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Schedule

Wednesday

Feb 27
  • Registration and Reception
  • Start of Program
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Pitching Ideas
  • Voting for ideas
  • Teams Forming and discussions start
  • Team begin to work
  • Open Dinner

Thursday

Feb 28
  • Open Breakfast
  • Working on Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Working on Ideas
  • Dinner
  • Working on Ideas

Friday

Mar 1
  • Open Breakfast
  • Working on Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Preparing for presentations
  • Final pitches (Judging and Awards)
  • Awards ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Goodbye
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

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.

Said Rahmani Khezri

Investor, Entrepreneur

Said Rahmani Khezri is Founder, CEO and Vice Chairman of Sarava, the first VC/PE fund focused on investment in Internet and Ecommerce and incubation of technology startups in Iran. Prior to this he was regional general manager and country representative of Naspers in the Middle East. In this role he was responsible for business strategy, market development, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, regional investments, mergers and acquisitions and country operations.

Milad Jahandar

Maketing Specialist   |  LinkedIn

Business Development in Rahnama Co.

Gold Sponsors
Judges

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.

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.

Ehsan Mozaffaripour

Marketing/Branding Expert   |  LinkedIn

I am a telecom marketer with six years’ experience in a multicultural global operator, a technical background and an understanding of emerging markets. Started from product development and then added branding, communications and budgeting to the responsibilities, I gained the portfolio of marketing skills through this 6 years tenure. Digital revolution in media is the latest focus and recent successful practices gave me the passion and belief in the potentials. I have started with entrepreneurship and continued with entrepreneurial culture inside enterprises I have worked for. And this revealed to be the key for having productive teams and gaining business success.

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 from I.M.I.

Majid Zamani

Investment Banker

Majid Zamani is an investment banker who has been involved in several merger and acquisition deals and has recently helped to create a private equity firm focusing on e-commerce. He has worked for AIG in New York and Petroleum Finance Corporation and the World Bank in Washington, DC. He has earned an MBA from University of Illinois at Chicago and and MPA from Columbia University. He is a graduate of University of Tehran in Electrical Engineering.

Siamak Fakoush

Entrepreneur

Siamak has a MBA from Tehran University and a PHD from Amir Kabir University in the field of Medical Engineering. He teaches entrepreneurship at Tehran University and has been consulting private companies for many years.

Coaches

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.

Ehsan Golabgir

Founder & CEO, Albasco.com   |  LinkedIn

Ehsan has about a decade of E-commerce experience in starting up one of the first online shopping websites of Iran. In 2009, he founded Albasco.com, which managed to become one of the fastest growing online retailers in the country with 35000 different products.
He created the concept and the vision of taking the online shopping culture to rural areas of the country where the product availability was limited. in 2011, over a course of 8 months, more than 5000 ICT office representatives were trained to shop online for their villages through Albasco.com.

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.

Ata Khalighi Sigaroudi

Co-founder of PersianBlog   |  LinkedIn

Ata is one of the founders of popular Iranian blogging service, Persianblog.ir (formerly Persianblog.com) 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.

Roozbeh Moniri

Business Analyst

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

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.

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.

Shahin Katebi

Software Architect & Developer   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Shahin is a software developer which has a great experience working on various software platforms like MacOS, iOS, Windows, etc. and has developed many desktop, web-based and mobile applications so far. He is the founder of Seeb.co Development Group and is working with several Iranian and overseas companies at present as well. He has also held some successful workshops and helped developers wet their feet with the real world coding.

Mahdi Meshkin

Product Manager   |  LinkedIn

Mahdi is in charge of product user experience in Rahnama Co.

Organizers
Khavarzamin
Amir Kabir University
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