SilkRoad 100

whats is silkroad 100?
Startup Challenge
Includes a launch of a call for entry for all startups across Iran to select the top 100 startups. We launched this competition in September 2017 and out of 400 applications, 84 of them had enough level to be part of the top 100 startups who were selected to pitch during our road trip. We chose 16 starts as finalists to be able to pitch during the road trip.
A 100 day dedicated program for the finalists who will be pitching at the Silk Road Startup Summit in Kish. It includes the 1:1 mentoring, Webinars and physical Workshops. The goal is to help these startups get the most out of the Summit, know how to pitch, how to connect to the attendees who are a mix of investors, international experts, potential clients.
100 day time-to-scale after the Summit during which we will help our startups with 100 curated contacts who would be potential investors or partners, introduced by our network. The purpose is to maximize startups’ chance to scale by the right connection with our matchmaking efforts.
Our Online Acceleration Program
It is a 100-Day Online Acceleration for the silk road Startups (the finalist startups + the other who pitched during the road trip) to help them with their pitch, connections, goals achievements. It consists of 1:1 mentoring sessions and Webinars.
Chevalier Mentors

A chevalier mentor is the one who will be available for all startups who need his or her expertise.

Godfathers & GodMothers

Each startup finalist will have a mentor assigned to them who will follow-up with them for the whole 100 days

Spark Mentors

A spark mentor will give a one-shot webinar session on a specific topic.

10 Webinars
  • PR
  • Marketing
  • Sales & Market Penetration
  • Sales & Market Penetration
  • Scrum Agile
  • Team Work ( HR + tools and processes )
  • Product Prioritizing
  • Tech Stuff
  • Legal Stuff
  • Negotiation, Faunding & Valeuation

Our Mentors
Hossein Golhosseini
Adtech & Martech enthusiast
Hassan Etaat
Founder, CEO at Persian New Ideas
Seyed Ebrahim Dorraji
Investment Director at Sarv Ventures
Kaveh Yazdifard
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Coach
Igor Madzov
Associate at South Central Ventures
Asad Safari
Enterprise Agile Coach at Sadad Informatic Corporation
Jan Ameri
Chief Innovation Officer: ArcticStartup
Pantea Deedari
CEO and Co-founder of Dastaneman
Farid fooladi
VP of Market Development at System Group
Naser Ghanem zadeh
CEO at Nivo
majid kasiri
Co-founder, CEO at Akhbar Rasmi
Arash Modaresi
CEO at Academino
Max Khattak
Partner of Operay
George Bartlett
Investment Manager at Columbia Lake Partners
Vahid Sohrabpour
CEO & Co-founder at Quantum Startup Accelerator
Ariyan Afshar
Managing Director at Finnova
Mohammad Samiei
Senior marketing manager at Reyhoon
Pashootan Pourpezeshk
Cofounder & CEO at Bamilo
Sara Usinger
Program Director
Mark Meinema
Trainer & coach
Mahshad Sobhani
Founder & CEO at IDEHHUB
Amirali Mohajer
CEO at Snapptrip Hotels
Hamed Farhadian
CEO at Startup Studio Hamburg
Bahar Yarmohammad
Head of investment hamava
Reza Malekzadeh
General Partner at Partech Ventures
Radman Rabii
Head of Trading & Commodities in Turquoise Partners
Ekaterina Matveeva
Founder of Amolingue
Xanyar Kamangar
Founding Partner at Griffon Capital


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