The first Start-Up Academy opened in Pavlodar
The first Start-Up Academy opened in Pavlodar. The Institute for promotion of business ideas is working in cooperation with one of the leading American Universities. The Academy will promote the implementation of scientific ideas, conduct research and provide educational and other services to individual innovators.
Alexander SVIDERSKY, DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION DEPARTMENT, PAVLODAR STATE UNIVERSITY:
There will be several stages. For instance universities are offering pre-sessional and entrepreneurship courses but as for the "pitching" stage, marketing training, training in business planning, general coaching, general preparation for business, no one is doing this. That's why the "Startup Academy" was created, to promote business among the youth.
A delegation from the University of Wisconsin took part in the opening ceremony. Foreign guests shared their creative ideas to start their own business.
Sarah SCHLOSSER, SPOKESPERSON OF U.S. DELEGATION:
My expertise is actually with leaders so many of our delegates for the expertise starting businesses. What I can say is that in observing new business owners it takes creativity.