Buketov Open Talks

Buketov Open Talks

Buketov Open Talks 1000 667 Social Entrepreneurship Heroes

September 24, 2020

The first Buketov Open Talks took place on September 24, 2020. Aidarov Baghlan was a guest of the event. 

Baghlan is a graduate of the international Bolashak program (UCL, London, the UK), a specialist in the fight against organized crime and terrorism (Counter Organized Crime and Terrorism), a police major, PhD of Public policy (Nazarbayev University), holder of a black belt (1 dan) in taekwondo ITF, master of sports of Kazakhstan in taekwondo ITF.

Baghlan shared his success story with students and teachers, noted the importance of motivation in doing what he loved, talked about how he started playing sports and how he achieved such incredible success.

Also, Baghlan shared information on protecting the interests of business in a pandemic, the legal aspects of social entrepreneurship.

The listeners listened attentively to Baglan’s speech and actively asked all questions. The meeting was productive and in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the Faculty of Economics hosted the Buketov Open Talks with a successful social entrepreneur Meruert Argimbayeva. She is the winner of the Israel Embassy contest “Outstanding Women of Kazakhstan” as the best female social entrepreneur, CEO of the Joy charity store chain. This Buketov Open Talks was held within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project “Heroes of Social Entrepreneurship”.

In November 2013, the country’s first charity shop “Joy” was opened in Karaganda, which is aimed at helping children with disorders of the brain and central nervous system. “Joy” is a classic charity shop, the net profit of which goes to the treatment of such children, as well as to provide assistance to disabled people, boarding schools and crisis centers in the region. The essence of the activity is that citizens give the store new and used items free of charge. 70% of these items are distributed to poor families throughout the Karaganda and Pavlodar regions. About 5% of incoming items are handed over for recycling. The remaining 25% of the items – new and in perfect condition-are sold at a price three times lower than the market price. The net profit of these money goes to charity.

After the conference, the audience presented their ideas for charity entrepreneurship, made presentations and a business plan for projects.

A second Buketov Open Talk was held on the same day. Baibosynov Serikzhan Berikbayevich, the director of the branch of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Karaganda region and a business coach and expert in project management was the host of the talk.

Serikzhan Berikbayevich shared his experience of using project management technology in social business and professional experience, ways of thinking and acting, developing cognitive activity and the creative potential of each student.

After the session, the students adapted the development of their projects to the technology of project management (agile, SCRUM). Two weeks later they shared results of the project management methods.

December 10, 2020

On December 10, 2020, the Faculty of Economics hosted the Buketov Open Talks with Talgat Turumbayev – co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Kusto Group (Singapore), member of the Board of Directors of Coteccons (Vietnam), graduate and benefactor of the Faculty of Economics.

Talgat Turumbayev was telling the students about his success story and shared his business experience.

As a talented manager, he knows how to a business successful, profitable, and scalable. This is proved by his high-class global projects!

After the online meeting, students filled in business models to further implement their ideas.

December 12, 2020

On December 12, 2020, Aigerim Karibaeva, a graduate of the Faculty of Economics, ex-captain of the Enactus Buketov team, a specialist of the AsiaWaters company, visited the Buketov Open Talks.

Students learned about her success story, as well as the creation of the team, and were encouraged by the cohesiveness of the team force. 

She told about the development of personal qualities. Each person is individual in his own way and does not need to adapt to generally accepted standards, trying to imitate someone. She said how to take a positive example and learn from someone else’s mistakes, but do not live someone else’s life. It is very important to clearly understand what you want and what you strive for when creating your personal horizons to be successful. The struggle with fear is the discovery of new opportunities and personal qualities. Perhaps it is under your fear that your life’s vocation is hidden.

Students noted their barriers to career creation, and also understood what practical skills they lacked to implement their plans.

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