At NexGen, we take promising Iranian startups on a fast-paced learning journey to discover, unlock, and understand Germany as a leading innovation hub. We also act as the right hand of German funders, incubators, and accelerators to find the best and brightest Iranian startups.

What NexGen is...

NexGen supports startups in their global growth. Under this program, promising startups have the opportunity to align themselves with global standards in a variety of ways. Through intelligent consulting, presence in international networks, targeted training and the search for effective connections, they are introduced to the leading innovation centers in Germany. Through tailored programs, advice from dedicated experts and access to an extensive network of business partners and investors, NexGen supports startups in all phases and industries on their path to international success.

What NexGen does...

NexGen relies on the knowledge, extensive and effective communication and other capacities of the German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and its steering committee strives to be a reliable and safe reference for Iranian startups, a bridge between Iran’s and Germany’s startup ecosystems.

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NexGen missions are...

Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring and advising startups at all stages for international scalability.

Event & Matchmaking

Providing an international networking space for intelligent and effective communication.


Valuation and determination of the value of companies according to the most accurate and comprehensive calculations.


All aspects of the training required for a startup. From the basics to the advanced.

Steering Committee

  • Mahmoud Karimi

    Innovation and high risk investments
  • Hesam Maghsoudloo

    FinTech expert, Smart City planner
  • Kamran Khoshi

    Serial entrepreneur, Angle investor
  • Hossein Sarafraz

Deputy Managing Director of AHK Iran
  • Amirhossein Mohammadi

    Solo Capitalist & Bussines Developer
  • Katayoun Sepehri

    Social entrepreneurship



Start.up! Germany Tour is the flag bearer of the international startup events of the German chamber network. In recent years, Iranian startups have made a big appearance at this event.

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What advantages your startup can have....

Resource management

Learn to minimize risks, avoid costly mistakes, and save resources.

Tailored mentoring

Advice and personal support from dedicated experts and experienced entrepreneurs in individual sessions and group seminars.

Smart network

Joining a strong network, facilitating connections and aligning with the right players in the respective ecosystems. No matter if you are a startup, a VC, an incubator/accelerator or any other provider.

Global scalability

Expand internationally and enter new markets, develop a market entry strategy and achieve your goals. In short, achieve global scalability.