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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.

KG Labs interview for CNBC – The New Silk Road. As China invests in Central Asian infrastructure, technology may get a boost.

Last October KG Labs founder gave an extended interview for an international edition of CNBC with an audience of 90 million households in the US. The documentary came out under the name New Digital Silk Road and will soon be available online. In the meantime, there was an article on the site. Together we will make the start-up ecosystem of Kyrgyzstan the best! Alga!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/belt-and-road-tech-entrepreneurship-in-kyrgyzstan.html 

Trip to World Economic Forum 2018

KG Labs founder – Aziz Soltobaev as a part of the Kyrgyz Delegation headed by the Prime Minister Sapar Isakov visited World Economic Forum in Davos in January, 2018.

Talant Sultanov, Tiffany West, Aziz Soltobaev

One of the unofficial outcomes of the trip was the formation of a good partnership with the WEF team. We agreed to work with the center of the 4th Industrial Revolution to develop national policies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the development of cybersecurity mechanisms with the help of AI, as well as certain joint initiatives for the development of the digital economy and society, the deployment of the KR in WEF transformation maps: https://toplink.weforum.org/knowledge/explore.

Aziz Soltobaev, Talant Sultanov

Forum gave opportunity to meet several key people in the area of technologies in tourism, computer science and others.

One of the them was president of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation – Christopher Elias. We agreed to realize projects in order to develop computer education in all libraries of Kyrgyz Republic.

Aziz Soltobaev, Christopher Elias

Also, Aziz met Gillian Tans ( President and CEO of Booking.com) and Tiffany Mizrahi ( Head of the group reporting on tourism competitiveness) and agreed  on cooperation for development of tourism sector in Kyrgyzstan.

Gillian Tans, Aziz Soltobaev

Plans of opening logistics UPS hub in Kyrgyz Republic were discussed with the president of UPS International – Jim Barber.

During the meeting with Lynn St. Amour who worked as a Head of UN internet Governance Forum – Multistakeholder Advisory Group ( IGF-MAG) and the head of Internet Society, we agreed to work on development of the best world practices of Internet Access and development of the digital skills in educational institutions.

Aziz Soltobaev, Lynn St. Amour, Talant Sultanov

Aziz Soltobaev and Talant Sultanov also met with Kai Fu Lee – scientist and venture capitalist, head of the Sinovation Ventures. This fund with 3 billion dollars of investments is aimed to invest in startups in the area of AI. He promised to visit Kyrgyzstan and assist Kyrgyzstan’s universities to develop AI programmes.

Talant Sultanov, Kai Fu Lee, Aziz Soltobaev

Visit to World Economic Forum 2018 was very productive and we hope that all agreed initiatives and agreements will be successfully realized in our country.

Startup Nations Summit -2017, Tallinn, Estonia

Aziz Soltobaev – founder of KG Labs Public Foundation visited Startup Nations Summit 2017 which was held in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Startup Nations Summit gathers a network of entrepreneurship policy shapers from around the world to identify, test and track innovative policy levers and smart public sector driven programs for new and young businesses.

It gave an opportunity to meet startup community members from all around the world, share expertise, experience and start international partnerships.

More Information on:  Official web-site of Startup Nations Summit.