Startup Weekend Cluj: over € 7,800 In Prizes!

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This Friday, February 17, when the clock strikes six, Startup Weekend Cluj kicks off. Participants will develop their ideas into concrete business plans in 54 hours. For the best teams there is even more at stake: the prize money is worth an impressive € 7,800!

Receive a number of prizes from our sponsors:

Skobbler

3 months of free office space at Skobbler HQ, 1 hour meeting with Philipp Kandal (Co-Founder of Skobbler) every two weeks, 10 hours a month support  from Skobbler on Product Specifications, Design, Marketing Research.

Exosyphen Studios

1st prize winner: – 100 USD worth of products and services needed for the start-up project submitted in the contest. These can be anything the winner might need (domain name, webhosting, office supplies, hardware, etc). We will settle any invoices up to 100 USD. The choice of suppliers and products is up to the winner to choose. We will make no recommendations unless specifically being requested to do so. – 1 monthly meeting with Robert Muresan and full technical support for the duration of 3 months (=3 meetings). His area of expertise includes but it’s not limited to: programming in virtually any language, design, graphics, marketing, business management, etc. – Unlimited technical support through email for anything related to the start-up project for 3 months.

2nd and 3rd prize winner – 1 monthly meeting with Robert Muresan and full technical support for the duration of 3 months (=3 meetings). His area of expertise includes but is not limited to: programming in virtually any language, design, graphics, marketing, business management, etc. – Unlimited technical support through email for anything related to the start-up project for 3 months.

Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Associates

Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Associates awards prizes to the winners, consisting in legal advice in its areas of expertise, as follows: First prize – 8 hours of legal advice; Second prize – 4 hours of legal advice; Third prize – 2 hours of legal advice.

The legal advice will be used by the winners only for solving legal issues related to the start-up project submitted in the contest, within three months from the date of awarding the prize.

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services–gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. With AWS you have the flexibility to choose whichever development platform or programming model makes the most sense for the problems you’re trying to solve. You pay only for what you use, with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, making AWS the most cost-effective way to deliver your application to your customers and clients. And, with AWS, you can take advantage of Amazon.com’s global computing infrastructure that is the backbone of Amazon.com’s multi-billion retail business and transactional enterprise whose scalable, reliable, and secure distributed computing infrastructure has been honed for over a decade.
Startupr
Registration of entity in UK and registered address. UK is one of the best places where to launch your business (especially if you provide on-line business) – we will deliver a company as desired in regards to share capital, nominating a director and mentioning the registered address. The address is placed in central of London city – the address will be prepaid for one
year.

Twilio
Free Twilio Credits – Provides a web-service API for businesses to build scalable, reliable communication app.

Google is teaming up with Startup Weekend to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new startups by working with Startup Weekend to launch a series of pre-event Bootcamps! For more info and to find a bootcamp near you visit http://startupweekend.org/google

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing software, support and visibility.  Request your post-event enrollment code at http://startupweekend.org/bizspark

CloudMine provides a better backend for your mobile apps. Spend time building your app, not building the server-side platform required to run it.

TEDxCluj will offer free tickets to their next event, for the winners of Startup Weekend.

To summarize all this:

1st place will receive prizes from: Skobbler, Exosyphen Studios, Laurentiu,Laurentiu&Associates, Amazon Web Services, TEDxCluj, Startupr, Twilio, Google, Microsoft BizSpark, CloudMinde and O’Reilly Media.

2nd place will receive prizes from: Exosyphen Studios, Laurentiu,Laurentiu&Associates, Amazon Web Services, Startupr, Twilio, Google, Microsoft BizSpark, CloudMinde and O’Reilly Media. 

3rd place will receive prizes from: Exosyphen Studios, Laurentiu,Laurentiu&Associates, Amazon Web Services, Startupr, Twilio, Google, Microsoft BizSpark, CloudMinde and O’Reilly Media.

Every team will receive prizes from: Amazon Web Services, Twilio, Google, Microsoft BizSpark, CloudMinde and O’Reilly Media.

The total amount of the winning package exceeds €7,800, but the real value is that your startup will be all set and ready to launch in the business world!

 

The only certainty during these 54 hours is that the International School of Cluj will glow with energy and you will be surrounded by the most intelligent, talented and innovative people… just like you. What better way to spend a weekend?

In the prize ticket are included meals for the whole weekend, drinks, goodies from our sponsors (like a free e-book of your choice from O’Reilly Media), and swag.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Startup Weekend Cluj Team