Central Asia Mentoring Platform

Welcome to the Mentoring Platform for Central Asia. Our project is a community which intends to close the mentoring gap of startups in the region. Mentors help startups grow faster and more efficiently. Register and discover all the features of the platform.

Become a member

For whom is this platform

Company owners

Startups

Specialists

Experienced entrepreneurs

Find a mentor from the list of areas

Tourism

Aviabusiness

VR

MedTech

FinTech

Education

B2C

B2B

Water conservation technologies

E-commerce

Bookkeeping

Taxes

Agriculture

Medicine

Law

Digital advantage

GreenTech

Science

Design

Finance

Project management

Marketing

Programming

New mentors on the platform

Ismail

Международный инновационный центр Приаралья, Начальник отдела

Uzbekistan

  • Science
  • GreenTech
  • Agriculture
  • Water conservation technologies
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Juldiz

ЧП «Abatbaeva Juldiz», Менеджер

Uzbekistan

  • Project management
  • Medicine
  • Education
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Nurzada

Karakalpak State University, doctoral student

Uzbekistan

  • Programming
  • Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Tourism
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Overview of the Mentoring Platform

  1. Register. Participants (startups) and mentors create their profiles and gain access to a personal account on the platform.
     
  2. Tell us more about yourself/ your startup. Indicate your professional skills, describe the startup you are working on. Which markets are you interested in? In what areas can you provide advice? A detailed description will help us better choose mentors at the request of startups.
     
  3. Don’t ignore the code of conduct. Before starting your engagement, it is useful to give it a read and outline the framework of your activity within the platform to avoid any further confusion or violations of the ethics and personal space of mentors.
     
  4. Your personal space. After registration, you will have a personal account where your mentoring sessions, invitations to events, access to closed webinars, and much more will be displayed.
     
  5. Request. It is important to note that a startup does not directly contact a mentor. The startup selects the mentor and makes a request that will be considered by the platform coordinator, and only then sent to the mentor. In the request, you need to describe the project, your goals for the mentor session, what questions you want to ask the mentor, and why this particular mentor is of interest to you for consultations. Individual mentoring sessions can be held both online (Zoom, Google Meet) and offline (personal meeting).
  1. Mentoring platform coordinator - is a liaison between a startup and a mentor. The coordinator reviews the initial request from the startup to the mentor for adequacy and compatibility with the profile of the mentor, but the approval or refusal of the mentor session depends on the consent of the mentor.
     
  2. How to work. Mentor assists and directs the conversation by giving out questions and topics to elaborate on. Mentee is expected to fulfill the tasks and answer the questions put forward by the mentor. However, both parties can form the agenda.
     
  3. A-day-prior rule. Tasks should be fulfilled and displayed on the platform one day prior to the meeting so that there would be enough time to review them and come up with feedback.
     
  4. No limitations on time, format or number of sessions. In terms of the form of interaction, time, and date of the sessions parties are welcomed to choose any convenient ones (taking into account the difference in time zones).
     
  5. Set goals. Before each mentor session, set goals (what result do you want to get). It is also important to keep a record of all mentoring sessions on the platform in order to track dynamics and performance.
     
  6. Assess. As we want this ecosystem to be improved and developed further, we need your objective assessment of the interaction. They could be both public and private.
     
  7. Rating. Based on the quality and number of mentor sessions, we will introduce a rating system and special statuses for mentors.

Upcoming Events

All events
20 Aug
Mentoring sessions and a seminar with new participants of the startup accelerator of women's projects in the field of green technologies

On August 20, in the new Youth Technopark under the Ministry of Innovative Development, mentoring sessions and a seminar were held with new participants of the start-up accelerator of women's projects in the field of "green" technologies

17 May
On May 24 and 31, the final festive events of Technovation Girls Uzbekistan will be held in Tashkent

My Technovation Story: On May 24, at 14:00, at the Courtyard by Marriott Tashkent Hotel

Celebration event / Girls in STEM Day: On May 31, at 14:00, at the Ministry of Innovative Development

 

 

31 Jan
On January 29-30 we held a solemn final event of the mentoring program for women entrepreneurs

The final event of the Program was held on January 29-30, 2022, in Tashkent.

07 Dec
On December 4-5, we held seminars in Nukus with the teams of our startup accelerator

For 2 days, we held many sessions, and the meeting program was very eventful. Participants from Muynak also came to Nukus.

Feedback from platform participants

Companies where our mentors work

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Mentoring Platform

All answers

Our project is a community which intends to close the mentoring gap of startups in the region. The mission of our mentoring platform is to develop and promote a mentoring culture in Uzbekistan and Central Asia as a whole. It is expected to evolve into a mentoring community in our region. Startups in the Central Asian region will gain access to mentors from Silicon Valley, Germany, the UK, other European countries and the CIS countries.

A mentor is partly a coach, leader, advisor, counselor, teacher, guide, and friend but none of these alone or completely. Mentoring Platform for Central Asia is designed to help the mentor give the mentee a taste of the real experience in the field they've chosen and help get on the path to it.  

See About for a written description or check out this video!

The platform doesn’t limit you and suggests certain amount of time. However, there is a-day-prior rule: tasks should be fulfilled and displayed on the platform one day prior to the meeting so that there would be enough time to review them and come up with feedback. Keeping the rule in mind, you might allocate appropriate amount of time.

You will likely gain knowledge, skills, and tips about challenges you face in your startup or future career.  Hopefully, your mentor's advice and perspectives will increase your self-confidence and support your success.  Mentoring Platform for Central Asia will also provide you with the ability to develop a personal network of professional contacts through online and offline events.

Ready to start?

Join the startup community from 5 countries of Central Asia and foreign mentors

News

All news
20 Aug
Mentoring sessions and a seminar with new participants of the startup accelerator of women's projects in the field of green technologies

On August 20, in the new Youth Technopark under the Ministry of Innovative Development, mentoring sessions and a seminar were held with new participants of the start-up accelerator of women's projects in the field of "green" technologies.

24 May
"My Technovation Story" video story contest from Technovation Girls Uzbekistan alumni and mentors

With the support of the Israeli Embassy, a competition of video stories from Technovation alumni and mentors was held for all 6 years of the program in Uzbekistan. 39 girls and mentors sent their videos and shared their successes in their studies, careers and life after participating in Technovation.

08 Apr
Video interview with a participant of the mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in “green” technologies: Svetlana Sobirova, a farmer from Urgench

Svetlana Sobirova is a farmer who plans to open a recreation area next to her farm. In an interview Svetlana talks about why nature and ecology are important for her family and business, about the difficulties in implementing her project and the need to protect the nature of her native land.

06 Apr
Video interview with a participant of the mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in “green” technologies: Kamola Aliyeva, founder and CEO of Urban Style

Kamola Aliyeva: Founder and CEO of Urban Style, lingerie, sleepwear and homewear brand Look at Me™, talks about the green aspect of the textile business: