• Funding and accelerating fintech ventures in Kazakhstan

  • Program

    The program is a three-month acceleration program focused on growth and traction. We select top fintech, insurtech and e-commerce startups from Kazakhstan and other emerging markets that are ready to work to grow exponentially.

    Rather than taking you out of your market, we bring the expertise to you on the ground, so you remain close to your market. We bring in a wide variety of experts focused on growth marketing, product optimization, user testing, sales, fundraising and more. We teach you the best methodology to accelerate your startup and be ready to raise Series A.

  • Value Proposition

    $20K Cash

    We really want entrepreneurs to focus on their businesses, therefore providing them $20,000 of funding.

    Global Network

    Thanks to our massive network in 80+ emerging markets, startups build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible without Seedstars and its partners in Kazakhstan AIFC and MOST.

     

    Expertise & Support

    More than just $20K cash, we work with investees during a 10 week Acceleration Program providing tools and best practices to boost growth and prepare for the next funding round and international expansion.

  • Investment Deal

    $50K

    Initial investment for

    up to 8% equity

     

    $20,000 cash + $30K program fee

    up to $90,000 In-kind services & perks

    Services provided by Microsoft, Intel, Pipedrive, Rebump, Boomerang, Evernote, Xero, UpWork etc.

    Up to $350,000

    Follow on Investment from Seedstars and its partners.

  • Timeline

    1. Application & Screening

    March 1 - April 1

    We source startups through our global startup competition Seedstars World and a network of our partners in Kazakhstan, CEE and other emerging markets.

    2. Selection

    April 1 - April 15

    The acceleration program team will conduct online and face-to-face interviews with the pre-selected startups before the final selection will be announced on April.

     

    3. Kick-off Bootcamp

    April 26 - April 28

    The Program kicks off with an intensive bootcamp with the main goal to define clear OKRs, setting up tools and building the foundation for growth.

    4. Acceleration Program

    April 26 - July 3

    The program runs for 10 weeks through a series of 10 modules focused on growth and Series A fundraising through weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions, expert workshops, and webinars with subject gurus.

     

    5. Demo Day

    July 3

    The program culminates with a Demo Day, where top investors focused on fintech, insurtech and e-commerce startups from CEE, will spend a day in intense 1:1 sessions and meetings with entrepreneurs. Demo Day will also include a Partnership Forum, where the startups can meet their potential clients.

    6. Post Demo Day Program

    July 4 - July 21

    Focus of the Post Demo Day Program is on fundraising activities and follow-up after the Demo Day.

  • Mentors

    With over 3000 experts in our network, we can tap into professionals from all sectors, industries, and regions.

    Marvin Liao

    Partner

    Eveline Buchatskiy

    Managing Partner

    Tomas Ruta

    Mentor

    Bas Godska

    Growth Hack Strategist

    Adi Levanon

    Venture Capital Investor

    Taras Volobuiev

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Christian Renner

    Managing Director

    Wallace Green

    Managing Director B2B Accelerator

    Yelena Sedykh

    Co-founder & CEO

    Alexandr Doroshenko

    Managing Partner & Co-founder

    Elias Ghanem

    FINTECH and Customer Journey Strategist

    Alexandr Bondarenko

    CEO

    Alexey Sidorov

    Co-founder & CEO

    Anuar Seifullin

    Investment manager

    Yevgeniy Mukhamedzhanov

    Director

    Adil Nurgozhin

    Partner

    Managing Director

  • Selected Startups

    Ukraine

    A mobile solution that lets users pay any e-commerce services or goods with a barcode in offline retail chains.

    Kazakhstan

    A solution for small and medium-sized businesses that need a resource management system and an online payment.

    Kazakhstan

    Online platform for non-purpose short-term loans for small/family businesses.

    Russian Federation

    Mobile bank for kids that teaches financial literacy.

    Georgia

    Algorithm scoring and underwriting platform ​make working capital loans available for MSMEs in 5 minutes, fully online.

    Switzerland

    Online banking and micro-lending platform that provides individuals with banking services and collateral-free small loans in Nigeria.

    Kazakhstan

    Payment solution aimed at providing business with quick and easy access
    to technology to accept all types of payments by means of different products - POS terminals, mobile application & loyalty programs.

    Kazakhstan

    P2P lending platform that allows small investors to gain high profit from their investments, and the borrowers can get financing that cannot be offered Banks.

  • General Media Partners

  • Media Partners

  • About Us

    Enabler

     

    The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is a financial free zone located in Astana, Kazakhstan, which is created to form a leading center of financial services of an international level. The AIFC's tasks are to assist in attracting investments in the country's economy by creating an attractive environment for investing in financial services, developing the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan, ensuring its integration with international capital markets.

    Operator

     

    Seedstars funds high impact technology entrepreneurs in emerging markets. —We leverage our on the ground presence and network that covers 80 markets to discover the best early-stage ventures and provide value from idea to the later stage.

     

    Host

    MOST Business-incubator is the platform for complex support of the beginning entrepreneurs including training, mentoring, and access to capital. The main objective is to fully support the entrepreneurs and whole ecosystem which will lead to country's economic growth and social well-being.

  • Team

    Charlie Graham-Brown

    Managing Partner

    Seedstars Growth

    Fredrik Andersson

    Investment Manager

    Seedstars Growth

    Regina Overchyk

    Acceleration Manager

    Seedstars Growth

    Alma Zhumabekova

    Executive Director

    AIFC Fintech Hub

    Alim Khamitov

    Director

    MOST Business Incubator

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