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FinTech Events Series: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments

Dear friends!

Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments

We would like to share with you a photo report from the Panel Discussion – Digital Economy and Cashless Payments.

Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments

The discussion was held yesterday as part of a series of FinTech events organized by KG Labs  in partnership with Interbank Processing Center (National Payment System Elcard) and Ololo (ololohaus).

Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments
Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments

This event was accompanied by a discussion of topical issues in the field of digitalization of the economy of our country, as well as the key role of financial technologies, in particular, cashless payments.

We want to thank our speakers for your participation and input into the interesting conversation:
– Kubanych Shatemirov – Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of Information Technologies and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic
– Aibek Sultanaliev – Head of Operators and Payment Organizations Department, National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic
– Talant Omuraliev – Vice-Chairman of JSC “IPC”
– Eduard Turdaliev – adviser on digitalization of the First Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, member of the digitalization council under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
– Chyngyz Sultanov – Analyst, Project Management Department, State Registration Service of the Kyrgyz Republic
– Tilek Akhmatov – Director of Digital Development, Sky Mobile

Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments
Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments
Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments
Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments
Panel Discussion: Digital Economy and Cashless Payments

In the nearest future, we will continue the series of FinTech events.

Stay tuned for updates!

Azizkin SoltobaevTalant OmuralievBektur NurjanovKubanych ShatemirovEduard Turdaliev, Tilek Ahmatov, Aibek Sultanaliev, Sultanov Chyngyz

FinTech events series: Digital Economy and Cashless Payment (Cashless Economy)

KG Labs together with CJSC “Interbank Processing Center” and “Ololohaus” organizes a series of meetings on the subject of FinTech development in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The second event in the series will be devoted to the topic of Digital Economy and Cashless Payments.

We invite you to an open discussion on the topic “Digital Economy and Cashless Payments ” with the participation of representatives of government agencies, commercial companies, payment systems and international organizations.

We will be glad to meet you and share experiences, suggestions and plans for the development of financial technologies and non-cash payments .

Date: 10/18/2018
Place: Ololokhaz Erkindik
Time: 18:30

During the event, you will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion of current issues in the development of financial technologies, cashless payments, as well as receive comments from experts and representatives of governmental agencies.

To register, please confirm your participation and send the participant’s name and the company to the number: +996555040088 (W / A).

* Participation is free! Places are limited!)

Regards,
Begaim Muratbekova
Project and Communication Manager
PF KG Labs

KG Labs Ecosystem Tour, September 2018 – visit of Paul Bragiel

Paul Bragiel Visit, September 2018

KG Labs hosted several meetings as a part of the tours to the ecosystem for our next guest from USA – Paul Bragiel.

Paul Bragiel is a 3 time entrepreneur that is the founder of Bragiel Brothers, an early stage technology fund in Silicon Valley. He also sits on the advisory board of the car-sharing service Uber.

He was one of the founders of the Golden Gate Ventures. In addition to his work in US he has started regional funds in Africa (savannah fund) & Asia (golden gate ventures) and vertical funds in gaming (sisu) & VR (presence).

Paul Bragiel Visit, September 2018

In 2015, he launched Presence Capital – $10m venture fund investing in early-stage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies.

Collectively he’s invested in seed rounds of over 200+ companies which includes holdings in other billion dollar companies like Unity & Zappos.

In his spare time he skis for the Colombia National Cross-Country Ski Team where he just recently competed in the 2017 World Championships in Finland. He also served as the Team Attache for the Tonga Olympic team during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

During Paul’s visit we discussed the main obstacles of founders and attracting investments.

Paul shared his experience in the Silicon Valley on start-ups, venture financing and increasing the attractiveness of the startup scene of the CD in the global arena.

Paul Bragiel Visit, September 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bragiel

FinTech events series: Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG. KG Labs in partnership with IPC and Ololohaus

Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG

Dear Friends,

We are happy to share photos from the Panel Discussion dedicated to Stimulating the use of FinTech in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG

We want to thank all partners, speakers and guests for active participation in the discussion.

Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG

This is the first event from the series and we (KG Labs, IPC and Ololhaus) will be back soon with the announcement of our next event dedicated to the development of FinTech and digital/cashless economy.

Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG
Stimulating the use of FinTech in KG

Национальная Платежная Система “Элкарт”ololohausKG LabsTalant Omuraliev, @Bektur Nurjanov, Seth FeareyDaniyar Amanaliev, @Ryan Jung, Farida Abdulhafizova, @Евгений Абдукаримов, @Жанабиль Давлетбаев.

More photos and videos on our Facebook page.

Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan was held on 06.09.2018 by KG Labs

Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Jury Members and Participating Teams

On 06.09.2018 in Loft Tseh, the winners of the Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan were identified.

Presentation of the Alai International Volunteering – Winners of the Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan

The project Alai International Volunteering will represent our country at the Creative Business Cup 2018 in November 2018 in Denmark.

We would like to thank all those who supported us and contributed to the organization of this event:

– Thanks to our mentors – Chyngyz Kanatbek, Ainura Amanalieva, Ekaterina Svetiacheva.
– Thanks to our partners – LOFT TSEH, I-Media Creative Bureau, Lalafo, Kaktus Media, ololohaus, Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
– Thanks to the participants of the jury: Seth Fairy, Nargiza Kulataeva, Dasha Sukhodolova.

The jury noted that the level and quality of the projects were very high and corresponded to the requirement for work in the field of Creative Industries.

Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Easy Eat Team Presentation
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Filin Media Group team presentation
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Lymphodrainage team presentation
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Easy Eat team awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Filin Media Group team awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Lypmhodrainage team awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Bearman.kg team awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. OAK Eco Technologies team awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan. Winners awarding
Creative Business Cup 2018 – Kyrgyzstan

KG Labs will proceed with its efforts and activities dedicated to the development of the Creative Economy in Kyrgyzstan.

FinTech Events organized by KG Labs, Interbank Processing Center and Ololohaus

KG Labs together with Interbank Processing Center ( IPC/МПЦ) and  Ololohaus initiates a series of events dedicated to the rapid introduction of financial technologies (FinTech) in the Kyrgyz Republic.

FinTech is an integral part of the technological ecosystem of the Kyrgyz Republic and we understand that currently there is not enough interest and attention paid to this sector. The Kyrgyz Republic lags behind other countries in the availability and use of electronic and mobile banking services. As a global value trading center, Kyrgyzstan needs an advanced, reliable, secure, and sophisticated / improved electronic payment system to support the movement of goods and services through Central Asia.

There is tremendous potential and opportunity to optimize financial services with FinTech, including mobile banking. One obstacle may be the lack of information about this area, which causes a decrease in the interest of the parties that may be potentially interested: start-ups, business projects, banks, mobile operators, e-wallets and electronic payment systems, etc.

In general, the launch of FinTech events project will increase access to financial services in our country at lower prices, at the same time improving the situation with business financing and creating new innovative ways and technologies of financing.

These events will be organized by inviting local guest speakers and experts from abroad who could share their experience, technology and information on the benefits of launching projects related to FinTech.

KG Labs and World Bank representatives meeting aimed at discussing the development of the digital economy in Kyrgyz Republic

The founder of the KG Labs Public Foundation , Aziz Soltobaev, met with the representatives of the World Bank to discuss the issues associated with the digital economy. The meeting was attended by World Bank experts Samagan Aytymbetov and Ekaterina Gromova.

Aziz spoke about the activities of the KG Labs, the current picture of the ecosystem, ongoing activities aimed at developing technological entrepreneurship and the digital economy. Aziz also acquainted with the proposal for the development of the digital economy 2018-2023, as well as various recommendations on this industry. This project corresponds to the strategy of digital transformation of Taza Koom, included in the National Strategy of Sustainable Development 2040 and approved by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on August 13, 2018.

In particular, Aziz Soltobaev told about the current activities aimed at collecting primary statistical and analytical information for the subsequent economic evaluation of digitalization on the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as actions aimed at analyzing supply and demand in the knowledge economy and developing recommendations to increase the benefits of digitalization of the economy.

In turn, the World Bank expert Ekaterina Gromova, spoke about the methodology of rapid assessment of the country’s readiness for the digital economy, developed by the World Bank (Digital Economy Country Assessment (DECA)). The first DECA pilot project was implemented in Russia in 2017, which tested the application of this tool. This work helped to assess the current state of Russia’s digital economy, identify gaps, challenges and opportunities and identify priority policy areas contained in the national program for the development of the digital economy.

As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed on further cooperation in developing recommendations and proposals for subsequent presentation to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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.

World Summit Awards 2018 in Kyrgyzstan organized by KG Labs

KG Labs Public Foundation is an official partner and representative of World Summit Awards in Kyrgyz Republic.

World Summit Awards – is a global initiative for digital innovation with social impact.

The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society.

Combining an ongoing  series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cut edge examples on how ICTs can have an impact on society.

Facts about WSA:

–       WSA stands for the worldwide selection & promotion of digital innovation with a postitve impact on society & the encouragement of young entrepreneurship.

–       WSA has been initiated in 2003 in the framework of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS).

–       WSA leverages its global network of start-ups, mentors, entrepreneurs, jurors, governmental representatives, ICT experts & international organisations to ensure a global multi-stakeholder transfer.

–       To date more than 180 COUNTRIES are actively involved, making the World Summit Awards are a GLOBAL HUB

–       WSA showcases a prime selection of 40 Winners per year through a democratic, inclusive and highly competitive award system.

–       With 15+ local, regional & global events, workshops and meetings every year, the World Summit Awards offer face to face platforms for a multi-level knowledge exchange

There are 8 World Summit Awards categories for applications:

–       Government and Citizen Engagement

–       Health and Well Being

–       Learning and Education

–       Environment and Green Energy

–       Culture and Tourism

–       Smart settlements and urbanization

–       Business and Commerce

–       Inclusion and Empowerment

KG Labs opened the call for applications for 8 mentioned categories and National Experts will nominate the winners for each category. The winning projects will be represented for the Global Jury Board for selection of the Global winners.

The deadline for submitting the applications is: 15th September

The link for submission of the application is: