Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (27 April 2015) – Youth Foundation “Instream” within the project «Business and Life Skills» organizes presentation of business plans. During the presentation, a competent jury among the successful and experienced business people of Kyrgyzstan will select the winners who will receive vouchers of $ 1,000 for start-up capital. Within two months- of February and March 2015 -young people in Bishkek, Osh and Jalalabad in the age of 14-28 years participated on a business planning and life skills training courses. During the course the project participants learned how to research and analyze the market, to build a marketing communications and expect financial performance, mastered the skills of public speaking and personal effectiveness, build strong teams and time management. As part of the program, participants received practical advice and guidance on specific issues from the guest lecturers. The final step was to filling out a business plan in which participants reflected and applied all the skills gained during the training. After the end of the training sessions, participants will present their business plans for existing entrepreneurs to obtain financing and investment. This project held with the help of “Instream” foundation and with the financial support of the Islamic Development Bank and technical support from the International Youth Foundation. During the presentation of the project, each participant will have the opportunity to submit his own business plan and win a voucher in the amount of $ 1,000 for the initial capital. Participants will make a 10-minute speech in which they will present the main elements of a business plan: market analysis, marketing strategy and expected financial performance. 13 business plans will be presented. Time: April 27, 2015 15:00 – 18:00 h. Location: Bishkek, hotel «Touristan» st. Koenkozova 6 (trans. Bokonbaeva) Project «Business and Life Skills» aimed at promoting the entrepreneurial activity among young people to improve the business environment in Kyrgyzstan. The project «Business and Life Skills» is a unique opportunity for those who already have a business idea or StartUp to get the theoretical basis and practical skills for self-development . “Instream” is a Youth Foundation, founded in 2012, activities of which are entirely focused on the development of young citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. Mission of Youth Foundation “Instream” should be to strengthen the capacity of young people through educational, professional, practical development programs.