Kickbox Program has been launched in PASHA Group in October 2021. The main goal of the program is to identify and stimulate existing business ideas in PASHA Holding and its subsidiaries. Thus, within the Kickbox Program, employees can present business and startup ideas relevant to the field of activity of PASHA Group and work on their implementation.
[Update]: Today the total number of applications for the program is 162 ideas. So far 56 ideas were approved for the RedBox stage, 11 ideas were approved for the BlueBox stage, and 9 Ideas are still waiting for assessment.
Kickboxers who have passed the Redbox stage would meet the sponsors in the Bluebox stage to develop their ideas into the next step, as well as to receive financial support. Financial support with total amount of more than 300,000 AZN is provided to 11 ideas in the Bluebox stage.
The first batch of 13 teams presented their ideas to Innovation Sponsors on the first demo day that took part on 10 February. 7 of these ideas made it to the next stage – the Bluebox, by securing sponsorship from sponsors. The second batch of 6 teams presented their ideas to Innovation Sponsors on the second demo day that took place on 15 March and 3 of these ideas made it to the next stage.
The third batch of Kickboxers consisting of 7 teams will pitch their ideas to sponsors on 13 May on Demo day.
We wish our colleagues success in the implementation of their ideas!
Note that If teams are successful, ideas will move to the next stage, the bluebox (pilot). Only when the results are positive at all stages the owners of the idea will be able to create a product or startup.
It should be noted that the Kickbox project continues in our companies, and any employee can apply to the program with their business idea. All you have to do is enter the Kickbox platform and complete the application form.