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Aigerim Khafizova

Co-founder, LinchPin Effect

Aigerim Khafizova is a co-founder of LinchPin Effect, education startup with a mission to empower the youth of Eurasia with skills and prepare for successful career. She is an e-learning designer and a Fulbright Fellow from Kazakhstan passionate about education technology and youth empowerment. Aigerim has more than five years of experience in higher education, youth employment, and professional development. She has worked designing youth employment and professional development programs in Kazakhstan, conducted international learning research at the leading e-learning platform Udemy in the U.S., was an entrepreneur in residence at Pathbrite in San Francisco, and volunteered for a social entrepreneurial organization in Peru. Aigerim is a Global Shaper, initiative of World Economic Forum, co-organizer of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kazakhstan, as well as the co-founder of Cafe Scientifique and One Salon in Kazakhstan. She holds MS in Education Administration and Policy Studies from State University of New York at Albany and BSS in International Relations from KIMEP University.

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Fresh Big Mouf

Musician

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Alex Eaton

Traveler, professional teacher

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Alexey Li

Internet entrepreneur

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Arman Suleimenov

CEO and founder, Zero To One Labs

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Brandon Andrews

Senior consultant, Values Partnerships

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Charlotte Cooper

Director of Digital Strategy, Show of Force

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Christopher Gray

Founder, Scholly

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Diana Tsoy

Environmental engineer

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Didar Kul-Mukhammed

Freelance writer and illustrator

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Erden Zikibay

Аnimator, designer, illustrator, educator

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Griffin Hammond

Documentary filmmaker

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Gulnara Bazhkenova

Сhief editor, Esquire

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Jokeasses

Team of video makers

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Kana Beisekeyev

Director and photographer

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Katerina Suvorova

Filmmaker

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Nurlan Batyrov

Аctor, film director

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Ruslan Zhemkov

General director, International Fund “Eurasian Media Forum”

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Lena apa

Popular Instagrammer

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Toby Leah Bochan

Head of Video, Storyful

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Versha Sharma

Managing editor, NowThis

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Rasul Abdullayev

Yuframe team member, the marketer Zenge

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Samson Bezmyatezhnyi

Development manager, Genesis Youtube Kazakhstan

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Aziza Utegenova

Commercial Director, Mediacast LLP

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Stephanie Pereira

Director of Learning and Engagement, Kickstarter

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Rula Raim

Entrepreneur

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Dennis Keen

TV show host, travel blogger

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Asya Tulesova

Community and environmental activist

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Murat Dilmanov

Cartoonist-artist

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Nurtas Adambai

Director, scriptwriter, producer, actor

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David Applefield

Communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher

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Artur Gurau

Digital communication strategist

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Bektour Iskender

Сo-founder of Kloop Media, publisher

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Dodie Kharkheli

Head of Digital Communications, Chai Khana

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Yorgos Krassakopoulos

Film expert

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Elena Pogrebizhskaya

A film director, an art manager, the “Partisan” documentary film studio

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Albert Tsukrenko

Ukrainian journalist, musician, radio personality

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Natalya Tyan

PR manager, ABR

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Sami Eyidilli

Digital Marketing Manager

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John Tass-Parker

Head of Politics & Government, Instagram

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Attia Nasar

Digital Media Advisor, the U.S. Department of State

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Alexander Plyushchev

journalist, editor and columnist

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SnovaDvoe

A comedy group

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Miras Ibraimov

Co-founder, CrossFit Astana, A2 supermarket chain

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Murat Yuldahsev

Founder, CROWDBL

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Anna Tazhimuratova

Founder and CEO, crowdfunding platform Baribirge.kz

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Aigerim Khafizova

Co-founder, LinchPin Effect

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Hakan Bilginer

Head and owner, Zaytung.com

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Almas Kebekbayev

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TOP.KZ

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Zaure Rozmat

Founder of the Steppe