CAREC University Startup Generator 2023

CAREC University Startup Generator 2023 is calling all full-time university students from CAREC member countries to be part of CAREC region startup revolution! Join us to develop practical, entrepreneurial and soft skills while creating innovative solutions to tackle real-world social and corporate issues in the region. The event is supported by the Asian Development Bank and Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund.

Award Ceremony


On April 26, the CAREC Secretariat hosted an award ceremony to announce the selected teams of the CAREC University Startup Generator 2023. The eight-week long innovation challenge was aimed at promoting collaboration and engagement among university students in the CAREC region and to strengthen the overall startup ecosystem. 

A total of 168 teams representing 580 students from 10 CAREC countries participated in the program. These teams made substantial progress on research, brainstorming, and business plan development. On March 29, 10 teams were shortlisted to present their ideas and projects during the Pitching Day.

Congratulations again to all our selected teams!


More Details


KnowBus App - aims to provide clean and convenient ride-sharing options.
Team Members:
Huizhong Xue (China)
Central University of Finance and Economics
Yanting Chen (China)
Renmin University


AI Office Butler - aims to improve office productivity using artificial intelligence
Team Members:
Fangzhou Qian (China)
Shanghai Sanda University
Saruul Sukh-Erdene (Mongolia)
Shanghai Sanda University
Yingqi Zhao (China)
Shanghai Sanda University

Goddard Discovery

AI-driven Assistant for Researchers - aims to help researchers in literature review and online collaboration.
Team Members:
Unzila Khan (Pakistan)
NED university of Engineering and Technology
Muhammad Ali (Pakistan)
NED university of Engineering and Technology
Nimra Naeem (Pakistan)
Lahore College For Women University


Psychological and Fitness App for Children - aims to promote physical and mental wellness among children.
Team Members:
Arzu Garaeva (Azerbaijan)
Azerbaijan State University of Economics
Nadir Huseynov (Azerbaijan)
Mingachevir State University
Vugar Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
Baku Higher Oil School