ASTANA. KAZINFORM – The biggest tech start-up conference in Central Asia TechConnect. Tech will be held on the 12th of November in Astana. This event is organized by the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Agency for the Technological Development, the President’s Bolashak International Scholarship Association Fellows of the Republic of Kazakhstan and International business-accelerator HappyFarm.
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This event will bring together over 150 investors, 100 founders of startups and nearly 1500 guests from Central Asia, the U.S., Europe and the CIS in the capital of Kazakhstan.
The conference will be launched by prime-minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov. As a speakers of TechConnect.Tech will be 20 world experts in venture investments and innovations, including Kaushal Chokshi (Cross Border Angels, an international investment network), March Emerson (venture fund Scaale Group) and Igor Shoifot (venture fund TMT Investments). Innovative strategies of business development will be shared by world-renowned experts in marketing and social media including Martin Shervington, bestselling author of “The Lean Entrepreneur” Brant Cooper and others. You can find more information about the speakers here.
In addition to thematic panels and presentations there will be exclusive meetings with the Prime Minister and government officials of Kazakhstan, heads of the largest local companies and IT-entrepreneurs from Europe and the CIS. 150 startups from Europe, the USA, the CIS and Central Asia will present their projects at the Expo Zone.
The main prize of the conference – $25 000 – will be received by a winning team of the Startup Battle. Any startup can apply on this page to participate in the Battle. A professional jury will select the 10 best projects to receive free flights and accommodation in Astana as well as pitch-training sessions by mentors from Silicon Valley.
90 startups will also be selected for an opportunity to showcase their projects at the conference free of charge. Furthermore, the organizers will provide a 70% discount for accommodation in partner-hotels in Astana.
"This year Kazakhstan will for the
first time host the global innovative congress in a new format. Hundreds of
young innovators, startup founders and entrepreneurs from all corners of the
world and Kazakhstan are expected to attend. They will show their ideas to
foreign investors, venture capital funds and business angels. IT experts will
deliver lectures on the global trends of innovations development on the
sidelines of the congress," Vice Chairman
of the agency Zhumatai Salimov said.
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