Be a volunteer
04/10/2022
Call for Applications: AZERBAIJAN Investment and Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency
(SMBDA) are inviting startups to Baku to attend the Azerbaijan Investment and Youth Entrepreneurship
Forum on 17-18 November 2022.

The Forum aims to bring local and international organizations/companies, policymakers, government officials,
entrepreneurs, experts, investors, VCs, businesspeople, CEOs of top corporations together to discuss how to
strengthen the startup ecosystem in Azerbaijan, Eurasia and in all OIC Region and how to develop a new vision to
support youth entrepreneurship.

The two-day Forum will contain a series of fairs, panels, cultural events, exhibitions, networking sessions, round
table discussions and workshops. The panel discussions will be based on the startup investment, youth
entrepreneurship and development of the startup ecosystem.

Startups will be selected from the following verticals:
● Food & Agri-Tech
● Green Industry
● Fintech
● Games and Applications
● Environment & Renewable Energy
● Smart Tech
● Aviation & Space Tech
● Logistic & Smart City
● Robotics and AI

In the context of the Forum, leading innovative international startups and SMEs will showcase their innovations for
two days for high-level participants and will present their pitch decks to the global investors.
Closed roundtable discussions are also planned with local & international investors, government officials and
representatives of the youth focusing on economic empowerment of the youth in Eurasia, in OIC region and beyond
for reaching sustainable development.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
● Azerbaijan Investment and Youth Entrepreneurship Forum application is open to startups of the OIC
Member States and Muslim minorities in Non-OIC Countries.
● Aged between 18-35
● Ability to communicate in English

*Visa support, travel expenses, accommodation, and meals will be provided by the Organizing Committee

Important! Only selected participants will be informed.

OPINION
  • NEWSLETTER
  • Get The Latest News & Updates
LATEST
TWEETS
/icyf_official
  • The delegation paid visits to the local and statewide Muslim institutions to increase the cooperation between ICYF… https://t.co/5e3NXKDid7
  • 2 days ago
  • An ICYF delegation headed by Mr. Yunus Sonmez, the Director General of the ICYF Cabinet, attended the annual Muslim… https://t.co/9YFa2N3LKk
  • 2 days ago
  • Delegates from the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, Bilisim Vadısı, and the Islamic… https://t.co/CG7AsGj2C7
  • 4 days ago
  • The International Incubation Center's launch ceremony was held today as a COMCEC Ministerial Meeting side event at… https://t.co/Hz4xPcMnxu
  • 4 days ago
  • IIC Official Launch & Special Panel Session On The Margins of COMCEC Ministerial Conference https://t.co/Aw2jt9crRg
  • 4 days ago
  • This week's session will be centered on "The Diplomatic Aspects of the Palestinian Issue in the 21st Century".
  • 5 days ago
  • Dr. Gökhan ÇINKARA, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Nec… https://t.co/wa1u5LNTtV
  • 5 days ago
  • The International Youth E-games Championships organized under the Kazan OIC Youth Capital took place on the 26th of… https://t.co/W3KHp1sGqv
  • 5 days ago
  • You are invited to the launch and special panel “Promoting Young Entrepreneurship on Technology in the OIC,” which… https://t.co/KwXwxPxHce
  • a week ago