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May 1
  • Registration and Reception
  • Start of Program
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Pitching Ideas
  • Voting for ideas
  • Teams Forming and discussions start
  • Team begin to work
  • Open Dinner


May 2
  • Open Breakfast
  • Working on Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Working on Ideas
  • Dinner
  • Working on Ideas


May 3
  • 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.

Dr. Malek Naderi

Amir Kabir University

Dr. Naderi is the head of the Student Association Organization in Amir Kabir University.

Arash Barahmand


Arash is a tech journalist and writer with more than a decade experience in several IT news agencies and publications. Currently he’s one of the founders and editor in chief of Peivast Monthly magazine and also the host and editor in chief of Barkhat TV show. Through his upcoming presentation for finale of Tehran Startup weekend he will open up a few derails about inter-media cooperation between what he calls “geek people and media bunch!”

Alireza Omidvar

Business Consultant   |  LinkedIn

Alireza has been a manager at Atieh Bahar consulting, responsible for consulting outside firms in Iran. He is the founder and CEO of Iranian Network for Corporate Governance and Responsibility which has been working since 2006 to promote corporate responsibility in Iran.

Gold Sponsors

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.

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.

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.

Hamid Mohmmadi

Founder & CEO, DigiKala

Hamid founder DigiKala in 2007 to review and sell digital products. In the following years DigiKala has turned into a success story and is now one of the more popular websites in Iran.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Nima Noormohammadi

Founder & CEO, Ponisha   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Nima has a 10 year experience in Sales and Marketing, mainly for international corporations. He founded Ponisha in 2011, which helps small companies and startups mitigate some other their costs by outsourcing a portion of their needs to freelancers in Iran.

Mansour K. Manesh

VP at   |  LinkedIn

Mansour has been graduated from SAMPAD and studied IT in Sharif University of Technology.
He has the experience of being a part of couple of successful Start-ups like PTE and
His extent experience is in Strategic Planning and Organizing young effective teams incorporating online businesses.

Pooya Mahmoodian

CEO, Axprint   |  LinkedIn

Pooya is a board member and CEO of “” the first online photo publishing service in Iran. Leading this successful business brought him valuable experiences in running a startup: creating business model, defining business strategies and vision, operations management, branding, marketing, growth hack, etc.

Arash Izadyar

Graphic Designer   |  LinkedInGoogle+

‌BS in Industrial Design and MA in Illustration from Azad Art and Architecture University, Member of Iranian Graphic Designers Society, 10 years of experience in Graphic Design for advertising and Print Media, 5 Years of experience in Visual Design and working with local and international companies on developing Apps for iOS and Android Platform. Activities on Designing and Marketing for Digital goods in Online Graphic Markets.

Ali Entezari

Business Systems Analyst   |  LinkedIn

Ali is graduated in Industrial Engineering and MBA with specialization in HRM and Strategy. He is qualified in various business management fields such as Business Process Engineering, Integrated Quality Management Systems, Organizational Development and specially Human Resource Management in different sectors. He is able to contribute with some interdisciplinary skills such as Business Strategy, Organizational Culture, Work Values, and Talent Management in online sector. He’s ready to help young entrepreneurs in team building skills, commercializing ideas and identifying individuals’ professional skills.

Kristján Kristjánsson

Startup Weekend Facilitator   |  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, and TEDx. Kristjan will mentor SWTehran teams through Skype.

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.

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