Global Startup Weekend Woman: women entrepreneurship in the spotlight!

Women entrepreneurs in more than 15 cities around the world will live to the rhythm of the Global Startup Weekend Woman, which will be held from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11. To represent the Indian Ocean, the Grand Island joins this event of worldwide scope, putting the creativity of Malagasy women in the spotlight!



Women’s entrepreneurship will be honored from February 9 to 11 in more than 15 cities around the world. This is the first edition of the Global Startup Weekend Woman, which will provide an extraordinary experience for women entrepreneurs. On the agenda for this first edition: creativity, thousands of women entrepreneurs, more than 15 participating cities around the world and of course the creation of startups in 54 hours!

The Global startup weekend will be held simultaneously in all participating cities around the world! It is a world tour of female entrepreneurship. To represent the Indian Ocean region, Madagascar will put its women entrepreneurs to the test during this marathon weekend.



Global Startup Weekend Woman Antananarivo

Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, will be the stage for the creativity of women who want to launch their startup. Indeed, the weekend of February 9 to 11, the potential of Malagasy women will be put to the test during the “Global startup weekend woman”.

“We decided to act massively to highlight and promote women who dare, who will be coached by successful mentors and submitted to an exceptional jury!” pointed out TechStars Startups, organizer of this marathon weekend in Madagascar.

An exceptional programme for an exceptional weekend

This weekend will be a fabulous experience thanks to the program designed for women entrepreneurs ready to take on a major challenge: creating a startup in 54 hours!

Whether you are a salesperson, a designer, an engineer, a graphic artist, or simply motivated by the desire to participate in change, and eager to promote your entrepreneurial ideas, don’t hesitate to register for a unique experience! You will have 54 hours to put forward your ideas and create an innovative startup that can be turned into reality.


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The adventure will begin on Friday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m., at which time you will meet the other participants and the organizers. This will also be an opportunity to ask all the questions you want to have answered. Next, the pitching stage (optional, but recommended) during which you will present your project. The latter must not only be innovative, but also linked to technology. Attention: your project must not have been previously worked on or prototyped.

Once the pitches are over, only the 12 most popular projects will remain in the running to continue the adventure. The teams will be formed from the validated projects, to start working without further delay, after dinner: night birds, you will be in your universe! The marathon weekend will begin on Saturday, February 10 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and then teamwork all day, interspersed with a lunch break. The mentors chosen for this competition will make a mid-day visit to see how the project is progressing and provide assistance to teams that need guidance.

On the last day of the competition, Sunday, February 11, the teams will continue their work while keeping in mind that it will be time to finalize everything and prepare the final pitch. The competition is scheduled to end at 9pm. At 4pm, the final pitches will be given and the teams will have to present their project in four minutes in front of the jury. At the end of the presentation, the jury will select a winning team.



Men are also welcome!

Even if the main idea of this startup weekend is to highlight female entrepreneurship, gender diversity is welcome!

“We strongly encourage gender diversity, men who wish to participate have the opportunity to do so by ordering the “man/woman” ticket pack, they are signing up to support the project of their female counterparts” pointed out the members of the organizing team.

A great final awaits you in Paris!

After the Global Startup Weekend, a grand finale awaits each winning team from the participating cities. The event will take place in Paris in March this year. The laureates will meet with the objective of promoting women entrepreneurship on an international scale, in the technology and innovation ecosystem.

In the meantime, those who wish to participate in the Global startup weekend woman Antananarivo can do so through Eventbrite, which hosts the event. Payments are only made by mobile banking! The rates are as follows:

  • Women – early bird: 75.000 ariarys
  • Women : 90.000 ariarys
  • Women + Men : 180.000 ariarys
  • Visitor (Friday and Sunday): 10.000 Ariarys

You can also go to this site to buy your tickets.

Don’t wait any longer: let your entrepreneurial ideas shine with strength and determination, in order to build the path that will lead you to the realization of your entrepreneurial dream!


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