During the two-day event in Kish Island, various panels were held in which the Iranian and international tech experts talked about topics such as “the surprising advantages of the US sanctions”, “Iranian Women founders”, “Europe’s current state of startups”, “Governments boosting the innovation economy”, “The future of Artificial Intelligence” and “Smart cities”.
Aside from the startup pitches, 14 keynote speeches by some of the most well-known Iranian and international entrepreneurs, investors and decision makers were held at the final event. Some of the speakers at the 2018 event included Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups, Maral Kalajian, a leading entrepreneur in Stockholm ...
After a fierce competition among the 16 finalists which pitched at the final event in Kish Island, the seven members of the jury team announced Ecobaar, Keshmoon and Doctoreto as 2018’s top 3 most promising startups.
Silk Road Startup Summit’s 2018 event was held with the presence of +250 people, among which 30% were female. One of the main purposes of Silk Road Startup is to connect a bridge between the Iranian and international entrepreneurs in order to share their latest insights and develop cutting-edge technologies.
The Summit happened on April 18 & 19 in Kish Island in the South of Iran, is a 2 day event, Kish island, better known as the “Pearl Of The Persian Gulf” is a resort island located 18 kilometers from mainland Iran. It was ranked among the world’s 10 most beautiful islands by The New York Times in 2010, and is one of the most visited vacation destinations in the Middle East.
Nazanin Daneshvar / Lemna Parvini
Zeynab Hamidzadeh / Nikoo Niknam
Nicolas Andrieu / Venessa Humphrey
Farhad Hedayati / Alireza Aghasi
Reza Kalantarinejad / Shahram Shahkar
Nazanin Daneshvar / Hamidreza Ahmadi
Alejandro Barrera / Stefan Klestil
Anabelle Kwok / Kei Shimada / Hanan Salam
Numan Numan / Jacky Chen
Mostafa Amiri / Stefan Klestil
Mia Jafari / Reyhaneh Vahidian
Ata Khalighi / Sima Taherzadeh
Mohammad Reza Saeedi
Mohammad Reza Saeedi
hamed jafari“: Even from the time we were at war with Iraq, we were alone and no one stood by our side, but that didn’t stop Iranians and even motivated them to build what they needed themselves.”
Hemd jafari : With all of this hype going on around the topic of Blockchain and so many young people getting involved with ICOs and losing money, how should one educate himself about this environment?.
Annabelle : in some senses, seeing the bias come out in AI development is good because you can actually see a pattern forming, but in the dark side of things, it may be patterns that you wish didn’t exist
What Kiyan hopes to do is close that gap between perception and reality and make everyone realize the opportunities that are available in Iran.
Farshad’s bold statements in this talk is that by the year 2025, cash will be dead. He believes we should all face this reality sooner than later.
Reza Malekzadeh “I just saw this entire thing crumble in front of me and thought my life was over!” He had thought to himself, “My first job was a failure.”But then i started to realize that it was actually good to experience the good and the bad for my long-term career.
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