Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley's largest pre-accelerator, in partnership with NURIS launches first program in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and announces a call for applications
Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed accelerator with the headquarters in Silicon Vally, in partnership with NURIS announces the official launch of Nur-Sultan Virtual 2020 Founder Institute Program (hereinafter - the Program) for young entrepreneurs from Central Asia. The General Partner of the Pre-Seed Accelerator Program is Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System (NURIS). The Program will be open to aspiring entrepreneurs and teams of startups interested in creating a global technology company. Applications are accepted at the following link.

"If you are at the concept stage and don't know where to start, the Nur-Sultan Virtual 2020 Founder Institute Online Program will help you understand and prepare for launch on the international market in 3.5 months. In addition, you will get a huge experience for your personal development. This Program is ideal for ambitious start-up entrepreneurs who want to create a technology business, including people who still have a permanent job", - Anarbek Utegulov said, the Head of the NURIS Business Incubator, one of the representatives of Founder Institute Pre-Accelerator.
According to the organizers, the Program will help to achieve rapid progress in business, through a proven, structured process for achieving results and attracting funding, which previously helped Founder Institute graduates to create valuable products and attract investments of more than 950 million US dollars. Program participants will receive mentoring support and feedback from over 40 technology entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as free access to a package of post-programs to receive investments from business angels and venture funds.
"After the program, our graduates will receive free expert support from the Founder Institute Headquarters and will be able to expand their network among startup founders, executives and investors from the Founder Institute global network. The network includes 4,300+ graduates and 14,000+ mentors from over 200 cities around the world", - Anarbek Utegulov added.
Such fast-growing global startups as Udemy, Realty Mogul, Feetz, Spikes Security and others completed the Pre-Accelerator Program.
In honor of the program launch in Kazakhstan, we invite everyone to free online startup events:
Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Kazakhstan
September 1, 2020, 07:00 PM
Free register
Ask me Anything about Startups
With Leaders & Mentors of Founder Institute
September 15, 2020, 07:00 PM
Free register
For more information about the pre-accelerator, please contact:
Anarbek Utegulov
tel. 8 777 820 66 02, email:
Assylzhan Upasheva
tel. 8 775 999 25 38. email:
NU innovation cluster (NURIS) is an ecosystem for the development of high-tech business projects in Kazakhstan. NURIS unites entrepreneurs, scientists, professors, experts, students, investors and corporations from different countries. On the territory of the cluster there are: business accelerator, business incubator, Technopark and creative laboratories for inventors and creative minds, pilot plant with modern equipment (DC Lab, FabLab, Machine Shop).

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