Mission and history
- Supporting small business development
- Fostering the emerge of new businesses
- Stimulation of innovation development in South-Kazakhstan
- 1999 - 2000
Director Kayrat Sugurbekov studies business incubator concepts in Poland and Germany.
- April, 2000
SODBI Business Incubator officially starts operation.
- June, 2000
SODBI Business Incubator gets 4500 sq.m of land in property for for 10 years.
- January, 2001
Education and consulting services state license is granted to Business Incubator.
With GTZ s, Eurasia Foundation s, and Soros-Kazakhstan Foundation s support the Business Incubator building is reconstructed, and the information resource center is set up.
- September, 2002
Official opening of the reconstructed building of the Business Incubator in Shymkent, Zhandosova Street
- September, 2002
Business Incubator organizes and hosts the 2nd International Conference on Business Incubation in Central Asia “Innovative Business Development in Kazakhstan: technology transfers and innovation centers”
- November, 2002
Central Asian Network of Business Incubators and Technological Parks establishment. Business Incubator SODBI is the network coordinator.
- January, 2003
SOROS-Kazakhstan Foundation awards Business Incubator a grant to reconstruct the premises on the adjoining area for production space, equal to 1,000 square meters.
- June, 2003
SODBI Business Incubator wins World Bank infoDev Incubator Initiative grant competition along with co-funding from SOROS and EURASIA Foundations.
- May, 2004
Start of “Small Business Advocacies Establishment” Project along with the National Committee for SME-support, Astana. The project is implemented by the League of Entrepreneurs of South Kazakhstan and SODBI Business Incubator .