First Start-Up Venture Fair in Almaty

First Start-Up Venture Fair in Almaty

       What is a better way to start a venture? How to make it effective? What tools are necessary for upscaling the business? How to create successful business models? These and many other actual trends of modern markets were shared with entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan and other countries of Central Asia by leading business coaches of York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI).
YEDI Start-Up program was launched in Kazakhstan thanks to strategic partnership between Suleiman Demirel University and the Canadian business accelerator.
     – This is the first time the Canadian business accelerator YEDI has been presented at the markets of Central Asia, and SDU is its exclusive Kazakhstani partner. This intensive international program involves about 20 small and medium business representatives from such countries of Central Asia, as Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran. Entrepreneurs has already obtained information concerning opportunities of business opening in Canada through mentoring, learning and expert assistance, and also a set of practical tools for development and upscale of business projects in the markets of North America, – admits SDU President Meirbek Mazhitov.
At the end of the intensive course, participants presented their own Start-Up projects and received comprehensive help from the Canadian business accelerator. The projects presented to the YEDI professional expertise included various spheres of business, such as construction, services, education, production of household chemicals, e-commerce, etc. All the presented projects were highly evaluated and approved.
    – The next stage for all entrepreneurs, in order to widen their experience exchange, will be a trip to Canada, where with the help of YEDI they will study local market and promotion technologies, will pay visits and get acquainted with major industrial companies of Canada, and also will get their start-up visas, – summarized the head of Canadian business accelerator Marat Ressin.


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