Participants of the Techpreneurs program became winners of the Jas Talents Challenge
The event was held online, where participants presented their startup ideas or existing business projects.
The Dixi IELTS Personal Assistant team, participants of the Techpreneurs program at Astana Hub, took 2nd place among 10 finalists of the competition and won a grant of 500 thousand tenge. The competition was held from 27 to 31 October 2021. A prerequisite for participation in the final was the passage of the educational program "Entrepreneurship" from Jas Ventures Almaty.
Projects in such areas as healthcare, education, agricultural technology, office and building management were allowed to compete.
Dixi IELTS Personal Assistant is the first web-based platform for personalized preparation for the international IELTS exam. The platform will help students determine their current level of IELTS preparation and create an individual program based on the student's preferences.
“The mission of the project is to become a bridge between Kazakh talent and global educational opportunities. By winning the Jas Talents Challenge, our team is one step closer to their goal. We plan to spend the prize fund on platform rental and marketing to test the initial version of the product,” says Magzhan Sovetbek, founder of the project.
The Dixi project has existed for more than a year, but all this time it has been working in the format of an online school. Now the guys are preparing a full-fledged IT product, in which they are helped by the knowledge gained in the Techpreneurs acceleration program at Astana Hub. Today, the team, which, in addition to Magzhan, also includes Dmitry Besedin - Product Manager and Svetlana Kobushko - program methodologist, is working on the development of an MVP version of the platform.
Recall that Techpreneurs is a program that provides continuous support for start-up projects of all stages, with the ability to choose services within the program separately from each other. Startup projects have access to tracking, educational workshops, individual consultations and other Astana hub services.
The program is absolutely free for both residents and participants from other countries of the world and is supported by the government of Kazakhstan. In addition, program participants have access to tax incentives, a simplified visa regime and other Astana hub infrastructure.