Startup Weekend Art and Tech Tehran

    Wednesday, October 7 - 9, 2015

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Art and Tech Tehran

Wednesday, October 7 - 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7 - 9, 2015
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Tehran University of Art
Valiasr St
Tehran, Iran

Build your own artistic startup in 54 hours

Where Art and Technology Meet!

This Startup Weekend event based in Tehran is going to have a unique theme: Art and Technology. How to combine art and technology to launch a startup? How to use art to form a startup? How to create a startup servicing artists? Pack up and start your 3-day journey in Tehran University of Art, where entrepreneurs, designers, programmers and artists gather to share their ideas and build a startup from point zero.
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Wednesday October 7th

4:00 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

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

9:00 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 October 8th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & tea

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:15 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

11:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday October 9th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & tea

9:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

2:15 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Mohsen Hashemi
Cultural and Social Assistant Director

Mohsen Hashemi, PhD is a professor teaching Cinema and Photography at Tehran University of Art. He is also Assistant Director of Cultural and Social Department of  TUA. He has been directed some documentaries and written many books and articles mostly about arts and culture. He always encourages his students to think economically about art and suggests creative ways for starting an artistic business. 

Event Judges

Nejdeh Hovanessian

Elhaam Fakhaari
Research Manager

Mohammad Amroabadi

Bijan Saedpanah

Javad Yazdani
Co-Founder at

Ayat Hosseini
Due Diligence Deputy Director at Shenasa

Coaches and Mentors

Mohi Senisel
Founder at

Mohi started his online life at age of 6. As the first experience of online business, he earned his first income through internet at age of 14. He is executive manager of irPowerWeb company and online marketing manager of Tehran Internet company. Last year, Mohi launched a Crowdfunding platform called 2nate as a startup.

Ghazal Shishavani
Product Manager

Saleh Baradaran Amini
Service Designer

Ali Sadattalab
User Experience Manager

Alireza Ranjbar Shourabi
Gamification consultant

Hamed Mirrahimi

Hamid Moazzami
Senior Mobile App Developer

Ehsan Tarighat
Author, teacher and content strategist

Years of experience in Programming and analyzing financial systems beside my personal passion to writing and working as PR department in different companies such as Chargoon and Digikala help me to learn lots to use these experience in Buyex nowadays. I love to learn and to help people to learn faster and easier. so always I have education passion in my life.  

Amir Fattahzade Founder and CEO

Kiyan Shalileh
Developer at Sarava Pars

Farid Shahmoradi

Shervin Mashayekh
UI/UX Designer

Nikoo Niknam
Founder at

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Art and Tech Tehran team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Organizing Team

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

  • Shahin
    Javadi Nejad
  • Khashayar
  • Hanie


Iman Davoodian

Event Staff

Parnian Gharesoori
Social Media Supervisor

Negar Yaghoobi
PR Manager

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