ICYF organized Take off Istanbul: International Startup Summit on 20-23 September 2018. During the event, Young Entrepreneurs from around 56 countries received high-end training in critical tools of innovations and a skills-based approach towards the field of entrepreneurship. Also, selected Startups came together with the specially chosen investors in two days long investment pitching sessions and established effective partnerships.
The Objectives of ICYF 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