The 4th Qafqaz Business Forum was held at Qafqaz University

The 4th Qafqaz Business Forum was held at Qafqaz University
13 May 2016 11:57 | Visited: 180

Entrepreneurship Development and Research Department of the Institute for the Social Sciences and Humanities organized 4th Qafqaz Business Forum on the topic of “Future of Tech Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan”. The forum was attended by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Azerbaijan Mr. Kim Chang gyu and managers and founders of techno-parks, incubators and accelerators in Azerbaijan.

 

Rector of Qafqaz University Professor Ahmet Sanic welcomed the guests and panelists. After that Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Azerbaijan and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Development and Research Odiljon Abdurazzakov talked about the importance of developing innovative entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan.

 

Panelists included representatives of High-Tech Park of the Ministry of High Technology and Communications, Barama Entrepreneurship Center of Azercell, Qafqaz University Technopark, Applab Innovation Center of Bakcell, and incubators such as Next Step and Baku Business Factory. Professors and students of Qafqaz University also participated in the forum.

 

Participants of the 4th Qafqaz Business Forum on the topic of “Future of Tech Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan” discussed two questions:

 

  1. “What should be the role of Azerbaijani universities in a startup ecosystem?”
  2. “Developing strategies for accelerators and incubators of high tech entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan”

 

Participants of the business forum also discussed how to use international experience in establishing a successful startup ecosystem in Azerbaijan. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea talked about Korean experience in the field of technology entrepreneurship. Director of the Entrepreneurship Development and Research Department of the Institute for the Social Sciences and Humanities Odiljon Abdurazzakov presented his research he conducted at Harvard University Entrepreneurship Management Unit on “Stimulating Innovative Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan. The forum allowed participants to exchange their knowledge and experiences. It must be noted Entrepreneurship Development and Research Department of the Institute for the Social Sciences and Humanities has been organizing Qafqaz Business Forum for the past 4 years.

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