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Berkeley hosted an iBRIDGE conference of Iranian entrepreneurs last September.
Berkeley hosted an iBRIDGE conference of Iranian entrepreneurs last September.

Germany is preparing to host a major gathering of Iranian tech diaspora next month. In a three-day conference titled iBRIDGE Berlin, over 80 Iranian entrepreneurs and businesspeople from inside the country, the US and Europe to explore opportunities in Iran’s tech sector.

The conference – that will open on June 4 and will last until June 6 – is meant to study the role that a high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem can play in Iran’s economic development and diversification.

The event – which is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees and online viewers – will be comprised of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, as well as visits to local incubators in Berlin.  

iBRIDGE Berlin is a sequel to iBRIDGE Berkeley, the innovative conference held at the University of California, Berkeley on September 6, 2014. 

The sold-out groundbreaking event, with over 700 attendees and 1,000 viewers via live stream, brought together thought leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Iran to explore the opportunities and challenges of high tech entrepreneurship in Iran and its impact on the country’s ongoing economic development. 

iBRIDGES is a non-profit global movement for accelerating the innovation economy in Iran through education of high tech entrepreneurship. The iBRIDGES initiative was started in 2014 as a collective effort of Iranians interested in, and involved with  high technology entrepreneurship in the US. Since then it has grown to a larger worldwide community engaged in organizing its annual conferences and pursuit of its objectives.

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