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Sunorak’s Solar Jacket Emerges from EWC Kazakhstan

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN – Sunorak, a startup featuring a solar-power-enhanced jacket, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in the former capital of Kazakhstan.

Its founder, Aron Karatayev, advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 184 countries.

“Sunorak is for those who often use mobile devices, but do not always have access to a power outlet,” said Karatayev. “It is convenient to have your own power station as a wardrobe item, and considering how often we charge our phones, this will help save on electricity bills.”

In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Karatayev will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.

Sunorak emerged victorious from a pool of 157 contestants – each receiving access to free virtual training services to help them take their venture to the next level.

Other finalists included: Pillowz, Astronaut, TripViator, Jobs Education, Time, Easy Doing, GTS4B, Ibus and SmartEcoBox.

Sunorak will have the opportunity to get access to online training and consultations of international mentors to prepare for the EWC Global Final, which will be held in Riyadh onNovember 12-14, 2019.

More than 102,000 contestants from 184 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from the idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019.

EWC is an initiative led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Misk Global Forum with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the Global Educational and Leadership Foundation and GSVlabs.

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