World's leading companies have their development centers in Minsk. Amongst them are Google, Oracle, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, HTC and others
Well-known IT companies like Viber, Viaden (now owned by Playtech), Wargaming (World of Tanks), Taucraft (TargetProcess), MapsWithMe, and others were founded and have their headquarters in Minsk
Extensive and advanced mobile development market
Large pool of IT specialists for almost all technologies (especially Java, PHP and .Net) and with good English skills
Government is very supportive of the IT industry and founded the High Tech Park (the so-called Belorussian Silicon Valley) back in 2005 in order to advance the local IT potential, to harmonize and easy legislation and taxation around the IT sector and to attract foreign investments. Our clients profit from this as Ciklum is part of this initiative
Maximum 2 hours time difference to your team in Western Europe
Easily accessible from many European countries
The Ciklum Minsk office
Ciklum started its operations and opened anÂ office in MinskÂ in September 2010. In these 2,5 years we have grown to currently 120 people. The office is located in a modern office building in the city centre, in walking distance to apartments, stores and restaurants.
The Minsk Office embodies all of the nearshoring benefits and services, fully embraces Ciklum's unique Own Development Center model and provides access to one of the world’s best IT talent pools
Pool of IT specialists in Belarus and Minsk
55 Technical universities that deliver more than 2,500 IT specialists each year
25k – in Belarus
16k â€“ in outsourcing
8k â€“ resides in Minsk
On average, software development rates are around 15% lower than in Ukraine
Please read our Special Report on Belarus IT outsourcing industry and IT talent pool to learn more aboutthe country and its capital city.
Want to see how Minsk looks like? Watch the video below!
Getting to Minsk
International airport with direct flights (≈1.5-2h) from Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hanover, Warsaw, Vienna, London, Manchester, Rome, Paris, Milan, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Helsinki
Foreigners visiting Belarus require a visa, with the exception of citizens of CIS countries
Single entry visa â€“ at your local Belorussian Embassy (takes up to 5 business days, express visa within 48 hours) or it can be obtained at the airport (in case there is no Belorussian Embassy in your country)
Multiple entry visa up to 1 year â€“ can be obtained at your local Belorussian Embassy (takes up to 5 business days)