On 17 January 2023, the CAREC Secretariat organized a second workshop as part of the CAREC University Startup Generator 2023 competition. The virtual event brought together 53 participants from 10 CAREC member countries to learn about building innovative Startup teams. Students developed an understanding of skills and mindset needed for success of their startup ideas. The training included exercises that will enable them to look for co-founders, mentors and investors.
The CAREC University Startup Generator 2023 is a competitive innovation challenge for full-time university students in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region to develop practical, entrepreneurial, and soft skills by tackling real-world social and corporate problems. This initiative intends to support the development of talent within the innovation ecosystem and foster innovative approaches to addressing local challenges.
The CAREC University Startup Generator Challenge initiative is being implemented as part of CAREC Digital Strategy 2030 which aims to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the region.