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KG Labs was mentioned as example of Good Practice and Initiatives Supporting Innovation for Sustainable Development in SPECA Countries, UNECE

KG Labs was mentioned as example of Good Practice and Initiatives Supporting Innovation for Sustainable Development (Kyrgyzstan) in Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) countries in the background paper created by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Paper highlighted the KG Labs Public Foundation’s efforts to support and develop startup and tech ecosystem, promote innovations and contributes to the innovative entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan.

Promoting innovation in Central Asia – Shaping New Markets, UNECE background paper. 

KG Labs and Eurasian Economic Commission Meeting, 19.07.2018

KG Labs held the meeting with the members of the Eurasian Economic Commision in advance of the Economic Forum “Issyk-Kul 2018” with Viktor Gridnev , Pavel Tkach and Mirlan Omuraliev -Assistants to the Chairman of the Board, Digital Initiatives Management Office and representatives of High-Tech Park of Kyrgyz Republic and KSSDA.

We discussed the Digital Agenda, realization and past experience in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus as well as the innovations projects competition called “Eurasian Digital Platforms” that was held on 21th July, 2018 in Issyk Kul region.

KG Labs partnership with High Tech Park of the Kyrgyz Republic: Training program for the residents of HTP

KG Labs Public Foundation in partnership with the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic is organizing a series of training for the HTP residents to increase their professional skills in:

– IT sales and promotion/customer services;
– effective business communication and correspondence;
– strategic planning and organization building.
Training Needs Assessment among the HTP IT companies was held to determine the most important areas for their further professional development. The training program will be developed according to its results.

KG Labs meets with SIPA Students, Columbian University

Aziz Soltobaev – founder of KG Labs co-founder of ISOC (Internet Society – Kyrgyz Chapter) , Talant Sultanov – co-founder of ISOC and Altynbek Ismailov – Director of High Tech Park of Kyrgyz Republic met with SIPA students from Columbian University.

Aziz Soltobaev with presentation about KG Labs and KG tech ecosystem

 Group of 20 SIPA students from USA, China, Peru, Japan, India, Canada, Singapoure and Kazakhstan are travelling to Kyrgyzstan in terms of the tours to Eurasian countries.

Talant Sultanov with Taza Koom presentation
Altynbek Ismailov

Meeting speakers were happy to meet with them and tell about the Taza Koom – National Digital Transformation Strategy, Kyrgyz startup and tech ecosystems and entrepreneurship.

It was fruitful and interesting meeting in order to share the experience, information and promote the Kyrgyzstan among you specialists in the shpere of International and Public Affairs.

KG Labs meets with Mercator Fellows on International Affairs 2017-2018

Aziz Soltobaev and Talant Sultanov

On 23th May, 2018  KG Labs founder – Aziz Soltobaev and Chair of the Internet Society (ISOC) – Kyrgyz Chapter – Talant Sultanov met with the Mercator Fellowship programm participants.

Talant Sultanov
Talant Sultanov
Aziz Soltobaev

As Aziz and Talant are co-authors of National Digital Transformation Strategy – Taza Koom, they gave speech and made presentation about the strategy, tech community and KG Labs Public Foundations activities and current initiatives.

Aziz Soltobaev
Talant Sultanov

Presentations were followed by Q&A sessions and transferred to the great discussion session.

Aziz Soltobaev

The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. Fellows receive a monthly grant; foreign trips, conferences and language courses may also be funded. Mercator Fellows are part of a network of more than 400 alumni, the Netzwerk für internationale Aufgaben (nefia e.V.).
More information on the official site of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs.

KG Labs and High Tech Park of the Kyrgyz Republic announces partnership cooperation

KG Labs and High Tech Park of the Kyrgyz Republic today announced the partnership cooperation in terms of strenghtening the tech ecosystem of the country.

High Tech Park of Kyrgyz Republic is the special entity with unique economic and tax regime created in order to support and boost the IT sector (residents of High Teck Park).

As the mission of KG Labs is to boost the tech ecosystem of the Kyrgyz Republic, it is very important to closely cooperate with such governmental agencies in order to achieve positive results in our activities.

We have a set of already agreed plans to work together, for example, increasing and realizing the potential of High Tech Park residents through development of their business-oriented skills,  organizing High Tech Park representatives network globally and some other initiatives.

We hope that our partnership will be productive and will bring positive effects to the tech ecosystem of Kyrgyz Republic.

Community Leaders Academy 2018

Community Leaders Academy - Bishkek
Community Leaders Academy – Bishkek

In partnership with KG Labs and Ololohaus Coworking, Techstars organized Community Leaders Academy for the first time in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 25th April, 2018.

Aziz Soltobaev

We were happy to join our efforts in uniting the tech ecosystem community leaders and share expertise, knowlegde and skills during the event.

Gulbarchyn Suiuinova

It was a great day full of interesting activities, helpful information and joyful atmosphere.

More photos from the event:

Design Sprints session selfies
Community Dinner CLA
Session, dedicated to KG tech ecosystem 
Session, dedicated to KG tech ecosystem 
Session, dedicated to KG tech ecosystem 
StartUpWeekend Simulation
StartUpWeekend Simulation
StartUpWeekend Simulation
StartUpWeekend Simulation
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Group Activity
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Group Activity
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Group Presentations
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Group Activity
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Presentations
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Group Activity
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Presentations
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Presentations
SstartUpWeekend Simulation – Presentations
StartUpWeekend Simulation – Presentations
Design Sprints Discussions
Design Sprints Discussions
Work in process
Training in the process

KG Labs attended Akkula Invest Show by SAB

KG Labs attended annual Akkula Tank invest Show organized by SAB – Support Business Alumni Business Incubator that was held on 14th April, 2018 in Ala-Too International University.

The main goal of the event was to provide students with the platform where they can find investments for their startups.  The program of the event was intensive with 9 participating teams.

We congratulate Team Esprit with their win!

KG Labs’ Founder Interview for CNBC: The New Silk Road: Ambition and Opportunity.

KG Labs helps to connect Kyrgyz startup ecosystem to global network. Video interview with founder Aziz Soltobaev on CNBC watched by millions of viewers who get to know about local community.

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The New Silk Road, Part 6: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest republics in the former Soviet Union. With no gas or oil to fuel its economy, young entrepreneurs may hold the key to the country’s future. And they're hoping China's Belt Road Initiative may help.

Опубликовано CNBC International 25 марта 2018 г.