ICON is implementing the project TRIGGER II - Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience - together with PEM Consult. The project aims to support start-ups in Tajikistan and to promote the start-up ecosystem in the country. Specifically, the project targets to found 40 new enterprises (30 % run by women). The Start-up Promotion project focussing Dushanbe and Khujand Regions of Tajikistan aims to transform business ideas into market-oriented business models. Potential founders should be encouraged to become entrepreneurs.
In order to achieve sustainability, to strengthen the capacities of actors in the country, all key activities will be carried out together with selected local implementation partners. The project comprises the implementation of awareness and start-up events, to conduct boot camps for entrepreneurs to further develop business ideas, to run an incubator program and to organize pitching events to match entrepreneurs with potential investors, banks and financing institutions. Finally a mentoring programme will be introduced to create a Mentorship or Business Angel Network as this is currently not existing in Tajikistan.
15/11/2019 - 30/04/2024
Economic and Employment Promotion
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH