Pitch Day Baiterek 2023: Innovative Growth and Opportunities for Kazakh Startups

On May 4, 2023, Pitch Day Baiterek was held as part of a joint initiative between the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" Baiterek and the Astana Hub International IT Startup Technopark. The initiative aims to find startup solutions that will increase the efficiency of business processes, improve products and services, and enhance customer service for Holding and its subsidiaries.

A total of 70 applications were submitted from startup teams, of which 10 projects were selected through a competitive screening process and advanced to the final pitch session.

The event also included a ceremony for the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding between the Astana Hub, a subsidiary of Qazaqstan Investment Corporation - BGlobal Ventures, and Strategeast, the largest institution in Eurasia developing the digital economy of the region.

The memorandum solidifies further cooperation and interaction among the parties in creating a platform to support the venture investment market in Kazakhstan and the development of a competitive Kazakh startup community through acceleration programs and subsequent scaling of startups in the global market.

The Chairman of the Management Board of Baiterek, Kanat Sharlapaev, expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the event and the participants of the startup projects. He emphasized the active work of the Holding in creating venture and startup infrastructure in Kazakhstan, making such initiatives important for the startup community and large companies. He also noted the role of innovation in creating competitive advantages, optimizing costs, and focusing on customers, inviting the finalists to further mutually beneficial cooperation.

Pitch Day Baiterek became a significant event for the startup community of Kazakhstan, providing an opportunity for young and talented teams to demonstrate their innovative ideas to representatives of large companies and investors.

Finalist Teams:

Python RPA - Automation of routine repetitive business processes in the back-office (accounting and tax accounting, treasury, risk management, HR, procurement, IT) using software bots RPA (Robotic Process Automation).

TrustContract - Blockchain technology for electronic signature of documents.

QZ lab - Multifunctional open platform for business applications: asset management, repair management, accounting, procurement, warehouse, personnel management, project management, etc.

FIS - Automation of processes for providing HR services.

IDS Eurasia - Development of hardware and software complexes for remote monitoring of leasing objects, remote acceptance, and commissioning of leasing objects.

3Beep - Smart contact center that allows gathering and analyzing data. Video support is available for expanding and facilitating functionality.

Kartoteka - Automation of corporate security and compliance business processes and implementation of structured data storage in one place.

A-Business - Automation of business processes related to HR issues.

SmartGeoHub - Collection and storage of any data, including geodata, by automating business processes within the company, as well as monitoring and control of the company's objects' condition with publication on the map.

Bot lab - Automation of contact center, bilingual voice robot. Speech synthesis and recognition system.

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