Tirana #4


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!



15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Idea Pitching

17:30 - 19:00

Team formation

19:00 - 20:45

Working time

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Inspiration talk

10:00 - 12:30

Working time

12:30 - 13:30


13:00 - 15:00

Working time

15:00 - 18:00

Mentoring session

18:00 - 20:00

Working time

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Inspiration talk

10:00 - 13:00

Working time

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 18:00

Preparing for the presentations

18:00 - 20:00

Final pitches & feedbacks

20:00 - 20:30

The moment of truth - award ceremony & networking


Global Partners


Gold Supporters

Edona Bilali
Co-Owner | AZ Consulting Mrs. Bilali has graduated at the Faculty of Economics, Management profile. She has a Master degree in Marketing. She holds the “Audit” title. She worked at InfoSoft Group, with European and Asian partners, where she took the experience and expertise of adaptation, negotiation and the flexibility in a business relations. Mrs. Bilali has given consultancy and has collaborated with several companies as a business consultant. From December 2013 she is the General Manager and Co-owner of AZ Consulting ltd.
Erjon Saraci
Audit and advisory services Erjon is a certified chartered accountant with a versatile experience in audit and financial industry combined with project management experience for advisory projects, developing strategic aspects of Albanian companies. He has lectured many years in the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy in different subjects such as Taxation, Bank Management, International Financial Management, Internal Audit and IFRS. He has established his private professional practice in offering audit and advisory services to many different companies and Projects. Through the years, he has always been there as a mentor of Startup Live Tirana, helping students and orienting them into achieving their business objectives.
Erjon Sula
Marketing and International Business Lecturer, SH.L.U.P "Metropolitan University Tirana" Erjon holds the position of the director in the marketing department of the University. In Italy, he previously worked in various positions as Manager, Web Marketer and Assistant at the university. His passion for technology and didactic research have helped him in achieving advanced levels in web programming and web marketing.
Ermira Repaj
Business consultant, Yunus Social Business Albania Ermira is specialized in providing business consulting and/or “incubation” services such as business planning, financial planning, training, coaching, etc ; Analyzing specific social needs in Albania and identify opportunities for social business solutions; Identifying and developing relationships with potential partners for social business opportunities.
Luca Pescatore
Luca works for an international organisation in Albania. For seven years he was the Regional IT Manager for the Balkan region. In the past he experimented with a startup of two web startups and gave consultancy to several IT companies. His professional and personal interests include software development tools, server administration and networking, high-level languages like PHP, elegant architectures of APIs/frameworks and software architecture/design in general, software performance optimization, DEVOPS automation tools, openstreetmap, graphical user interfaces, marketing, business development, aquaponics, remote sensing and lots more.
Marius Starcke
Strategic Supporter and Active International Mentor Over the last few years, Marius has mentored in many Startup Live events in all over Europe. Being one of the founders of StartEurope in 2009, he is also one of the original founders of AustrianStartups in 2013. Marius has a long career in entrepreneurship boards and strategic consultancy. He was a strategic consultant on Roland Berger Consulting Company and has supported Pioneers, as host of one of the largest start-up festivals in Europe.
Mark Tuttle
Partner, PlacemarkOne.com Mark is a California‐born „all‐rounder” C level executive in technology and business, with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of activities and roles. Mark’s startup efforts have successfully served top companies worldwide, including Hewlett‐Packard, Apple Computer, Lucent, Yahoo!, Philips, and others. Mark has served in a variety of positions, founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, board member, adviser, consultant, business developer, mentor, lecturer, and coach. "I have founded and worked with a lot of start ups in the last 25 years, most don't hit it big, but a serial entrepreneur keeps on learning, and trying!"
Igli Hakrama
Lecturer | Epoka University Igli has more than ten years of professional and academic experience in the Computer Science field. He has got a vast knowledge and experience on different problems of Information Systems and Software Engineering. He works as a lecturer in the Computer Engineering Department at Epoka University. He holds a degree in Business Informatics from the University of Tirana and two master degrees, one in Computer Engineering and the other another in European Economic Studies. He has been mentoring for several years in many startup events.
Silvin Laze
Manager of information and innovation services unit, DM Consulting Service Mr. Silvin Laze holds extensive technical and management experience focused on information system, system development, analyses and business innovation, acquired in various regional project, developing and providing business solutions and feasibility study in enhancing business processes and systems. In addition, Silvin is manager of information and innovation services unit at DM Consulting Service and has offered consulting services for International Financial Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group.
Sokol Dollani
Network and Systems Administrator, American Hospital Co-founder of iLearn Training Center, Founder of krokodili.com, Network +, Security +, CEH, MCSE: Private Cloud, Network and Systems Administrator at American Hospital, Entrepreneur, over 15 years experience in IT sector.
Dritan Mezini
Founder and executive director, DM Consulting Services
Ilir Rembeci
Director, Tirana RDA Ilir is a senior economist with over 20 years of project development experience in Albania and neighbor countries. He has wide experience in capacity buildings, regional development, SME-s, VET, entrepreneurship, private sector consulting; research and economic analysis; project design and evaluation; impact assessment; feasibility studies, strategic planning; performance monitoring; etc. He serves the Network of RDA as chairman from 2002.


300.000 ALL from the Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA)
2 Tickets for the Pioneers Festival 2015
3-month intensive coaching program (from June – September 2015) to help finalists design, prototype and test their business models by YSB Albania


UNIque is the first Junior Enterprise in Albania.

UNIque is a non profit consulting enterprise located in Tirana (Albania) whose aim is to offer students that follow higher education studies the possibility to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Students are involved in projects and in the management of the Junior Enterprise.

The goal of PACiNNO is to establish a platform for cooperation in research and innovation covering the whole Adriatic region. PACiNNO is aimed at overcoming the main obstacles and barriers to the economic development of the Adriatic countries, fostering the competitiveness of their minor firms (both in the high-tech fields and in the traditional industries), and promoting the creation of innovative start-ups.

Contact person

Indri Dyrmishi

Indri is the “lightning rod” of the team, when a problem came out he’s the hero. He takes control of the situation by finding a way into being positive. He is not on the roof (terrace), but you can find him at every step we take.

Alba Balla
Alba is a real hurricane: She is strong and she involves everyone in what she plans to do. With a loudly laugh or a smile and her energy, she finds the time to do anything. She can be found easily, just turn your head where the noise came.
Faola Hodaj
Faola is like a candle, when our "lights" go off, her creativity shines. She can get irritated very quickly, but after 5 minutes she's ready to give you a hug. She has a clever tongue and develops an amazing ability to enrich the facts with stimulating and imaginative chatter.
Bobi Xhaxho
Bobi is the real boss of the situation and not only in his status as students responsible chairman. In fact, in Albanian, his name means :Being the boss. And like a true boss, he merely finds the time to go to the barber: don't be afraid!

Freedom Building, University of Tirana

Fakulteti i Ekonomisë
1000 Tirana, ALBANIA

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