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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!)

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


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.

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.

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’ 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!


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.