Education, entrepreneurship, Events

Startup Weekend Education Cologne a Success – Another Cologne First

This weekend saw the first ever Startup Weekend Education in Germany – in Cologne! And what a weekend it was!

Startup Weekend Education Cologne, organizers, volunteers and international facilitator

Startup Weekend Education Cologne, organizers, volunteers and international facilitator

For more information, videos and pictures of the epic weekend, visit the Facebook page.

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Education, entrepreneurship, pitching

Coaching Startups to Pitch – At the Avatech accelerator in Tehran, Iran!

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Avatech – One of the very first tech startup accelerators in Tehran, Iran

Avatech is a 6 months startup accelerator program that provides entrepreneurs with the necessary ingredients to succeed. We provide aspiring entrepreneurs with mentorship, entrepreneurial training, seed funding and a creative workspace for a period of 6 months. We prepare the teams to get in front of more than a hundred accredited investors to expose their product and receive funding to grow their businesses. – Avatech.ir

As you might already know, I was recently invited to Iran to lecture at the QIAU university and facilitate the world’s largest Startup Weekend event.

Additionally, I’m also here to help my friend Sara Usinger, program manager of one of the very first tech startup accelerators in Tehran, Iran named Avatech, coaching their first cohort on how to pitch properly.

UPDATE: Check this video from Avatech out!

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entrepreneurship, Events

Facilitating the world’s largest Startup Weekend Event – In Tehran, Iran!

5x simultaneous Startup Weekends at 5x universities in Tehran, Iran - The world's LARGEST Startup Weekend event!

5x simultaneous Startup Weekends at 5x universities in Tehran, Iran – The world’s LARGEST Startup Weekend event!

I was super humbled and excited to be invited to facilitate the largest of five SIMULTANEOUS Startup Weekends in Tehran, Iran this week at the Shahid Beheshti University. (Read more on the EPIC world record on the UP Global blog).

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And what an incredible weekend (well, in Iran it was technically in the week as Startup Weekends are not held on weekends here for religious reasons) it was!

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