Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and Leading Mobile Internet Provider in Azerbaijan supported another international "Baku Startup Weekend" event organized in Baku by the independent experts and "Startup Weekend" global forum.
Experts from Azerbaijan and various regions of the world have participated in this 3-day event.
"Startup Weekend" plays a vital role in the implementation of startups and raising the awareness on this area among the entrepreneurs. Launched in the year 2007, the "Startup Weekend" has been held in over 107 countries and involved more than 100.000 entrepreneurs to this forum. These events have stimulated the establishment and successful operation of more than 1000 companies around the world.
The main purpose of the project is to educate and inspire the entrepreneurs to create startups.
Within the frames of "Startup Weekend" event held in Baku, entrepreneurs, marketing specialists, designers and developers got together to present their startups to the jury using cutting-edge technologies. The following projects were selected as the winners of the competition, held within the frames of the "Startup Weekend":
1st place - Foursquare chat
2nd place - Free roads (froads.co)
3rd place - iTaxi project
Starting from the year 2011, Bakcell supports the projects which bring together young programmers and developers. In 2011, the company together with Caspian Investment Center (CIC), brought to Azerbaijan the "Mobile Monday" (MoMo) international network, being an open community platform enabling the cooperation and creation of business opportunities for the key mobile industry representatives, experts and other influential people of this field. The main objective of MoMo in Azerbaijan is to foster innovations within the mobile sector of Azerbaijan through applying technology innovations from the local and international mobile markets and to promote the implementation of new projects by means of modern technologies.
The innovations play a key role in the overall activity of Bakcell. The goal of the company is to support the application of technological innovations meeting the ever-changing requirements of the market, as well as the implementation of new projects creating broad opportunities for its valuable customers.
In 2013, Bakcell continued to support young startups within the frames of "Startup Azerbaijan" project implemented by the Azerbaijan Internet Forum. The main objective of the project implemented by the Azerbaijan Internet Forum was to improve the overall investment environment in the ICT Sector of Azerbaijan, develop high-quality Internet and IT projects and turn innovative ideas into successful business projects.
As a key player in the telecommunications sector of Azerbaijan, Bakcell understands its obligation to support the development of this fast-growing innovative industry. Youth is extremely interested in startups. Bakcell is pleased to support Startup projects and believes that such projects motivate young developers to realize their ideas, along with becoming a very successful platform for developers and startups.