Programme Designers’ Lab Uzbekistan

The Startup Ecosystem Support in Uzbekistan initiative aims to foster capacity-building, network development, and the internationalisation of stakeholders to support the startup ecosystem in Uzbekistan.

SESU will be comprised of two stages. In a first step, the startup ecosystem of Tashkent will be scientifically analysed through enpact’s Startup Meter framework, resulting in specific policy recommendations for further action. To achieve a thorough ecosystem mapping, government institutions, universities, startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, co-working spaces, and business associations will be interviewed.

In a second step, 20 high-potential ecosystem leaders and enablers from different sectors (public, private, academia, and startup) will be selected for a training boot camp in Berlin to develop project ideas supporting entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan (early 2020). The group will furthermore attend an international startup conference in Germany to grow their network and learn from others.

After working on their project ideas with the support of mentors, both participants and mentors will come together for a final boot camp in Uzbekistan to jointly review and hone all project ideas before presenting them during a public demo day (Spring 2020). This will give them the opportunity to gain support from local stakeholders to implement their business goals.

01.08.2019 - 30.06.2020