NNEF DEMODAY semi-final based on KBTU Startup Incubator.

As part of the 25th anniversary of the “NNEF” Public Foundation, IT Fest will be held in Astana on November 27-28, 2023. In the “Ready Solutions” section, students from 6 leading universities: KBTU, IITU, AITU, UIB, AUPET and EKTU will present their best startup projects.

On November 3, "KBTU Startup Incubator" organized a qualifying round - the semi-finals of NNEF DEMODAY. In total, 75 startups from 6 universities applied, and 34 startups took the stage at Al-Farabi Hall and presented their projects to the jury. The top 3 teams from each university will go to Astana on November 27-28 at ITfest.kz, where they will compete for the main prize of 500,000 tenge and the title of best startup project.

The event began with a networking session and introduction of the eminent jury, as well as invited guests. Only 3 minutes were allocated for the presentation of projects, the so-called pitching. A question and answer session was organized after all presentations during a coffee break at the end of the event. The reward for the winners was tickets to Astana for the NNEF DEMODAY final and participation in the finals.

Based on the results of the semi-finals, the following startups were included in the TOP-3 teams:

1. eDiploma - NFT diplomas

2. Ori - Duolingo for UNT preparation

3. HeroCode - an interactive online platform for developing practical programming skills

After the semi-finals, 18 teams from 6 universities will pitch at the finals in Astana. We invite you to see if the table of winners will change and which projects will be included in the TOP3 to receive 250, 150 and 100 thousand tenge in prize money?

Welcome to the finals of NNEF DEMODAY on November 28th at the Astana Congress Hall as spectators.