Startup Weekend Mashhad

    Wednesday, November 19 - 21, 2014

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team

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Startup Weekend Mashhad

Wednesday, November 19 - 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19 - 21, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Samen Hotel

Mashhad, Iran

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Wednesday November 19th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Thursday November 20th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday November 21st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Arash Barahmand
Editior in chief and co-founder of Peivast Monthly

Arash is editor in chief and co founder of Peivast monthly. Known as host and editor in chief many IT and tech shows in Iran TV he is more familiar to Persian users and audience as a recognised journalist and editor in many papers in more that a decade.
His sensitive, controversial and sometimes challenging view on Iranian IT business and politics has served him well but also his role in recognition and development of some most fortunate in commerce establishment also contributed to his fame. Being a key speaker and judge in many Iran startup events across nation characterised him as a devoted mentor to promotion and development of Iranian young ICT generation. Being the editor and one of key person in Iranian first strategies and governance ICT magazine plays a key role in his rising media image.

Event Judges

Mehran Behnam
Entrepreneur, business analyst

Mehran Behnam is such an entrepreneur that he had started his professional work 20 years ago among traditional market in Iran. He was the founder and CEO of companies such as: Pardis Bazar, Haft Sin Fanavari, Parsan Loh Pardis and Haftsin Kalaye Iranian. His intelligence and ability to localize new international business models and competitive opportunities, made him a successful entrepreneur. He is a graduate of MBA and a student of DBA at Faculty of Entrepreneurship in Tehran University. At the present time, he is the CEO of Haft Sin Kalaye Iranian company with the centrality of being the first virtual hyper market in the name of Final in Iran.

Mehdi Mohammadi

Ali Jahedi
Investment Advisor & Manager of ICT Incubator

Ali Jahedi is currently Manager of ICT Incubator on Khorasan Science and Technology

Park(KSTP). After 12 years experience advising to numerous CEOs, Entrepreneurs 

and Organizations as an CIO or Advisor, in recent 4 years He has Focused on Identify 

eBusiness opportunities & Supporting early-stage startup Companies across on their 

Development Process (Ideation to Incubation to Commercialization) and Creating 

Innovative Business Models.

Coaches and Mentors

Khavi UTP
Startup Mentor & The Founder Of Avaabook

Mahdi Alipour is the CEO of Ideapardazan Co and Director of Innovation ,research and development in Negin Co.He is one of the founders of Avaabook startup. He has a master degree in E-MBA and End Entrepreneurship based on Technology from Tehran university. He is an agile coach with 5 years practical experience.he is an specialist in designing innovative products based on right needs. he also loves designing innovative business models and UX.Now he is an individual venture capital who invests in startup Projects.

Javad Amel
CEO at Rajman Information Structures

Javad Amel is co-founder and CEO of Rajman Information Structures. He has experience of
more than 8 years in B 2B market. In addition of being operative officer, he himself was
responsible for R&D and business development. He has Msc in Software engineering as
academic education and his specialized domains are intelligent systems and soft computing.
Many projects such as spatial data infrastructures for ITS in Iran metropolises and intelligent
university timetabling were planned and conducted by him.

Mehrab AsadKhani

Mehrab, MSc. In Graphic Design, University lecturer and official member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society, has spent more than half his life studying and teaching graphic design. After many years of practical experience in the field of book publishing and graphic design while claiming many prestigious awards at national and international festivals, he has focused his studies on designing digital environments.

Navid Falahat

Navid is a graphic designer and branding strategist. Navid expertise in desiging corporate identity, branding and creating and studying the visual structure of an organization. 15 years of professional graphic and cultural designing for the market and establishing two specialized design studios and a holding company are only some of his outstanding accomplishments. He works as a designer and consultant for major brands in the field of signs, packaging, corporate identity. His main concern is the role of applied graphics in the areas of creativity and entrepreneurship.

Davood Torabzade
UX designer

Dvoood is a UX designer, He spoke at a lot of conferences about user experience. Currently he is Country manager of Iran at Interaction design foundation.

Soroush Ayoubi
Entrepreneur, Solution Provider

Soroush is activing more than 15 years in the ICT industry. She is educated software engineering and executive management (MBA and DBA) and has achieved a great experience in the areas of e-commerce, digital advertising, mobile value-added systems (VAS), branding and marketing services.

Mostafa Pourali
Founder of Arnikaweb, Frontend developer

Mostafa Pourali, MA in translation studies, founded local IT firm Arnikaweb at 2009 and starred there as a frontend developer. He is a UI designer and nowadays is researching for UX strategies. He believes that there exist many overlaps between design and translation and they can enrich each other, he is researching on it. Mostafa teaches frontend skills at Webdanesh institute in Mashhad which he co-founded at 2012. He is an engaged daddy, customer lover, a genial host man and an ace guitarist.

Nazanin Daneshvar
Co-founder of Takhfifan and Tarinan website

Nazanin Daneshvar is a graduate of Bachelor and Master of Software Engineering from Amirkabir University. She has been active in the field of E-commerce for about 10 years. In recent years, she was working as Technical Director in England and Germany and she has always been looking for launching an independent business.Nazanin believes that those who are engaged in Startups should be highly motivated, creative and hard-working.At the present time, she is the co-founder of Takhfifan and Tarinan website.

Ayda Moayedzadeh

Toktam Ranjbaran

Toktam is the founder and director of Aarshid Educational IT Complex in Mashhad, a manager and instructor with over 10 years of experience in IT and digital entrepreneurship in Razavi Khorasan. Toktam graduated with majors in Artificial Intelligence from AmirKabir University and held various training courses and seminars on web programming and business model design in the past years. In these days she is working as web project manager in GreenWeb.

Iman Ghasrfakhri

Mahdi Pourebadi

Amin Gholam

Milad Isfahani

Sadegh Alavizadeh

Kamyar Raad

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Mashhad team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Mashhad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Behrooz
  • Shahriar
  • Nazanin
  • Ali
    Fazel Hashemi
  • Ehsan
  • Hojat
  • mohammadreza
  • Saeed
  • nazanin
  • Amir
  • Mikael


Behrooz Shahri
Green Web Project Manager

Behrooz is interested in developing new ideas and cooperating with active people in the field of information technology. He believes that one must enjoy what they do in order to realize their dream. He has received his bachelor's degree in IT. He was one of the organizers of Mashhad Startup Weekend during Global Startup Battle in November 2013. Behrooz participated in Birjand Startup Weekend for the first time and there he became familiar with this event. He is currently the project manager of commercializing ideas section of Greenweb company and has focused his studies on the mixture of advertisement and IT. During this event, he will help the participants as the global facilitator of Stateup Weekend.

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