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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

Why join the navy... if you can be a Pirate?

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  • Info calendar

    October 16th to 23rd, 2015

  • Info location

    To be announced soon...

  • Info languages

    Presentations and work in English.

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Startup Pirates is not an event. It is a whole experience for life.

In this one-week program, our pirates dive in the startup world and have the opportunity and the tools to develop a business idea from scratch.

But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of change-makers and the boost you've been waiting for.

We gather the most promising aspiring entrepreneurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together in a combination of workshops, mentoring, inspirational moments and some wild surprises.

This is not the place to be taught, is the place to learn!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

 

WHY JOIN?

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    The workshops

    Attend about 8 high quality workshops on what we call "the survival toolbox": business model, product development, pitch and more.

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    Mentoring

    Meet experienced entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us to support your team.

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    Networking

    Create connections with around 30 guests and 29 more pirates with the same flame and sense of adventure as you.

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    Prizes and perks

    Get the chance of winning valuable prizes that will help you thrive. Get access to our network of super cool perk partners.

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    Precious feedback

    You’ll have the opportunity to present your project to investors and business leaders. Their precious feedback will let you understand what these big cap’ns think of your project.

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    Pitch

    Get ready to pitch like a parrot. You’ll improve your pitch skills throughout the program.

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    Get one idea of the ground

    Even if you don’t have an idea, you’ll pass through the process of developing one. No one can ever take this knowledge and experience from you.

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    Have fun and get inspired

    You'll work hard but make no mistake, this is not just work. We promise you’ll have fun and get inspired all along the way.

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    Be part of the family

    Startup Pirates is not just a program, it is a family, a community. You’ll be a member of an exclusive and international network of fearless people who also happen to love to scream Arrr!

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    This is just the beginning

    This is just a springboard. Get yourself kick started!

Who are we looking for
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    1: Lonely buchaneers

    If you’re a solo sailor without an idea but eager to learn, you can join a team and help them develop an idea

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    2: Looking for a crew

    You have the idea but you’re looking for a team. There are pirates wanting to join you here...

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    3: One crew, one idea

    You already have the crew, you also have the idea, but you wish you could improve on that idea and accelerate it. You’re welcome!

AGENDA

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  • Startup pirates 8 102aedd63f136254adca Entrepreneur Talk
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  • Startup pirates 11 6ca0537033d680e4cd6c Lessons Learned
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Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

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Lunch
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Team Building
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Entrepreneurship 101
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Team Management
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Ideas Pitch
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Team Definition
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Lessons Learned
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Business Model
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Entrepreneur Talk
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Ask the mentor
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Customer Development / Lean Startup
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Lessons Learned
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How to Pitch
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Marketing and sales
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Midterm Pitch
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Finance and Investment
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GUESTS

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Bartholomew Roberts Black Bart

Mentor

Roberts’ crew admired his adventurist courage, calling him “pistol proof” - though he had been forced into piracy, having once been an officer on board a ship that was captured by the pirate Howell Davis. After taking over, Roberts’ navigational skills, charisma, and bravado painted him golden the eyes of his men.

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Henry Every "Long Ben"

Speaker

Every began his naval career in the British Royal Navy. He served on various ships before he joined a venture known as the Spanish Expedition Shipping in 1693. He became pirate captain through mutiny, leading to his renown as one of the most feared and successful pirates of the Red Sea.

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Sir Henry Morgan

Judge

Captain Morgan is one of the most famous pirates who terrorized Spain’s Caribbean colonies in the late 1600s. Inconspicuously sanctioned by England, Morgan became the head of the Jamaican fleet and successfully undermined Spanish rule, hampering normalcy in the West Indies.

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PRIZES

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As a Startup Pirates participant you’ll have access to a network of Global Perk partners. So, you can enjoy a list of advantages that may be very useful to keep you going with your idea after the program. Take a look!

ORGANIZERS

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Robbert Visser

Urban Nomad and lifelong independent business explorer!

I started as a Software Developer, working on ERP systems, and moved to Architect and Manager. After a few years started my own business and have been a entrepreneur ever since with different IT company’s, Startups and my own Sportscar Factory and Racecar series. Besides being a work addict I live my life with Passion and feel alive starting new Challenges and Traveling.

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Roxana Rugina

Roxana Rugina is a technologist and communication expert engaged in social and disruptive innovation. She is passionate about new technology, remix culture and innovation in education. Her entrepreneurial drive determined her to move to Cluj, where she co-founded Simplon IT, the Romanian branch of the French startup Simplon.co (simplon.co). After 6 years of experience in web, marketing and communication, she wants to help more people and children to learn how to code, develop digital & entrepreneurial skills to solve real problems with long term positive impact on societies.

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Zsuzsanna Nagy

Independent, passionate and proactive. 

I'm the type of person: if you do something, do it right. Been involved in a variety voluntary activities beginning from school, these developed in me social awereness and a sense of responsibility for the community. I have no big dreams, just saving the World.

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SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

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BLOG

Brace yourself, Startup Pirates is in town

After sailing through the seven seas, Startup Pirates is arriving.

We'll be gathering the most promising aspiring entrepreurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together.

You'll have the opportunity and the tools to develop an idea from scratch. But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of changemakers and the boost you've been waiting for.

Do you wanna know what former participants say about their experince here? Do you wanna know the results we've been conquering?

This is going to be intense, but only the more fearless will survive. Arrr you up to the challenge?

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We are thrilled to have The Black Pearl supporting us! We'll have an amazing program inside this legendary Ship.

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