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Summit, Kish

Silk Road Startup is the first international B2B, invite-only, gathering in Iran to showcase the local startup ecosystem


Best Iranian startup gathering

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Road Trip 2017

It's all about the journey when it comes to connecting with ambitious talents and passionate hearts who have big dreams.



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Silk Road Startup is the first international 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 last year 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 in 2 days. We also hold many 1:1 sessions of matchmaking and VIP dinners to optimise the experience of the attendees.











Why attend?



silkroad for Investor

The startups that you meet at Silk Road Startup are the most promising compnaies from around the country. Because we source them from every city in Iran and qualify them through different levels of online and offline challenges. If you want to meet the top Iranian startups and find your next investment opportunity, you are in the right place.



silkroad for startups

As a startup you need smart money and knowledgeable mentors who can guide you on the right way. We are solving both by connecting you with investors, successful entrepreneurs who share their experiences and providing you with the maximum visibility not only in Iran. If you want to take your startup to the next level join now!



silkroad for partners

A corporation without a disruptive idea is lagging behind. If you want to adopt new technologies, meet disruptive startups who are innovating in your industry you need to get to know them and connect. Come and meet young Iranian talents working on the latest technologies in your industry. We get you covered!

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road trip 2018

It's all about the journey when it comes to connecting with ambitious talents and passionate hearts who have big dreams. Nothing can replace a human interaction. That's why we organise a road trip to meet amazing entrepreneurs from every corner of the country, feel their world and understand where they come from. We organise a series of startup pitch competitions during 10 days. Last year we crossed 4000km in 7 cities. Our goal is to map the Iranian tech ecosystem.

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Silk Road 100 is the program which combines Startups Challenge, Mentoring program and Scaling follow-up for top Iranian startups to take their startup to the next level.

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recap 2017


For the first time in Iran we organised an international gathering, bringing together Iranian Tech ecosystem and international communities. The event is in 2 days, including startup finalists pitch, series of panels and keynotes. We are the only Tech conference that run all our program in English

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Our Partners

As a non-profit initiative, we depend on our partners who believe in our vision which is to help entrepreneurs solve world-wide problems.


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Tehran Community Partners:

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Kerman Community Partners:

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