March 15-16, 2020
KBTU and KNС named after Kurmangazy together with the Henley Business School, the University of Reading in the framework of the Creative Spark program announce the opening of a competition for the best startup ideas in the creative industry.
The competition is part of a project to create a Creative Enterprise Hub in Kazakhstan funded by the British Council.
The competition is open in the following areas:
- Advertising and marketing
- Arts and crafts
- Information and telecommunications, software and computer services
- Publishing business
- Museums, galleries, and libraries
- Music, performing and visual arts.
If you have a business idea that can potentially become a startup within the framework of these directions we are waiting for your applications!
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges and representatives of the best startup ideas will receive scientific support for the development of startups from the Henley Business School, the University of r
Reading and the Kazakh-British Technical University. Participants will be able to participate in the IDEAFEST Student Business Idea Competition at the Kazakh-British Technical University (April 2020).
Additionally, all participants will have access to British Council resources to improve their language skills, including promoting ideas and finding investors.
Based on the results of two stages of start-up competitions (October-November 2019, March 2020) the winner will be selected to participate in the Summer Start-up Boot-camp in Reading in June 2020. Summer Start-up Boot-camp is a week-long course for aspiring entrepreneurs. The course is aimed at developing students' confidence and skills to start their own business and earn money by doing what they love.
Also, the best startups will be able to participate in an online cross-country competition organized by the British Council among 7 participating countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan). The competition will be organized and sponsored by the British Council.