The startup competition “From idea to successful business” has started as part of the project "Support for the development of entrepreneurship in rural areas of Azerbaijan", funded by the European Union and implemented with the support of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) and “Ekvita”.
The competition is aimed at identifying the most successful startups and their potential in the regions of Azerbaijan. Herewith, the competition's purpose is to support new business ideas, creating and developing products and services in Azerbaijan.
Startup projects submitted for the competition will be evaluated by local and foreign experts. The three winners will be awarded cash prizes and supported in establishing business contacts for the development of the startups presented.
As micro and small business entities, the winners of the startup competition “From idea to successful business” will also be able to apply to SMBDA for a “Startup” certificate. Note that the “Startup” certificate exempts SMBs from income tax and tax on income from innovation activity for 3 years from the date of receiving the certificate.
Those wishing to take part in the startup competition “From idea to successful business” should fill in the appropriate form by September 24, 2021 (https://bit.ly/3l2uzES).
Application and registration date: 09.09.2021–24.09.2021
Semi-final stage: 30.09.2021
Final stage: 05.10.2021
Requirements for a candidate:
- Citizenship of Azerbaijan;
- Official registration in any region of Azerbaijan, except Baku;
- Age within 18 - 29 years, incl.;
- For other terms and see https://bit.ly/3jWOvJX
The prize fund of the competition:
I place: 1.000 AZN
II place: 700 AZN
III place: 500 AZN
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