One of the areas owning potentiality to extend technology cooperation among technologists is the technology investment issue. Technology investment possesses varieties and ventures that absolutely differ from investment in other areas in industries. Technology investment appears profitable and secure in many products that are required in societies and differs in innovative products with their hazards called Venture Capital.
One of the critical investment issues in technology world, is the Venture Capital in start-up firms. Venture capital-backed firms played a key role in driving innovative economic activity during the 1990s. VC firms invest and assist start-up companies till their growth stage. VC issue has convergence with Islamic financing fundamentals; and donating entities like Islamic Development Bank has the experience of such activities. Few countries have long experience of activities in Islamic States meanwhile some states are facing the subject recently.
In order to encourage Islamic States to cooperate in technology investment and pave the way for VC firms, Technology Investment Meeting (TIM) has been designed by D-8 TTEN Secretariat. TIM is aimed at tracing the investment opportunities and sources in member countries by presenting the owners of technology and innovation their achievements to investors in common sessions. Through the drawn framework, technologists and innovators can imagine broader market and commercialization possibility for their achievements.
The history of VC activities in D-8 member countries is different in countries. In Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey VCs have been operated since three decades ago meanwhile other countries have the recent experience of attention toward VC funds like Bangladesh and Egypt.
Concerning the above mentioned notes, D-8 TTEN Secretariat planned the TIM 2017 as a meeting of VC Funds from Member States and other invited countries to exchange experiences and financing models, define future cooperation and create road map for future meetings. Therefore, the Meeting is named as,
TIM 2017: D-8 VC Funds, Experiences and Financing Models
Meeting Quick Facts
· More than 20 international keynotes
· More than 200 participants
· The best platform for business networking
· TIM roadmap session
· 4 VC Panels
· 4 VC presentations
· Pitch Deck presentation
· 2 Startup stories