2nd Take off Istanbul: International Startup Summit, an international entrepreneurship event implemented within the context of ICYF initiated Young Business Hub Startup platform Project, organized in cooperation with the T3 Foundation, with the Support of Turkish Presidency Investment Agency and with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology held on 16-19 September 2019 in Istanbul on the sidelines of Teknofest 2019.
The Expo took place with the participation of the most promising 300+ global startups in 7 strategic verticals, got on stage to pitch for the international jury, VCs, and world-leading companies, leading more than 150 rockstar mentors from the global startup eco-system guide and support startups covering all important sectors and industries, pitching and networking sessions with 200+ investors, business angels, VCs and the best accelerators from Turkey, MENA, US, ASEAN, and Europe and partnership opportunities with 100+multinational and regional corporate and public companies represented by innovative and digital executives.
Objectives of the startup platform are the following:
•Offering sustainable development opportunities for the OIC member states by creating effective reinforcements for young Muslim Entrepreneurs
•Increasing overall knowledge and knowhow level of Young Muslim entrepreneurs to prepare them for intense global competition
•Increasing the overall Job supply in the OIC Countries by establishing a rigid ground for the creation of new companies
•Decreasing the overall unemployment rate in Muslim Youth which is one of the crucial problems in the OIC Geography
•Increasing the overall economic integration rate by bringing together investors and entrepreneurs from different OIC countries
•Creating a market place for tech Startups and provide visibility around the OIC geography