Startup Weekend Tehran Energy Edition

    Wednesday, November 14 - 16, 2018

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Startup Weekend Tehran Energy Edition

Wednesday, November 14 - 16, 2018

Wednesday, November 14 - 16, 2018
Event starts at 3:30 pm

NS Fund
Tehran Province, Tehran, E، E Zayandeh Roud St
Tehran, Tehran 1991913111

Startup Weekend Tehran Energy

The key challenge of the 21st century is to fill the gap between the supply and demand of energy with clean, reliable and inexpensive energy. Despite technological advances, fossil fuels have remained the main source of energy in the world, which, in addition to causing problems such as pollution, have quantitative limits. So far, solutions to these problems have been proposed and even implemented and most of such work is upon entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists of today and future. The new world of startups, which have changed economy and industry of countries, is creating new paradigms for businesses that will remove most of the barriers. In order to achieve the desired levels of production and energy consumption, reducing costs and environmental pollution and also business market prosperity in the field of energy and the use of hidden potentials of the activists in the field and students, Startup Weekend Tehran Energy will be held in November 2018 ,by PUD Accelerator, the first Iranian energy accelerator and under the supervision of the Global Startup weekend and Techstars accelerator. This event, as an opportunity for the people who are knowledgeable and familiar with business issues in energy sector, to develop their ideas, can be a great help in achieving their goals.

Domain of Activities
We focus on
  1. Oil and Gas 
  2. Energy Efficiency 
  3. Energy & Environmental
  4. Renewables 
  5. Water 
  6. Electricity 
Our Key Focus Areas
  • IOT & Connectivity 
  • Big Data & Advanced Analytics 
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning 
  • Block Chain 
  • Digitization 
  • Smart Buildings & Sustainable Cities 
  • ED-Tech 
  • Smart Grid 
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics 
  • Software Platforms
What is the benefit? 
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • learn the process for going from concept to creation
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs 
  • join or build your team 
  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job
  • take your own idea from concept to creation
The objectives of startup weekend involve these four important things one will experience at the event:
  • Where you are on the Entrepreneur’s Journey 
  • Find the resources available near you 
  • The next steps you need to achieve 
  • Connect with people driven to build something new 
  • Meet like-minded and talented people with unique skill-set 
  • Meet co-founders, friends, mentors, investors
  • What it really takes to start a company 
  • From the experiences of the successful entrepreneurs who are mentoring you at the event 
  • Reevaluate your business idea and turn it into a more realistic one

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Wednesday November 14th

3:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

4:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

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

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

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

Thursday November 15th

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 16th

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Hamed Behnod
Business Development

Business Development  

Ramin Forozandeh
Dana Energy Strategic consultant

Dana Energy Strategic consultant

roozbeh Mircharkhchian
Project Management & Business Analysis Consultant Oil & Gas

Experienced Project Manager and Business Analyzer with a demonstrated history of working in the Oil & Energy industry. Skilled in Gas, Petroleum, Drilling, and Business Development. Project Management Professional from USA Project Management Institute (PMI) with Graduate Research Training experience focused on Leadership in McGill University

Esmaeil Asgharnia
Operation Manager Danaenergy

Operation Manager Danaenergy

Organizing Team

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

  • Vali
  • salahodin
  • Amir


AliReza Khodaie
CEO at ARTMAN and Business Strategist

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.

Amirreza Mohammadi
Startup Community Builder

Startup Community Builder in Tehran and Zanjan 

Event Staff

Ali Mardanian
Program Director

petroleum Engineering 

Arash Attari
Director of International affairs

Petroleum Engineering

Mohammadreza Moshtari

petroleum engineering student at tehran university 

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