Startup Central Eurasia News Digest

27 January, 2022

We gathered the main news of Central Eurasia, affecting the region’s startup ecosystem. 20-26 January

1. Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge published a study on the Ukrainian startup ecosystem

January 23, 2022. Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge. According to a survey, a third of the startups surveyed only appeared last year. Of these, 87.3% have been on the market for less than five years. The authors of the study hope that the data presented will help in cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian startups.

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2. Ukrainian avia-startup InputSoft received $120,000 from Techstars, estimated at $3 million

January 24, 2022. Ain. Platform was created to optimize the use of human and technical resources and analyze data in airports. Through it, airports and aircraft ground handling companies will be able to effectively plan human and technical resources, automate aircraft and passenger processes and improve them for both airlines and their clients.

The startup was founded in February 2021 by three faunders long employed in civil aviation.

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3. Bitcoin fell by 19% in a week: the cryptocurrency market was half its peak

January 24, 2022 Ukrainian portal on finance and investment In the market of cryptocurrency continues to fall. Bitcoin has lost 19% in the last week alone, and prices for other tokens are coming down. The cost of 1 BTC fell to $35,000, although the support line was previously around $42,000. Bitcoin has been falling since November, after reaching its historic peak of $69,000 (a drop of almost 50% in two months).

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4. «Accelerating Inclusive Market and Economic Development» starts in Tajikistan

January 25, 2022. Accelerate Prosperity Tajikistan. The initiative is part of the IRDP/TRIGGER project and focuses on integrated rural development. Entrepreneurs and processors from the Rasht and Zeravshan valleys (Penjikent, Aini, Kuhistoni Mastchoch, Laksh, Rasht, Nurobod, Tojikobod) can participate in the project. Companies that are not part of the target regions but have strategic linkages with producers in the target regions may also qualify for concessional loans. 

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5. IT Park in Uzbekistan launches the webinar course on mobile development in advance of the mGovAward competition

January 25, 2022. IT Park UZ. From February 1, 2022, online meetings with IT youth will begin throughout Uzbekistan. Students of all Uzbek higher educational establishments will be acquainted with the mGovAward competition. The admission of applications for the competition will last until 28 of February. The prize fund of the competition is $100,000:

1 place – $50,000;

2 place – $30,000;

3 place – $20,000.

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6. A tourism acceleration programme was launched in Kyrgyzstan

January 26, 2022 Accelerate Prosperity Kyrgyzstan. Within 7 weeks, the companies in the field of tourism will receive training from professionals who will share their experience and knowledge with the participants. Upon completion of the acceleration, the contestants will give a pitch, the winners of which will receive an investment of up to $50,000 after the company evaluation process. 

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