NEXT STEP is a Startup Ecosystem supporting all of Azerbaijan and anyone who wants to connect to the Azeri community. We teach best practices to early stage entrepreneurs that have a global vision and are looking to engage and grow together with partners and customers worldwide. Education and Mentorship is at the foundation of our philosophy. 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. We provide funding to companies that graduate from either the Incubation or Acceleration Program. For Hardware startups, we may provide a stipend to help build product. NEXT STEP 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.

Rashad Eyvazov 

Director of NEXT STEP Innovation Center. He graduated applied Physics BA at BSU. Before he worked as a IT manager banking area,he also has experience as an entrepreneur.


December 19, 2018

Next Step took part in the event “Pirates on shore Baku”

On July 2, 2015 founders and International board of the Innovation Center NEXT STEP took part in the event “The Pirates on Shore Baku” at High […]
December 19, 2018

Baku Parking participates in the acceleration program of the NEXT STEP Innovation Center

BakuParking became the resident of the Acceleration Program of the NEXT STEP Innovation Center. BakuParking project – is the mobile application, which simplifies the parking payment. […]
December 19, 2018

NEXT STEP attended the meeting with the head of Startup School from Ukraine

On September 22, 2015 the meeting held between the students and teachers from the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry and Rector Mustafa Babanly and […]


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