Astana Hub became the first partner of the Draper Startup House in Central Asia
In doing so, Kazakhstan is now the 28th partner country. The collaboration aims to create a connected global ecosystem for startups, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and remote workers.
As part of the joint goals, Astana Hub will have access to the DSH network to find talent, partners, and programs. Draper Startup House will also provide Astana Hub with mentors for ongoing training programs, promote Astana Hub's programs and events, and hold regular joint events in Kazakhstan and abroad.
Draper Startup House is a global business hub for startups and entrepreneurs. In March 2018, in Singapore, Vikram Bharati initiated Tribal Theory, a concept allowing digital nomads to create casual, productive, and community-oriented workspaces in cities worldwide.
"The Astana Hub team is excellently turning Kazakhstan into a startup industry hub in the Central Asian region. We believe that Central Asia has tremendous potential for growth in entrepreneurship, innovation, talent development, and venture capital," - noted Vikram Bharati, CEO of DSH.
"Cooperation with Draper Startup House will allow IT entrepreneurs from all over the world to learn about Astana Hub and Kazakhstani startups to establish new connections with foreign experts. This is another opportunity for collaboration, experience exchange, and growth.," - noted Magzhan Madiev, CEO of the Astana Hub.
In October this year, Magzhan Madiev, CEO of Astana Hub, met with Vikram Bharati, CEO, and founder of DSH International, at Draper University in San Mateo. The parties discussed further plans for joint initiatives and how to help domestic startups scale up to the U.S. market.
As a reminder, Astana Hub and Draper Startup House (DSH) signed a partnership memorandum during the annual international tech forum Digital Bridge 2022, held in Astana in September.