with PASHA Group of Companies

Registration deadline: 19 April 2024

About the program

Future Shapers is an annual program organized by PASHA Hub, which aims at spotting top talents among university students and fresh graduates as well as contributing to their development. This year, with a particular emphasis on digital skills, the program is set to commence on April 27th, where PASHA Group leaders will deliberate on the organization’s vision, strategic streams, and career opportunities. The kick-off will be followed by panel sessions and speed interviews, offering a unique chance to engage with industry experts, gain valuable insights and forge meaningful connections within the professional community. Furthermore, participants will have to pass an online ability test focusing on key competencies. The program will culminate in a simulation on innovation and product, where selected candidates will immerse themselves in a virtual business ecosystem.

Application Criteria

Students in Azerbaijan

Senior year Bachelor & current Master’s and fresh graduates

High GPA

Tech background (education, courses, internships)

Good English level

Related work experience is preferable


Application period

4- 19 April


27 April

Ability Test

30 April - 1 May

Simulation on Innovation & Product

11-12 May

What to expect at the Kick-off


Expert speakers

PASHA Group leaders will deliver a comprehensive presentation about the organization’s vision, career and development opportunities, strategy streams, as well as newly emerged roles. You will obtain first-hand perspective on the organization’s trajectory and the diverse avenues for professional growth within it.


 Speed Interviews

In today’s competitive job market, participating in a speed interview can be a real game changer. You will have an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from our recruiters, advance your communication skills and master answering challenging questions.


Learning Sessions

Panel sessions serve as a great platform to acquire knowledge from professionals working in your field of interest. You will get a chance to interact with company representatives, expand your network and address uncertainties, that can significantly enhance your understanding of industry trends and best practices.

Keynote Speakers

Jalal Gasimov

PASHA Holding, Chief Executive Officer

Farid Mammadov

PASHA Holding,  Ecosystem CEO

Inara Valiyeva

Innovation and Digital Development Agency, Chairperson

Ad Boon

PASHA Holding, Chief People Officer

Who are you going to meet

Farrukh Aliyev

PASHA Holding, Head of Innovations Program

Orkhan Sadigov

PASHA Holding, Group IT & Information Security Risk Manager

Maxim Evdokimov

Kapital Bank, Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Rinat Maksutov

PASHA Holding, Head of Data Technology

Nijat Aghammadov

PASHA Holding, Data Governance Senior Associate

Seymur Shabanli

Kapital Bank, Head of Analytics

Chingiz Safarli

Kapital Bank, Director of Information Security

Jafar Aghabalayev

PASHA Technology, Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

Murad Rzazade

PASHA Insurance, Head of Information Security Department

Melek Huseynova

Innovation and Digital Development Agency, Information Security Department Project Coordinator

Erhan Harmankaya

Trendyol Group, Head of Product Management – Marketplace

Franco Ejder

Trendyol Group, Head of Design

Ability test

Participants invited to the kick-off will be further requested to undergo an online ability test designed to evaluate their proficiency in Communication, Digital Agility, Design Thinking, IT Business Analysis and Mechanical Reasoning. This assessment, conducted in English through a proctored tool, will span a duration of 50 minutes and provide a comprehensive evaluation of candidates’ competencies.

As a result of the ability test, 100 top scorers will be invited to innovation and product simulation where they will try themselves in different roles, work in teams and get acquainted with the business ecosystem model.

Simulation on Innovation & Product

On the first day of the simulation, teams of 5 will tackle shortcomings in assigned ecosystem products and embark on a quest to identify potential improvements. Afterwards, participants will present their projects to facilitators acting as investors. On the second day, teams will be reorganized based on their initial performance, and focus on refining ideas and crafting projects for final presentation and hypothesis testing.

Through this experience, participants will learn to navigate the development of creative projects, master prototyping techniques, and revamp pitching prowess.