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Sep 5
  • Registration and Reception
  • Start of Program
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Pitching Ideas
  • Voting for ideas
  • Teams Forming and discussions start
  • Team begin to work
  • Open Dinner


Sep 6
  • Open Breakfast
  • Working on Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Working on Ideas
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Working on Ideas
  • Dinner
  • Working on Ideas


Sep 7
  • Open Breakfast
  • Working on Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Preparing for presentations
  • Final pitches (Judging and Awards)
  • Awards ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Goodbye
Platinum Sponsors

Jahangir Aghazadeh

A 20 years veteran of the business world with great knowledge and experience on corporate strategy, business development and innovation management. Aghazadeh has played a key role in establishment of early IT startups in Iran.

Shahab Javanmardi

Fanap, CEO   |  LinkedIn

Dr. Shahab Javanmardi has built and managed a handful of successful businesses over the past 20 years. He is now the CEO of Fanap Holding. His deep passion about helping young entrepreneurs to grow and shine has been so much clear in the past decades.

Rui Rebeca

Global Marketing & Innovation Manager   |  LinkedIn

Rui has an extensive career in Marketing having worked in different industries, from car manufacturers to advertising agencies. For more than 10 years, Rui worked for Philip Morris , in different positions, becoming Marketing Director in many regions. Rui also worked as a private Consultant focused on Public Entities with projects in Portugal and Brazil. Rui holds degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing.

Gold Sponsors

Kristján Kristjánsson

Facilitator, Startup Weekend   |  LinkedIn

Kristján Freyr Kristjánsson is an Entreprenur from Iceland. He is the CEO of Innovit, Entrepreneursip Center. Innovit is one of the leading organizations in promoting Entreprenurship within the Icelandic Entrepreneurial-Eco-System. Innovit are currently local hosts to a variety of known global projects in Iceland such as StartupWeekends, StartupReykjavik, TEDxReykjavik, Global Entrepreneurship Week Iceland and the countries largest Business Plan Competition.

Shahin Tabari

Chargoon, Founder

You can barely find someone in IT industry who does not know this successful entrepreneur. Shahin is the founder of Chargoon. The Iranian leading web software development company with hundreds of employees.

Ayat Hosseini

Marketing and Branding Consultant   |  LinkedIn

Ayat Hosseini is an experienced marketing consultant. She is the vice president of marketing and branding at ICT PASARGAD VC(SHENASA).
Her researches and workshops on marketing and branding is well known in International conferences.
She graduated from EMBA and MBA-Marketing Strategy form I.M.I.

Mohsen Malayeri

Entrepreneur   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Mohsen is currently the CEO of Khavarzamin. He is also a member of advisory committee at W3C. Mohsen is an energetic and passionate entrepreneur with successful business backgrounds.

Caveh Zonooz

Investor, Entrepreneur   |  LinkedIn

Caveh Zonooz is an Iranian-German serial entrepreneur and investor. He is focused on enterprise solutions delivered as a service (SaaS). His company, direktzu® is stated as one of the most successful startups by the startup magazine in Germany. In 2011 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has approved direktzu® as a inevitable management tool for successful CEOs.

Mohamad Reza Nouroozi

Sales & Marketing Consultant

Reza is a passionate entrepreneur. He is a workshop facilitator on business and creative management solutions at 4baq. Reza is the sale and marketing manager at FANAP, a leading IT Comoany in Iran.
He is the owner of Raveshsaz Corp. an e-learning company with the variety of web based learning solutions.

Salman Jariri

Entrepreneur   |  LinkedIn

Salman Jariri is an Iranian entrepreneur based in Dubai. He is the founder of DubaiBeat, a private equity and venture capital portal in the Middle East.
After graduating from Sharif University, Salman has been a founding member of several online businesses in the Middle East since 1999. He is among the first persian bloggers.

Alexander Puschkin

Entrepreneur   |  

Alexander Puschkin is an IT Business Engineer and entrepreneur. He cofounded a successful startups called direktzu® at the age of 21 while he was studying business informatics.
The german magazine “The Time” (Die Zeit) titled him as one of 100 entrepreneurial students Germany can be proud of in 2010.

Farid Mobasser

Technology Investment Manager   |  LinkedIn

Dr. Farid Mobasser is an entrepreneur and business development expert. He founded KYA, a successful high-tech startup, in 2006 and has extensive experience in development of technology based ventures. He has won numerous prestigious entrepreneurship and innovation awards. Currently, Farid is technology investment manager of Turquoise Partners.

Zhale Mojib

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Consultant

Dr. Zhaleh Mojib is a veteran with more than 30 years of experience in expansion and development of technology IROST. She has consulted a lot of governmental agencies, enterprises and startups in the past decades. Dr. Mojib has played a key role in developing strategies and policies for the national entrepreneurship eco-system.
She is too keen to help technology entrepreneurs and loves to share her deep knowledge on startup developments. Dr. Mojib has been member of judgment committee in most of entrepreneurship and innovation national festivals.


Shayan Shalileh

Co-founder of Webna   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Very few people have done as much for the Iranian Web ecosystem as Shayan. He started to write about the startups and Iranian websites since 2003 in Iranian Web News Agency (Webna). He also co-founded the Iran Web Festival (IWF), the leading event to honor excellency among Iranian websites.

Ashk Fathi

Startup Mentor   |  LinkedIn

Ashk is an experienced technology startup mentor. He has advised and helped a lot of startups at Jahad Incubator Center. Ashk is very passionate to support startups to succeed.
He is a great public speaker and his recent speech during Iran Web Conference about "Startups Life Cycle" has attracted a lot of attention from the community.

Hessam Armandehi

Founder of Bazaar   |  LinkedIn

Hessam is the founder of Bazaar, the leading mobile app store in Iran. The platform is now connecting tens of developers with hundreds of thousands smartphone users.
After graduating from Sharif University, he studied Business Design at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and has gained practical experience in innovation system of Sweden by helping out startups at Encubator and Chalmers Innovation business incubators.

Nazanin Daneshvar

Takhfifan, Founder & CEO   |  LinkedIn

Nazanin is the founder of Takhfifan. A primary successful group buying startup in Iran. She has been involved in many startups since last 5 years. She has valuable experience and knowledge to share with other enthusiast entrepreneurs.

Farshid Aparviz

Entrepreneur   |  LinkedIn

Farshid is an expert software development manager with experience in payment systems. He is working at innovative payment and VAS department of FANAP, one of the most successful companies in financial information systems.
Farshid loves to help startups to achieve their business goals using available payment and marketing methods. He has good experience on developing customer acquisition and retention strategies in loyalty systems. He is also the founder of an online store for e-vouchers, called "ibsapay". He is now involved in founding "Deal Center" project, an Intelligent search engine for finding the best daily deals.

Ali Sadat Talab

UI Expert   |  LinkedIn

Ali is an experienced web developer and front-end engineer.
He have had vast experience in web2.0 & open Source technologies and involved in many web startups since 2006,
Ali also Bring concept of new web UI to several famous Iranian banks. He works at FANAP Co.

Ali Nemati

Business Development Consultant   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Ali is a great consultant and analyst for startups. He has more than 6 years experience in MBA and developing strategic plans. His workshops on SME business administration is well known among young entrepreneurs.

Soheil Abbasi

Business Consultant, Software Development Manager   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Soheil is an experience software development manager with a wide knowledge on business consulting and entrepreneurship. He has been involved in so many national and international projects.
He is also the founder of Khoshfekri Online Magazine.

Amir Mehrani

Business Coach   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Amir is a Coach with more than 10 years of experience. He helps individuals and businesses to improve their strengths and increase productivity by employing best solutions and tools.
He is a trainer and run Personal Strengths Finder and Strengths Based Leadership Workshops which helps people to create career path based on their strengths.
His passionate about Organizational Development and Change, Innovation and productivity. He is a professional blogger and share his thoughts through his blog

Asad Safari

Agile & Lean Coach   |  LinkedIn

Asad is an Agile and Lean facilitator. He one of the most active people in Agile education and popularization in Iran.
He is the founder of "Iran Agile Community" and "Iran SCRUM Institute"

John Beghoosian

Business Development Consultant   |  LinkedIn

John is the author of "Breaking Sales Limits". He is also the instructor at WWS in Malaysia. John is the founder of "Green Manager" and chief editor at "Success Window" Magazine. His knowledge and experience in Online and digital marketing is well known among the entrepreneurs.

Sallar Kaboli

Founder, Phoenix Alternative   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Sallar is a well known software developer who is deeply passionate about art. He is mainly focused on UI/UX design and coding. He has also founded Phoenix Alternative, a Persian creative design and development team based in Tehran.

Hossein Eftekhari

Mobile Monetization Consultant   |  LinkedIn

Hossein is Business Development Manager of a European company that offers a wide range of mobile monetization solutions for more than 280 mobile carriers worldwide, governments and brands. He studied IT eng and MBA. By having valuable experience in international companies and deep studies on web trends, he loves to help startups as a mentor to grow their business.

Sadegh Soltan

Mobile Development Manager

Sadegh is a very talented and experienced mobile solution developer. He is the head of the mobile banking solution at the Fanap. He has a background in both technical and managerial sides of mobile software design and development, especially in the fields of m-Payment, m-Banking and mobile security. His projects have ranged from small agile programs to large banking projects.

Javad Oftadeh

Social Media Analyst   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Javad is a real expert on social media topics. He helps startups to develop themselves through social media activities. He is the founder and director of Social Media Day Conference in Iran.

Soroush Ayoubi

Entrepreneur   |  LinkedIn

Soroush achieved a lot of experience in web development and project management because of collaborating with some companies to provide IT solutions since 2000. Soroush co-founded his first startup - mindudio and currently he is co-founder of Sisarv - healthcare marketing professionals - and is responsible for business systems architecting.
Studying at software engineering and MBA convinced Soroush to believe that IT and MBA are essential elements for creating a brilliant future.

Nasser Ghanemzadeh

Startup Mentor & Lean Startup Expert   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Nasser is an experienced startup mentor. He has deep knowledge on Lean Startup and he has been organizing several workshops on those topics in all over Iran.

Nasser has helped a lot of entrepreneurs to use lean startup practices to reach success.

Ata Khalighi Sigaroudi

Co-founder of PersianBlog   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Ata is one of the founders of popular Iranian blogging service, (formerly which eventually turned into the biggest community of Iranian in the Internet in the year 2008.
Currently as the CEO/CTO of PooyaSoft Co., He spend most of his time on managing his software developing teams to create web based applications and new web services.

Reza Hashemi

Serial Entrepreneur   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Reza Hashemi is both a visionary and accomplished entrepreneur with an in-depth technology background. He is widely respected as pioneer and founding member of the first major persian web startup, persianblog. Reza holds a Master degree in computer networks and systems architecture.
As an entrepreneur, he has founded or co-founded several companies, including a network security solutions firm, a hosted persian web publishing firm, an online advertising and Internet marketing company, and a managed cloud services company.

Sasan Marashi

Marketing and Business Consultant   |  LinkedIn

Sasan is a very talented, educated expert on Marketing and Product development. He has been working with several local and international brands.
Sasan is so passionate to share his knowledge with young entrepreneurs.

Reza Alavi

Business Development Consultant   |  Google+

Reza is Internet Entrepreneurship Trainer and Consultant. He has deep experience on Internet entrepreneurship education in
Iran. Reza has experience in developing business plans and helps
individuals to start their Internet business. He is also the author of
"Business Method through the Internet"


BUSINESS ANALYST   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Roozbeh is an experienced business analyst. With his IT and Business background he will be able to help the teams to achieve their goals.

Golmar Bahri

Entrepreneur   |  Google+

Golmar is a successful entrepreneur. She started her company, Paad around 4 years ago and now the company is leading security industry in Iran. Golmar Bahri would like to share her passion of business with the young entrepreneurs.

Jafar Mohammadi

VAS Consultant   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Jafar Mohammadi is a crowdsourcing expert. He has been graduated from Sharif University in Artificial Intelligence. Jafar is now managing the Value Added Service Lab at Sharif University and has played effective role in national projects.

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