During June 2013, Protik ICT Resource Center organized and hosted at its premises the Startup Weekend event. In this activity participated up to 70 passionate individuals, 14 mentors, and 7 distinguished jury members.
This project served as a bridge between programmers, designers, advertisers, product managers, accountants, potential investors, and technology enthusiasts who managed to create over a weekend a work plan for the establishment of a startup company. The real value of this project was to learn through the act of creation, develop networking, match potential cofounding, validate ideas, experiment in a new risk-free environment, and take the first step in launching a startup company within 54 hours.
The Startup Weekend Tirana event showed that the Albanian youth has plenty of undiscovered potential which requires such events to stand out by giving them an opportunity to reveal themselves and their abilities.
At the end of the startup weekend, the winning teams were awarded with very attractive prices by the donors of this event.