Startup Central Eurasia News Digest

21 April, 2022



1. Incentives for IT companies in Kazakhstan proposed to expand

April 14, Kapital Kz

At a meeting of the Operational Headquarters of the anti-crisis measures suggested to provide deferment of military service for IT professionals, concessional lending for the implementation of domestic IT solutions, as well as extension of tax incentives in the Astana Hub.

A special task force comprised of representatives of Astana Hub, Government for Citizens and Akimats of Nur-Sultan and Almaty was created to promptly respond to incoming requests from IT-specialists, showing an interest in working in Kazakhstan.


2. Kazakhstan launches crowdfunding platform for start-ups and private enterprises

April 15, Rusbase is a licensed crowdfunding platform, where investors can invest in promising projects and increase the profitability of their portfolio, while startups and operating businesses can raise investments. 

On, investment can be raised by:

— Seed and Growth-stage start-ups looking to raise $20k or more and operating formally;

— Existing SMEs that have been in business for over a year, have annual revenues of over $120k and are looking to raise $40k or more for working capital, business expansion or contract execution.

Site of the project: 


3. Azerbaijani-developed start-up project enters Middle East and North Africa markets

April 18, Trend news agency

Paymes, a startup project developed in Azerbaijan, is teaming up with Arabic company PayTabs to enter the Middle East and North Africa region. It was reported by Paymes business development manager Tariel Aghazadeh. He said an agreement has been signed between Paymes and PayTabs to provide e-commerce services to millions of entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa.


4. Belarusian IT-company became a participant of Astana Hub

April 19, Astana Hub

On April 11, 2022 PLAVNO LLP (PLAVNO) received the certificate of registration as a participant in the International Technological Park of IT startups Astana Hub. The company is engaged in the development of websites, online shops and web applications. In March this year the team arrived with 20 people and has already managed to expand by hiring local specialists. Astana Hub membership status allows tax benefits, simplified visa regime, the right to attend all events at Astana Hub and PR support.


5. Applications acceptance for AloqaTech Lab corporate accelerator continues

 April 19, IT Park Uz

«The AloqaTech Lab» is a three-month corporate accelerator that includes expert support as well as technical, financial, and marketing support to launch projects. 

Start-up teams with a start-up idea or more experienced ones, with an established business model and MVPs in the following areas: fintech, e-commerce, cloud technologies and artificial intelligence, are eligible to apply.

Deadline for applications: 28 April

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6. Mobile programming courses to start in IT centres

April 19, IT Park Uz 

Mobile programming courses will be launched in Tashkent's IT Park Uz from April 25. The training program is open for students aged 12 or older who are interested in the field of IT and mobile applications development. Training period will be 6 months. During the training, participants will learn the Dart programming language, understand the concept of OER and acquire skills in creating Android and iOS applications.

Contact in Telegram: @itcenteruz 


7. Procedure of confiscation of cryptocurrency defined in Belarus

April 20, Coin news

The Ministry of Justice of Belarus has adopted a regulation that defines the procedure for seizure, valuation and sale of cryptocurrency in the execution proceedings. «This regulation is designed to protect participants of the digital assets market from loss of property and to prevent unintentional involvement in activities prohibited by law», said atthe website of the President of Belarus

The decree comes into force on May 17, 2022.

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