Hi-Tech Park Shared its Experience in Successful Promotion of Startups

19 March 2014

On March 13, 2014 the Hi-Tech Park Administration hosted the first meeting of novice Belarusian IT entrepreneurs. The event was held with the participation of the Minsk Entrepreneurs Club Delovar as a part of a series of practice-oriented meetings to support start-ups in theIT sector.

The meeting was dedicated to the practical experience of successful promotion of Belarusian startup projects. The HTP resident-company Strevus became the headliner; over 30 representatives of startup companies participated in the event.

Strevus is a prime example of a successful dynamic startup. For the two years of its existence the company managed to build a cohesive team, implement modern management systems, and introduce a fundamentally new software for the financial market.

Ilya Kazimirovskii, a co-founder of the company, and a leading software architect Andrei Harhots shared their experience in creating and developing the startup, noted the major stages of the company’s development, and determined the most critical challenges they faced in their work. The participants of the meeting got an exclusive information about extraordinary ideas which helped the company to succeed in such a short period of time.

“If we want to develop the startup trend, such meetings are vital,” concluded Ilya Kazimirovskii, - this practice has benefits for all the participants. It was useful for us, for example, to see what we are doing from the outside and formulate our strategy even better. The creative atmosphere and the energy of the first meeting give confidence in the success of the project.”

The issues of building an efficient business model, promoting a software product on the market, finding and attracting partners and investors, and creating an effective team were of particular interest to the novice IT entrepreneurs. They were also interested in education and expert support for projects. The participants had the opportunity not just to ask questions to their more experienced colleagues and representatives of the HTP Administration, but also to communicate with each other in an informal setting.

The Hi-Tech Park Administration is planning to carry out a series of practice-oriented activities for novice IT entrepreneurs this year. Such meetings are aimed at stimulating the development of innovative entrepreneurship in the IT sector, providing practical assistance in the implementation of startup projects, and promoting a fruitful interaction with representatives of the Belarusian startup community through the launch of the HTP business incubator.

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