Astana Hub held an intensive course for regional IT-entrepreneurs

INSPIRE, UNITE and GROW - the slogan of the International Technopark of IT startups Astana Hub, which held a course to develop the competence of regional IT entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan.

The intensive training took place on September 21-23 as part of the Startup Canada project. A community of people interested in developing technological entrepreneurship in their region is formed, acting as regional managers or ambassadors of Astana Hub. 

Ten ambitious communities from Taldykorgan, Petropavlovsk, Pavlodar, Aktau, Aktobe, Taraz, Kyzylorda, Uralsk, Semey, and Kostanai were trained as IT entrepreneurship trackers to become a guide for young people in their region. By the way, trackers are a promising new profession engaged in supporting a startup, helping solve problems, eliminating project flaws, and bringing the idea to the stage of a full-fledged business.

"We want to inspire concerned guys from the regions and make it clear that this is not difficult because IT can do every interested person who has access to the Internet. Our task is to bring together those who believe that starting their own business, including IT entrepreneurship, will spur regional development and open career and financial opportunities, allowing young people to stay in their home country," said Alisher Omerbaev, project manager of Startup Orda.

During three days, the participants studied a rich interactive program on IT entrepreneurship and immersion into the Startup Culture, acquiring skills and competencies for successfully launching and managing their project (startup). Also, they got acquainted with Astana Hub infrastructure, R&D labs, residents of IT giants, and local successful startup teams, which are now being trained in Technopark programs.

"In the future, the work of regional managers will be regulated remotely, so the knowledge and competencies gained during the three-day intensive are very important for future work, as today's ten representatives of the regions will have the status of "local experts" for the selection and management of projects in the future, "- said Andrei Kryukov, an expert and tracker Astana Hub.

Let's recall that "Startup Orda" is one of the programs of the National Project "Technological breakthrough through digitalization, science, and innovation." It is also aimed to achieve the targets set by the Head of State for training at least 100,000 qualified IT specialists by 2025, attracting 500 billion tenges of investment in the IT industry and increasing exports of ICT services to 500 million dollars.

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