Azerbaijan 500

ASAN Startup Program

Build a dream founder team and bring the next big idea to Azerbaijan

What Is the Azerbaijan 500 ASAN Startup Program?

A virtual program designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan over 21 weeks of world-class programming and mentorship.

This program is designed specifically for innovative Azerbaijani entrepreneurs looking to find fellow co-founders and launch a startup with confidence.

The program will be offered at no cost to founders and will be entirely virtual.

We're Looking for Individuals That:

Are aspiring founders based in Azerbaijan with no/minimal business experience 

May have experience as a sole proprietor but desire to build a scalable business

Seek to provide technology business solutions, spanning across industries

Build a dream founding team

Get to know fellow participants and exchange ideas through the team formation portion of the Program

World-class programming

Develop your customer profile, conduct experiments, and establish product-market fit for your ideas

Coaching and mentorship

Receive tailored coaching and mentorship. Craft a presentation for a curated audience at the Program Showcase

500 Startups’ global network

Have the opportunity to gain access to our global network of mentors, startups, and ecosystem partners

Program Details

Phase 0: Startup Fundamentals + Team Formation

A set of introductory talks and activities designed to review business fundamentals and help future founders form dynamic teams.

Phase 1: Startup Booster

An in-depth and practical exploration of more advanced topics in startup entrepreneurship

Phase 2: Customer Development

Practical guidance to develop and test an initial product and business model

Phase 3: MVP Development

Practical guidance to develop minimum viable products (MVPs, akin to a prototype)

Showcase: A virtual event for teams to present their work in front of a live audience

Registration Process
1
Register for Phase 0:
Registration for the Startup Fundamentals series is open to all eligible individuals who apply! Applications open on February 15th, 2021. The deadline to sign up is March 19th, 2021.
2
Team Formation:
After the Startup Fundamentals series is complete, 50 eligible participants will be selected to participate in the Team Formation activities.
3
Phase 1 - 3:
After the Startup Fundamentals + Team Formation segments in Phase 0, teams will be selected based on their performance to participate in the subsequent phases of the program.

Timeline:

Registration Open – Feb 15, 2021

Registration Close – Mar 19, 2021

Program Starts – Mar 29, 2021

Program Ends – Aug 20, 2021