Startup Weekend Tehran

    Wednesday, November 19 - 21, 2014

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

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Startup Weekend Tehran

Wednesday, November 19 - 21, 2014

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

Tehran, 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!

Event Judges

Mohsen Malayeri

Mohsen is a startup and community enthusiast. He has been among organizers of the first staruupweekend in Iran, founder of Anetwork and Khavarzamin. Currently Mohsen is the vice president of Iran Entrepreneurship Association and he focuses on building startup ecosystem in Iran. Mohsen also provides entrepreneurs with mentorship and consulting and connects them with Venture Capitals and business angels.

Shayan Shalileh

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.

Saied Rahmani
CEO of Sarava VC

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.

Aminreza vohooshi
CEO Rahnama Co

Amir is CEO at Rahnema. He started the company at 1999 in Isfahan while he was a student of computer engineering at Isfahan University of Technology. From early days, Rahnema has something important to say when it comes to electronic and mobile commerce. When the conditions started to improve for mobile value added services in Iran, Rahnema, with its mobile VAS brand Beep, had an important role in creating and developing the industry. Beep has created much value for mobile operators and their subscribers. Today, it is impossible to ignore Beep when talking about mobile. 
Amir believes “focus” is the main secret in business success. He says that a company must focus only on the few things that it can be the best at in the market.

Coaches and Mentors

Reza Hashemi
Serial Entrepreneur

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.

Hadi Farnoud

Hadi established Acamedium company after completion of Master degree in Information and Business Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey. Acamedium that supported by government financial support and RackSpace University began his career in SETSquared incubator. Two years later he founded his second startup, ANY1, also entered the mobile arena.

Pooya Khaloo
iOS Developer

Pooya is senior iOS developer in Seeb. He was one of the team members who won the first Tehran StratupWeekend. He worked with lot’s of companies and he’s a skilled developer.

Hessam Armandehi
Founder of Bazar

Hessam is the founder of Bazaar, the leading mobile app store in Iran. The platform is now connecting tens of developers with hundreds of thousands smartphone users.
After graduating from Sharif University, he studied Business Design at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and has gained practical experience in innovation system of Sweden by helping out startups at Encubator and Chalmers Innovation business incubators.

Alireza Omidvar
Founder of CGR

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.

Ali Nadalizadeh

Ali has always been a fan of new technologies and Open Source softwares. He has recently mixed the passion, with the thrilling experience of risk and creating a tech company and is now working to scale up their company called "TOD", which has published two popular products in Iran: "Fruitcraft" an Online Trading Card Game and "Sibche" The Iranian iOS app distribution platform.

Organizing Team

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

  • Hamidreza
  • Tanaz
  • Pouya
  • Vida
  • Iman


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