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Startup Factory Presentation Jan 2016

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Presentation about Startup Factory - organization for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem and IT community. Check out mission, goals, activities, achievements, results and contacts.

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Startup Factory Presentation Jan 2016

  1. 1. Who we are & what we do
  2. 2. Mission Statement  Develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem  Create strong IT & business community  Build skills in demand by the market  Participate in the making of success stories
  3. 3. Facts  Regional coverage – Ruse and North Bulgaria  Legal entity – Association in public interest  The NGO is established in February 2015  Activities started in 2011
  4. 4. Hackathons  Startup Factory organized first hackathons in Ruse  Developed prototypes with market potential  Rise of new teams, spirit and community  Participants from 13 to 40 years
  5. 5. Events  Conferences and regular informal meetups  Presenting success stories from the region  Thematic presentations and workshops  Motivational talks that inspire action
  6. 6. Courses & Trainings  Oriented to developing skills in demand by market  Topics: programming, hardware, marketing, etc.  Seasoned professionals train and share experience  Courses finish with own projects developed
  7. 7. Co-working Space  Perfect location in the ideal centre of Ruse  Excellent conditions, atmosphere and facilities  Air-conditioning, fast Internet, drinks & library  10+ working places
  8. 8. Entrepreneurship  Scouting and supporting early stage startups  Organizing competitions & pitching sessions  Providing essential resources and mentorship  Developing network of proven mentors
  9. 9. Partnerships  Regional partner of “Chivas The Venture”  Close cooperation with University of Ruse  Working with major Bulgarian IT companies  Part of “Get In The Ring” network
  10. 10. Membership - benefits  Promoting in events and communication channels  Taking advantage of network, talent and skills  Participation in ecosystem and community  Wide range of free services
  11. 11. Startup Factory Team  Cumulative experience in IT – more than 40 years  Blend of entrepreneurs and software engineers  Founders with profitable business and exits  Average age of team member – 30 years
  12. 12. Figures  Over 50 projects developed at hackathons/courses  Over 1 000 participants in events and trainings  Over 100 participants in hackathons  Over 20 startups supported and mentored
  13. 13. Contacts  Website: www.startupfactory.bg  Email: info@startupfactory.bg  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/factorystartup/  Phone: +359 886 906 257

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