Have a great idea for a tech startup?

OIC Startup Platform (OSP) is for OIC youth to register their startup for an opportunity to work with mentors, get free trainings and pitch to investors.

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OIC Startup Platform

Joint Initiative of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum and the Republic of Tatarstan

The OIC Startup Platform (OSP) is a joint initiative of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), international institution affiliated to the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. The idea of OSP was announced at the 2nd Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. Individuals and teams from OIC countries can register their tech startup for an opportunity to pitch their initiatives and secure mentorship and financial support.

The Young Business Hub is a multiphase entrepreneurship platform that offers young entrepreneurs from the OIC Member States the opportunity of online and offline trainings in related fields and to be matched with the specifically chosen investors both in online platform and in yearly investment summits organized in collaboration with relevant authorities of the member states or observer states. The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) is the legal owner of  the project and implements the initiative in cooperation with its special partners.

The YBH is the umbrella economic empowerment initiative among the whole sub initiative brands, including OIC Startup Platform ( Start- up Development), YBH VETED and YBH Network, along with all those related  within the 14 priority Joint Youth Actions adopted by the 3rd Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Minister (5-7 October 2016, Istanbul) and endorsed by the 43rd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (18-19 October 2016, Tashkent).

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How OSP Works

Create your startup profile

Step 1. Create your startup profile

Create your startup and personal profile and tell us about the problem you are solving.

Select a mentor

Step 2. Select a mentor

If your application passes the first stage of validation, we will match you to a group of mentors based not just on your industry, product, market or speciality, but personality. Our group of mentors includes serial entrepreneurs, angels and venture capital specialists and investors.

Idea validation

Step 3. Idea validation

After successfully receiving mentorship, our technical and financial experts will validate your idea, market and product fit, scalability, investability, marketability and financials. They will work with you to get everything right before it goes to the investors.

Apply for funding

Step 4. Apply for funding

Once you received mentorship, and approved by our technical and financial experts, your startup will be made available to investors to make you an offer. OSP provides a single common platform and access to hundreds of angel and venture capital specialists and investors who are focused on helping and developing OIC based entrepreneurs and startups.

Launch your startup

Step 5. Launch your startup

The mentorship, validation, funding and continuous education will provide you a solid base to run you startup like a seasoned entrepreneur. We will be around to provide you support whenever you needed!

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Get free trainings accredited by Oxademy Business School

OSP's aim is to provide new entrepreneurs the skills they need to build a tech startup from the ground up. The trainings start at idea generation and include product development, competitive strategy, finance, digital marketing, customer and marketplace management, technology, human psychology and many more. All programmes are free and accredited by Oxademy Business School, UK.

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Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective - Research Paper

Paper that highlights the role of religion on business in post-secular society.

Research about the role of religion in entrepreneurship and more broadly management, is sparse. In this conceptual article, we complement existing entrepreneurship theory by examining entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective (EIP). EIP is based on three interconnected pillars: the entrepreneurial, socio-economic/ethical, and religio-spiritual.

We outline how Islam shapes entrepreneurship at the micro-, meso-, and macro-level, indicate how Islam may be considered an entrepreneurial religion in the sense that it enables and encourages entrepreneurial activity, review research streams interlinking Islam with entrepreneurship and management and outline promising research approaches.

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What People Are Saying

OSP has been launched to ensure well-being and economic prospects of young people.

Youth Ministers Conference

OIC Resolution. Turkey 2016

An extra ordinary initiative and we are excited to be part of it.

Oxademy Technologies

Oxford, United Kingdom