The first gathering of Iranian startup ecosystem with International community

Join the Road Trip

October 22-31, 2017

Applications are now closed


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

During 10 days, we will organise a series of pitches in 8 cities of Iran with the most active startup scenes. Ten winners will be selected to pitch during the finals in Kish Island, a free-trade zone in the south of Iran.

A two-day summit with keynote and panels where the road trip finalists will pitch in front of an international audience of 150 entrepreneurs, corporates and investors, in Kish Island.

Why attend


Apply to Silk Road 100 and get the chance to pitch your startup and connect to international investors. For Free.


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


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

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

Silk Road Competition Juries

Ruth Cremer

CEO of euworx UG, Lecturer at HS Fresenius


Founder of The A Factor and Shiftbalance

Luca Banderet

CEO & Founder of J12 Ventures


Anne-Sophie Dutat

Partnership Manager at StartHer

Kiran Maverick

Founder of I Am Tomorrow/ The August Fest

Hamed Farhadian

CEO at Startup Studio Hamburg

Franck Nouyrigat

Founder of ReCorp

“80M population, 66% under age 35, +230,000 engineers/ Year, 120% Mobile penetration.”

It’s Crazy!

Our Mentors

Mahyar Khattak

Mahyar Khattak


Peyman Keyhanvar

Peyman Keyhanvar


Saleh Sepehrifar

Saleh Sepehrifar


Mostafa Pourali

Mostafa Pourali


Mohammad Kermani

Mohammad Kermani


Parisa Ostovari

Parisa Ostovari


Organising Silk Roaders

Supporting Silk Roaders

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