On 15-20 May 2017 authors of 50 IT start-up projects from the OIC countries and the Russian Federation gathered in Kazan to make business contacts and to attract investments for IT start-ups. The forum was aimed at people who have an IT-project and are interested in its development. After online registration, registered participants became a part of the OIC START-UP PLATFORM. The platform was also aimed to create online network of start-ups, mentors and investors. The platform was launched on 21 November 2016.