As it was announced during the past months by the D-8 TTEN Secretariat, the first Technology Investment Meeting (TIM2017) was organized and held in 4-5 December 2017 in Pardis Technology Park Convention Hall, Tehran, I. R. Iran. TIM was ratified to be held among member states in D-8 TTEN High Council Meeting fourth event in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 17-19 May 2017.
D-8 TTEN conformed the Scientific Committee and TIM Council comprising of experts in technology investment issues to sufficiently organize the event. The Committees detected keynote speeches, professional panels, VCs presentation, Start-up Stories and pitching deck session as suitable programs for participants.
One of the unexpected outcome of TIM2017 was the cooperation unveiled during the event. Shenasa Co. from Iran signed MoUs with its Malaysian and Turkish counterparts.
TIM2017 witnessed an agreement besides the several VCs sessions costly 22 million USD in the field of IT providing tourism services in Iranian market for which two startups were merged and invested by Iranian funds.
Overall, TIM2017 could manage its first event in Tehran and during the two-day event, 2 Keynote Speeches, 4 panels titled CVC, Business Angel, Government role to develop VC and Evaluation of Startups, 4 VC fund presentations by SARAVA PARS, Iran, Connector id, Indonesia, MAVCAP, Malaysia, KMP, Malaysia, 2 startup stories, 5 pitches by selected start-ups and one workshop were the programs for around 150 participants from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Most of the attendees were VC funds, firms, Start-ups, investment experts, government representatives and panelists.