On November 10, 2023, the Innovation Centre hosted the Final of the Sanarip Insan Startup Project Competition with a total prize fund of €27,500 or 2.6 million soms.
Introducing the winners of the startup competition.
Bakytbek Asylbek uulu, head of the Bulbal start-up project, is one of the winners of the Sanarip Insan Start-up competition.The project is engaged in attracting tourists to Kyrgyzstan, as well as helping to open guest houses for villagers in the regions of Kyrgyzstan as a whole and in the cities of Bishkek and Osh.The startup project attracts tourists to our country through the following channels: booking.com, airbnb.com, tripadviser.com, 2gis.kg, google Maps, Instagram, Tik-Tok, YouTube The Bulbal platform provides direct sales of event tourism through tour operators in Kyrgyzstan.
We provide registration of guest houses on the following platforms: booking.com, airbnb.com, tripadviser.com.
Business model of the project: to find cosy houses in the regions and convince the residents to make them a guest house. Connecting guest houses to online booking platforms. The cost of the project is 10% of the amount they paid for accommodation, meals and other services to attract tourists to the guest houses.
In 4 months we have connected 230 houses (in all districts except Batken). Our guest house owners earn on average 25,000 soms per month. Income for 4 months is more than 2.5 million soms. Served more than 1200 tourists. We have organised several festivals.
Bakytbek Asylbek uulu won the final pitch with 93.6 points.
Sanarip Insan aims to improve digital literacy among young people, women, migrants and people living in remote regions of the country. In particular, it suggests the use of digital platforms, learning the functions of social networks, digital financial applications, the use of information technology in online commerce and entrepreneurship, and ways of sustainable development through green economy. The project is implemented by the European Neighbourhood Council and the Internet Society Kyrgyz Chapter, with the financial support of the European Union.