The regional stage of a federal competition WebReady – WebReady-Siberia took place in Novosibirsk in early September, the partners of which were start-up and accelerator GPST and start-up portal freshle.com with the support of successful Siberian companies 2gis and Alawar. 10 projects from Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk were selected for the contest.
An Educational Day by organizers and partners took place before the contest and was devoted to start-up management issues, practical advice and preparing documents for investments, as well as creating a convenient user interface and design of start-up projects. The team appreciated the benefits of the educational module and asked all the materials that were used during the training, as well as the presentation of Alexander Lyskovsky on Success begins with yourself. Qualities and abilities of project’s leader.
In addition to start-ups, the competition was attended by about ten investors from Novosibirsk, who came to assess Siberian projects, their maturity and team. Participants presented their projects in elevator pitch format in many different ways, from classic presentation of the report, to theatrical performances and professional promotional videos, and got valuable feedback about the project from top experts.
The winner of the contest was a startup project Konferenza for its quality business model and professional team that provides IT solutions for the organization of events and conferences. Besides the main winner, who will go to the finals of WebReady in St. Petersburg, there was another project of Jury Award - WinkCam. Its team received an invitation to the start-up incubator of Novosibirsk Technopark, located in Akademgorodok.