iBRIDGES is an open, inclusive and collaborative initiative which aims to empower a worldwide high-tech entrepreneurial community, focused on those of Iranian descent, to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking. The iBRIDGES community is committed to nurturing individuals who build and accelerate the growth of an “Innovation Economy” everywhere.
At iBRIDGES we believe that the promotion and development of entrepreneurial capacities is a key lever for all societies to elevate their social condition. Entrepreneurship opens minds and enables individuals to unleash their creative capacities. It enables them to shift their perspective from seeing themselves as mere consumers or passive members of society, to being active producers, contributors and creators of their social reality. In particular the high-tech entrepreneurial space brings with it game changing dynamics and new ways of engagement that promote diversity and equal opportunity, celebrates merit based achievement, advocates participative management as well as fosters shared ownership. All of these elements are needed to establish a “Global Innovation Economy”. Individuals who build and accelerate the growth of an “Innovation Economy” everywhere.
iBRIDGES connects aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, established companies, students and investors in a dynamic networking environment.
Past conferences of Berkeley 2014, Berlin 2015, Barcelona 2016, Toronto 2019, and Virtual 2020 brought together 4000+ attendees from 40 countries. Over 300 speakers engaged with attendees, over 700 startups participated in the PITCH FEST, and more than 60 startups pitched their work to potential investors.
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