Silicon Iran will try to make new opportunities on cooperation level and pawing the ways to develop young businesses through:
Pick up the right ideas for business?Monday, May 2309:30
Always, different and various ideas enter “the creative minds;” mostly flashed from ideas including solving a problematic issue, improving a method, or fixing a problem. But, does every single idea lead to a successful business? If I want to run an internationally successful business in my own country, will I do get successful? How can I find an idea fully compatible with Iran’s business ecosystem? The members in this panel will answer these questions.
Experience of domestic and foreign acceleratorsMonday, May 2311:30
The accelerators have been operating for about a decade. During the period, they have experienced different innovative and technological waves. In Iran, there are various accelerators whose leaders will talk about their experience in a panel in Iran Silicon. They will talk about the challenges they had when creating and managing an accelerator in unexperienced Iran. They will talk about government, other players’ positive role in creating a new business atmosphere here in this country. In addition, they will talk about entrepreneurial events and their role in accelerators’ operation in Iran.
Financing innovative companiesMonday, May 2314:00
After starting a business and spending time to make it meet growth, there is an inevitable step to be taken for the growth and the survival of the company; financing. What are your current financial solutions as well as methods of attracting the investment for your knowledge-based projects? To meet such a demand, should we invest on investment angels or venture capitalists; two section that have key role in providing the startups with required budget? Is there any other solutions? When is it good to take finance aid? What do the large innovative companies do to meet their financial demands? What is the best strategy and time for selling the shares of the company and how we can you provide the required capital in the best possible way? What should be considered for the Green Economy approach? Is our investment enough responsive to the Resistive Economy?
Managing innovations in innovative companiesMonday, May 2316:00
The innovative companies, for the sake of being regarded as a thought leader in their own domain, has no way but employing the best and the most capable employees; those creative and energetic people who can constantly suggest brainy solutions. How can you convert such people to a value? How can you use the pure knowledge and innovations wandering outside your company’s wall? Our members in this panel will talk about the methods, challenges here in this domain.
Expanding your business beyond bordersTuesday, May 2409:00
The domestic entrepreneurs should not limit their minds and think about selling their products within the borders of this country, only. What opportunities have been created in post-sanction era in Iran? How can we develop Iran’s domestic market in other countries, especially in the neighboring ones? Is the competiveness the “only” option? What are the solutions that can make us assure that you can probably win the hearts and minds in international market despite the presence of powerful and experienced rivals? In case of exporting Iranian products and goods, what are the capacities and advantages of neighboring and Islamic countries in the regard? What are the environmental consequences of your business?
Human capital; a challenge in innovative companiesTuesday, May 2411:00
The dynamic and creative environments meet the changes in a non-stop way. The sheer part of this change is rooted in the creativeness and innovativeness of human capital of a company. Creating an environment where innovators can find the required appetite for working enthusiastically is the necessary thing for such a trend to be continued. Providing employees with required attractiveness and a friendly atmosphere are among the things you can do to make sure that such a trend will constantly continue in years ahead. In this panel, the speakers will talk about the challenges, and the solutions as well as the ethical aspects of the business.
Mohammad AbolhasaniChairmanNAS Animation Studio
Reza KalantarinejadCEOShezan accelerator
Mohsen Shayan AraniSales ManagerPooyandegan Rah Saadat
Masoud GoudarziStrategic ManagerGolrang
Ahmadreza MasrourCEODimond accelerator
Hamidreza RabieeHead of IT research centerSharif university of technology
OrganizerInnovation Acceleration Center, sponsored by Pardis Technology Park, officially started operation in 2014 to support technology and innovation-based entrepreneurial activities in Iran. Supporting different entrepreneurial events across the country, the center has tried to develop the culture of working among Iranian university students, youths, and all those interested in entrepreneurship, business opportunities. Empowering the country in the field of knowledge economy through paying attention to Iran’s ecosystem and new concepts in this domain is yet another objective the center looks for. The center, through creating shared workspaces and private innovation accelerators, has tried to make startups familiar with business skills and all those required tools and conditions for meeting success. As a medium, Innovation Acceleration Center tries its best to create a strong ties between the governmental and private sectors. It believes that such a connection will ease the preparation of the required space for doing such valuable efforts in innovation, entrepreneurship domains in Iran. The center is always ready to ask, listen and use the comments made by those people active in the entrepreneurship in the country.
- Making Iranian experts and entrepreneurs familiar with each other
- Introducing and transferring the successful technological business experience
- Introducing Iran's startup ecosystem, challenges, and opportunities
- Discussing the future direction of entrepreneurship ecosystem and its development based on Iran’s ecosystem
- Introducing the technological investment opportunities in Iran
- Introducing successful Iranian startups and accelerators
- Developing the culture of entrepreneurship and creating wealth through hardworking
- Iranian successful business and technology leaders
- Iranian experts with experience of managing and working in foreign technology companies
- Successful Iranian technology companies, startups, and innovative accelerators
- Youths, NGOs and all those active in technological and innovative entrepreneurship
- IT investors
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