4th Kazan OIC Entrepreneurship Forum
OIC ScaleUP Accelerator
Connect by Feb 20 '18
Mar 1-May 12 '18 (10 weeks)
About 4th Kazan OIC Entrepreneurship...
Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a joint initiative of the OIC Youth Forum and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2014, the Forum has been held annually attracting huABOUT US
Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a joint initiative of the OIC Youth Forum and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2014, the Forum has been held annually attracting hundreds of startups, investors and industry experts from the OIC states and the Russian Federation.
~700 Applications per year
60 Startups invited to participate every year
57 Countries represented
> $2 Million in grants and investments
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Learn by Doing
We want to help startups work on their projects and at the same time learn new information. Our aim is to help startups grow through informed decision making and data-driven strategies.
- Raise Money
Important task is to help founders raise money. We partner with several funds interested in OIC markets. We make introductions and help startups prepare for and close investment deals.
- Continuous Support
We continue to offer a suite of services to keep our startups on track. Several services remain available for startups as alumni of the Kazan Entrepreneurship Forum.
1. APPLICATION (January 10 - February 1 2018)
You have an IT startup:
e-commerce, edtech, apps
Your are between 18-35 years
You are the founder/cofounder
You have a prototype (MVP)
2. SELECTION (February 1 – March 1 2018)
1st stage selection
Selection based on team, product, market and traction.
Top 100 startups to be invited for interviews.
2nd stage selection
Top 50 startups will be invited to the Forum.
3. ONLINE ACCELERATOR
March 1 – May 1 2018
All selected startups are expected to complete the 8-week program.
Weekly progress reports are expected and team 'concierge' will guide startups on formulating better hypotheses and streamlining efforts so they can achieve more with less.
4. BOOT CAMP (May 6– 12 2018)
The startups who have gone through the Online Accelerator are expected to participate in the week-long
BootCamp and DemoDay in Kazan.
5. DEMO DAY (May 11 2018)
We host a Demo Day at the very end of the BootCamp where all our startups present their products and services to a targeted and specially curated audience of investors, industry experts and journalists. At the DemoDay, we also announce startups who will receive guaranteed funding as well as special awards.more
Funds up to $30K
Funds15 startupsper year
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