The results of the competition for youth innovative start-up projects of the Startup Ecosystem program summed up

The final events of the Startup Ecosystem program, implemented by the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan with the support of the USAID project “Enriching Youth for Tomorrow” and the USAID project Future Growth Initiative in Turkmenistan, were held online on October 20-23, 2020.

The first day of events, October 20th, was dedicated to the final competition (Demo Day) of youth innovative start-up projects, where 10 best start-up teams took part – two from each mentoring company. Representatives of the participating teams in the “5 + 5” format (5 minutes of speech and 5 minutes for questions and answers) presented their startup projects to the jury.

The second final event of the program – online pitch presentation competition “InnoPitch-2020” was held on October 21st with the participation of 17 start-up teams – semi-finalists that did not reach the final. This time the participants of the competition performed in front of the jury with their pitches in the “3 + 2” format.

On October 23rd, an online ceremony of announcing and rewarding the winners and prize-winners of the Startup Ecosystem program took place. By the decision of the competent jury, the following participants became prize-winners and winners of the final competitions:

“InnoPitch-2020” Pitch Presentation Competition:

Winner – “Energy Audit, Thermal Imaging Survey” startup project, Atamurat Arazov.

Final competition of youth innovative start-up projects:

Winner in the Social Entrepreneurship nomination – “Stolitsa” Creative Cluster” startup project, Anna Sultanova and Anastasiya Bernovskaya;

Winner in the Digital Innovation nomination – “Brothers of Science” startup project, Muhamedali Halmedov;

3rd place – “Chalt Ish” Freelance platform” start-up project, Yuliya Zykratykh;

2nd place – “Superkidstm” start-up project, Feruza Pettulayeva, Aziza Taymazova and Bahar Yazmyradova;

1st place – “SINA.AI” startup project, Jelaleddin Sultanov.

Congratulations to the winners and awardees, we wish them successful development of their startups!