40 Kazakhstani startups selected for promotion within Scalerator
On September 19, 2022, the IT startup technopark Astana Hab hosted the opening of the Scalerator acceleration program to support the export of IT products. The program allows startups to master the competencies to enter new markets and conclude contracts with companies worldwide.
In total, 40 startup projects were selected for the Scalerator program. The acceleration program will run for ten weeks. Here, experts and trackers will help participants advance export competencies, select a target market, and launch repeat sales.
"The program's goal is to develop international expansion for our residents. For the first time, Scalerator was test-launched last year and in three directions at once - North America, Europe, CIS countries, and Southeast Asia. The results are not bad, more than $ 1 million. This is a good signal to continue the program, and I hope it will become an annual one," said Magzhan Madiyev, CEO of Astana Hub. He also thanked the Astana hab team for the organization and partners for their support and urged the program participants to be bolder, expand the scope of thinking, and achieve high results.
During the event, which was held in the format of an online video conference, Acting Director of the Office of Business Programs, Aigerim Zharkyn, made a presentation about Astana Hub. Murat Ualiyev, Director of the Participants Support office, also talked about becoming a member of the Astana Hub tax regime.
The Scalerator program includes sales meetings - meetings with potential buyers with the participation of industry specialists in the field of sales, marketing, and business development in the IT industry; tracking panels - the process of individual tracker work with program participants; strategic sessions - a personal encounter with participants aimed at jointly developing participant's scaling strategy, drawing up an individual action plan, assistance in choosing a target market and other issues, personal expert advice and workshops - training practical exercises aimed at increasing the competence of participants in the field of IT exports. Also, the most interesting cases of projects will receive PR support and coverage on social networks and the Astana Hub platform.