02 December 2015
On December 2, 2015, a seminar entitled "Digital Solutions for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs" was held at the Neftchiler campus of Khazar University. The seminar was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and coordinated by the International Affairs Office.
The seminar started with a presentation by Emin Akhundov, representative of the Microsoft Corporation and Director of Educational Programs, who gave a short speech about the “Microsoft Imagine Cup” contest and explained the application process for the current year. He informed participants about the success of the Azerbaijani team, which took second place in the last year's competition. Mr. Akhundov emphasized that one of the students from the winning team studied at Khazar University and encouraged the students to take part in the contest.
Lane Becker, American expert on start-ups and entrepreneurship, who has been in the field for the past twenty years, started his part of the presentation by giving brief information about his career path in start-ups. He shared some tips for succeeding as an entrepreneur with the participants.
The seminar concluded with a Q&A session.