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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’ 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.

Hackathon “Safe City and Safe Society”, Bishkek, October, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present you the project – Hackathon “Safe City and Safe Society”!

Hackathon will provide you with 54 hours of intensive brainstorming, team building and programming, after which your team will create a working prototype of software aimed at solving one of the identified problems.

Our goal is to create a creative and progressive platform for designers, developers, human rights experts, managers and visionaries to create real applications, programs and other IT products aimed at combating the existing social problems of our society.

Date: October 20 – 22, 2017
Place: American University of Central Asia
Participation: free of charge
Number of participants in the team: from 5 to 7
Prize fund: 75 000 KGS for revision of the submitted project
Registration of teams: on the official website of the event.

More information: http://openline.kg/hackathon

If you still have questions, message us on the page of the hackathon or send an email to the: savelyeva_m@auca.kg; altynaynurkamilova@gmail.com

Organization Team: PF Open Line in partnership with Greenhouse of Social Technologies, American University in Central Asia and PF KG Labs with the support of Sigrid Rausing Trust Fund and UN Women in Kyrgyzstan.

Startup Ecosystem meeting in Bishkek

Startup Community Meeting organized by KG Labs.
Startup Community Meeting organized by KG Labs.

KG Labs is pleased to host an informal meeting of startup ecosystem of Kyrgyzstan to discuss:

-news over the last six months since the last meeting;

-creation of events plan for the next six months;

-identification of “To Do’s” for the next six months.

Anyone who is interested in the development of the startup ecosystem is welcome and is ready to contribute.

Date: 15 September, 2017
Place: Ololo House
Time: 19-00.

Media Hackathon on 9-10-11 June

Youth Council C5 + 1 in partnership with KG labs Public Foundation are pleased to announce the Media Hackathon!

What is Hackathon?
#Hackathon (from hack (see hacker) and marathon) is a platform where during 48 hours of intensive brainstorming, team building and programming a working prototype of software is created to solve any problem. “Hacking” is a creative approach to solving problems through technologies, where participants in a team of 6-7 people use their knowledge and practical skills to create a unique product. Designers, developers, marketers, visionaries and experts, inspired by a single idea, “crack” existing problems in the style of start-up. Throughout the whole time, together with the teams, professional mentors work to improve (real time) the product and prepare for the presentation of the project (pitching) in front of the panel of judges and potential investors.

Why Media Hackathon?

Have you thought about what news you see in your stream? Can you trust what you are told about by well-known media sources in the country and be confident about the quality of the content?

Today is the time of open data, alternative facts, social networks and a wide choice of platforms for information exchange. Today, in the world, where everyone can become a carrier of information and perform on social networking sites in front of thousands of users, it is very important to understand the impact of information and the user’s response. Nevertheless, in many countries freedom of speech is suppressed, citizens are faced with total muffling of their voices and the truthfulness of information arises. Questions about the flow of information and reaction to it from both the media and the public are particularly relevant in areas of social conflict and an active political race.

Who should be on the team?
2 Developers (front end, back end, full stack and others) *
Media specialist \ journalist *
Team manager \ team leader *
Designer (UI / UX and others)
The ideological inspirer
Marketer
Why do not you sleep for 48 hours?
A great opportunity to create a unique product and start your start-up!
New knowledge thanks to training from local and foreign specialists!
Dating with professionals in their field, networking!
Great prizes from our partners and organizers!

If we convince you and you are ready to spend with us 48 hours, then the following information is obligatory for reading.

THE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:

1. Participation is free, but participants must register the team or on an individual basis through Google’s form in advance. As a result of registration, the organizers will send a confirmation letter.
2. Working with teams and teamwork:
– There should be 5-7 people in a team and the team must be balanced, that is, have developers, a media specialist, a designer, an ideological mastermind / manager, in order to present the final product in 48 (!) Hours.
– If you do not have a team, then you will have the opportunity to present your idea to find a team OR you can join the existing team if your field of activity suits it.
-Every assembled team will receive a separate room / place to work throughout Hackaton. The teams will have to discuss the roles in the team, identify the action plan, determine the visuality of the final product and begin work on it. Therefore, the presence of a leader / manager in a team that will follow the time, the concentration of ideas, the progress of the team – is a critical element for quality work.
– Remember, 48 hours is an extreme period!
– Each participant will be added a participant, who will take the role of observer. Participants will be a member of the group “Youth Council C5 + 1”.
3. Due to the fact that the target audience of Media Hakaton is more Russian-speaking, the working language of the event will be Russian. Nevertheless, English-speaking participants are allowed at the event, provided that all team members speak English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for lectures and presentations.
4. Breakfast, lunch (on Saturday and Sunday) and dinner (only on Saturday) are provided by the organizers.
5. Due to the fact that Media Hakaton will be held during the month of Ramadan, the organizers can adapt the logistics to the participants at their request.
6. Unlimited snacks, tea, coffee, and water will be from the beginning to the end of the event.
7. All participants will spend 48 hours in the AUCA building (even at night!)
8. It is assumed that the potential participants of Hakaton attend all the ideological sessions to improve the quality of work on the Hakaton itself, however, this is not a prerequisite.

9. If participants need evaluation and feedback for their ideas, they can send a description of the idea to savelyeva_m@auca.kg before Friday, June 9, 12:00. Participants can prepare a PDF document for a brief pitch (Elevator Pitch), which contains: a brief description of personal experience, (10 seconds), an idea (5 seconds), what the idea is, what problems it affects, who the target audience, (30 seconds), Technical solution and monetization (if the idea is non-commercial, then the potential plan for obtaining funds for product development) (30 seconds), (optimized work plan for 54 hours) and who needs the team (20 seconds). The organizers will send an evaluation / feedback to 16:00 on Friday 9 June.
10. At the time of Hakaton, participants must have a laptop, phone, and the necessary accessories (extension cords / adapters, chargers)
11. Participants will need credit / debit cards for registration of domain names (domain names are free). Those participants who do not have maps will be helped by mentors.
12. Participants are allowed to bring sleeping bags and pillows.
13. Work with mentors: organizers will provide mentors to work with teams. Some are technical specialists, some are business specialists. Participants should be open to dialogue with them and ready to ask the right questions.
14. Participants must wear a badge and a branded T-shirt (they will receive during registration) throughout the event. This measure implies improved networking and provides the necessary environment for the protection of AUCA.
15. The presence of business cards for participants is welcomed.
16. Photo / video shooting is allowed.
17. Positive attitude, energy and openness contributes to increased productivity!
18. Participants are encouraged to invite family members, friends, colleagues and all interested in start-ups and media activities at the lecture of invited speakers on Saturday (June 10) and Sunday (June 11), and on the final pitching on Sunday (June 11) at 17: 00PM. Everything will be held in the AUCA Conference Hall.
Link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/OC6pYJaZT7f09As12
INFORMATION ABOUT ORGANIZERS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:

The project “Youth Council C5 + 1” at the American University in Central Asia and in partnership with the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
KG Labs Public Foundation, as well as regional media agencies experts, journalists, designers and developers.

For all questions about the project, please contact +996 (777) 331764

Workshop Pitching with Edil Ajibaev

Pitching is one of the most necessary and at the same time one of the most underrated skills for a successful business presentation. KG Labs is pleased to invite you to the Workshop Pitching with Edil Ajibaev, which will be held as part of the Travel & Tourism hackaton.

As a result of this workshop, we expect that participants will be able to improve their presentation skills, which they will be able to apply on April 22 at the Pitching Day, at which participants will present their ideas. On Pitching Day will be presented the strongest presentations. As a result of the presentations, the judges will determine the winners who will receive prizes.

The speaker is Edil Azhibaev. He is an example of a successful entrepreneur from Kyrgyzstan. Edil founded his successful start-up PicVPic in Central Asia and continues to manage a company based in Bishkek.

Edil is the winner of the following competitions:
The best pitch award in the Silicone Valley Open Doors conference in Palo Alto;
Winner of seed stars world Kiev;
Winner of Technation Kazakhstan;
Winner of Echelon27 regional central asian finals Kazakhstan, where he presented his online website for comparative shopping and e-commerce. Ajibaev holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the American University of Central Asia (Bard College), an MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington. Before starting his startup, Edil worked for M & A and Strategy Manager at Li & Fung Limited (an office in the UK), a consultant in the Central Asian office of EBRD.

This event will be interesting for software developers: full stack, back-end, front-end, iOS / Android; specialists in marketing, project management; specialists from the sphere of tourism and travel; Designers (web designers, graphic artists), usability specialists.

Time: April 18 at 19:00. Check-in is at 18:30.
Location: American University of Central Asia, classroom 435.

Free admision. You need to register via the link: https: //docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfmWvlauVtoAOmEBOCghf9J8fLwO1Cf_Ftt_ysX2125oBZzw/viewform

Contact:
For further information, please contact Bermet Malikova, coordinator of the KG Labs Public Foundation via email: bermet.malikova@gmail.com.

Information about the organizers:
KG Labs Public Foundation, the mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; the American University of Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia.

Pitching Day Travel&Tourism

It’s no secret that for any country the tourism sector opens up great economic opportunities. We highly appreciate the tourist opportunities of Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, KG Labs Public Foundation is pleased to announce the Pitching Day Travel & Tourism Hackathon.

The event will be held as part of the Career and Startup Fair at AUCA.

Pitching Day is a dynamic event that allows anyone who has a business idea to present it to judges and an audience consisting of entrepreneurs, investors and innovative communities.
Once selected by the jury, top start-ups will have access to a wider audience – this will help them raise money and connect with people who can help develop their project. In addition, start-ups get a chance to win valuable prizes.

Number of participants (presenters): 20 people. On the stage, no more than 20 ideas on the subject of tourism will be presented. Participants must pass the mandatory registration by the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XxlLhlp4XgZMDiMT0-PY-LC1_eiE8VaHnbK6NRHy3RI/edit.

Duration of one pitch: 3 minutes. Another 3 minutes for 1-2 questions from the audience.
Language of speaking for participants: ENGLISH
Winners will be in two categories: “technology solutions” and “startups”.

Time and place: April 22 at 15:00 at the American University in Central Asia, in the CH-1 auditorium, 4th floor.

Free admission. Sign up for guests by: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kWeIs6TYfIxy2eckitOG0i-nbueTt9bMhqUc8SdaD2Q/edit?usp=drive_web

Contact details:
For further information, please contact Bermet Malikova, Coordinator of the Public Fund “KG Labs” by e-mail: bermet.malikova@gmail.com.

Organizers of the event:
Public Foundation “KG Labs”, whose mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; The American University of Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia.

Partners of the project: Business Association of Young Entrepreneurs “JIA”, as well as the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.

This project is supported by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Workshop Pitching with Edil Ajibaev

Pitching is one of the most necessary and at the same time one of the most underrated skills for a successful business presentation. KG Labs is pleased to invite you to the Workshop Pitching with Edil Ajibaev, which will be held as part of the Travel & Tourism hackaton.

As a result of this workshop, we expect that participants will be able to improve their presentation skills, which they will be able to apply on April 22 at the Pitching Day, at which participants will present their ideas. On Pitching Day will be presented the strongest presentations. As a result of the presentations, the judges will determine the winners who will receive prizes.

The speaker is Edil Azhibaev. He is an example of a successful entrepreneur from Kyrgyzstan. Edil founded his successful start-up PicVPic in Central Asia and continues to manage a company based in Bishkek.

Edil is the winner of the following competitions:
The best pitch award in the Silicone Valley Open Doors conference in Palo Alto;
Winner of seed stars world Kiev;
Winner of Technation Kazakhstan;
Winner of Echelon27 regional central asian finals Kazakhstan, where he presented his online website for comparative shopping and e-commerce. Ajibaev holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the American University of Central Asia (Bard College), an MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington. Before starting his startup, Edil worked for M & A and Strategy Manager at Li & Fung Limited (an office in the UK), a consultant in the Central Asian office of EBRD.

This event will be interesting for software developers: full stack, back-end, front-end, iOS / Android; specialists in marketing, project management; specialists from the sphere of tourism and travel; Designers (web designers, graphic artists), usability specialists.

Time: April 18 at 19:00. Check-in is at 18:30.
Location: American University of Central Asia, classroom 435.

Free admision. You need to register via the link: https: //docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfmWvlauVtoAOmEBOCghf9J8fLwO1Cf_Ftt_ysX2125oBZzw/viewform

Contact:
For further information, please contact Bermet Malikova, coordinator of the KG Labs Public Foundation via email: bermet.malikova@gmail.com.

Information about the organizers:
KG Labs Public Foundation, the mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; the American University of Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia.