NextStep is a Startup Ecosystem supporting all of Azerbaijan. We exercise and teach best practices to entrepreneurs of early stage startups that are looking to grow and engage at a global level. Education and Mentorship is the foundation of our philosophy.
NextStep Innovation Center is founded in 2015, May 15 and operates in the building of the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. Establishment of the Center in the territory of the Academy will stimulate the development of relations between the business and the scientific research centers, also will encourage young people to initiate creative and innovative projects, as well as will assist them in the presentation of their projects not only in Azerbaijan but also for international markets.
We support companies at both the Incubation and Acceleration steps. The Incubation program supports companies from conception up through development of a workable demo (A Minimum Viable Product). The Accelerator Program takes companies from their initial revenue through growth stages and global expansion.
NextStep Innovation Center is open to all citizens of our country. If you have original ideas and significant achievements, you are ready to present your products in the global market we will support you and help in the implementation of your projects.
The main reason of the creation of the "Next Step" Innovation Center is to identify talented young people, which are willing to innovate, wishing to become leaders in the technology area, as well as further the full support of their projects .
Our main mission is to assist them in presenting the results of their projects , recognition and awareness of their products as the Azerbaijani national brand abroad and mainly in Silicon Valley.