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About the programme

Intensive programme to support development of innovative ideas and startup projects provides opportunity for young people to test their innovative ideas and startup projects create their own startups, develop their skills and capacity in the field of entrepreneurship.

What will the programme participants get?

Participation in the acceleration programme

Quick check of project viability, which will save time and resources.

Knowledge

On methodology and tools for launching and developing innovative ideas and startup projects.

Project road map

Developed by you together with a business mentor accompanying your team.

Workshops and consulting

Participating in online-seminars and getting expertise from mentors and leading experts of the market.

Marketing and customer studies

Identification of target audience, testing value propositions and hypotheses of the project.

Partnership

Access to the resources of partner organizations for creating Minimum Viable Product of project, testing and getting feedback.

Presentation for investors

Finalists of the programme will present their startup on Demo Day and may attract investment for the implementation of the project.

Financial support and prizes

The best 40 projects will receive valuable prizes and seed grant funding rewards of up to 50 million soums for the development of the project.

PR support

PR of your project, assistance in attracting investments and participation in acceleration programmes of foreign countries.

Who can participate?

Initiative youth above 16 years old, entrepreneurs, inventors, students, teachers and researchers of higher educational institutions, graduates of vocational colleges and academic lyceums are invited to participate in the programme.

Projects and teams led by girls or whose teams include girls as co-founders are welcome.

Projects and teams led by girls or whose teams include girls as co-founders are welcome

What is required from participants?

  • Maximum engagement and active participation in all events
  • Willingness to work intensively and independently on the implementation of the project
  • Passion for your project, openness of thinking and creative approach
  • Focus on results and entrepreneurial approach to achieving the goal
  • Perception of constructive criticism, adequacy and high internal energy

Why should you participate in our programme?

IT IS ONLINE

Residents from any part of the country can take part, as the programme is being run completely online and expanding its reach this year.

IT IS USEFUL

You will get knowledge, skills and hands on launching and developing a startup from the best experts of the country’s startup community: through communication with mentors, successful entrepreneurs, as well as educational programmes

IT IS FAST

During the three months of participation, you will not only test the idea, develop the skills and potential of a technology entrepreneur, but also start creating your startup and get financing for its launch

IT IS FREE

Participation in the programme is free, and the organizers do not claim a share in your project or your intellectual property

Selection criteria

Feasibility

Teams must be able to build a Minimum Viable Product during their participation in the programme (3 months).

Solve the problem

Your product or service should be focused on solving specific problems of the target audience, and have a clear and attractive value proposition

Technological novelty

The project should be based on a unique innovative solution that is different from competitors, with a clear and attractive value proposition.

Investment attractiveness

Your product or solution must have significant market value and great potential for growth and scale.

Project team

The project should have a determined and capable team of at least 2 individuals who are focused on results and ready for intensive work. Also, the team must be able to allocate at least 15 hours per week to work on the project.

Programme stages

1 Stage

Preliminary selection on the basis of technological and business evaluation of applications received. Projects that have successfully passed this stage will be invited to an online meeting – interview with an expert group.

2 Stage

Online interviews with teams and project evaluation. The expert group will identify promising innovative ideas and startup projects for participation in the support programme.

3 Stage

The launch of the support programme (acceleration programme) begins with an online-live educational course on the Lean Startup methodology, with the participation of teams of selected projects.

4 Stage

Individual work with business mentors, workshops and expert advice (mentors), hypothesis testing, development of minimum viable product, test sales and market research. All the processes will take place online on the accelerator.uz platform.

5 Stage

«Demo Day» – presentation of the best projects’ results that received the highest marks from trackers based on their performance during the participation in the support programme, across the regions and Tashkent city.

Up to 3 most promising projects in each region and the Republic of Karakalpakstan and 10 projects from the Tashkent city and Tashkent region will be selected for the award.

Further, the most ambitious and active innovators will present their projects to guests and investors at the national “Demo Day” online.

Priority areas of technologies

Tourism, travel and hospitality services

BuildTech and housing and communal services

  1. Increased speed and reduced construction costs
  2. Home engineering systems
  3. Improving the efficiency of real estate operations
  4. Ensuring safety and improving the quality of life of residents
  5. Production and sale of new types of building materials

E-governance and ERP/ERM systems

FinTech and financial services

  • B2C marketing tools
  • Services for B2C clients
  • Online services for small businesses
  • Solutions for evaluating potential customers of loan products
  • Services for interacting with clients
  • Solutions for collecting and analysing customer data
  • Services for employees
  • HR solutions

AgroTech and FoodTech

  • B2C marketing qurollari
  • B2C mijozlar uchun xizmatlar
  • Kichik biznes uchun online xizmatlar
  • Kredit mahsulotlarining istiqboldagi mijozlarini baholash uchun yechimlar
  • Mijozlar bilan muloqot qilish uchun xizmatlar
  • Mijozlar haqida ma’lumotlarni to’plash va tahlil qilish yechimlari
  • Xodimlar uchun xizmatlar

Energy, conservation and portable energy sources

Autonomous and robotic systems

Medicine, pharmacology and biotechnology

Transport and logistics services

Trade, smart retail, services

EdTech, HR Tech, procurement

AdTech and AI in advertising

Media, entertainment and gaming services

Safety, biometrics, computer vision

Social technologies (ecology, sport, urban environment);

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality

Co-Sharing /Co-use

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Submit application

Applications accepted till September 20, 2020

For your convenience, you can download the application form in MS Word format, write answers offline, and copy to the online form

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Technology requests

Are you the head of an enterprise / organization?

If you are the head of an enterprise / organization, please, take this survey. It is aimed at identifying technological requests and needs of enterprises and organizations in new technologies and innovations by regions and industries.

Are you a resident of the startup programme?

Those wishing to participate in the Support Programme can familiarize yourself with the needs of organizations and enterprises by areas and regions:

The information you provide will be used for targeted search and attraction of innovative ideas and start-up projects of young people for their solution within the framework of the implementation of the 5th cycle of the Startup Initiative support programme.
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