Astana Hub Roadshow

Astana Hub is an international technology park for IT startups, that creates conditions for the free development of Kazakhstan and foreign technology companies. The Astana Hub mission is to become a center for the development of innovative projects, to produce breakthrough IT companies, and also to become a hotbed for attracting a critical mass of young and talented IT specialists from around the world.

Astana Hub Roadshow is a comprehensive preparation of startup projects and their visit to the largest technological events in the world. The main objective of the Astana Hub Roadshow program is to assist technology park startup teams in attracting international partners, foreign investment and international market entry into projects.

Such exhibitions are a huge impetus for any entrepreneur, and we, the Astana Hub team, create all sorts of conditions so that our startups can present their projects at a high level to foreign investors and venture funds. It is too early to talk about any first results of the trip, as a rule, transactions to attract foreign investment in projects last from three months to six months. Nevertheless, I want to note the huge interest of foreign partners both in the activities of Astana Hub and in our startups in the first place, which imposes a positive typo and a lively interest in Kazakhstani products

Meruert Kanzhygalina, Senior Manager of Investment Department at Astana Hub.

Scal8R was responsible for:

  • Communication with all event organizers to receive exclusive deals and access to event stakeholders
  • Organization of handpicked matchmaking B2B meetings for all the delegates, according to their goals, needs, and KPIs, defined during the preparatory bootcamp
  • Production of booths and stands at the event
  • Organization of logistics of all the participants of the delegation, both free and paid
  • Organization of preparatory bootcamps before each trip
  • Communication with all the delegates before, during and after the trip
  • Guidance and physical presence during all the trips
  • Media coverage both during the of the trips and during the application process

Events, that Scal8R brought startups from Kazakhstan to:

Event Name LocationDateDelegation structure
May 23,
3 startups
2 Astana Hub reps
June 4-5,
3 startups
2 Astana Hub reps
Startup VillageMoscow
June 5-6,
3 startups
3 Astana Hub reps
Mobile World CongressShanghai
June 27-29,
3 startups
2 Astana Hub reps

We received new ideas and feedback on how to properly develop our product. A great opportunity to meet potential partners who are willing to cooperate and support our domestic products. We met potential customers, which is important in business. In general, I want to note the impeccable organization of the exhibition and the preparation of the Astana Hub team. I would like to hope that our country will one day become the flagship of breakthrough technologies and will hold similar exhibitions

Yerzhan Ryskaliyev, Co-founder at Clockster

Next events, that Scal8R will be bringing startups from Kazakstan to are:

  • Techcrunch Disrupt San Francisco (San Francisco, USA) – October 2-4
  • GITEX Future Stars (Dubai, UAE) – October 6-9
  • Web Summit (Lisbon, Portugal) – November 4-7
  • Slush (Helsinki, Finland) – November 21-22