Call for applications for the fully funded OIC International Startup Summit 2018 in Turkey. This startup summit will be held in Istanbul.

The Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), welcomes applications from interested youth and entrepreneurs for the “’Take off Istanbul Startup Investment Pitching Session”, an international entrepreneurship event implemented within the context of  ICYF-DC initiated OIC Startup platform Project and  organized in cooperation with the T3 Foundation and with the  Support of Investment agency of Turkish Prime Ministry  to be held on 20 – 23 September 2018 in Istanbul. The program is dedicated to young entrepreneurs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States and Muslim minorities from non-members. The event is held under ICYF-DC’S  OIC Start-up Platform Project.

International Startup Summit Details:


Host Country:
  • Turkey
Host Organisation:
  • Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC)
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Program Location:
  • Istanbul
Program Duration:
  • 4 days
Program Dates:
  • 20-23 September 2018
  • Special Cash Prize
  • Winner Startups will be eligible to  attend 1 year incubation program in Istanbul in which all the  costs( office, living, rent etc.) will be  covered by Organizing  Committee
  • Partnership with leading  Companies in the same  field of activity
Financial Support:
  • International Flight Tickets and Accommodation will be provided by the Organizing Committee
Eligible Startup Categories:
  • Energy and Environment Technologies
  • Health and Natural Sciences
  • Transportation, Space Technology and Defense
  • Education
  • Agriculture and Food
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Project Criteria Requirements:
  • Project prototype availability
  • Project road map availability
  • Project Business plan availability
  • Project Demo video availability
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Following to submission of all required Documents through official web page;  All eligible Projects, which satisfies the application criteria, will be matched with outstanding Mentors to assist them in the preparation process for investment, to establish successful start-up companies.
  • Selected Projects that successfully accomplish online mentorship and the evaluation of financial and Technical committees  will be invited to the Take-off Istanbul Startup Investment Summit.
  • Participants should be between 18-35 years, and citizens of OIC Member States, Observer States or Muslim minorities from non-member states
How to Apply:

Fill up the online application form as soon as possible. Don’t wait till last date.

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Application Deadline:
  • 1 August 2018


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