On December 22, 2020, a regional competition of business projects «JustarStartup — 2020» among school pupils and students was held at the Kazakh American Free University. The organizers of the regional competition of business projects among schoolchildren and students are: Department of Education of the East Kazakhstan region, Chamber of Entrepreneurs «Atameken» of the East Kazakhstan region, Regional branch of JSC «Entrepreneurship Development Fund» Damu «in the East Kazakhstan region , Kazakh-American Free University (KAFU), Ust-Kamenogorsk College of Economics and Finance (UK KEF). Schoolchildren and college students aged 14-19 took part in the competition.

The competition was held in eight nominations:

  1. «Green start up».
  2. «Social Initiatives».
  3. «Tourism».
  4. «Agroeconomics».
  5. «Creative business idea».
  6. «IT-sphere».
  7. «Trade business».
  8. «Portable business»

In particular, in the direction «Creative business idea» under the guidance of the teacher of the department «Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship» Merhat Sotsialovich, 35 students of Zhamankulov Talshin’s group took the third place, 310 students of Sanatova Asel were awarded a diploma of the II degree.