04.07.2019 | The Foundation of the First President supported the holding of a national competition for start-up projects

The national competition for start-up projects under the auspices of the Astana Innovations Challenge was completed in the city of Nur-Sultan.

The competition was organized by Astana Innovations and the International Business Accelerator Seedstars with the support of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy.

Within two days, the participants of the competition – start-up entrepreneurs were involved in educational sessions of foreign, local mentors and presented their innovative projects.

The importance of supporting and developing such projects was stressed by Asset Issekeshev, the Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, noting: «An important feature of this national competition is that it is part of the global Seeds World Tour project. Contestants have become part of the network, which includes about 70,000 young entrepreneurs from Europe and Central Asia. Our contestants got the opportunity to present their ideas at the international level. The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will continue to support such projects, as well as the activities of the Seedstars Nur-Sultan center».

Following two days of master classes and business ideas presentations, 11 finalists were identified. From this number of the best contestants, three winners of the national competition of start-up projects were identified. From the Elbasy Foundation established a special prize.

1st place won the project «Biometric». (Terminals for biometric identification of a person for comparison of a person’s face in front of the terminal with the person specified in the document, scoring based on passport data and social networks, etc.).

2nd place received online educational platform for children «Okoo». This is a system that allows you to personalize courses for each student.

3rd place received «DotBot» – artificial intelligence, which performs the functions of a call center, answering customer questions. At the same time, he collects data from social networks and on their basis makes personalized content.

«Biometric» will become a member of the three-month Growth Program and will compete for the grand prize of half a million dollars. In addition, all winners will have the opportunity to show their ideas to investors and get wide access to the network of mentors and entrepreneurs.