IDEA Startup Ecosystems is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Initial funding is provided by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the IDB Group.

Our core competencies are in community development, media, research, and advisory services. Each of which is a core pillar to supporting entrepreneurship in the region. Our efforts are focused to make IDEA the leading Islamic Finance content, community

and knowledge platform for entrepreneurs and their supporting ecosystem.

Our efforts are focused on hosting events in more than 57 cities in Muslim member countries to showcase successful local entrepreneurs, innovators, educators and investors to share personal stories and lessons learned on building great companies.

Our Mission

Foster the education of entrepreneurs and increase the number of opportunities for startups to succeed through programming, recruitment and knowledge sharing.

Our Vision

Establish the IDEA as a hub of the Greater Citi’s startup community and serve as an example and resource for other startup communities.

Our Core Values

> Facilitate collisions, co-learning and connectedness among entrepreneurs.
> Engage and support the community and local residents.
> Guide high density community growth.
> Help bridge political, social and economic boundaries across the state line.
> Encourage innovation using next generation Internet speeds (Google Fiber).
> Embrace failure and support the entrepreneurs who experience it.
> Share what we’ve learned about building a startup community with other
leaders, dreamers and pioneers. entrepreneurs in their journey of creating a
sustainable business.