“Silk Road Startup” is the first and biggest international startup event in Iran. The event aims to gather local and international entrepreneurs, startups, investors, financial institutes, VCs together each year. Silk Road Startup consists of three main stages:
Road Trip: This is when Silk Road Startup Road Trip happens. Each year we break down the country into different regions consisting of a couple of provinces. To select the best startups in each region, we organize local pitch competition events. We travel with our foreign and local jury members to these regions to hear the startups pitching in English.
Silk Road 100: After selecting the best startups in each region, Silk Road 100, the online acceleration program kicks off. In the program, we bring in the local and international entrepreneurs and experts to mentor our startups for a three-month period.
Silk Road Startup Summit: This is our main event. The summit consists of pitch competition between the best-selected startups, keynotes, panels and networking which all happens in English.
Silk Road Startup summit finished its second year event (Click to see the images)
Fanasa, 3sootjobs, honily startups respectively won the first, second and third place in Silk Road Startup pitch competition 2019 competition.
It’s all about the journey when it comes to making dreams come true and trying to make everyone’s life better. What matters the most is human interaction and experience and that’s what we care about. So we drive across the country to meet amazing entrepreneurs and get to know them and their dream.
So we chose top 8 startups from all over the country, mentored them and they will represent their business at the upcoming final event.
We shortlisted the top startups who pitched during our road trip in 5 cities of the country. After these series of pitch competitions, 8 finalists were accepted to participate at the finals in Tehran. We are going to handpick a curated group of bright speakers, entrepreneurs, investors and executives together for a two-day conference