What is Silk Road Trip?

During a 10 day road trip, our team of 15 including 6 international Jury members from 5 countries will stopped by 7 cities of Iran to meet the top 100 startups from all over the country. At the end of our tour we choose the top 10 startups and 6 wild card startups as finalists who will get the chance to pitch at the finals in Kish during the Conference.

The first edition of our road trip happened between October 22 and 31st 2017 in Tabriz, Tehran, Rasht, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and Mashad.

Selected Startups

Silkroaders Mentors

Mahyar Khattak

Mahyar Khattak

Partner at Iratel Ventures

Peyman Keyhanvar

Peyman Keyhanvar

Tabriz mentor

Saleh Sepehrifar

Saleh Sepehrifar

CEO at Roshdjoo

Mohammad Kermani

Mohammad Kermani

Founder & CEO at Blue-White

Parisa Ostovari

Parisa Ostovari

Parsijoo, Yazd

Mostafa Pourali

Mostafa Pourali

GreenWeb Member of Board & founder of Arnikaweb

Silkroaders Jury

Anne-Sophie Dutat

Anne-Sophie Dutat

Social & Growth Marketing Strategist

Kiran Maverick

Kiran Maverick

Founder of I Am Tomorrow and The August Fest

Aurélie Salvaire

Aurélie Salvaire

Founder of The A Factor and Shiftbalance

Hamed Farhadian

Hamed Farhadian

CEO at Startup Studio Hamburg

Luca Banderet

Luca Banderet

CEO & Founder of J12 Ventures

Ruth Cremer

Ruth Cremer

CEO of euworx UG, Lecturer at HS Fresenius

Selection Criteria

Early stage startups

Already have a product

Local startups

Scalable and robust business model

Willing to grow internationally

Be able to pitch in English

What to Win

Round trip to Kish from your city

2 nights of accommodation in Kish

Present your startup in front of an international jury of experts

Chances to win pitch prizes (financing & in-kind)

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