Fintech Hub of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) participated in Startup Nation, a startup festival held in Bangkok. The National Innovation Agency of Thailand was the organizer of the event.
Event includes large scale conferences and exhibitions featuring startup development in wide range of areas and it is the largest event of its kind in ASEAN. In general, more than 60,000 visitors and more than 400 participating startups attended the festival.
Three startups under the delegation of the Fintech Hub were invited to feature at the International startup pavilion. All three startups were the finalists of the Visa Everywhere Initiative, a global Visa program to support Fintech startups, which was held this year for the first time in Central Asia in partnership with AIFC.
TripViator (VISA Everywhere Initiative finalist) is a marketplace that helps to book tours, excursions and events in all countries of the world using cashless payment. The supplier connects to the system, unloads the available tickets. TripViator allows to offer tours delivered by qualified and licensed tour operators, supported by unbiased and genuine customer reviews, gives best price guarantee, provides a safe way to pay for tours around the world.
Bankmarket (VISA Everywhere Initiative finalist) is the financial marketplace of the new generation, which allows banks and non-banking financial institutions to meet the many and complex needs of customers. Bankmarket.uz is offering one-stop shop for financial services and products, news and financial education, robo-advisors and chatbots, KYC and Remote Client Identification and Mobile payment.
Rakhmet App (VISA Everywhere Initiative finalist) represents ChocoFamily, the biggest e-commerce holding in Central Asia region with $150M in gross-billings in 2018 and impressive 12,4% share of all e-commerce market in Kazakhstan. They are leading fintech, health-tech company with 1 800 merchants, 35 000 active customers.
“The values of such an event are the exchange of experience, expansion of horizons, the opportunity to tell the world about themselves, and meetings with experts who can give good advice,” - mentioned Nurken Rzaliyev, Rahmet App CEO, partner at ChocoFamily holding.
“We are delighted to be invited to participate in the biggest startup festival in the ASEAN region. The AIFC will strive to further strengthen relationship with the National Innovation Agency of Thailand for the benefit of our fintech startups and collaborate toward strengthening fintech ecosystem between South-East Asia and Kazakhstan,” - said Kairat Kaliyev, AIFC Chief Development Officer.
Earlier, in May 2019 representatives of the National Innovation Agency of Thailand visited the AIFC Fintech Hub to discuss potential cooperation to develop fintech ecosystem between Kazakhstan and Thailand.