AIFC’s International Business Acceleration Program
The Astana International Financial Center will facilitate the implementation of start-up projects from around the world with the launch of the business acceleration program of FinTech projects. The project supports the development in the e-commerce, particularly QR payments and mobile wallets, to name a few.
The best start-up ideas will receive consultations from leading foreign business mentors, as well as find potential investors and learn the secrets of successful entrepreneurship. AIFC received 144 applications from 33 countries for its business acceleration program. The best ten projects from Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Nigeria were selected in the last two months.
ASSEL ZHIYENBAYEVA, DIRECTOR, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, AIFC:
- We chose six of our local start-ups and four international start-ups. We intended to have a sense of competition. In order to make the Kazakh startups competitive, we made the contest international. This allows participants to learn from each other, do joint projects and show their works in other markets.