The First Startup Competition Among Women in Baku

The first Startup competition among women in Baku is coming up

“No talk, all action”


This year, Baku is also joining the Global Startup Weekend Women. The information was cited by the executive director of NEXT Step innovation center – one of the local participants of the event – Rashad Eyvazov. The event held under the slogan “No talk, all action” will continue 3 days – from 9th to 11th of February.


“Startup ecosystem is developing rapidly in our country, and joining women to this process has become essential. Startup Weekend Women firstly was held last year in Paris and has become a global event embracing many countries. Joining Azerbaijan to the project will strengthen such concepts like startup, personal business, entrepreneurial activities among women, as well as increase the number of women entrepreneurs ”, mentioned Rashad Eyvazov.


Within the event, by coming together as a team with their ideas based on the innovative technologies women entrepreneurs, marketers, designers, and programmers will build a startup and present them before a jury. The winner will represent Azerbaijan in the Big Final that will take place in Paris in March. The winner team also will get an opportunity to participate in acceleration program by NEXT Step innovation center.


It should be noted that the Signature Sponsor of the Global Startup Weekend Women in Azerbaijan is the State-owned bank – Azeri Turk Bank. The event is also sponsored by EY Azerbaijan and supported by ADA University, ATL Group, Khazar Ventures, Topkimi,  Özsüt restaurant chains, Tandem, Pizza Mizza etc.


The winning team will be selected by the jury consisting of the experts: the Advisor to the Executive Director of SOFAZ – Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroghlu, Public Affairs Officer of US Embassy to Azerbaijan – Caroline Savage, the Founder of Red Communications – Tatyana Mikayilova, and the Country Representative of the International Finance Corporation in Azerbaijan – Aliya Azimova.

Within 3 days the participants will also get the opportunity to receive business consultation from the mentors.


Detailed information about the competition and the program are available on the official website:


For online registration:


Offline registration is possible by coming up to the Next Step innovation center. Address: AF Business House, Nizami str.203B, near the monument to SamedVurghun.


Any questions can be addressed to Baku Startup Weekend Facebook page.