Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech Tehran

    Wednesday, August 16 - 18, 2017

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team

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Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech Tehran

Wednesday, August 16 - 18, 2017

Wednesday, August 16 - 18, 2017
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Tehran, Iran

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Wednesday August 16th

4:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

4:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 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

10:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

Thursday August 17th

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 August 18th

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!

Event Judges

Fardad Zand
Partner @ Iratel Ventures and Co-founder & CEO @ Amin Advisor

Fardad is a passionate serial entrepreneur with four previous failed and successful startup attempts. With undergrad degrees in Polymer Engineering and Computer Science, he has Master degrees in Technology Management and Econometrics, and a PhD in Economics from Delft University. His Postdoc at MIT Center for Digital Business was on the topic of Knowledge Platforms. Following a two-year period as Assistant Professor in Technology, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, he joined the Business Technology & Innovation practice of McKinsey & Company, serving clients in many industries, namely Public Sector, Telecom, Banking, Health, Education, Oil & Gas, and Startups. About a year ago, Fardad established Amin Advisor as a boutique consulting firm, specialized in Strategy, Innovation, and Advanced Analytics. He has recently joined Iratel Ventures as a Partner, helping them to set up an innovation center in Iran. He also teaches "Platform Business Models" for MBA and PhD students at the Management & Economics department of Sharif University.

Coaches and Mentors

Reza Ghiabi
Opportunity Maker | CEO ILIA\\OPPMAKR - Board Member SWPars - Organizer TEDxTehran

Reza Ghiabi is an unshakable opportunity maker. He believes in the existence of unlimited opportunities for everyone and our individual ability to activate them.
Described as “a passionate entrepreneur with a rare intellect”, Ghiabi helps leaders and organizations to discover their unique opportunities. With a bold goal, he is trying to build a world where the vast majority of people are making meaningful and effective efforts together. Ghiabi is leading a movement to make opportunities of growth for everyone. 

Mehran Davoudi
Independent Software Professional

He works as IT consultant for large companies in Iran, known for his experience in building successful large-scale software projects. Also he knows the Iran "Startup ecosystem" and usually is being invited as a mentor for startups 

Mahyar Khattak
Partner @ Iratel Ventures

I'm Mahyar aka Mad Max. I'm a partner in Iratel Ventures (venture capital firm) and also acting COO of our innovation centre called iLab. Me and my team have one purpose, to empower global Iranian entrepreneurs and put the Iranian technological power on the world map. My background is finance so if you have any financial questions come find me. Last but not least don't forget this is meant to be a fun event so try to have fun, learn and make new friends.

Ramin Khatibi
Product Design Director

Ramin is a design enthusiast who has started his work 12 years ago with graphic design. He was a co-founder of Seeb Mobile Solutions and has been helping many such companies on their journey to creating better products. Ramin is currently the Product Design Director of Samsson Group, and the Chief Creative Officer of Hooshmand Tadbir. He also consults Iranian and international startups in their products’ designs. He can help guide you achieve a better, more efficient and high-quality product.

AliReza Khodaie

His passion is “management” and this shapes most of his activities. He teaches, studies and works in three major fields of strategic and development management, project management and HRM. Recently founded “Business Hangout” for gathering who have common interest in management and business. His main career is management and business consultancy and has executed numbers of projects in this field. He is a mechanical engineer from SUT and University of Tehran MBA.

Moreza Hosseini Zadeh
Mobile Development Manager

Morteza started his career ( iOS Development) with first Iranian Startup Weekend in Tehran 5 years ago. He continued his activity in several companies and then founded Fardad Co. Mobile Development team with his friends. Morteza Help multiple companies to start mobile development and now he is Mobile Development Manager at Samsson Apps.

Sara Mahdian
Fashion Designer

Sara Mahdian Born on 22nd April 1982 Tehran, Finished her High-school and Received her Diploma In Graphics from Nour Art School , She studied BA Painting at University of Tehran (Center Campus) and Left her country Right after graduating to Follow her dreams, She manged to Continue her Education At Central Saint martins in London Studying Fashion Design and Print for four years and Finally made it home on Sep 2012 to introduce her semi-wearable Collections under her own name to Iranian Market Until  now .

Organizing Team

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

  • Amirreza
  • Dana
  • Mehdi
  • Mahyar


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Startup Community Builder in Tehran and Zanjan 

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