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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.

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:

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