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About the programme

Intensive programme to support development of innovative ideas and startup projects provides  opportunity for young people to test their innovative ideas and startup projects in cooperation with partner organizations, create their own startups, develop their skills and capacity in the field of entrepreneurship.

What will the programme participants get

Participation in the acceleration programme

Quick check of project viability, which will save time and resources

Knowledge

On methodology and tools for launching and developing innovative ideas and startup projects

Project road map

Developed by you together with business mentor accompanying your team

Workshops and consulting

Participating in seminars and getting expertise from mentors and leading experts of the market

Marketing and customer studies

Identification of target audience, testing value propositions and hypotheses of the projectIdentification of target audience, testing value propositions and hypotheses of the project

Partnership

Access to the resources of partner organizations for creating Minimum Viable Product of project, testing and getting feedback

Presentation on investors

Finalists of the programme will present their startup on Demo Day and may attract investment for the implementation of the project

Financial support and prizes

The best projects will receive valuable prizes and targeted gratuitous cash rewards of up to 50 million soums for the development of the project

PR support

PR of your project, assistance in attracting investments and participation in acceleration programmes of foreign countries

Who can participate?

Initiative youth above 16 years old, entrepreneurs, inventors, students, teachers and researchers of higher educational institutions, graduates of vocational colleges and academic lyceums are invited to participate in the programme

Projects and teams led by girls or whose teams include girls as co-founders are welcome

What is required from participants ?

  • Maximum engagement and active participation in all events
  • Willingness for intensive and independent work on the implementation of project
  • Passion for your project, openness of thinking and creative approach
  • Focus on results and entrepreneurial approach to achieving the goal
  • Perception of constructive criticism, adequacy and high internal energy

Why one should participate in our programme?

IT IS USEFUL

You will get knowledge, skills and expertise on launching and developing a startup from the best experts of the country’s startup community: as through communication with mentors, successful entrepreneurs, as well as during educational programmes

IT IS FAST

During the three months of participation, you can not only test the idea, develop the skills and potential of a technology entrepreneur, but also start creating your startup and get financing for its launch

IT IS FREE

Participation in the programme is free, and the organizers do not claim a share in your project or your intellectual property

Selection criteria

Practical feasibility

Teams must be able to build a Minimum Viable Product during their participation in the programme (3 months)

Solving the problem

Your product or service should be focused on solving specific problems of the target audience, and correspond to the business request of the partner organizations

Technological novelty

The project should be based on a unique innovative solution that is different from competitors, with a clear and attractive value proposition

Investment attractiveness

Your product or solution must have significant market value and great potential for growth and scale

Project team

The project should have determined and capable team of at least 2 individuals who are focused on results and ready for intensive work

Programme stages

1 Stage

Preliminary selection on the basis of technological and business assessment of received applications. The projects that have successfully passed this stage will be invited to an interview with expert group

2 Stage

Interviews with project teams and project expertise. The expert group will identify promising innovative ideas and startup projects for participation in the support programme

3 Stage

The launch of the support programme (acceleration programme) begins with an educational course on the Lean Startup methodology, with the participation of teams of selected projects

4 Stage

Individual work with business mentors, workshops and consultation of experts (mentors), testing hypothesis, development of minimum viable products, test sales and market assessment

5 Stage

«Demo-day» –  presenting results of participants’ work in the regions and the national stage of “Demo-day” in Tashkent.

The most ambitious and effective innovators will meet at the final.

We will reward best projects with encouraging prizes and financial funds

Priority areas of technologies

Projects aimed at creating innovative technologies and solutions in the following areas of technology are invited to participate in the support programme

Tourism, travel and hospitality services

BuildTech and housing and communal services

  1. Increasing speed and lowering cost of construction
  2. Home engineering system
  3. Improving efficiency of real estate operation
  4. Ensuring safety and improving quality of life
  5. Production and sale of new types of building materials

E-governance and automation of business processes

FinTech and financial services

  1. B2C marketing tools
  2. Services for B2C clients
  3. Online services for small businesses
  4. Solutions for evaluating potential customers of loan products
  5. Services for interacting with clients
  6. Solutions for collecting and analysing customer data
  7. Services for employees
  8. HR solutions

AgroTech and FoodTech

  • Agricultural machinery and technology
  • Irrigation
  • Organic farming
  • Horticulture and crop production (selection, cultivation and protection)
  • Livestock and aquaculture
  • Forestry
  • Trade with agricultural goods
  • Urban farming (agricultural production in the city)
  • Smart farming
  • Processing of agricultural products

Energy, conservation and portable energy sources

Autonomous and robotic systems

Medicine, pharmacology and biotechnology

Transport and logistics services

Trade, smart retail, services

EdTech, HR Tech, procurement

AdTech and AI in advertising

Media, entertainment and gaming services

Safety, biometrics, computer vision

Social technologies (ecology, sport, urban environment);

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality

Co-consumption / sharing economy

See all

Submit application

Applications accepted till september 22, 2019

For your convenience, you can download the application form in MS Word format, write answers offline, and copy to the online form

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