Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum
Applications should be submitted till May 24
2021, July 27-30
Kazan, Russia
Why Should You Join?
Cash prize
Cash prize of 20 thousand USD
Challenge yourself
Working with global teams from diverse cultural backgrounds can be a useful learning experience in itself. Helping those teams achieve their goals can be even more rewarding
Join a global community
20 hours of lectures, 80 hours of one-on-one mentorship sessions and hundreds of resources to support early stage startups across the OIC geography
About Forum

Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is an annual large-scale international youth entrepreneurship activity.

The organizers of the annual Kazan – OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum are: Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Eurasian Regional Center of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-ERC), Tatarstan Republic Youth Social Fund "Selet". The Forum will be held in partnership with Academy of Youth Diplomacy and Kazan IT Park, among others.

The 2021 Kazan Forum is intended for early stage startups with proven MVPs from the OIC region. These startups typically would have raised a family and friends round or no funding at all. The reality of the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the world as well as the opportunities for technology to help mitigate many problems.

The OIC has been one of the worst hit regions with declining incomes from oil and gas and a declining global demand for commodities, it is indeed a tough time.

Our format
April 1 - May 24
You have an IT startup:
e-commerce, edtech, apps
You are between 18-35 years
You are the founder/cofounder
You have a prototype (MVP)
May 24-31
Selection based on team, product,
market and traction. Top 100 startups will be invited to the online accelerator.
June 10 - July 10
20 hours of lectures, 80 hours of one-on-one mentorship sessions. Through a series of assessments and progress reports, top startups will be invited to the Boot Camp in Kazan.
Boot Camp
July 27-30
The most successful startups will have the opportunity to compete for $25 000 in cash prizes. The culmination and award will be done during Demo day.

2021 Speakers
Roman Kumar Vyass
Founder, Qmarketing
Modupe Odele
Founder, ScaleMyHustle
Zeljko Tekic
Professor, Skoltech
Founder of Barouni.com
Suhaib Al-Khawaldah
Policy Manager at Qatar Foundation, Investor
Sebastian Bond
Serial entrepreneur and VC
Stepan Ivanov
Analyst at RTP Global
Konstantin Gnyp
Investor, Runa Capital
Nikita Ryjih
Founder and CEO of FitJab
Dmitry Kurin
Head of MTS Startup Hub
Renat Khairullin
Scouting manager at Starta Accelerator
Martin Malström
COO at Brite
Dr. Waheed Qureshi
Founder & CEO at Mesmer
Haseeb Awan
CEO Efani / YC Alumni
Adeel Raza
CTO Minder / CEO MailMunch
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