Protik Startup Challenge

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:00


Protik ICT Resource Center

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Entrepreneurship in Albania has experienced an impressive growth in recent years and still has a lot of potential. In order to fully tap this potential, the government has been undertaking a number of measures to promote entrepreneurship among the Albanian youth. Recent studies of the European Union and the International Labor Organization have come to conclusions that small and medium enterprises in all sectors of the economy often lack the level of technical understanding, internal capabilities and support network necessary to adopt, manage and create solutions and innovations, which are needed to increase sales and to compete in regional and global markets.Protik ICT resource Center’s goals are: Foster innovation and entrepreneurship; Stimulating ICT sector demand; Promoting networking and partnerships. Protik aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, to provide ICT entrepreneurs with access to modern technology and know-how, and to serve as an information and networking hub.

Protik aims to drive youth entrepreneurship in Albania and is proud to announce the“Protik Startup Challenge”

Would you like to challenge yourself in an innovative business idea?

Submit your idea and become part of the Protik Startup Challenge.

Winning Prices:

1st Prize: Startup Summer Norway, Oslo – Two People(This covers: Two Weeks Training; All Program materials; Accommodation; Breakfast and Lunch included)

2nd Prize: One IPad Air

3rd Prize: One IPad Air

How it works:First Phase: Apply onlineSubmit a description of your idea on our email address: You will have to provide info’s about the team, the idea, the technology and the market you are addressing. In the document attached you will find a detailed description of the information required.

Second Phase: Pitch your ideaThe best Business Ideas will be invited to personally persuade an Expert Jury in a 5 min pitch.

Third Phase: Get your prizeCongratulations, you made it! You are one of the winning teams or individuals that will get a unique prize package “Startup Summer Norway” the two-week intensive accelerator program, that it will take place July 26th - August 8th 2014, in Oslo.

Rule:For all participants in this event is required to have a good knowledge in English Language


June 24th 2014 Kick-off submission 

July  15th  2014 End of submission

July  16th 2014 Pitch your idea

July  17th 2014 Announcement of Winners

The event will be held at Protik ICT Resource Center in Tirana on July 17th 2014. For more information please contact us in