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Codefest Tech Festival to be held April 7-9 in Ohrid

Codefest Tech Festival to be held April 7-9 in Ohrid

Skopje, 20 March 2017 (MIA) – Twenty-seven teams will participate at 32-hours tech competition in development of innovative hardware and software ideas within Codefest Tech Festival which will be held from 7 to 9 April in Ohrid.

The technology festival Codefest will have its 5th anniversary edition under the motto “Let's celebrate tech and innovation together.” Codefest Tech Festival is comprised of 3 tracks: a one-day conference, Codeference, addressing some of the hottest topics in the tech and startup world; Codefest Marathon, a 32-hour long hackathon-style competition where teams compete with their own creative and innovative hardware and software ideas; and a Business Expo where companies can showcase their products with mini stands and also headhunt among the talented participants.

The event is founded and organized by the Development Association Startup Zone, which announced holding of 15 workshops of various themes as hardware, marketing, social media, hands-on hacking, growth hacking,…

The festival provides an opportunity for young and most innovative people from the country and abroad to be represented internationally. We are bringing a number of international experts who are part of the event in a different format, such as speakers, mentors and jury and direct support to teams Codefest Marathon. The goal is to get closer to international technological world, gain visibility and validation at an early stage of their ideas and projects, Jasna Trengoska, co-founder of Codefest, said.

Fund for Innovation and Technology Development of Macedonia is this year’s institutional partner and co organizer of Codefest Tech Festival 2017. Fund’s teams will hold practical workshop on preparation of more quality project for the fourth call that for financing grants worth 1.45 million euros to 25 companies.

Some previous special guests at Codefest Tech Festival include representatives from companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Viber, Adobe, The Digital Loop, renowned authors, etc.

Underlining the results of the participants, Trengoska said the winning team from last year’s Codefest, recently launched startup rezerviraj.mk and participated in acceleration programme of Seavus incubator. sk/12:57

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