About Ideagrad

Ideagrad is committed to building an entrepreneurial community in Kyrgyzstan and for the third year in a row, will advance this mission through our Summer Incubation Program designed to train and help early-stage entrepreneurs produce the prototypes of their products and services.
Through a competitive application and interview process, we will select 7 to 10 startup teams from a variety of sectors to take part in our 10-week intensive full time program. The selected teams will develop and execute their business plans, share their progress with the rest of the Incubation Program participants, and produce prototypes of their products or services. At the end of the 10 weeks, the teams will present their results to a group of investors during Demo Day.
 

Ideagrad 2016 Summer Program

What does the program include?

Introductory Week


 Training programs related to launching business in Kyrgyzstan, building a business model.

Hackathon


Startupers build their early prototypes with the help of IT specialists. Learn how to use Google Analytics, Yandex Metrics, creating and design of websites, SEO etc.

 

Trainings and Speaker Series


Include topics such as market research, financial planning and modeling, digital marketing, creating an effective pitch, how to raise capital, tools for management, leadership and team dynamics

Prototype days


Participants practice their pitches, present ideas and MVP's (minimum viable product) to the invited experts and mentors, and get constructive comments that helps to sharpen presentation skills, increase self-confidence, and improve their products or services.    

 

Demo Day


Each team will present their results made during the incubation phase to investors and other prominent members of a business community.

Speakers and mentors from 2015

Аlibek Ismankulov

Founder of OptiCo Group

Аziz Soltobaev

Managing Partner at KG Labs Public Foundations

Erkin Adylov

CEO of Behavox

Darya Suhodolova

Regional Manager at Yalla Classifieds

Tilek Mamutov

Project Manager at Google[x], Google, Inc

Alex de Simone

Со-founder of Jobr

Anna Skaya

Executive Director at Visual DNA

Robert Siegel

General Partner at Xseed Capital

Luiz Maluf Santos

e.Bricks Venture

Lucy Newcomb

Executive Director at The Newcomb Global Group

Results

Over the past few years Ideagrad conducted 2 Summer Incubation Programs, where 40 mentors from 8 countries took part. Ideagrad supported 14 startups 7 of which are actively growing and developing. These startups created 30 job places, received about $ 45,000 investment and earned about $ 55,000. You can learn more about them following the link (http://ideagrad.com/bcca-startups/).

One of the brightest examples of our startups is internet market ArtAsian. On this platform talented artisans can sell their products to customers worldwide. Artasian already presented themselves on the international level, presenting their product at the final stage of the Global Mobile Challenge contest in Barcelona. Competition, in general, has attracted thousands of teams from Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Artasian was lucky to take third place in the finals, among 11 other teams. Learn more about Artasian on their website.