CONNECT WITH THE IRANIAN STARTUP SCENE

The first gathering of Iranian startup ecosystem with international communities

April 18-19, 2018

Kish, IRAN

About

Silk Road Startup is the first international B2B, invite-only, gathering in Iran to showcase the local startup ecosystem to international communities. We bring together the best startups, investors, corporations, accelerators, incubators and Tech media.

We ran a call for entry for startups from all over the country and 400 startup applied to our challenge. We then shortlisted the top 84 startups who pitched during our road trip in 7 cities of the country. After these series of pitch competitions, 16 finalists were accepted to participate at the finals in Kish.

The Summit in Kish is a mix of pitch competitions, keynotes, panels and workshops in 2 days. We also hold many 1:1 sessions of matchmaking and VIP dinners to optimise the experience of the attendees.

2 Days

Participants

Startups

Executives

Speakers

Finalists

Winners

Silkroader Speakers

Jürgen Furian

Jürgen Furian

Cofounder of Pioneers.io

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Maral Kalajian

Maral Kalajian

Head of Marketing & Comms at Watty

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Reza Malekzadeh

Reza Malekzadeh

General Partner at Partech Ventures

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Kiyan Zandiyeh

Kiyan Zandiyeh

Partner at Sturgeon Capital

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Saeed Mashhadi

Saeed Mashhadi

CEO at PayPing

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Nicolas Andrieu

Nicolas Andrieu

Director Middle East and Central Asia at Sigfox

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Stefan Klestil

Stefan Klestil

Partner Speedinvest

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Numan Numan

Numan Numan

Managing Director at 212

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Maxime Renault

Maxime Renault

CEO at Monbanquet.fr

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Aiste Lehmann

Aiste Lehmann

Strategist, Science Geek, Program Manager

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Kei Shimada

Kei Shimada

Director of Innovation at IBM Innovation and Incubation Labs.

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Vahid Jozi

Vahid Jozi

AI Product Manager & Serial Entrepreneur

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Lemna Parvini

Lemna Parvini

Senior Director Global Operations at RoomIt by CWT

Alejandro Barrera

Alejandro Barrera

Entrepreneur & Strategic consultan

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Mia Jafari

Mia Jafari

Programme Manager

Annabelle Kwok

Annabelle Kwok

Founder of NeuralBay & SmartCow | AI practitioner

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Vanessa Humphrey

Vanessa Humphrey

Chief Strategy Officer at mOmkin (Internet of Things LLC)

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Hamidreza Ahmadi

Hamidreza Ahmadi

Cofounder, CEO at Evand

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Jackie Chen

Jackie Chen

Founding Partner at Taishan Angel Fund

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Nazanin Daneshvar

Nazanin Daneshvar

CEO and Founder at Takhfifan Website

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Rasoul Ghorbani

Rasoul Ghorbani

CMO at Way2Pay(network)

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Alireza Aghasi

Alireza Aghasi

Co-founder and CEO (Adventure)

Farhad Hedayati

Farhad Hedayati

Co Founder and CEO at Taskulu

Hamid Asadi

Hamid Asadi

Co Founder at Navaar

Hanan Salam

Hanan Salam

Co-Founder & Education Program Manager at Women in AI

Jhubin Alaghband

Jhubin Alaghband

Vice Chairman at Snapp Group (IIG)

Mohammad Mahdi Shakouri Moghadam

Mohammad Mahdi Shakouri Moghadam

Co-Founder at Sabaidea

Zeinab Hamidzadeh

Zeinab Hamidzadeh

Advisor on women affairs at Vice-presidency for science and technology

Nikoo Niknam

Nikoo Niknam

Founder & CEO at NikPrint

Moein Shirazi

Moein Shirazi

Professional fighter

Sima Taherzadeh

Sima Taherzadeh

Operations Manager

Shahram Shahkar

Shahram Shahkar

CEO at Snapp

Reza Kalantarinejad

Reza Kalantarinejad

Founder & CEO at NikPrint

Francois Doux

Francois Doux

Innovation needs Marketing & Communication

Reyhaneh Vahidian

Reyhaneh Vahidian

Head of City Innovation & Technology Center at Tehran Municipality

Farshad Nowshadi

Farshad Nowshadi

VP eStrategy-Saman

Why attend

STARTUPS

Get the chance to connect with International speakers, investors and serial entrepreneurs

CORPORATES

Meet young Iranian talents working on the latest technologies in your industry.

INVESTORS

Meet 100 most promising Iranian startups. Find your next investment opportunities.

Not among any of these groups? Apply as a Volunteer.

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