Harvest Startup Intensive at API Moscow
September 20th-22nd, the GreenfieldProject will bring its ‘working weekend’ to API Moscow, a newly founded accelerator. This event is dedicated to building business models for tech projects from scratch and to providing expert advice to teams that are just starting out.
During this 3-day-long program, you’ll be able to accomplish the kind of work that usually takes weeks, or even months, to complete. This will include:
- finding specialists to work on your team or getting on board with a project that you find appealing,
- working together with industry experts to build a business model and to create a tentative accounting of it,
- preparing and testing out pitches and presentations for your product,
- hearing a series of helpful lectures and making new contacts in your field.
Each day of Harvest will be dedicated to a different facet of project development. On Friday evening, attendees will meet with the authors of the ideas that have been chosen for development during this ‘working weekend’, and will also have the opportunity to spend time with Yuriy Rabinovich, founder of the American accelerator Startup Monthly. He will tell you how to make the leap from idea to full-fledged business.
On Saturday, you’ll take part in a training module, which will include seminars on customer development and lean canvas methodologies, the art of the presentation, and finances for startups, as well as time for independent work developing your idea and preparing a pitch for your project.
On Sunday, you’ll be joined by experts who will help the teams through one-on-one consultations, and, in the evening, they’ll evaluate your final presentations, as well as the progress and potential of your project.
Admission is free; all you have to do is register. Just choose one of the ways to participate listed below and follow the corresponding instructions.
Participating without a project
You can bring your expertise to the table, – be it in marketing, development, PR, or design – help someone to realize his or her idea, and even become the co-founder of a brand-new startup. All of the projects and ideas represented at this ‘working weekend’ go through a selection process, after which they are posted on the event’s official website. You can start getting acquainted with the first round of projects now and join them online, which is the same as registering.
You can also wait until the day of the event to team up with a project that catches your eye. To register as an independent attendee, click here.
Project Teams and Team Leaders
The best project to come out of this ‘working weekend’ will earn the right to participate in Microsoft’s Start In Garage training program free of charge. Harvest organizers will extend invitations to project designers and young teams who have come up with revolutionary concepts and who have an approximate idea of how they are aiming to evolve.
Fill out this application, and the organizers will be in touch with you.
Throughout the course of the Harvest program, teams will receive help from volunteer facilitators: project curators who will keep track of time and task progress. If you’d like to serve as one of these indispensible resources, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until September 10th. All facilitators will undergo training prior to the start of the ‘working weekend.’
The API Moscow accelerator was opened under the auspices of a city program dedicated to technology incubation. It is run by Digital October and is located next to our center, at the following address: 2 Bersenevskiy pereulok, Building 1.