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OPPORTUNITIES
USD 20 000
We invest USD 20 000 into each accelerator participant
International acceleration
12-week online accelerator program and trip to Silicon Valley for the best startups
Office and Meeting Rooms
Providing fully equipped workspace Providing legal and accounting services to each of our participants
Joint technology centers
Access to our joint R&D laboratories with multinational corporations
USD 100 000
The second round of investments in the best startups
Access to markets
Access to our joint R&D laboratories with multinational corporations
ICO
Opportunity to have access to ICO
Tax rate 0%
Tax benefits of Special Economic Zone
TRACKS
Industry 4.0+
  • Industrial IoT
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Smart logistics
Smart City
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Next generation network and data transfer
  • Information infrastructure system and Information Security
  • Smart transportation and infrastructure
  • Social technologies
Fintech +
  • Blockchain
  • E-commerce and digital technologies
New Materials mining, processing
  • New Materials (Nanoaugmented materials, Composites)
  • Mining and Petroleum Technologies
  • Refining and recycling rare earth elements
  • Geological exploration and mining automation solutions
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Call for applications
World Road Show

From 4th November to 30th January
Procedure
  • Potential applicants will need to make sure that they meet the eligibility requirements and submit applications
  • 1st batch - our team reviews applications and selects 40 startups before 15th December and sends invitations to the Orientation Program, December 18-19
  • 2nd batch - our team reviews applications and selects 100 startups before 30th January and sends invitations to the Orientation Program, February 20-21
  • All participants in the program receive a USD 20000 seed investment and have to open a legal entity in Kazakhstan (with our assistance)
OPEN TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Get access to the market of Kazakhstan, investment and ICO
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ELIGIBILITY
100% commitment
Participants must participate in all the in-person activities of the program and perform all tasks of the distance learning program
Prototype
The companies need to have a functional prototype
Team
Team members have to be experts in a given technology area
Market
The founders have to identify he target market and how to enter it
Technology
A tech-enabled solution has to be innovative and applicable to real life
Business model
A founder has to build an effective business model to succeed
Investment
A founder has to register a legal entity in Kazakhstan for investment
Assessment criteria
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Template Presentation
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FAQ
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EXPERTS
  • John Grizz
    IX Power Companies
    The Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO,
    IX Power Companies
  • Bob Bellack
    CEO, E-commerce The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scout24 Schweiz AG Founder of cars.com
  • Stephan Dertnig
    Former chairman, BCG (CIS),
    Director, DDManagement & AdvisoryGmbH
  • Pavel Cherkashin
    Angel investor
    Managing partner GVA VESTOR.IN
  • Alexander Morozov
    Managing partner
    accelerator «Territory»
  • Vadim Manov
    Co-founder and COO,
    Green Ocean LTD
  • Dmitriy Bergelson
    Managing partner, Holmes&Moriarty
  • Michael Zakharevich
    General director, the Center of Commercializing
    Innovations
  • Natalya Kotlyarova
    Former Director of Business Development,
    Babadu
  • Nikolay Bobrov
    Serial entrepreneur
  • Oleg Barannik
    Marketing Director
    Business Modelling Expert
  • Sergey Mitrofanov
    Mitrofánov&Partners
    Partner BrandFlight
    Founder, Senior adviser Mitrofánov&Partners
Program operators
ABOUT US
Tech Garden is an innovation cluster established by the Government of Kazakhstan in order to foster technology innovation ecosystem and further development of economic and social sustainability that will boost investment in research and development (R&D) and technology transfer and commercialization.
Special Economic Zone and its tax benefits for participants is the key element of the innovation cluster.
The icostartup.kz participants during the program will work at the IT-Square that was opened in the center of Almaty in order to unite tech companies and the most innovative startups. One significant benefit of IT-Square is an access to our joint (R & D) laboratories with multinational corporations like IBM, ARM, Autodesk, 1С etc.
The program icostartup.kz is carried out with the support of Ministry for Investments and Development.