Astana Hub started accepting applications for the second batch of the partnership program with Google for Startups
The first batch of the Silkway Accelerator program by Google for Startups and Astana Hub has already achieved positive results. For example, startup UvU made pre-sales of more than $1.5 million during the program period.
"This is the result we achieved with the support of our tracker on the program. We expected to make presales for an amount 3-4 times less. And, literally in the first month of training we have revised our business model, made offers for our clients, learned how to set priorities and came to such an indicator", - says Madiyar Toleugali, CEO of UvU.
We should note that the launch of the first stream of the program took place on July 8, and the training of startups will continue until the end of September. The 15 best projects at the Product/Market Fit and Scale stages from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia and Tajikistan were selected for the first stream.
Program participants received free access to unique master classes and mentoring from top Google experts, experienced Astana Hub trackers and mentors, PR support. In addition, Astana Hub provided participants with accommodation apartments and a co-working space. They learned how to effectively build business processes, partnerships, to scale, prepared for attracting investment. The startups can also apply for funding up to 25 million tenge under the Seed Money program.
"The joint acceleration program Silkway Accelerator from Google for Startups and Astana Hub is advanced and unique for Central Asia. The first stream is already showing good results, and we are launching the second stream, continuing our partnership with the global company and jointly helping startups scale their projects effectively. I recommend startups to take advantage of this unique opportunity and actively apply for the second stream," said Abay Absamet, Managing Director of Development and Export at Astana Hub.
The second stream of the Silkway Accelerator program will start on September 2. Start-ups from Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia can participate in the selection process. The projects are evaluated by a special committee, which includes experts from Central Asian countries and representatives of Google Developers. The training will be conducted offline in Nur-Sultan and will last 3 months.
Applications to participate in the Silkway Accelerator are accepted until August 21 via the link https://astanahub.com/l/silkway-accelerator