Portuguese non-profit organization Startup Pirates, announced yesterday that it’s currently working with startup communities in 17 countries across 4 different continents. It also announced that it’s expanding to Central Easter Europe with events already scheduled for Romania, Macedonia and Greece and possibly Slovenia.
Startup Pirates is a one-week program that enables aspiring entrepreneurs to get inside the startup world and learn how to develop their ideas from the business standpoint. With a very hands-on approach and the support of a large community of experienced entrepreneurs, the programe combines workshops and mentoring with a clear focus on accelerating the entrepreneurial development.
Inês Silva, Startup Pirates co-founder, stated for Netocratic:
I am delighted to see that in 2014 we’ll be able to help more than a 1000 young entrepreneurs. Over the next months, we’ll bring together entrepreneurs, changemakers and young wannabe entrepreneurs to inspire, influence, learn from each other and work together to develop business ideas and to launch new start-ups.
The expansion to Balkans is fueled by belief that there is much potential in this region. The organization partners with local entrepreneurship groups and is currently looking for local teams which could bring their programe to life in a number of different cities across the CEE. If you’re interested in participated in any way, make sure to visit Startup Pirates’ website where you can also contact them related to future events.