Tajikistan, TRIGGER II kicked off its e-Bootcamps for Tajik startups

Bootcamps are impactful learning experience for ambitious managers and startupers and provide access to a variety of tools and methods to enhance innovation ideas within a business. This is the school where person with a business idea can get understanding of how to start implementation, learn basic skills in marketing, business formation and strategy.

Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (TRIGGER) II - Component IV, Startups and Entrepreneurship Promotion project funded by BMZ and implemented by GIZ through the consortium of PEM CONSULT/ ICON/CEFE Intl aims at strengthening economic resilience of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) including smallholder farmers, young and female entrepreneurs in Tajikistan.

The project focuses mainly on innovative start-ups with exceptional growth and employment potential. And currently works with about 20 local companies to reach a number of tasks, including conducting awareness raising

campaigns, hosting start-up events, organizing start-up bootcamps, supporting incubation programs, establishing mentoring and couching programs for newly founded business ideas. All activities of the project were heavily influenced by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the team has managed to successfully adapt the project concept to the pandemic conditions and implement the activities digitally. As such, several online start-up awareness events have been conducted in cooperation with local selected partners. 

Starting from February 18th to 26th, 2021, the TRIGGER II “Startup and Entrepreneurship Promotion” Project hosted the first e- Bootcamps in the format of training of trainers, involving participants from Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. The training was attended by 16 representatives of startups, businesses, public organizations, consulting companies, business school, universities etc. The topics covered during the training included adult learning, entrepreneurship, creativity, business model, market, marketing, and finance.