(Re)educating A Generation Of Entrepreneurs, Portrait of Mohsen Malayeri, Vice President of Iran Entrepreneurship Association
Mohsen is a startup enthusiast. He loves community and entrepreneurship. Find out more about his initiatives and what he thinks about the Iran ecosystem.
Before coming to Iran, we weren’t sure of what to expect apart from what we had read online and in the Lonely Planet. Here we have a look at what happens behind closed doors.
Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, millions of Iranians have migrated to other parts of the Middle East, to the US, Europe, and other areas of the world. With the new government in place, people are hopeful and many Iranians feel they want to give back to the new generation -- either by mentoring or funding them.
Every year, 5,000 engineers graduate from university, out of which 1000-1500 are of world-class standards. And yet, we were told that there are currently 400,000 unemployed engineers in Iran and underemployment is a rampant problem. Using this “lost generation” of engineers could be a great way for the country to innovate. The rate of entrepreneurship is low in Iran, but a few things can be done in order to solve this problem.
During our trip to Iran, we met the founders of Shafajoo.com, a local startup based in Tehran. Shafajoo means “health/cure finder” in Persian and their goal is to improve healthcare access across Iran.
At the end of October, we attended Startup Weekend Shiraz. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
Here are my thoughts about the User Experience lab that I attended last week and how to apply the learnings of the lab to your workshop.
Here is a summary of what I learned during the Hyper Island's User Experience Lab in Singapore.
Yesterday was the start of the User Experience Lab at Hyper Island Singapore, which looks at how to improve the user experience and effectiveness of digital campaigns and apps.
Here is a summary of my week spent at Hyper Island for their Creative Data lab.
Today was the start of the Creative Data Lab at Hyper Island in Singapore, which looks at how to use data and digital consumer insights to create more effective marketing and communications.
ID Byte is the biggest digital event in Indonesia. The series of events was under the big umbrella theme of “Building the Next World Class Company”. Here is a summary of some the talks.
Echelon took place on June 4-5, 2013. Industry leaders, influential investors and business mentors came together to discuss trends in digital, mobile, the internet and where Asia’s tech industry is heading to.
Yesterday was TEDxSingapore and the theme was: "Our Future We Will Make". It was the largest TEDxSingapore event so far with 500+ attendees. Here is the summary of the event.
Startup Asia 2013 took place in Singapore on April 4-5. It was a 2-day conference bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, media, and thought leaders across the Asian tech community to discuss market trends and discover innovative startups in the region.
Lean Startup Machine came back to Singapore at the end of March. Here are the takeaways from the workshop
If there is one thing we should all learn to do is to stop comparing ourselves to other people. I'm the first one to admit -- I do it all the time.
Here is a summary of Lean UX Week Singapore and the lessons I learned.