The Demo-Day of the 9th Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum took place in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan (RF), within the framework of “Russia – Islamic World: Kazan Forum 2023” on 19 May, 2023. The event was a resounding success, bringing together young entrepreneurs from across the Islamic world to share ideas and insights about the future of business and innovation.
30 startups from 15 countries (14 – online and 16 – offline) presented their projects at the investment session.
The honourable jury members of the investment sessions were:
Ziad Barouni, Storytelling, Pitching & Critical Thinking Coach/ Mentor, International Entrepreneurship Consultant
Sami Serdar – CEO of Young Business Hub (ICYF) – International Incubation Center
Necmettin Gurses – Expert at Young Business Hub (OIC Youth Forum) – International Incubation Center
Orian Mekhroj Rashidov, Director of Uzbekistan Youth Entrepreneurship Support Center Yoshtadbirkoruz
Arzish Azam, CEO at Ejad Labs
Shehab Niazi, COO at at Ejad Labs, COO at FutureFest
Rustem Yunusov, Deputy Director of the IT Park Kazan Technopark
And we also had our dear experts joining us online:
Vusal Gurbanov – Acting Director General of ICYF ERC
Adeniyi Adebayo – Program Director of the Forum
Soltan Bayramov – Deputy Director of Innovations Center LLC- INNOLAND Incubation & Acceleration Center
Nazrin Asgarzada – Managing Director of NEXT STEP Innovation Center
Farhad Pashayev – Executive Board Member of SABAH.lab Acceleration Center