you are an EU citizen, you need a visa to get to Belarus. We will take care about visas.
                                                                                                                                            If you are a Belarus citizen, you need a Schengen visa to get to Latvia. If you don't have one, we will take care about that.

                                                                                                                                            How about the internet on-train?

                                                                                                                                            Our partners will take care about a solid internet connection on the route from Minsk to Riga.

                                                                                                                                            I have 1 million more questions – who do I contact?

                                                                                                                                            Belarusians → jp@imaguru.by
                                                                                                                                            Latvians → info@startuplatvia.eu

                                                                                                                                            Minsk-Riga Startup Train is

                                                                                                                                            Organized by

                                                                                                                                            Fuelled by

                                                                                                                                            Partners

                                                                                                                                            • TechChill
                                                                                                                                            • StartIn
                                                                                                                                            • Golden Partner
                                                                                                                                              from Belarus side
                                                                                                                                              BNB

                                                                                                                                            Hackathon Supporters

                                                                                                                                            Information Partners

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