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SSES alumni in TechPeaks

06 Dec, 2013

TechPeaks is an accelerator program based in Trento in Northern Italy. SSES alumni Pavel Cherkasov was chosen to be a part of the first batch of the program and shared his experiences with us.

For the first batch TechPeaks chose over 60 entrepreneurs, designers and developers from all over the world to mix up, brainstorm new ideas, launch startups and pitch for 25,000 euro in funding. Participants come from over 15 countries and work on a variety of projects, mostly in travel, recruitment, e-commerce and games.

"Unique trait of the program is the mix of people and teams. It’s not only established teams with a project idea like in a typical startup accelerator, but over half of the participants are individual entrepreneurs willing to team up with others and work on an entirely new project.", Pavel said.

"Second batch of TechPeaks is planned for March 2014 and application process will start in January, so I would encourage everyone to apply, this could be a truly life changing experience."

Pavel is working with startups related to social networking and travel. Prior to joining TechPeaks he founded e-retailer urbantrait.com in Stockholm. You can message him on Twitter if you are interested in firsthand advice about TechPeaks.