Seed Money Program
Financial assistance to tech startups from Astana hub

Funding up to KZT 10 million


Financing is provided according to the revenue share model

Obligation to pay 2% of project income

As part of the funding program

+1% - payment within 5 years after disbursement of funds

As a member of Astana Hub

+1% - payment of fees

100% the startup’s shares remain with the team

Source of financing

Financing of startups within the framework of Seed Money is provided from Astana Hub’s own funds.
Astana Hub participants receive broad support, including tax preferences. In return, technopark participants are required to contribute 1% of income to Astana Hub.
These funds are used for further development of the IT industry ecosystem. In particular, part of these funds will be used to finance startups under the Seed Money program.

Minimum project requirements



The recipient of funding must not be a recipient of government grants and have not previously received funding from the Foundation for the implementation of the project



The team must have at least 3 key members including the project manager. At the same time, the Project Manager must not combine the implementation of the project with other work activities.


Availability of certificate

The applicant must receive a certificate of completion of the Technopark acceleration programs or be a member of the Astana Hub technology centers

Startups in which direction can receive funding?

  • AI

    Startups in the field of artificial intelligence

  • Blockchain

    Startups in the field of digital data transmission and storage

  • Defence Tech

    Defense technology startups

  • Game dev

    Startups in the field of game development

  • Space tech

    Space technology startups

  • Hardware

    Startups in the field of development of electronic and mechanical parts of a computing device
  • Smart city

    Startups in the field of innovative cities

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A startup must go through one of three stages of development


Filing an application

Applicant submits an application with documents at Astana Hub platform


Application review

Experts review application in terms of compliance with requirements 


Listening to the presentation

Posting presentations of applicants to the Commission


Agreement signing

Receiver of Seed Money funds should enter into agreement



Opening a deposit account in Freedom finance bank to transfer funds from the Fund for further development



The beginning of the phased disbursement of funds by Escrow receipts

A startup must go through one of three stages of development

  • MVP

    minimum viable product is a product with minimal but sufficient functions to meet the needs of the first consumers

  • PMF

    product/market fit - availability of a product that meets the needs of a particular market and has value for consumers


    the stage of scaling sales by expanding functionality and other activities

Documents for review


Description of step-by-step actions to obtain financing

Funding rules

Detailed description of financing conditions for the Seed Money program

Examples of documents

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to become Astana Hub participant?

    For more information please visit and open tab "Tax incentives". The main requirement is to carry out priority activities in sphere of information and communication technology.

  • Who can apply for funding?


  • Are Electronic Digital Signature (EDS) and individual identification number (IIN) required for an applicant to submit an application?

    In order toapply for funding it is required to have EDS and IIN for company's CEO

  • What expenditures are covered by funding?

    1) Salary of the project team members, including taxes, fees, and other related obligatory payments
    2) Marketing and advertising expenses
    З) Purchase of components and (or) equipment necessary for implementation of the project
    4) Payment for services of third parties directly engaged in implementation of the project, except marketing services
    (no more than 50% of the all requested funds).

  • How long does it take to review application?

    Review of application takes up to 10 business days

  • How to check the status of an application?

    The application status is updated in the applicant's personal account at the platform with the relevant notification.

  • What counter-obligations are foreseen for projects that have received funding?

    1) payments in the amount of 2% of the project implementation income, where: 1% payout within 5 years of disbursement (under the funding program) +1% payout of fees (as an Astana Hub participant).
    2) targeted use of funds;
    3) submission of information on ongoing project and annual financial reporting within 5 years from the date of approval of the final report;
    4) not to encumber or sell property acquired under the financing program;
    5) not to purchase services/goods/works from third parties affiliated with the recipient of the financing;
    6) not to transfer the rights to use the results of the project to other legal entities/individuals, both during the period of the funding agreement and within 5 years after the approval of the final report;
    7) and other obligations stipulated in the contract.

  • What language to use in application?

    The application and the attached documents maybe submitted at the applicant’s choice in Kazakh or Russian or English language.

  • When does the disbursement period begin?

    The period of disbursement begins starting from the moment when funds are transferred to escrow account, opened after signing the agreement on provision of financing. Funds are disbursed in stages according to the project shedule. The disbursement of funds under the 2nd and subsequent stages occurs after the approval of interim reports.