Attention! Competition of «Startup« Bolashak» start-up projects

Second season of «Startup« Bolashak» start-up projects competition was launched with a prize fund of more than 30 million tenge.

“Bolashak” Association in cooperation with “Damu” Fund announces the launch of the second season of the republican competition of business projects for start-ups, the aim of which is to support entrepreneurial initiatives of young Kazakhstanis.

According to the Regulations of the competition, it is open to young people from all over Kazakhstan at the age of 18 to 29 years.

The competition of start-up projects includes 3 grants by “Bolashak” Association, for the 1st place – 7 million tenge, 2nd place – 6 million tenge and 3rd place – 5 million tenge, as well as 15 million tenge – grants by the United Nations Development Programs in the Republic of Kazakhstan on realization of start-ups in the field of “green economy”.

In addition, the authors of the most interesting ideas will be able to receive investments from investors, as well as support from “Damu” Fund.

Applications for participation in the competition will last until 23 September (inclusive), the documents will be accepted in all regional centers of business services for “Damu” fund (see below). Winners will be announced at business plans Marathon on November 26.

Competition «Startup« Bolashak »will take place in two stages. At the first stage the members of the competition committee will select at least 20 of the most interesting ideas, the authors of which will take business trainings.

In the second phase 10 best projects begin to develop business plans together with consultants and professional mentors.

Over the course of the contest «Startup« Bolashak »will be possible to watch on one of the national TV channels, where it is supposed to broadcast in the format of a reality show.

The competition of start-up projects by “Bolashak” Association as one of the tools to support youth initiatives in the business sector is aimed at promoting the implementation of the Elbasy National Plan “100 concrete steps.”

The organizers and partners of the competition: Association of “Bolashak”, “Damu” Fund, the United Nations Development Program in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Sponsors: «KazInvestBank» JSC and «Qazaq Banki» JSC.

For more information please call: 8 (7172) 707-669 and at and also at the Technology Commercialization Department of the ENU phone +7 (7172) 709493, 709500 (ext.: 31-415, 31-315, 31-334) – Commercialization department, office 313, teaching and administrative (main) building.