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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

Why join the navy... if you can be a Pirate?

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  • Info calendar

    April 23 to 30, 2016

  • Info location

    Qendra Rinore Tirane – Tirana Youth Center

  • Info languages

    Some presentations in English.

    Work in Albanian.

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A Successful Entrepreneur has the Spirit of Pirate and the Disipline of a Navy SEAL

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? The spirit of a pirate combined with the discipline of a Navy SEAL, according to Bill Aulet SM ’94.

“It is this dichotomy that makes for great entrepreneurs,” Aulet told the hosts. “It is not just this craziness. It is actually that they execute like hell when they get down to it.”

Listen to the full interview here 

Startup Pirates anchors in Tirana

After having set sails in more than 30 cities in 18 countries, throughout Europe, Asia and America, and with 80 startups created so far, the Pirate program has set sail for Albania and Tirana will be the host city.

Startup Pirates @ Tirana is not a place to be taught, it’s the place to learn! In a one-week program, our pirates drive in the start-up world and have the opportunity and the tools to develop a business idea from scratch. But if you think Startup Pirates is only about teaching how to develop an idea, think again.

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

This is a whole experience for life, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of change-makersand the boost you've been waiting for. We gather the most promising aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced guests to share and learn together in a combination of workshops, mentoring, inspirational moments and some wild surprises.

With a very hands-on approach and the support of a fearless community of experienced entrepreneurs, speakers and mentors, we help participants acquire the knowledge and tools to structure and develop their ideas. In the end of the week, the participating teams have the opportunity to pitch to successfulbusiness leaders and investors and receive prizes that enable them to continue to work on their business idea. After the programs, our network of partners supports the teams on their quest to thrive.

The Startup Pirates @ Tirana program will be happening from 23rd - 30th of April 2016, hosted by Yunus Social Business Balkans, in partnership withUSAIDECoRL and Garazh.

We are looking for inspiring entrepreneurs interested in being a Pirate and starting to sail their dreamed startup waters.

Apply now to be a part of one of the coolest entrepreneur programs in the region! Hurry up, places are limited !

If you are an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor or startup enthusiast and want to support the Pirates as speaker, mentor, partner or sponsor, please reach out to me!

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Brace yourself, Startup Pirates is in town

Startup Pirates is arriving in Tirana, Albania!

For the first time in Western Balkans the Startup Pirates Ship is here and it is anchoring in Albania.

We'll be gathering the most promising aspiring entrepreurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together.

You'll have the opportunity and the tools to develop an idea from scratch. But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of changemakers and the boost you've been waiting for.

Do you wanna know what former participants say about their experince here? Do you wanna know the results we've been conquering?

This is going to be intense, but only the more fearless will survive. Arrr you up to the challenge?

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