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The 5th Business Forum of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), 10-11 of November 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan

Young and ambitious

October 30, 2012 7:03 pm

"Fair of ideas" was held on October 27, 2012 in Shymkent under the program "School of Young Entrepreneurs", organized by the Youth Public Association "Damu-Zhastar" together with the regional affiliate of "Entrepreneurship Development Fund "Damu" JSC in South Kazakhstan region.

"Fair of Ideas" was attended by 100 students of "School for Young Entrepreneur”.

This event has become a unique platform to identify and support promising young people: the inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs who will be noticed by potential investors and partners.

Thus, for the evaluation of business projects heads of large companies, entrepreneurs and academics of South Kazakhstan region were invited.

More than ten business projects were presented at the fair: "Opening of the shop for metal tiles production", "Studio ART-Shymkent», «Mini Agro-complex", and others. The participants of the event spoke about the social and economic goals and issues that they want to solve with the help of their proposed ideas and inventions.


The fair of ideas will become a traditional event among young people. Before the end of the year three more fairs are scheduled in Shymkent.

For the record: "The school of young entrepreneur" is developed by Fund "Damu" under pilot program "Damu-Zhastar" in order to stimulate activity of entrepreneurship and improvement of entrepreneurial literacy among youth and beginning young entrepreneurs.

"School of Young Entrepreneur" operates on the basis of M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University and the main goal is to form professional and personal competencies among students sufficient to establish and grow their own business.

School format is short training seminars on improvement of professional and personal competencies within 48 training hours, which include protection of business plan and its presentation on the "Fair of ideas".