Astana Hub launches regional incubation program

16 September, 2021

Among the participants in the new stream are projects with competitive ideas, which in 12 weeks will go from idea to prototype and from prototype to first sales.

On September 10, Astana Hub hosted the official launch of the regional & Online Incubation incubation program for early stage startups. It is the main tool for supporting early stage startups.

This year, incubation will take place in two formats: offline - for the cities of Almaty, Shymkent, Atyrau, Petropavlovsk, and online - for all other regions. During the online call, Arkady Seleznev, Managing Director for Development and Export of Astana Hub, made a welcoming speech. The participants of the meeting got acquainted with the activities of the hub, got acquainted in more detail with the program that they had to go through, and also learned about the most striking results of incubation of the past years.

Past participants: Temirlan Berkimbaev, founder of VOCA.cc, an online weekend tour service, and Sergey Kim, developer of NNP, a video monitoring system at production facilities, talked about how Incubation gave a new impetus to the development of their startups.

It is expected that the program, along with other Astana Hub initiatives (Techpreneurs, Seed Money), will help develop regional IT projects and intensify the entry of Kazakhstani innovative products to international markets.

Incubation of regional projects will allow entrepreneurs not only to undergo training at workshops and individual tracking, but also to enlist the support of experts and get acquainted with other startups and investors.