August 28 – September 1, 2018
Minsk-Riga Startup Train
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!
Minsk, Imaguru Riga, Magnetic Latvia Startup
AUG 28, MINSK
MinskLatvian participants arrive to Minsk, Belarus
Minsk Minsk City Tour
MinskBelarusian startup ecosystem tour
ImaguruTeam arrival and registration at Imaguru
ImaguruHackathon Opening Ceremony, Rules Explained
AUG 29, IMAGURU AND ON-TRAIN MINSK-RIGA
MinskMinsk Fun Run - 5km
ImaguruTeam breakfast/Official start of Hackatron
ImaguruBusiness Model Canvas workshop
ImaguruHacking in teams
ImaguruStartups metrics workshop
ImaguruMentoring session #1
ImaguruHacking in teams
ImaguruDinner and departure for Minsk Train station
Minsk Train StationTrain departs
TrainHacking in teams + mentoring on train
AUG 30, RIGA
RigaArrival to Riga Train Station
RigaMeet&greet at the train track
JurmalaDeparture to Hackathon Venue – Lielupe Hotel by Semarah
JurmalaCheck-in & Brunch at the Hotel
JurmalaHello at the new Hackathon Venue
JurmalaMentoring Session #2
JurmalaHacking in teams
JurmalaMaster Class: Pitch Crash Course
JurmalaDinner on the Beach
JurmalaPitch rehearsal & feedback
JurmalaHacking in teams
AUG 31, RIGA
Jurmala7 km Fun Run
JurmalaPitch preparation / Checkpoint #4
RigaDeparture from Jurmala & check-in Riga accommodation for BY team, Rixwell Elefant Hotel
Swedbank DoBe, RigaLunch
Swedbank DoBe, RigaPitch demo & feedback
In parallel: Mentoring Session #3
RigaDeparture to the Grand Finale Venue
Overkill, RigaGrand Finale & Award Ceremony
SEPT 1, RIGA
RigaBreakfast & Checkout from Rixwell Elefant Hotel
RigaRTU Design Factory tour
RigaRiga City Tour & Food Tasting
RigaPeople Work tour and coffee
Riga Bus StationDeparture Riga-Minsk
The deadline for the applications is August 13th.
If you are intending to join a team, please look through them below and choose.
If you still have questions, please contact us
+375 (29) 118 18 38
Imaguru is a community where great startups meet tech talent
New Startups were Born in Imaguru
Exits of Imaguru Startups
Entrepreneurs Visit Us Monthly
Technical and Innovative Solutions
We help change the world and create new teams at Imaguru Hackathons
We equip startups with business and entrepreneurial skills at Imaguru
We go global with startups and match them with investors at Startup Roadshows
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!
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 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Latvians → email@example.com